Database Administrator Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Database Administrator

Hiring Organization: ICEA Lion Group
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Insurance
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 05/14/2024

About ICEA Lion Group

As one of the largest insurers and financial services companies in East Africa, we have decades of experience in helping discerning individuals protect and create their wealth. But that’s not all. We also keep an eye firmly on the future, using innovation to craft financial products and services that we know you need in today’s constantly changing world. By trusting us with your wealth, you can shape a secure financial landscape for yourself and get the financial freedom you really deserve.

Job Description

The job holder will be responsible for the Design, Implementation and Administration of ICEA LION Group’s Enterprise Database (DB) Systems. This encompasses performance tuning, capacity planning, continuity management, and second-line support for databases utilized in Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, Core Business Systems, Business Analytics Systems, Customer Relationship Systems, and other supporting application databases within the Group.

Roles for the Database Administrator

  • Design, administer, and support databases across development, test, and production environments, both on-premises and in cloud environments
  • Collaborate with Infrastructure and other Technology teams on hardware requirements and support needs
  • Ensure database security, integrity, and compliance with established standards
  • Implement backup and recovery strategies for business databases
  • Conduct regular reviews to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, configuration guidelines, and procedures
  • Develop and maintain documentation for database architecture, security, configuration, and operations for all systems
  • Perform capacity planning and optimize database performance.
  • Design Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and High Availability solutions for databases.
  • Manage database projects in collaboration with Applications, Software, and IT security teams
  • Monitor and enhance database system performance in alignment with Service Level Agreements

Database Administrator Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or a related field.
  • Three (3) years of experience managing relational and non-relational databases.
  • Proficient in physical database design.
  • Experience in Microsoft SQL Server Systems and MySQL Administration.
  • Understanding of data reporting and visualization, e.g., dashboards.
  • Experience linking disconnected data sets to meet business requirements.
  • Strong analytical skills, especially in data consolidation from diverse data sets.
  • Proven experience in data warehouse management & ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) processes.
  • Relevant database certifications on MS-SQL.
  • Familiarity with other databases systems such as PostgreSQL, Cloud SQL, NoSQL, and other common and emerging open-source database technologies.
  • Working knowledge of Windows Server and Linux Operating Systems and Database licensing models.
  • Good communication skills (oral & written)

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