20 Feb 2024

Specialist: Server & Database Administrator at CRDB Bank

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Job Description

Job reporting to: Senior Manager ICT

Location: CRDB BANK Burundi S.A.

No of positions: 1

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Senior Manager of ICT, the Specialist server database administrator will be responsible to perform database administration functions for the Bank’s entire database management systems while ensuring that best practices for development, testing, implementation, and maintenance of database systems are maintained. Responsible to Monitor, troubleshoot, and maintain the bank’s Data Centers Power, Cooling, Fire Detection and suppression, Physical security, access control and other low voltage systems. Responsible to ensure smooth day-to-day operations of all servers, storage, and Systems by being subject matter expert in Server and Storage area and drive the evolution of technologies including but not limited to server hardware, virtualization, containerization, Data protection, and operating systems and all these should be within ICT pillars that is high availability, Security, high scalability, high performance and in cost effective manner.

Principal Responsibilities

Perform daily database administration activities including configuration & monitoring, space management, capacity planning, database backup and recovery, and disaster recovery setup.
Perform the day-to-day support and troubleshooting of enterprise databases, including analysis, troubleshooting, resolving and repair of production, test and disaster recovery issues as well as fulfilling query requests from the business (ad hoc and scheduled)
Participates in data architecture requirements discussions and recommend usage of appropriate database and data management technology.
Perform databases installations and upgrades of Server Software and related products (e.g., WebLogic Application Servers)
Manage database security and ongoing performance tuning of databases
Perform daily operation activities/support for Server, Storage, virtualization, operating systems, and other relating systems.
Analyze metrics to identify harmful trends, capacity forecasting and planning inputs.
Create and maintain backup infrastructure for both bare-metal and virtual machines with the appropriate SAN, network, or local storage configurations, using both Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and third-party tools on Linux and Windows environments.
Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability to include verification of the replication of data, fail over copies and redundant data sets.
Develop and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks, such as monitoring with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
Ensure all replication infrastructure between production and disaster recovery is in good working conditions.
Perform server provision based on security baseline and system requirement
Provide daily health check for server and storage infrastructure.
Monitor utilization trends of various resources in server and storage area proactively initiate resource increase if required to address capacity or performance issues.
Daily monitoring, troubleshooting, resolve or escalate to vendors incidents related to the Data Centers Power (Utility feeds, Generator systems, UPS, battery string, etc.), Cooling (HVAC, chiller), Fire Detection & suppression (FM200 Pre-action etc.), Physical security, access control & other low voltage systems.
Maintains the Data Center infrastructure either directly or by coordinating maintenance activities of the Bank’s staff and/or contractors.
Qualifications and Experience Required

University Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information technology or related field.
Professional certifications OCA and OCP in Oracle Database 12g or higher
Knowledge on VMware Datacenter Virtualization (VCP-6-DCV)
Knowledge on IBM Power Systems, Dell infrastructure and module Data centre
At least 2 years’ experience in complex oracle, MS SQL database administration and Server & Storage Systems support.
Technical skills in database administration preferably oracle, MSSQL, Unix Administration, Middleware services e.g., WebLogic application servers.
Experience in shell scripting, SQL writing and reporting
Technical knowledge of Oracle, MS SQL, Mongo DB and various new emerging databases
Knowledge in UNIX, Windows, and LINUX administration
Knowledge of Enterprise Server Technologies and Storage Arrays
Knowledge on Virtualization technologies including VMware
Knowledge of Storage Area Network (SAN)
Critical Thinking, analytical, decision-making, and problems-solving skills.
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
Ability to work independently and in a team
ICT Service Management skills
CLOSING DATE: 27th February,2024

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Closing Date : 4th March, 2024.

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