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Database Administrator

Role Description
Reporting to the  Manager – Database Administration, the position holder will be responsible for Administration, Performance tuning, Capacity planning, management and 3rd line support of ALL clients  Enterprise Database (DB) Systems that include DBs for Oracle e-Business Suite (ERP), Business Intelligence (BI)  Systems, CRM, Fraud Management, Revenue Assurance, POS,E-Commerce  and all other IT database systems. The databases span from Oracle, Mysql, Microsoft SQL, PostgresSQL, Cassandra and Hadoop related database platforms.

Responsibilities
·         Database administration and support lifecycle including backup/recovery, automation, maintenance;
·         Supporting the development, system test, user acceptance, training and production database environments;
·         Ensure 99.99% availability maintained for all critical databases;
·         Ensure 95% of tickets raised are responded to within the 1st hour of incident reporting;
·         Ensure 90% of tickets closure is maintained;
·         Identify and implementing Best Practices for Database Administration;
·         Design BCP and HA solutions for critical systems in order to achieve zero downtime during maintenance and failures;
·         Assist Infrastructure, Business Unit (EBU) teams and other Technology teams with hardware and support requirements for database administration;
·         Ensure Conformance to security standards for databases and data integrity;
·         Develop retention policies and architecture for all systems, whilst maintaining BCP;
·         Ensure regular reviews on ILM policies conducted;
·         Ensure dimensioning of systems is done periodically based on demand experienced and projected;
·         Ensure optimal performance of all systems maintained conforming to the SLA agreements between business and Quality Assurance.
Qualifications
·         Degree in Computer Science or Technical Related Field;
·         With at least 2 years’ hands on Experience in Managing large databases;
·         Experience in Nosql databases, Mysql and other OpenSource databases platforms
·         Experience in Oracle RAC, Dataguard, RMAN and Engineered systems.
·         Experience in Linux/Unix Operating system.
·         Database Systems Administration Techniques – understanding of DB Performance tuning on various Operating Systems, good troubleshooting skills, Database Migration and ILM techniques
·         Attention to details and analytical thinking.
·         Certifications – OCP, OCE; EXADATA Administration; MSSQL Server Administration; Hadoop Administration; Linux/ UNIX certification will be an added advantage.
Additional Details
Knowledge in below is an added advantage.
·         Oracle Fusion and Weblogic administration
·         Cassandra, Mongo or any other Nosql database
Developer background will also be an added advantage

Quality Analyst - TA
Role Description
Reporting to the Manager – Testing Automation, the position holder will lead the implementation and execution of software automation strategy and frameworks and ensure efficiencies are realized in the software testing lifecycle (reduce software testing time by 50%)shortening the software development cycles and hence reducing time to market for products.
He/she is responsible for executing test automation program specifically on System integration testing, functional and regression testing, with an emphasis on using open source tools for automation, and subsequent integration to continuous integration tools
Responsibilities
·         Implement software automation frameworks
·         Drive transformations in testing through automation to achieve higher levels of efficiencyand reduce software testing by 50%
·         Lead programs to increase the quality of delivery and ensure zero major defects escape into production ensuring zero impact on customers on launch of products
·         Accountable for setting up and maintaining tools for test automation
·         Responsible for stability of all test environments including proper controls implemented
·         Responsible for designing, running and reporting on automatedtest suites (Unit tests, SITs, Functional and Regression Testing – including all APIs) and tracking all bugs to resolution
·         Contribute to continuous integration and continuous deployment – test automation test suites integration to the CI/CD pipeline
·         Responsible for integration of test execution tools to test management tools and project management tools (ALM, JIRA etc)
·         Define suitable metrics for measuring automated test progress and evaluation of the quality of the testing process and products
·         Run automated test suites, analyze reports and share this with all stake holders
·         Identify all software bugs and work with the developers and other stakeholders to close all the defects within stipulated timelines
Qualifications
·         Bachelor of Science Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Software Development or related subject
·         2 years + experience in software design, development or Testing Automation in a busy IT environment
·         Experience in test automation using open source tools – Katalon Studio, Selenium, Appium
·         Excellent software development skills coupled with programming experience in Python, Perl, Shell and Java, groovy etc
·         Hands-on QA experience with proven analytical and testing skills – Experience developing test strategies, test plans, test scenarios and test cases
·         Knowledge of automated testing frameworks

