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  • Posted: Feb 6, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 19, 2023
  • SBM, a growing international financial institution in Africa, provides a wide range of corporate and commercial banking solutions to its clients. Kenya will operate as a gateway to Africa for SBM. SBM Bank (Kenya) Limited shall focus its activities on products and services for corporates and SMEs.
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    Database Administrator - IT Team

    Job Purpose:

    The Database Administrator is responsible for the design, configuration, deployment, maintenance, and management of databases. The DBA is also responsible for the design, extension, integration, maintenance, and management of Cloud-based DBMS.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Ensure day-to-day management, administration, monitoring, and support of databases
    • Ensure that proactive housekeeping and other measures are taken to mitigate risk of database failures impacting customer service and operations
    • Perform database installation, upgrade, migration, recovery, performance tuning, and capacity planning.
    • Troubleshoot and resolve database related issues
    • Carry out proactive monitoring to detect potential issues and maintain database uptime
    • Ensure continuous identification of improvement areas to enhance existing databases
    • Carry out the implementation of established security policies to ensure data protection, control, and auditing
    • Perform DR Drills as per established calendars
    • Ensure compliance with database licensing policy
    • Define Cloud database management architectural guidelines, monitoring and continuity design
    • Advise on rationalizing DBMS infrastructure and when and where to replace aging DBMS assets with new assets and when to use the Cloud and
    • dbPaaS as a primary platform
    • Be responsible for Cloud data migration, database application analysis and design, optimization testing, support and management of cloud
    • Database infrastructure
    • Predict DB usage and capacity requirements through modelling and analysis to anticipate demand
    • Training staff in the skills required for migration to Cloud and new DBMS assets
    • Perform any other related duties as may be required

    Capabilities & Skills:

    • Experience to set up database including clustering, replication, backups, monitoring and perform performance tuning
    • Conversant with Unix, Linux and Windows operating platforms
    • Conversant with Shell Script programming for automation of database repetitive tasks
    • Oracle and MSSQL database platforms
    • Conversant with best practices and techniques to maintain and enhance information security
    • Knowledge of business continuity/disaster recovery planning processes and procedures
    • Database licensing models
    • Relational and non-relational database management systems
    • Cloud-based migration, deployment models, and database platform as a service (dbPaaS)
    • Creative and technical problem-solving techniques while installing, configuring, and maintaining DBMS
    • Experience in designing or implementing optimal Database solutions for the requirements
    • Awareness/Knowledge of relevant regulatory frameworks as applicable to the BFSI sector

    Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

    • University degree in Computer Science or related field
    • Database Certification from a recognized training institute
    • Cloud Certification with specialization in Database from leading CSPs is an advantage
    • ITIL & DevOps is an advantage
    • At least 5 years’ work experience in Information Technology, with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in Database Administration and
    • Cloud DBMS
    • Experience in Cloud/IT Security is an advantage
    • Fluent in English and French (both verbal and written)
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent Analytical and Problem-Solving skills
    • Dedicated team player
    • Strongly motivated and available to work outside normal hours
    • Excellent organizational, planning, and time management skills

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to SBM Bank on to apply

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