Database Administrator Metropolitan

Database Administrator (#28854)


Proactively manage and maintain the performance, integrity and security of databases required for the optimal functioning of the business.


Manage the installation and upgrades of all database server and application tools, according to defined standards.

Contribute to database design and maintain and update existing databases to ensure optimal functionality.

Allocate system storage and plan storage requirements for database systems, to ensure maintenance and smooth operations.

Modify the database structure, as necessary, based on guidance and input from application developers.

Define users and manage user access for each segment of the database, to ensure data security, integrity and compliance.

Develop contingency plans for the recovery of data, which includes backups and disaster recovery plans.

Responsible for the setup and testing of new databases and data handling systems, in accordance with defined standards.

Manage data extraction through query definitions that enables ease of access to stored data.

Manage and monitor data replication and implement measures to correct any replication failures.

Compile and document required security practices, best practices, guidelines, policies and procedures, continuity administration and maintenance (backup, DR, replication).

Conduct root cause analysis and implement fixes for any identified issues with databases or data handling processes.

Automate processes and repetitive tasks that creates efficiencies and eases operational dependencies.

Monitoring and optimizing the performance of the database

Owner of data archiving strategy

Optimizing of any SQL queries

Peer review/approve all DB change control

Responsible for Change control of all database objects and any data


Grade 12 or equivalent qualification is essential
2-4 years’ relevant IT experience is essential
At least 2 years’ database administration experience or exposure is preferred
Qualification in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent is preferred
Database technology certification is preferred

Understanding of structured query language (SQL)
Knowledge of Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS), Object-Oriented Database Management Systems’ (OODBMS) and XML database management systems
Experience with database software / web applications
General understanding of storage technologies and networking
General understanding of routine maintenance, recovery, trouble shooting and handling failover of a database
Good working knowledge of IT security best practice and standards
General understanding of installation and configuration management
Knowledge of the full Software Development Lifecycle


Examining information
Team Working
Documenting Facts
Meeting Timescales
Adopting Practical Approaches
Checking things
Following Procedures
Managing Tasks


Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to the following statutory checks:



Port Elizabeth

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To apply, please follow the official system application process and get in touch with the PeopleSoft Helpdesk (021 940 5169) if you need further assistance.

Closing Date 18 March 2020

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