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Senior Database Administrator Job Vacancy at Safaricom Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the IT Business Services Department within the Information Technology Division.

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Senior Database Administrator 


Reporting to the Senior Manager; Data Base Administration, the holder of the position will be responsible for administering all Safaricom databases, including Oracle databases, SQL databases and Oracle ERP Applications. They will also provide 3rd line support to

all database based applications.

Key Responsibilities
  • Implement database architectures conforming to industry best practice, create test plans, perform automated testing to ensure all components of the developed database systems meet specifications;
  • Work directly with the IT support team to resolve issues identified and escalated during daily operations;
  • Perform root cause analysis for recurring incidents, formalize test plans and implement troubleshooting procedures;
  • Conduct backup and recovery management for the all assigned databases;
  • Perform installations, upgrades, patching, configurations & cloning of oracle databases and applications;
  • Conduct performance tuning of the production databases;
Minimum requirements 
  • Degree in Computer Science or Technical related field;
  • At least 3 years hands on experience in managing large databases and Oracle E-business system administration, Managing Oracle RAC databases will be an added advantage;
  • Certification –OCP DBA; Oracle Apps Systems Administration; SQL Server Administration;
  • Hands on unix experience
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below. The deadline for application is 7th April 2010.

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd
Via email hr @

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