·         Experience of Test driven Development approaches
·         Experience in Unix/Linux Operating System
·         Strong risk identification and mitigation planning skills
·         Motivated self-starter, with a high capacity for rapid learning and meticulous attention to detail
·         Experience with CICD automation tools such as Jenkins
·         ISTQB Certification is a plus

Quality Analyst - FTL
Role Description
Reporting to the QA- Functional Testing Lead, the position holder will execute Software functional testing and ensure solutions delivered to the customers meet the desired user specifications; ensuring all bugs are identified and resolved before product launch leading to zero revenue losses and customer impact.
He/she is responsible for executing the test strategy; plan, monitor and control the testing activities related to User Acceptance testing, with an emphasis on validating solution / product readiness for production.
Responsibilities
·         Accountable for end to end user acceptance testing, end to end reporting& analysis on test progress, testing process and tracking of bugs to resolutions and stakeholder management, ensuring product testing is executed within the planned timelines
·         Adopt creativity to achieve higher levels of competency and efficiency through adoption of fit for future technologies.
·         Responsible for end to end management of large test teams and ensuring the testers execute within planned timelines and scope for the projects
·         Accountable forimplementation and management of fully functional test environments for all IT systems ensuring stability of all test environments including subsequent upgrades and modernizations on these environments
·         Accountable for administration and maintaining tools for test management (ALM); ensuring proper use of all test tools
·         Define suitable metrics for measuring test progress and evaluation of the quality of the testing process and products
·         Accountable for setting up quality gates and ensuring that a product is comprehensively checked and passed through all the gates before acceptance testing
·         Accountability in test data management including building of tools to manage the test resources and build a process around the management of test resources
·         Accountable for validation of quality of all releases and fully accountable for product readiness to production
·         Undertake programs to increase the quality of delivery and ensure zero major defects escape into production
Qualifications
·         Bachelor of Science Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Software Development or related subject
·         2 years + experience in software testing in a busy IT environment
·         Strong understanding of the software Testing Life cycle (STLC)
·         Experience in managing large test teams
·         Ability to effectively manage competing resources and priorities
·         Knowledge of Acceptance Test Driven Development
·         Experience in functional testing and use of test management tools (Micro-Focus ALM)
·         Experience in test design techniques (black box and white box)
·         Experience with report generation and analysis of testing results
·         Strong risk identification and mitigation planning skills
·         ISTQB Certification is a plus

Quality Analyst - NFT
Role Description
Reporting to the Manager – Non-Functional Testing, the position holder will execute the strategy and frameworks in Software non-functional testing and ensure solutions delivered to the customers meet the required standards for quality.
He/ she is responsible for ensuring that products delivered to production are stable and security-proof.
Responsibilities
·         Test planning, design, execution of non-functional testing (performance, load, stress, security, usability testing), result analysis and reporting.
·         Adopt creativity to achieve higher levels of competency and efficiency through adoption of fit for future technologies.
·         Execute non functional testing within the planned schedules to ensure ontime delivery of products
·         Responsible for planning, monitoring and implementing controls in non fuctional testing activities
·         Define suitable metrics for measuring nonfunctional test progress and evaluation of the quality of the testing process and products
·         Responsible for implementation and management of fully functional test environments ensuring stability of all test environments including subsequent upgrades and modernizations on these environments
·         Accountable maintenance of tools for non-functional testing (load and performance, security, usability etc)
·         E2E Accountability for GDR testing and ensuring working BCP plans are in place for all solutions
·         Lead programs to measure, analyze, monitor, manage, and optimize performance and scalability of our current applications and systems.
·         Responsible for reviewing, reporting and making data driven decisions around performance issues or bottlenecks.
·         Review uncovered application bottlenecks and facilitate resolution with development, Infrastructure, DBA and security teams to ensure no defects in regards to quality attributes escape to production.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor of Science Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Software Development or related subject
·         2 years + experience in software design, development or non-functional testing in a busy IT environment
·         Experience in at least one programming language
·         Experience in use of performance and other non-functional testing automated tools – Load runner, J-meter, HP fortify etc
·         Hands-on QA experience with proven analytical and testing skills – Experience in developing test strategies, test plans, test scenarios and test cases
·         Knowledge of automated testing frameworks
·         Experience with metric gathering, report generation and analysis of testing results
·         Ability to show creativity and initiative to improve product test coverage and effectiveness
·         Strong risk identification and mitigation planning skills
·         Motivated self-starter, with a high capacity for rapid learning and meticulous attention to detail
·         ISTQB Certification is a plus
How To Apply
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role, clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below: info@techsavanna.technology

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