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DataBase Administrator Job in Kenya

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Kenyan citizens for the following job opportunities offered by SportPesa which is the trade name for Pevans East Africa Limited

DataBase Administrator

Job Responsibilities

  • Establishing the needs of users and monitoring user access and security;
  • Monitoring performance and managing parameters to provide fast responses to front-end users;
  • Mapping out the conceptual design for a planned database;
  • considering both back-end organization of data and front-end accessibility for end-users;
  • Refining the logical design so that it can be translated into a specific data model;
  • Installing and testing new versions of the DBMS;
  • Maintaining data standards, including adherence to the Data Protection Act;
  • Writing database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary
  • Controlling access permissions and privileges;
  • Developing, managing and testing back-up and recovery plans;
  • Ensuring that storage and archiving procedures are functioning correctly;
  • Working closely with IT project managers, database programmers and web developers
  • Communicating regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security;
  • Commissioning and installing new applications and customising existing applications in order to make them fit for purpose.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information technology, electrical engineering or related field from a recognized institution
  • Thorough knowledge on SQL, RDBMS, object oriented and XML DBMS fundamentals
  • Certification as an oracle DBA and certification as an oracle certified professional is mandatory
  • At least 4 years’ experience in a multi-disciplined and busy IT environment in a medium to large scale organization with strong background in service delivery and operational support
  • Practical and proven experience in Symantec NetBackup and Oracle storage systems
  • Experience with integration and support of backup software
  • Understanding of data management tools and techniques
  • A good understanding of data base architecture, software and database management systems
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines as an appreciation of wider business demands

Interested candidates who qualify for this positions should send their CV to

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