Britam – Database Administrator.

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Job Purpose:

•Assists in the managing, administering, monitoring and maintaining the enterprise databases including Oracle & SQL databases.
•Assists in ensuring database integrity, stability and system availability
•Assists in maintaining database backup and recovery infrastructure
•Assists in ensuring that all service level agreements (SLAs) for database services across the organization are delivered according to specifications. 

Key responsibilities

1.Assists in maintaining database backup and recovery infrastructure
2.Making requested changes, updates and modifications to database structures and data
3.Addressing data quality issues with users and management
4.Developing database objects and structures for data storage, retrieval and reporting according to specifications
5.Implementing and testing database design and functionality and tuning for performance 
6.Providing support to systems developers and interfacing with business users to ensure the database is satisfying business requirements
7.Managing the user expectations. Periodic, planned proactive visits to internal customers with reports and requests action within agreed timeframes.
8.Define service level agreements (SLAs) both internally and with our customers.
9.Define metrics to ensure we are meeting those SLAs and holding the support team accountable.
10.Set goals for MTR (Mean Time to Resolution) for all support issues, including escalated incidents.
11.Create and/or put in place metrics for reporting the management and effectiveness of SLAs compared to desired performance.
12.Monitor SLA performance for compliance with organizational needs and requirements, including follow-up checks for corrective action.
13.Provide recommendations based on analysis of trending information.
14.Oversee continuous service level improvement initiatives associated with core processes and mission-critical systems. 

Knowledge, experience and qualifications required

1.Degree in science/Engineering/Computer Science
2.Oracle Certified Database Administrator
3.Microsoft Certified Database Administrator
4.ITIL intermediate
5.Minimum of 2 – 4 years’ experience in a 24×7 service provider environment

Leadership category responsibility framework (Core Competencies) 

Emerging Leaders in Britam need to:

1.Plan, direct and apply efficiencies and resources in order to optimise output and profitability against time, cost and team targets;
2.Effectively communicate strategic and operational departmental goals and objectives to peers and others in order to ensure proper implementation;
3.Ensure that department priorities are adhered to and effectively communicated;
4.Ensure competent and effective people resources through appropriate coaching, development and people supervision as appropriate;
5.Embody a high performance, proactive culture;
6.Effectively ensure the adherence to key performance areas, deadlines and goals in order to optimise operational effectiveness;
7.Effectively communicate resource needs, possible opportunities and achievements to management in order to aid them in their decision-making;
8.Effectively set and monitor priorities and objectives for more junior staff;
9.Understand and communicate objectives in relation to the larger organisational impact;
10.Effectively disseminate knowledge within the correct context, towards subordinates as well as management;
11.Appropriately model the company values while setting the pace and energy for delivering;
12.Effectively manage and communicate change within the department in order to increase staff and process effectiveness;
13.Provide access to accurate and consistent information and services across all channels; 
14.Ensure a seamless experience for clients;
15.Improve service delivery for clients;
16.Engage in continuous brand building to become the trusted partners to clients.

Emerging Leaders Competency Descriptions.

1.Presenting and Communicating Information – Speaks fluently; expresses opinions, information and key points of an argument clearly; presents effectively; responds quickly to others ‘reactions and feedback during conversations; projects credibility.
2.Working with People – Shows respect for the views and contributions of team members; shows empathy; listens, supports and cares for others; consults others and pro-acitvely shares information and expertise with them; builds team spirit and reconciles conflict; adapts to the team and fits in well.
3.Adhering to Principles and Values – Upholds and encourages ethical behavior and departmental values; demonstrates integrity; encourages individual responsibility towards the community and the environment; models the organizational values during every day interactions.
4.Analyzing – Analyses numerical data and all other sources of information, breaking them into component parts, patterns and relationships; probes for further information or greater understanding of a problem; makes rational judgments from the available information and analysis; demonstrates an understanding of how one issue may be part of a much larger system / process / problem.
5.Planning and Organizing – Adheres to and monitors clearly defined objectives; plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances; identifies and organizes resources needed to accomplish tasks; manages time effectively; monitors performance against deadlines and milestones.
6.Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations – Focuses on customer needs and satisfaction; sets and models high standards for quality and quantity; monitors and maintains quality and productivity; works in a systematic methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves projects goals.
7.Deciding and Initiating Action – Takes responsibility for own, as well as subordinates’ actions and projects; takes initiative and works under own direction; initiates and generates activity; introduces improvements into work processes; handles problems with minimal guidance.
8.Leading and Supervising – Provides subordinates with a clear direction; motivates and empowers others; provides subordinates with the relevant coaching; creates a positive climate that fosters learning and development; identifies high potential talent; sets and articulates the departmental vision and values through own personal behavior; sets appropriate standards of behavior.
9.Formulating Strategies and Concepts – Works strategically to realize personal goals; understands and effectively communicates the departmental strategy; translates the departmental strategy and vision into operational responsibilities; takes into consideration departmental strategy during all tasks; takes account of a wide range of issues across, and related to current role.
10.Applying Expertise and Technology – Applies specialist and detailed technical expertise; uses technology to achieve work objectives; develops job knowledge and expertise (theoretical and practical) through continual professional development; demonstrates an understanding of different organizational departments and functions.
11.Following Instructions and Procedures – Challenges authority only when appropriate; follows procedures and policies; keeps to schedules; arrives punctually for work and meetings; demonstrates a commitment to the organization; complies with legal obligations and safety requirements of the role.
12.Adapting and Responding to change – Adapts to changing circumstances; tolerates ambiguity; accepts new ideas and change initiatives; adapts interpersonal style to suit different people or situations; shows an interest in new experiences.

Technical/ Functional competencies

1.Strong technical skill/knowledge spanning enterprise infrastructure, Web-based application hosting and internet technologies
2.Knowledge of software, hardware, systems administration, and network technology
3.Thorough understanding of relational database theory and practice
4.Effective staff management and leadership skills.
5.Detail oriented and process focused 
6.Self-motivated, self-starter who works well in a fast pace, growth orientated entrepreneurial environment.

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Unposting Date: 19-01-2022

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