Junior Database Administrator (JHB)

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Date Posted: 12-09-2017
Company overview:
The company is an intelligent solutions company with strong, industry-specific expertise and core capabilities in data management, GIS, analytics and software development.
We specialist in delivering integrated, online knowledge solutions, batch and real-time data quality solutions, and a broad range of geo-spatial and analytic projects to a range of property, business to consumer, government and financial services clients.
We hire exceptional people and provide them with the environment where they can excel. Our non-corporate culture encourages flexibility, collaboration and innovation.
We pride ourselves on our core values of excellence, integrity, creativity, flexibility, impact and teamwork which are reflected in each development, project, product or service we undertake to deliver.

Role overview:
Database Administrator required to administer the companies database environment

 Matric and a relevant tertiary qualification required
 BSc/MSc in Computer Science, Engineering, MIS or equivalent advantageous. Experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
 Role-related certifications preferred (e.g. MCSE, MCSD)

At least 2 years of database administration experience required, including:
 database architecture strategy development and implementation
 database performance monitoring and tuning
 management of high-availability operational databases
 Experience in performance testing, Tuning, Query Optimization, using Performance Monitor, SQL Profiler and other related monitoring and troubleshooting tools
 Experience in troubleshooting and resolving database integrity issues, performance issues, blocking and deadlocking issues, replication issues, log shipping issues, connectivity issues, security issues etc.
 Strong Knowledge of backups, restores, recovery models, database shrink operations, DBCC commands, clustering, database mirroring, replication
 Solid acquaintance with windows server, security delegation, SPNs, storage components

Technical skills:
 Excellent database design, development and administration skills in a Microsoft SQL Server environment, including:
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