Kenya Revenue Authority Supervisor – Database Administrator Jobs in Kenya

Kenya Revenue Authority Supervisor – Database Administrator Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary

  • This role is responsible for installation, configuration, operation and maintenance of databases

    Key Responsibilities

  • Undertakes planning for database installations.

  • Installs, deploys and configures database setups and software platforms

  • Monitors database systems performance and address potential issues to ensure services are available

  • Carries out database changes and updates during deployments of application releases

  • Performs backups and recovery of data in case of incidents

  • Implements relevant updates and patches and service packs on databases from time to time

  • Implements procedures that will sustain database security

  • Ensures optimal utilization of the system resources

  • Executes all database system level changes (e.g., initialization parameters)

  • Maintains documentation for all database instance parameters and system settings

  • Maintains consistent database parameters and system settings across all like instances according to the approved development-to-quality assurance - to-production life cycle

  • Executes database data definitions for applications and developer schemas

  • Administers appropriate database management tools across all database instances

  • Performs appropriate database sizing activities and interface with Third Parties as required

  • Provides technical assistance and subject matter expertise to applications developers and Third Party vendor support

  • Executes data extraction for reporting as per user request

    Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications or any other IT related field.

    Professional Qualifications

    Required Certification

  • Certification in Database administration (Oracle & Postgres)

  • Red Hat/Unix/Linux Certified Systems Administrator/Microsoft Certified Engineer

    The following certifications will be an added advantage:

  • COBIT 5

  • ITIL


  • Web Application Servers i.e. Tomcat
    and JBOSS, Web Logic

    Relevant Work Experience Required

  • Have at least three years (3) years hands-on experience in RDBMS installation, tuning and troubleshooting in a busy environment.

  • Have at least three (3) years working experience in Unix and Windows operating systems in a busy environment

    Skills Required

  • Ability to manage enterprise databases on RDBMS like Oracle, Postgress, MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server.

  • Demonstrate ability to diagnose and performance tune databases for optimal performance

  • Experience in Programming/scripting languages such as SQL, PL/SQL

  • Ability to install and configure Linux/ Windows installations,

    Key Competencies

  • Excellent listening and communication skills

  • Ability to interact confidently with users to establish what the problem is and explain the solution

  • Be proactive with good analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to manage a team

  • A Team player

  • Ability to pay attention to details

  • Ability to prioritize competing work commitments and deliver on time

  • Passion for innovation and creativity

  • High levels of integrity

  • Ability to work under minimum supervision

    How to Apply

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