Studio 29

Senior Database Administrator (DBA)

  • Location George, Western Cape
  • Category Database Admin (DBA)
  • Job Type Permanent
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Ref # 5536

The Role

  • This position will require the successful candidate to be skilled in programming, software engineering, data architecture and data management.
  • Analysing and meeting the organisations need for the management, input and security of data, and developing and identifying the tools that will support these needs. The candidate will oversee the optimization of SQL queries, database structure, backups and audits, to ensure that the database performs at optimum and remains accessible, secure and stable.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the development, health and performance of SQL databases
  • Configure servers and processes to improve reliability and cut down on development times
  • Uphold and enforce database standards for developers when it comes to structure, naming convention, best practice, including guidance on complex queries and processes
  • Mentoring, training and knowledge sharing
  • Conduct database troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Using the requirements specification, design and structure the data and work closely with the developers to ensure the system meets these requirements
  • Continually find ways to better handle data and increase system efficiency, aka optimizing queries, changing data structures and automating tasks
  • Develop improved methodologies and institute best practices around database security and access
  • Support release deployment activities

About You and Your skills:

To be successful in this role you will possess the following attributes and skills:

  • Minimum 8 years experience
  • Data modelling and database design: creating a physical database design from a logical data model and application specifications
  • Metadata management and repository usage
  • Database schema creation and management
  • Implementing robust backup and recovery procedures
  • Ensuring data integrity
  • Performance management and tuning
  • Ensuring availability
  • Exceptional SQL query writing skills, including Storprocs, functions, data types, etc.
  • Data security
  • Capacity planning: ability to predict growth based on application data usage
  • General system and database management
  • Networking and developer skills: TCP/IP, Web servers, firewalls, TLS, XML, C#, XML, APIs, REST, etc.
  • Azure data services, ex. Azure MI, Azure VMs, Data Lake, Cosmos, etc.

What's in it for you?

  • This role is permanent/full-time.
    • In return, you will enjoy working in a business that not only is established and secure but also offers a great culture, be rewarded with opportunities to further develop your skills, and receive a competitive salary package.
    • The company established and secure
    • Based in the beautiful City of George, in the Garden Route