Database Administrator Job in Kenya

General Description


Kobby Technologies Limited is seeking an experienced Database Administrator (DBA) to join our growing team.



This is a full time employment opportunity with our
organization.



The Individual must:

  • Be responsive and alert to new learning
    opportunities, growth and development of technical, interpersonal and
    business skills

  • Be motivated and competent to contribute
    appropriate time and effort to work assigned

  • Be attentive to detail with focus on accurate
    results

  • Be organized and able to prioritize tasks;
    Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities

  • Have the ability to conduct research into
    software issues and products as appropriate.

  • Possess strong customer service orientation.

  • Be able to contribute to team effort or
    individual achievement.

  • Punctual and first time right on issues and
    reports.



Job Description

  • This position will require expertise and
    administration of multiple database environments.

  • Individual must have strong knowledge of
    Oracle 9i/10g/11g/12c/18c technology and thorough understanding of
    relational database environments.

  • Responsibilities include but not limited to
    the administration and support of large scale Oracle production databases
    spanning multiple Tera-byte plus in size utilizing Linux/Unix.

  • The position will ensure regular backups and
    restores are available for all supported databases.

  • Experience with various Oracle replication
    strategies is required.

  • The database environment must be highly
    available and current with required updates and patches.

The position requires skills in:

  • Administering and supporting Oracle production
    databases spanning Multi-Terabyte in size on different platforms.

  • Maintain databases in accordance with internal
    standards, access control and security guidelines.

  • Ensure high availability, timely backups and
    if necessary restores of production databases.

  • Work closely with development and QA to
    troubleshoot connectivity or query problems for applications dependent on
    Oracle environment.

  • Work with Oracle support services to resolve
    issues.

  • Provide off hours on-call support and work off
    hours as necessary.

  • Test and apply database software patches and
    upgrades.

  • Regular monitoring/tuning activities to
    include analysis of AWR reports to look for database performance trending
    and/ anomalies

  • Knowledge of SQL Server or MySQL is an added
    advantage.

  • The successful applicant can use his/her
    skills to create and install procedures to aid in systems support; assist
    applications software development staff as needed on systems- and
    technology-related issues; answer user’s technical inquiries.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication
    skills are essential, as are good human relations skills.

Required Qualifications

  • 4 year degree or equivalent experience.

  • At least 3 years of work experience both Core
    Oracle DBA and Oracle Apps DBA with Oracle E-Business Suite experience

  • Experience installing and maintaining Oracle
    databases and replication in production environments.

  • Experience with Oracle replication methods
    such as Data Guard/Golden Gate is preferable

  • Demonstrated depth of knowledge of key Oracle
    technologies (e.g. RAC, ASM, OEM/Grid Control, RMAN, Partitioning).

  • Performance tuning and optimization of SQL.

  • Creation and maintenance of SQL queries and
    routines.

  • Required to deal and understand complex data
    models and object relational database mapping as it relates to system performance
    and stability.

  • Must have strong, demonstrated teamwork
    skills.

  • Must have proven skills in system trouble
    shooting and problem resolution.

  • Must have exceptional communication skills,
    both oral and written

  • Must have good, planning and organization
    skills.

  • Works independently with minimal guidance.

  • Demonstrable analytical skills especially as
    they pertain to monitoring and gauging overall system performance, growth
    and stability.

  • Able to articulate accomplishment/progress.

  • Operating Systems: Linux , Windows, Unix

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cursory knowledge of SQL Server, MySQL.
    Advanced knowledge of MySQL administration and tuning a plus.

  • Languages: Java, Shell Scripting, Sql Plus
    Reporting

  • Experience with Oracle Engineered Systems
    (Exadata/ODA) is an added advantage.

  • Experience with Oracle E-Business Suite as an
    Oracle Apps DBA

  • Experience with Oracle Weblogic

  • Experience with Oracle SOA Suite

  • DBA Experience on Oracle Hyperion

  • Oracle DBaaS Experience

  • Oracle Cloud Certifications

  • Available immediately

How to Apply

Send your Resume to [email protected] putting the Job Title on the Subject line before 14th May 2020.
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