Old Mutual Vacancies – Oracle and Cloud Database Engineer

Website Old Mutual

Job Description:

This is a Senior level role in the DBA environment requiring the incumbent to work with IT Teams : Developers. Architects, IT Infrastructure to develop an understanding of data and information needs. Identify solutions and improve the quality of Database Administration services while providing support through the physical design of databases.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in recovery and maintenance of databases.
  • Participates in the configuration, tuning and troubleshooting of the databases in use in Development, QA and Production.
  • Works closely with key infrastructure and application development stakeholders.
  • Refines the design ensuring it meets system storage and physical data model requirements.
  • Ensures storage, archiving, backup and recovery procedures function correctly.
  • Provide technical leadership to the DBA team members.
  • Writes database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for
  • Provide individual mentoring and training on databases and tools. Recommend, test, and evaluate new technologies, software tools, and required skill sets; recommend and implement improvements.
  • the data dictionary, including maintaining industry best practices.
  • Participates in patch applications and upgrades.

Job Requirements:

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, disseminate, and present significant amounts of information with an attention to detail and accuracy
  • Desire for Personal Mastery (Learning)
  • Capable of managing multiple projects concurrently while maintaining a high level of attention to detail on each project.
  • Manage and prioritize work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills.
  • Adaptable to change and able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Self-starter who takes ownership of tasks
  • Ability to learn new technologies as needed to provide the best solutions to our customers.
  • Strong problem analysis skills to include the use of mathematical concepts to validate results.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience in Oracle WebLogic Server Administration
  • Knowledge of Oracle RDS, Amazon Aurora, DynamoDB, Redshift, Athena, as well as AWS Database Migration Service
  • Experience in DevOps, NoOps toolsets and practices advantageous
  • Experience with System Administration with Linux (RedHat, Oracle Linux) and/or Microsoft Windows Server and associated technologies (Active Directory, Exchange) advantageous
  • Experience with Networking and troubleshooting (TCP/IP, DNS, routing, switching,
  • Experience or firm knowledge of Automation Required. (SQL, Shell, Java Python, AWS CloudFormation)
  • Advanced administration experience with 1 or more of the following Database engines: Oracle /PostgreSQL / MariaDB / Amazon Auroral

Job Details:

Company: Old Mutual

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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