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  • Posted: Jul 22, 2021
    Deadline: Jul 30, 2021
  • The Central Depository & Settlement Corporation Limited (CDSC) is a limited liability Company approved by the Capital Markets Authority to establish and operate a system for the central handling of deliveries and settlement of securities in the Capital Markets in Kenya. CDSC is the quality provider of clearing and settlement services in the Kenya Capital...
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    Data Systems Administrator

    Reporting to Data Systems Specialist, the job holder will be responsible for the following:

    1. Manage business systems
      1. Assist with the creation, monitoring and maintenance of production and test databases
      2. Assist with the setup and management of database resilience and backup strategies
      3. Assist with the automation of regular database support activities
      4. Perform regular processes (e.g. daily OS and DB checks, regular performance tuning) in an accurate and timely manner
      5. Establish the needs of users and monitor user access and security
      6. Monitor performance and manage parameters in order to provide fast responses to front-end users
      7. Consider both back-end organization of data and front-end accessibility for end-users
      8. Install and test new versions of the database management system (DBMS) and other related systems
      9. Maintain data standards, including adherence to the Data Protection Act
      10. Control access permissions and privileges
      11. Develop, manage and test back-up and recovery plans
      12. Ensure that storage and archiving procedures are functioning correctly
      13. Carry out capacity planning
      14. Communicate regularly with technical and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security
      15. Install new applications and customize existing applications in order to make them fit for purpose
      16. Manage the security and disaster recovery aspects of database
      17. Other duties as assigned
    2. Disaster recovery
      1. Participate in design and implementation of CDSC’s Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and
      2. Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP) and provide support in the technical sourcing, construction and implementation of the plans.
      3. Ensure compliance to all internal ICT and business policies and procedures, and with external laws and regulations.
    3. ICT Projects
      1. Assist with the planning for projects from the initial phase onwards;
      2. Work with various project teams to provide sound advice on database requirements for all applications being implemented.
    4. ICT Support
      1. Provide timely end user support including addressing change requests, amendments, deletions and additions, queries etc;
      2. Respond to support requests and ensure service levels are maintained;
      3. Assist with the design, implementation and maintenance of database services and infrastructure to support CDSC client deliveries and internal services.

    Minimum Requirements

    1. At least a bachelor’s degree in ICT.
    2. At least 3 years’ experience in database administration.
    3. Possession of relevant ICT professional certification. Oracle Database Administration (OCP) preferable.
    4. Knowledge of PC/LAN operating systems, i.e. (Microsoft Windows and Unix).
    5. Experience in Database Administration, Database Tuning, Database Management, Database Security and RDBMS.
    6. Good working knowledge of, and confidence administering on Solaris/Linux platforms.
    7. Experience of Unix Scripting.


    1. Thorough knowledge of database management systems technologies.
    2. Understanding of data and database security issues and remedies.
    3. Good time management, communication and interpersonal skills.
    4. Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities.
    5. Strong planning and organizational skills.

    Method of Application

    If you meet the above requirements, CDSC invites you to send your CV, cover letter; stating your salary, reporting line and your expected remuneration to [email protected] on or before close of business 30th July 2021.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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