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  • Posted: Apr 3, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 22, 2024
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    Kenya Power owns and operates most of the electricity transmission and distribution system in the country and sells electricity to over 4.8 million customers (as at June 29, 2016). The Company’s key mandate is to plan for sufficient electricity generation and transmission capacity to meet demand; building and maintaining the power distribution and ...
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    Oracle Database Administrator III

    Job Description

    Reporting to the Principal Systems Administrator, the successful candidate will ensure effective provisioning and maintenance of core database platform to ensure availability, reliability and data integrity of the mission critical business systems. The specific tasks will entail:-

    • Ensure database security through secure access, monitoring, control, and routine security evaluations.
    • Perform standard configuration, management, and maintenance tasks for database systems and underlying server infrastructure.
    • Perform and test database configuration backups and restores to ensure system recovery from error or outage.
    • Perform and test data backups and restores to ensure disaster recovery.
    • Review and deploy database patch releases according to best practices.
    • Anticipate, mitigate, identify, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware and software problems on all systems.
    • Monitor, test, and tune database performance; preserve and provide database log files as needed.
    • Implement contingency plans to guarantee systems operations during emergencies.
    • Implement efficient preventative maintenance schedules for servers, consoles and peripherals.
    • Support capacity planning and the development of long-term strategic goals for systems and software in conjunction with end-users
    • Coordinate with network engineers and system administration functions to implement systems that utilize industry best practices to meet corporate objectives.

    Interested applicants must possess the following;-

    Job Specifications

    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical & Electronics Engineering or related field from a recognized Institution.
    • Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) for Database Administration certification
    • Certification in Unix/Linux or Microsoft operating system(s) will be an added advantage.
    • Three (3) years working experience in oracle database administration.

    Technical Capabilities & Key Competencies

    • Strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices.
    • Working technical experience with designing, building, installing, configuring and maintaining Oracle Databases on engineered systems.
    • Hands-on hardware and software troubleshooting experience on engineered systems.
    • Good technical knowledge of current server, storage and network hardware and standards, including clustering.
    • Understanding of best practice in database administration and trends
    • Excellent planning, presentation, evaluation skills
    • Creativity and innovation
    • Drive for results and achievement
    • Insightful, proactive and future focused
    • Demonstrates high level of integrity

    Method of Application

    Applicants MUST upload the following documents during application:

    • A Signed application letter;
    • A detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating their current and previous employers, positions held, current and expected salary, level of education, and names of at least three professional referees, two of which must be working in the current organization; and
    • Copies of transcripts, academic, and professional certificates.

    Applications are to be received not later than 5.00 p.m. on 22nd April 2024

    Youth, female candidates, Persons with Disability (PWD), and marginalized community candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Canvassing is discouraged and will lead to disqualification.

    Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide the original and copies of a signed application letter, Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of the relevant academic and professional certificates, and national identity card.

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