Senior Oracle Database Administrator - Standard Bank

eg. Accountant or Accounting or Kempinski

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Job Purpose

  • The role may include capacity planning, installation, configuration, database design, migration, performance monitoring, security, troubleshooting, as well as backup and data recovery.


Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Design, implementation and maintenance of Oracle database solutions
  • Administration and management of databases in non-production and production environments
  • Provide technical expertise on the installation, setup and configuration of databases, including Oracle appliances
  • Pro-active monitoring of databases both from a performance and capacity management perspective and troubleshoot problems that may arise
  • Instance creation, backup and recovery procedure implementation and performance tuning
  • Ensure all database environments are up to date with the latest service packs, patch releases & security fixex
  • Collaborate with application developers and operations/support teams in a fast-paced environment
  • Deploy database changes and additions and comply with internal governance procedures



  • Management of privileged OS and database accounts in adherence to internal processes.
  • Perform Disaster Recovery exercises as directed by the BCM processes
  • Resolve incidents and problems and escalate 3rd level support requirements to 3rd party support contractor(s) and coordinate support provision
  • Maintain run books for database administration and maintenance tasks utilising deployment- and maintenance guides
  • Support Operational Controls processes (Audits, Risk and DR & BCM governance, business processes improvements, performance management, finance and business management), supply requested information and implement corrective actions as applicable
  • Translate requirements into a workable, integrated, and sustainable architecture solution
  • 24x7 Availability to cover 24x7 assistance in case it is requested
  • Setup alerts and threshold criteria for Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • Understand and participate in the Agile methodology of workload management
  • Development experience of shell/bash scripts, SQL and PL/SQL
  • Java or PHP skills would be advantageous
  • Verifiable DevOps exposure
  • Ability to demonstrate Devops capability in a working environment or specific examples to improve administration activity
  • Demonstrated ability to implement, configure and customize Oracle database and Linux platform monitoring solutions (eg. Oracle Management Cloud, Nagios, etc)
  • Monitor and address database machine alerts eg, disk or component failure
  • Monitor and Manage InfiniBand
  • Platinum Gateway administration
  • Understanding of networks and networking terminologies
  • Regular performance analysis on ZFS appliances.


Preferred Qualification and Experience


  • Oracle Certified Professional (12c or later)
  • Oracle Exadata Certified
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner certification would be advantageous
  • BTech, IT/Computer science degree or diploma




  • Internally share experiences with the rest of the team, which could impact positively the overall results of the team and the quality of the services the team is delivering
  • Experience in Exadata Cell administration
  • Knowledge and experience of Oracle database appliance server deployments.
  • Working experience on Linux/UNIX based operating systems


Knowledge/Technical Skills/Expertise

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of database queries, database theory and database design
  • Knowledge about the RDBMS itself, e.g. Oracle.
  • Knowledge of structured query language (SQL), e.g. SQL/PSM, Transact-SQL, PL SQL
  • Understanding of distributed computing architectures, e.g. Client–server model
  • Understanding of operating systems, e.g. Windows and Linux
  • Understanding of storage technologies and networking
  • Understanding of routine maintenance, recovery, and handling fail over of a database
  • Database administrators benefit from a bachelor's degree or master's degree in computer science. An associate degree or a certificate may be sufficient with work experience.
  • Understanding of a mix of cloud services and cloud types ie. Public, Private and Hybrid. Needs to know how to manage these multicould environments.
  • Knowledge and understanding of cloud-based Linux servers in areas such as:
  • Setting up architecture
  • Designing
  • Developing
  • Administering
  • Managing





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