Oracle Database & System Admin (Ref: CFOSA-DBN)
Remuneration: RMarket Related

Position in the Information Technology sector in Durban - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Thursday 5 May 2022
Job Description:

Our client, one of the largest international Islamic banking groups in the world is looking for an Oracle Database and Systems Administrator, to be based at Head Office in Durban.

 Main job function

Manage and administer the Oracle Database environment including the Oracle Database Appliance (ODA), the Oracle Linux operating system and other Oracle Virtual Machines (OVM).

       Attends to Oracle Server database administration for proactive, preventative and operational maintenance requirements to ensure uptime of critical systems.

      Attends to the Operating System(s) in use (Linux and Windows).

      Ensures Database architecture design consistency for systems in use or planned for implementation.

      Effective problem solving with demonstrated success analysing complex technical issues for rapid resolution.

      Administers database applications, performance management tools and systems optimisation scripts and utilities.

      Creates and maintains data dictionaries, physical databases and logical database models in line with best practice and standards.

      Creates specific data objects and structures such as tables and indexes.

      Creates and deploys database continuity and redundancy plans including backup and recovery processes.

      Authors database documentation and guidelines to help support system administration and operations.

      Monitors and Controls all patches and upgrades within the Database environment, ensuring patch levels are in line with business requirements.

      Oversees data load and monitors load balancing.

      Optimizes database performance and streamlines data handling processes.

      Deploys security protocols, profiles, passwords and privileges.

      Oversight of all database management systems in use either in-house or part of third-party applications.

      Ensures service provider delivery and support levels are in line with SLA with regular reporting, engagement with provider/s and maximum utilisation of services.

     Ensures above is applied across all system environments including but not limited to : Production, UAT, Development and other environments created / required for business purposes.   


      Certified OCA - Oracle Certified Associated, OCP - Oracle Certified Professional, OCE - Oracle Certified Expert

      Certified Unix Administrator

      Certified ODA Administrator


      A Minimum of 3-5 years related Oracle Database and System Administration experience within a banking or similar financial institution environment

      Must be prepared to work overtime

      Proficiency in Oracle Linux System & Database Administration

      Strong knowledge & hands-on administration skills on Linux operating systems

      Experience in Linux OS installation, Software and Patch management

      Good knowledge about the Linux system files, boot process and Run levels

      Should know how to debug/troubleshoot memory issues

      Experience in deployment and tuning of Java Applications and Apache/Tomcat

      Familiar with the configuration and maintenance of server and network hardware and peripherals

      Hands-on experience of system management, system setup and managing Linux based servers as well as configuring them.

      Good understanding of inter-connectivity with Windows Operating System & Database environments

A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies
Please contact Catherine Fforde