REF # 1907216

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Johannesburg, Gauteng


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Assist with the design and maintenance of the operational and reporting databases of a dynamic FinTech company seeking their next SQL DBA to join its Joburg team. You will need to ensure that mission-critical databases can scale while maintaining performance levels and high availability. You will require an IT-related qualification, have extensive Microsoft SQL Server skills, strong understanding of relational database design and modelling and administering databases and providing 24/7 support to critical production systems.



Assist with database design.

Analyse, maintain and optimise existing databases.

Analyse and optimise existing complex database queries.

Analyse, solve and correct database related issues.

Assist and train the development team in writing and understanding complex database queries and constructing effective schemas.

Manage SQL Server databases through product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems.

Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance to ensure high levels of performance, availability and security.

Identify performance bottlenecks within the database and propose solutions.

Ensure scalability of databases and high availability.

Ensure security and availability of the database.

Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities.



IT-related qualification.

Extensive Microsoft SQL Server experience mandatory.

Strong understanding of relational database design and modelling.

Strong experience in administering databases.

Provide 24×7 support for critical production systems.


Desirable –

Experience with other database engines, specifically MySQL.

Understanding of analytical databases and business intelligence.

Cloud database deployment.


While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.



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