Ukulima Sacco Society Limited – Database Administrator.

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Ukulima Sacco Society Limited, a licensed Deposit Taking Sacco in Kenya with its Headquarters in Nairobi and FOSA Branch Network in Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, Eldoret, Embu, Nakuru and Kisii.

Ukulima Sacco invites individuals who possess a passion of excellence, strong work ethics, are results oriented and committed to continual improvement to apply for the following position:-

Job Title: Database Administrator

Ref: UCSCS/HR/ICT/02/2021

1 Position

Department: ICT Department

Grade: UC 6

Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

Position Reports to: System Administrator

Purpose of the Job: The role is responsible for the performance, integrity and security of a database. You’ll be involved in the planning and development of the database, as well as in troubleshooting any issues on behalf of the users. You’ll ensure that: data remains consistent across the database. This role is further responsible for Installation and configuration of databases, data backups and restoration, database monitoring and performance tuning and securing of databases.

Key Responsibilities:

a) Installation, configuration and deployment of database setups and software platforms.

b) Monitoring database systems performance and address potential issues to ensure services are available and running optimally;

c) Carry out database changes and updates during deployments of application releases.

d) Perform backups and recovery of data and data logs

e) Performs database optimization and performance monitoring on Live databases

f) Implement relevant updates and patches

g) Implement procedures that will ensure and sustain database security

h) Identifying and resolving complex Database server problems in Enterprise environment

i) Analyzing and improving database performance for key processes

j) Support for new ongoing project development, testing, and deployment

k) Monitor user access and security and control database access permissions and privileges

l) Enhance, improve & implement Disaster Recovery solutions including designing, configuring and support the existing environment.

m) Maintains documentation for all database instance parameters and system settings

n) Administers appropriate database management tools across all database instances.

o) Performs appropriate database sizing activities and interface with Third Parties as required

p) To setup, maintenance & administration of MS SQL Servers in Production, Staging, Test & Development Environments

q) Executes data extraction for reporting as per user request.

r) Keep abreast of the latest security, legislation, regulations, advisories, alerts, and vulnerabilities and plan proactive actions accordingly.

s) Continually monitor security events in the network, take corrective actions and generate reports for management

t) Perform any other lawful duties as may be assigned

Key Result Areas:

The jobholder’s accountability areas are outlined as follows:

a) Data security and recovery control

b) users access data concurrently, in a form that suits their needs

c) Submission of accurate, timely and relevant reports

d) Continuous process improvement of services through efficient working

e) Enforcement of relevant guidelines, rules and regulations

f) Ensure customer satisfaction for the consumers of the services offered by the department

g) Efficient execution of work processes as assigned

Required Skills

a) Database Management skills.

b) Process Management skills.

c) Problem Solving

d) Assertiveness

e) Team Orientation

f) Flexibility

Academic and Professional Requirements

The jobholder must possess:

a) A Bachelor’s Degree in IT/Computer Science or relevant degree

b) Must have 2 years of proven hands on experience in RDBMS installation, tuning and troubleshooting in busy banking environment;

c) Practical knowledge of servers, IT infrastructure, networking and database administration

d) Have working experience in Unix and Windows operating systems.

e) Must have worked in a Large, complex OLTP High Availability Database environment f) Microsoft Certified Professional

g) Thorough knowledge of MS SQL databases

h) Proficiency in SQL, SQL Plus, PLSQL Strong

i) knowledge in SAN, NAS storage systems

j) Excellent communication & interpersonal skills

k) Valid police clearance certificate;

l) Valid CRB clearance certificate;

How to Apply

Applications with detailed CV indicating current position, qualifications, work experience, scanned copies of certificates, testimonials and National identity card with day telephone contacts and names and contacts of at least three (3) referees should be sent to and hard copies sent to the following address and which must be received not later than Friday, 4th June 2021.

The Chief Executive Officer
Ukulima Sacco Society Limited
P. O. Box 44071-00100

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted

Ukulima Sacco is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and committed to diversity and gender equality.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.





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