Overview

Database Administrator

We are looking for a seasoned database administrator with a knack for end-to-end proactive database design and management, a gritty never-say-die doer who relishes challenges, is dynamic, resilient, creative and highly motivated. If you are looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team-driven culture with a key focus on social empowerment, then the Database Administrator position within The Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “The Kingdom Bank” is the perfect opportunity for you to scale new horizons..

The role holder will ensure performance monitoring and management of database, data warehouse components, Supporting Infrastructure, and general ICT systems through setting up of optimal performance benchmarks and the use of modern best practice and appropriate tools to meet business performance growth demands, ensure system security, business continuity and competitiveness in product and service development.

The Role

Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:

Monitoring performance and managing parameters to provide fast query responses to front-end users ensuring performance of production databases.
Monitoring including systems logs, events and event correlation and maintaining performance statistics and setting baseline statistics.
Monitoring and managing the high availability components including RAC, Data guard, RMAN, ASM and the underlying infrastructure for mission critical databases.
Developing, managing and testing back-up and recovery plans and ensuring that storage, archiving, back-up and recovery procedures are functioning properly.
Take lead role in the various I.T. audits in providing necessary information and enforcing closure of audit, change management, and compliance issues.
Manage key I.T. risks for all database systems and ensure proper mitigation.
Take lead role in BCP and disaster recovery preparedness through periodic testing as scheduled and update of disaster recovery procedures and sharing the results with management.
Team up with applications support, development, and infrastructure team in the development, implementation, management applications, infrastructure, and monitor system health in order to proactively identify weaknesses and address them.
Perform database tasks such as schema design, capacity planning, maintenance, troubleshooting, and change control activities.
Considering both back-end organization of data and front-end accessibility for end-users and further refining the physical design to meet system storage requirements.
Installing database management systems (RDBMS) using best practice; ensure compliance with RDBMS license agreements and maintain upgrades and critical patches
Database setup, configuration, and administration of MYSQL, MSSQL
Installation and Administration of SAP HANA databases
Creating and maintaining database documentation, including data standards, procedures, and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata), and maintain all technical documentation relating to database management.
Communicating regularly with technical, applications, and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security.
Perform under limited supervision, maintain reliability of data and databases, and assist in developing and implementing standards for database maintenance and configuration.
Skills, Competencies and Experience

The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills and competencies:

Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related discipline, or equivalent.
3 -5 years in database technology with experience deploying database and data warehousing technologies (e.g. High Availability, Real Application Clusters, ESBU Backups, Partitioning, Oracle DataGuard) in production environments.
Oracle RDBMS 11g/12c OCP certification as well as strong SQL and PLSQL skills including data warehouse objects such as partitioning and materialized views.
Skills in Oracle RDBMS 19c
Skills in Oracle Engineered Systems e.g. Oracle SuperCluster, Exalytics, Exadata Storage, ZFS storage and SmartScan.
Skills in Data Integration, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, OLAP, and Data mining as well Familiarity with ICT standards such as ITIL, COBIT.
Proficiency in various operating systems like AIX, Solaris, Linux & windows.
Thorough knowledge on data profiling, data modeling and data validation and associated tools; Skills in Database Sizing,

MODE OF APPLICATION

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If you fit the profile, then apply today! Please forward your application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating the job reference number DBA/ICTI/2021 by 19th October 2021.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

About Safaricom Kenya

The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited is incorporated in Kenya under the Company Act and is also licensed to do the business of banking under the Banking Act. The Bank was initially registered under the Co-operative Societies Act at the point of founding in 1965. This status was retained up to and until June 27th 2008 when the Bank's Special General Meeting resolved to incorporate under the Companies Act with a view to complying with the requirements for listing on the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE)