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Database Administrator

Industry: ICT and Telecommunications

Date posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2017

Location: Cape Town,

Expires: Fri, 19 May 2017

Compensation: R360000 - R480000

Reference Number: CPB03014

Job Description

Our client based in Cape Town is looking for an experienced Database Administrator

Main daily responsibilities will include:

  • Estimate database capacities, develop methods for monitoring and maintenance of database instances for data miming and reporting
  • Review and make recommendations for tuning existing environments
  • Design and tune new tables and databases create, update maintenance scripts and data import/export processes
  • Maintain reports in Jaspersoft Deliver ad hoc SQL-based reports combining data from multiple data sources

Main Requirements for this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as Production Database Administrator
  • 3+ years of experience on writing Linux shell scripts, Perl scripts etc. Languages and Software Packages:
  • Experience with High Availability MySQL/Percona environments
  • Experience with workflow engines and creating traceability of data through multiple systems.
  • Experience with database reporting systems, especially Jaspersoft
  • Experience working in a software development environment with software configuration management and agile development practices
  • The DBA role requires hands-on production database administration skills, deep technical expertise with MySQL and Percona Server.
  • Sound understanding on installation, configuration, patching, supporting and upgrading MySQL and Percona servers
  • Strong understanding on MySQL backup and recovery strategies.
  • Strong understanding on MySQL replication.
  • Should be good with query tuning and performance optimization
  • Should be good with MySQL stored procedures and functions
  • Good exposure to Linux operating system
  • Languages: Linux shell scripting, Perl, Python
  • Database: MySQL, Percona, MSSqlServer
  • Tools: Percona toolkit, MySQL Utilities
  • Development Methodologies: Agile development

Interested candidates can forward their comprehensive written applications to the following e-mail:  or you can also contact Caitlin or Sharne on XXX-XXXX. Alternatively visit our website on

Correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates. Should you not hear from us within 3 working days after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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