Senior Oracle Database Administrator

Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA

Company: Datafin

Category: Computer and Mathematical Occupations

Published on 2021-11-03T00:11:56.000000Z


ADMINISTRATE, configure, monitor and maintain the database environment of a large Retail Group seeking the technical expertise of a solutions-driven Senior Oracle Database Administrator. You will be responsible for the support, coordination and maintenance to various database applications, database installs, upgrades, patching, backups & restores while recommending technical solutions to clients and managing Disaster Recovery (backup and restore) procedures and checks. You will require Matric/Grade 12, a suitable IT related tertiary qualification and OCA and OCP Certifications. You must also have 6-10 Years’ experience as an Oracle DBA with sound working knowledge of Oracle. Other tech tools you will be working with include Oracle Enterprise Manager, SQL Server & MySQL Database, Linux, Oracle Data Guard, Oracle RMAN & Performance Tuning.


Responsible for supporting, coordinating and maintaining the various database applications by installing, configuring, troubleshooting and repairing the databases of various clients in the group.

Assist with budgeting and quotes for current and future environments.

Documentation of processes.

Orientation of new staff.

Database installs and DR environment configuration.

Database patching and upgrades.

Database backups and restores.

Implementation of database monitoring utilities.

Database performance investigations.

Structural changes and deployment of database objects.

User requests.


POC new technologies or processes for clients.

Provide consultancy, education and guidance in the use and exploitation of DBMS’s and database environments and infrastructure.

Recommend technical solutions to clients.

Assist in the logical design and implement the physical definition of databases in conjunction with Application Systems Analysts.

Enhance and maintain databases to accommodate new business functions and improve existing business functions.

Assist Application Developers with problem analysis and resolution of development and production failures.

Provide and maintain technically stable and performing production environments.

Research and evaluate alternative solutions and recommend the most efficient and cost-effective database solution for the application design.

Monitor and analyse ongoing database status, utilization and capacity.

Implement and support database security regulations, policies, and guidelines.

Work closely with technical and client management to plan and implement database tools in support of business applications development requirements and processes.

Utilize standard tools to record change and problem activities for tracking purposes.

Support user and developer access, upgrade planning, implementation and resolution of database.

Capacity Plans.

Meet contracted SLA.

Disaster Recovery (backup and restore) procedures and checks.


Qualifications –

Matric/Grade 12.

Tertiary qualification in IT.

OCA and OCP Certifications.

Experience/Skills –

6-10 Years’ experience as an Oracle DBA.

Sound working knowledge of Oracle.

You will be working with the following technologies –

Oracle Enterprise Manager

Oracle, SQL Server & MySQL Database


Oracle Data Guard

Oracle RMAN

Performance Tuning


The natural tendency to take ownership and responsibility.

Strong problem solving, effective planning and organisational skills.

Detail oriented.

Excellent communication skills.

You have a can-do attitude.

Can cope under pressure.

Takes responsibility for team failures.

Strives for continuous improvement.

Works smart, not hard.

Needs to embrace change rather than fear it.

Analytical and technically minded.

Ability to share knowledge effectively.

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