Central Depository & Settlement Corporation – Data Systems Administrator.

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The company is inviting applications from qualified individuals to fill the position of Data Systems Administrator.

Job Title: Data Systems Administrator

No. of vacancies: One (1)

Reporting to Data Systems Specialist, the job holder will be responsible for the following:

Manage business systems

 Assist with the creation, monitoring and maintenance of production and test databases
 Assist with the setup and management of database resilience and backup strategies
 Assist with the automation of regular database support activities
 Perform regular processes (e.g. daily OS and DB checks, regular performance tuning) in an accurate and timely manner
 Establish the needs of users and monitor user access and security
 Monitor performance and manage parameters in order to provide fast responses to front-end users
 Consider both back-end organization of data and front-end accessibility for end-users
 Install and test new versions of the database management system (DBMS) and other related systems
 Maintain data standards, including adherence to the Data Protection Act
 Control access permissions and privileges
 Develop, manage and test back-up and recovery plans
 Ensure that storage and archiving procedures are functioning correctly
 Carry out capacity planning
 Communicate regularly with technical and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security
 Install new applications and customize existing applications in order to make them fit for purpose
 Manage the security and disaster recovery aspects of database
 Other duties as assigned

Disaster recovery

 Participate in design and implementation of CDSC’s Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and
 Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP) and provide support in the technical sourcing, construction and implementation of the plans.
 Ensure compliance to all internal ICT and business policies and procedures, and with external laws and regulations.

ICT Projects

 Assist with the planning for projects from the initial phase onwards;
 Work with various project teams to provide sound advice on database requirements for all applications being implemented.

ICT Support

 Provide timely end user support including addressing change requests, amendments, deletions and additions, queries etc;
 Respond to support requests and ensure service levels are maintained;
 Assist with the design, implementation and maintenance of database services and infrastructure to support CDSC client deliveries and internal services.

Minimum Requirements

 At least a bachelor’s degree in ICT.
 At least 3 years’ experience in database administration.
 Possession of relevant ICT professional certification. Oracle Database Administration (OCP) preferable.
 Knowledge of PC/LAN operating systems, i.e. (Microsoft Windows and Unix).
 Experience in Database Administration, Database Tuning, Database Management, Database Security and RDBMS.
 Good working knowledge of, and confidence administering on Solaris/Linux platforms.
 Experience of Unix Scripting.


 Thorough knowledge of database management systems technologies.
 Understanding of data and database security issues and remedies.
 Good time management, communication and interpersonal skills.
 Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities.
 Strong planning and organizational skills.

If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV and cover letter; stating your current salary, reporting line, and your expected remuneration to recruitment@cdsckenya.com on or before close of business August 3, 2021.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted





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