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Database Administrator Job Vacancy

Are you looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team-driven culture with a key focus on social empowerment?

The Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “the Kingdom Bank” is the place for those looking to new horizons.

We are looking for dynamic, creative and self-oriented professionals to fill the position of:

Database Administrator

Job Summary:

Reporting to Manager Business Systems, Information & Communication Technology Department, the person is responsible for end-to-end and proactive database design and administration, performance monitoring and management of all databases, surrounding Infrastructure, and general ICT systems through setting up of optimal performance bench marks, use of modern and appropriate tools coupled with best practice.

The holder will also ensure high systems availability and improvements to meet business growth demands, ensure timely intervention by key stake holders, improved performance, enhanced system security, business continuity and competitiveness in product and service development.

Main Duties:
  • Monitoring and managing the high availability components including RAC, Dataguard, RMAN, ASM for mission critical databases
  • Developing, managing and testing back-up and recovery plans and ensuring that storage, archiving, back-up and recovery procedures are functioning properly
  • Allocation and Management of Data Storage Systems including SAN, NAS, Tape Libraries, etc.
  • Manage key I.T. risks for all database systems and ensure proper mitigation
  • Take lead role in BCP and disaster recovery preparedness through periodic testing as scheduled and update of disaster recovery procedures and sharing the results with management
  • Perform database tasks such as schema design, capacity planning, maintenance, trouble shooting, and change control activities
  • Considering both back-end organization of data and front-end accessibility for end-users and further refining the physical design to meet system storage requirements
  • Installing database management systems (RDBMS) using best practice, ensure compliance with RDBMS license agreements and maintain upgrades and critical patches
  • Creating and maintaining database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata) and maintain all technical documentation relating to database management
  • Attend to system failure and resolve/co-ordinate resolution of the problem
  • Establish and maintain business relationships with vendors, consultants and other outside entities providing services to the bank.
  • Monitor performance of the SLAs to ensure that the database gets maximum value from the services
  • 24/7 availability for support ofthe bank’s mission critical systems
  • Establishing the needs of users and monitoring user access and security and controlling database access permissions and privileges
  • Continually monitor security events in the network, take corrective actions and generate reports for management
Job specification:

The incumbent will be required to possess the following qualifications, attributes and skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related discipline, or equivalent
  • 3-5 years in database technology with experience deploying Oracle technologies (e.g., Database, RAC, ASM, OEM/Grid, RMAN, Partitioning, Data Guard, Data Compression) in production environments
  • Oracle RDBMS 81, 9i,1 0g, 1 1 g OCP certification and experience
  • Thorough knowledge of MS SQL databases
  • Thorough knowledge in SOA, Oracle Fusion Middleware technology including Oracle Form Services, Weblogic, etc
  • Proficiency in SQL, SQL Plus, PLSQL
  • Strong knowledge in SAN, NAS storage systems
  • Must have worked in a Large, complex OLTP High Availability Database environment
  • Proficiency in various operating systems like Unix, Linux, windows
  • Networking skills especially ¡n the area of the Oracle Clusterware and Storage administrator skills for ASM and OCFS2
  • 35 years or below
Interested candidates meeting the above criteria should forward an application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae accompanied by copies of certificates and indicating the current remuneration to the address shown below by 11th January 2012.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

N.B: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please quote this reference on your application and on the envelope:

Information Security Manager - ICT/ADMIN/2011

The Director
Human Resources Division
Co-operative Bank of Kenya Ltd.
P.O. Box 48231 -00100

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