BETSoftware Senior Database Administrator (JHB) - Johannesburg Jobs in South Africa

BETSoftware Senior Database Administrator (JHB) - Johannesburg Jobs in South Africa

We Want You:

A role exists for a Senior Database Administrator at South Africa’s leading betting brand. We are looking for a well-motivated, energetic, inquisitive, highly proficient individual, who has a solid technical base. A technical expert to lead a team of Database Administrators whose primary focus is maintaining and enhancing BET Software’s MS SQL based database offering.

Our successful All-Star will administer, and secure organisational databases - ensuring the overall health of the system. We’re looking for someone with advanced SQL skills, as well as the ability to mentor and guide Junior Database Administrators. Your decision-making, problem-solving, and proactive attitude must be enhanced by effective collaboration with our internal and external Teams.

You Bring:

  • 5-7 years experience in a commercial environment utilizing a high transaction database.

  • 5+ years experience in MSSQL-all aspects.

  • Advanced SQL skills and query writing skills.

  • Advanced troubleshooting SQL skills.

  • Experience in designing/optimizing MSSQL Databases.

  • Proven experience in mentoring other DBAs.

    What You’ll Do:

  • Ensure Database design is robust, scalable and operating optimally.

  • Work with other DBAs to make sure that the solutions meet application requirements and performance goals.

  • Actively contribute to planning meetings, documentation and testing.

  • Determine, drive and document database policies, procedures and standards within the team.

  • Set and maintain database standards.

  • Ensure high DB availability as this has a public-facing web front end.

  • Minimize database downtime and manage parameters to provide fast query responses.

  • Perform tests and evaluations regularly to ensure data security, privacy and integrity.

  • Develop processes for optimizing database security.

  • Install and maintain the performance of database servers.

  • Performance tuning of database systems.

  • Install, upgrade, and manage database applications.

  • Create automation for repeated database tasks.

  • Be available for on-call support as needed.

  • Monitor database performance, implement changes and apply new patches and versions when required

  • Utilize tools and scrips to monitor all aspects of database performance including the underlying compute, storage and networking.

  • Drive the adoption of processes
    within the team that consider and meet the expectations of technical throughput rates and responses; processing times; effective resource utilization during operation and where the system or solution ensures maximum operational capacity requirements are met.

  • Good understanding of big data manipulation methodology.

  • Use high-speed transaction recovery techniques and backup data.

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot database errors.

  • Create and manage database reports, visualizations, and dashboards.

  • Recommend and implement emerging database technologies.

  • Implement improved processes that have a positive effect on the team’s performance and company bottom line.

  • Take an active involvement in problem resolution and where necessary works after hours to ensure that problems are resolved.

  • Shows foresight to prevent errors or delays in projects.

  • Demonstrate initiative by understanding, acquiring and implementing new knowledge and skills both within a team and to the wider group.

  • Incorporates the new abilities into the day to day operational activities to improve the performance of products and systems.

  • Ensure techniques, technologies, tools and processes used are in line with industry best practices.

  • Identify team members requiring specific knowledge, skill or understanding and seek ways to impart or upskill the team members through coaching and mentorship.

  • Verify the knowledge has been imparted successfully and if not, take steps to rectify gaps in the transfer of the knowledge.

  • Provide technical guidance to the team through collaboration sessions and knowledge sharing initiatives.

    How to Apply

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