Database Administrator Job Careers – DFCU Bank


Job Title:
    Database
Administrator
Organisation: DFCU
Bank
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager
– Infrastructure Services
About US:
DFCU Bank is a fast
growing commercial bank offering a variety of innovative products and services.
DFCU Limited was started by the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of
the United Kingdom and the Government of Uganda through the Uganda Development
Corporation (UDC) under the name of Development Finance Company of Uganda
Limited. Later restructuring brought in DEG (of Germany) and International
Finance Corporation (IFC) as equal partners with CDC and UDC, each having a 25%
stake in the company. Its objective was to support long-term development
projects whose financing needs and risk did not appeal to the then existing
financial commercial lending institutions.
Job Summary:   The Database
Administrator will design, install, administer, and optimize company databases,
database management systems and related components to achieve high performance
of the various business applications and achieve specified server uptime. This
includes ensuring the availability of client/server applications, configuring
all new implementations and developing processes and procedures for proper
database management. Where applicable, the Database Administrator will assist
in overseeing the physical security, integrity, and safety of the data
center/server farm.
This role is
responsible for providing expert advice and support on the Banks database
systems related undertakings.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Develop
procedures for database operations, maintenance, security, archiving and
recovery.
·       
Support
and monitor the Core Banking Systems database performance, availability, and
uptime.
·       
Provide
substantive input to systems Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan and
ensuring proper fail over setup plans.
·       
Monitor
and tune database performance as well as control user access and security.
·       
Ensure
functionality of databases and adherence of procedures by all users.
·       
Plan for
all database systems, storage/capacity requirements.
·       
Analyze
business application requirements and develop specifications for databases
construction and maintenance.
·       
Commission,
install and test new applications and versions of database Management Systems
(DBMS).
·       
Create
and maintain reporting systems using products such as crystal reports, etc.
·       
Communicate
regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database
integrity and security.
·       
Support
various projects teams.
·       
Manage
the operations of all corporate databases and data centers as per set policy
& procedures.
·       
Maintain
up-to-date documentation of all corporate databases’ operations manuals and
procedures.
·       
Monitor
the status of end-of-cycle activities including backups ensuring compliance with
scheduled Critical Server Uptime.
·       
Plan,
organize and carry out routine maintenance according to agreed schedules and
ensures satisfactory service levels with respective service providers.
·       
Investigate
problems with databases and end-of-cycle runs, ensure appropriate corrective
action, or escalate problems as appropriate.
·       
Monitor
and report on the performance of end of cycle runs and provide explanations for
any performance deviations with recommendations for the redress of any
difficulties.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the dfcu Bank Database Administrator job placement must hold a University
degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology or
Engineering from a reputable institution.
·       
OCP,
MCDBA, and Oracle PL/SQL and UNIX certification preferably HP-UX and LINUX will
be desirable.
·       
ITIL
·       
Four years
of working experience preferably with a financial institution in the area of
Database Administration and Data Center Management.
·       
Experience
with multiple storage and backup subsystems.
·       
Knowledge
of Microsoft Server Operating Systems and UNIX i.e. SOLARIS & AS400.
·       
Knowledge
of SQL and database management Systems is a must.
·       
Experience
working with open source RDBMS e.g. MySQL.
·       
Knowledge
of shell scripting and other scripting languages like Perl, Python, PHP etc.
·       
Advanced
analytical & problem-solving skills.
·       
Ability
to work independently at any Group location in an IT support capacity.
·       
Ability
to quickly assess organizational needs relative to databases and data center
problems.
·       
Ability
to communicate effectively both in writing and in verbal discussions with
users.
·       
Good
working knowledge of banking systems, operations, and processes.
·       
Excellent
presentation and organizational skills.
·       
Self-motivated
team player with the ability to adapt and work cooperatively and effectively in
different situations and teams to carry out assigned tasks.
·       
Maintain
a positive attitude under stressful conditions.
·       
Disposition
to share knowledge fully and willingly with other employees in the interest of
the organization.
·       
Team
leadership experience.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to
send applications with detailed CV’s including present
position and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates (University
Transcript, O and A level) to the email address indicated below;
Vacanciesbank@dfcugroup.com
Deadline: 7th August 2020
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