Administrator Database

Administrator Database

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
3-6 years
Not Specified

Job Description

Job Description
To administer, maintain and secure the Company’s data in the database. Provides central control of all matters related to database administration, under supervision of Senior Database Administrator and determines optimum strategy for the implementation of database systems. To design / modify database structure in support of new Data Processing Applications or in extension of existing databases as and when required. Ensures the continuous availability of company’s Database Systems, the most appropriate and effective database design for applications developed and optimal performance of the database and the underlying operating system.
· Installs, configures and upgrades the database management system server software, the underlying Operating System and Database Application Tools, upon management approval. · Troubleshoots and coordinates with relevant IT staff on issues relating to database related problems such as connectivity. Ensures proper and timely problem resolution. · Prepares for sizing and allocating system storage and plans for future storage requirements for the database depending on the amount of data expected. Monitors data growth and data purging in coordination with Application Developers. · Ensures that resources available are sufficient for initial stages of data growth and ensures appropriate purging policies are implemented. Determines future requirements and recommends purchase of software / hardware to be included in the budget. · Creates primary database storage structures and primary database objects for applications developed by Application Developers, ensuring appropriate storage, access and retrieval of data. · Modifies the database structure, upon Application Developer’s request. Advises Application Developers and recommends on the optimal database design. Modifies data in the database, as per Application Systems Department Manager and IT Quality & Control Department Manager approvals according to Official Request from the concerned users. Ensures that all changes requested are documented and incorporated promptly. · Manages user access to maintain system security. Controls and monitors user access to the database; checks for any security violations and takes necessary action to prevent / stop unauthorized access. · Monitors and optimizes the performance of the database and the underlying operating system. Monitors database application SQL and recommends necessary changes to the developers in order to tune it for best performance. · Plans for and carries out backup, recovery and restoration of database information. Maintains archived data on appropriate storage devices to ensure proper retrieval in case of data restoration. · Maintains proper documentation for all the database structures, design and changes. · Coordinates with Vendors when required. Ensures compliance of vendor activities with Vendor License agreements.
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Minimum Qualification
· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in the field of computer science, information systems, or computer engineering is a minimum requirement.
Minimum Experience & Knowledge & Skills
· 3+ years of experience in similar role (i.e. DevOps) · Direct Agile business analysis experience · Experience in web solutions and business processes. · Expert in SDLC tools (e.g. Jira, Rational) · Expert in Process Mapping Tools following BPMN · Experience in the Retail Fuel industry is preferred. · Expert in Linux administration · Expert in source code management systems such as git · Experience with tools like Kubernetes, Packer, Terraform, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, SaltStack, etc · Experience architecting infrastructure solutions and supporting large applications in the AWS cloud. · Proven ability to optimize production web servers and services for high volume internet traffic · Have experience configuring and optimizing Linux based servers such as PostgreSQL, bind, httpd, nginx, RabbitMQ and elastic search. · Advanced knowledge of network services including DNS, LDAP, Postfix, NTP and DHCP including remediation of performance issues. VMWare and Storage experience a plus · Proven ability to architect highly available systems to meet business requirements. · Strong experience with SQL · Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service · Passionate about adding 9s to system uptime.
Professional Certifications
· DevOps Foundation certification is preferred.

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