SQL Database Administrator

  • Full Time
  • JHB - Northern Suburbs, South Africa

African Personnel

Reference: JHB000293-SS-1

Our client in the Northern Suburbs is looking to hire an SQL Database Administrator.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Database Administration is responsible for directly overseeing the health of the Databases used at the company. This role will develop and implement the strategic direction, with a service management philosophy that ensures customer satisfaction. 
The employee will be responsible for physical databases on specific database technologies; designs and implements back-up, recovery, archiving and conversion strategies. Performs required database administration activities including installation, configuration, and tuning. Mentors junior level DBAs, creates and maintains standards for DBA activities. Ensures adequate database capacity.

Experience & Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Certification in MCTS, MCITP, MVP (advantageous)
  • Experience with SQL Server Database Design, Administration, Script Writing.
  • 5 – 10 year’s database Administration Experience.
  • 8+ years of SQL Server administration experience hands on data analysis, problem solving, data design and modelling. 
  • Expert understanding of complex SQL, stored procedures, and database functions
  • 5 – 10 years Windows Server experience (including Active Directory and proper disk configurations).
  • 5 – 10 years MS SQL Server 2005 / 2008 experience.
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for MS SQL Server 2005 / 2008/ 2012
  • Knowledge of indexes, index management, and statistics

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Establishing the needs of users and monitoring user access and security
  • Monitoring performance and managing parameters to provide fast query responses to front-end users
  • Mapping out the conceptual design for a planned database in outline
  • Considering both back-end organization of data and front-end accessibility for end-users
  • Implementing operational automation using scripts 
  • Troubleshooting and resolving database problems
  • Refining the logical design so that it can be translated into a specific data model and further refining the physical design to meet system storage requirements


  • Installing and testing new versions of the database management system (DBMS)
  • Maintaining data standards, including adherence to the Data Protection Act
  • Writing database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions
  • Controlling access permissions and privileges
  • Developing, managing and testing disaster recovery processes and servers as well back-up and recovery plans
  • Ensuring that storage, archiving, back-up and recovery procedures are functioning correctly

Package & Remuneration

R 000000 – 00000 Monthly

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