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  • Posted: Apr 29, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) was established by an Act of Parliament, Chapter 469 of the laws of Kenya , which became effective on 1st July 1995 . The Authority is charged with the responsibility of collecting revenue on behalf of the Government of Kenya. A Board of Directors, consisting of both public and private sector experts, makes policy decisio...
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    Officer – Database Administrator

    Department:     Corporate Support Services

    Division:           Information and Communication Technology

    Work Station:  Nairobi

    Job Summary:

    This role is responsible for Installation and configuration of databases, data backups and restoration, database monitoring and performance tuning and securing of databases. 

    Key Responsibilities: 

    • Installs, deploys and configures database setups and software platforms.
    • Monitors database systems performance and address potential issues to ensure services are available and running optimally;
    • Carries out database changes and updates during deployments of application releases.
    • Performs backups and recovery of data
    • Implements relevant software updates and patches
    • Implements procedures that will sustain database security
    • Maintains documentation for all database instance parameters and system settings
    • Performs appropriate database sizing activities and interface with Third Parties as required
    • Provides technical assistance and subject matter expertise to Authority applications developers and testers.
    • Executes data extraction for reporting as per user requests.
    • Ensure conformity to ISO (9001:2015 and 27001:2013) and data security requirements

    Academic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications or any other IT related field.

    Professional Qualifications    

    Required Certification

    • Certification in Database administration.
    • Unix/Linux Certified Systems Administrator/Microsoft Windows

    The following certifications will be an added advantage:

    • COBIT 5
    • ITIL
    • Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence  
    • Web Application servers i.e JBoss , Oracle Weblogic

    Relevant Work Experience

    • Minimum of one (1) year hands-on experience in RDBMS installation, performance tuning and troubleshooting.
    • Have working experience in Unix and Windows operating systems.

     

    Technical Skills Required      

    • Demonstrable skills in management of enterprise databases on RDBMS like Oracle, Postgres, MySql and MS SQL Server.
    • Demonstrate ability to diagnose and performance tune databases for optimal performance
    • Proven experience in Programming/scripting languages such as SQL, PL/SQL
    • Demonstrable skills to install and configure Linux/ Windows installations
    • Ability to administer Web Application Servers i.e. Tomcat and JBOSS, Web Logic
    • Knowledge of Business continuity management

    Key Competencies     

    • Excellent listening and communication skills
    • Ability to interact confidently with users to establish what the problem is and explain the solution
    • Be proactive with good analytical and problem solving skills
    • Team player
    • Ability to pay attention to details
    • Ability to prioritize competing work commitments and deliver on time
    • Passion for innovation and creativity
    • High levels of integrity
    • Ability to work under minimum supervision

    Method of Application

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

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