2020-11-12 remotive.io
South Africa only
SovTech's Enterprise team is looking for a SQL Developer to join their team on a contract basis.
About the SQL Database Administrator position
We are looking for a SQL database administrator (DBA) who will keep the database up and running smoothly 24/7. The goal is to provide a seamless flow of information throughout the company, considering both backend data structure and frontend accessibility for end-users.
You should be capable of productive collaboration with the development team to ensure system consistency, provide technical support and identify new requirements. You should also be organized and communicative.

SQL Database Administrator responsibilities are:

Ensure the upkeep and functionality of bespoke business systems & applications.

Provide support to the end-users of these systems & applications

Create database systems of high availability and quality

Ensure data distribution to the right user, in appropriate format and in a timely manner

Utilize high-speed transaction recovery techniques and backup data

Ensure minimal database downtime and manage parameters to provide fast query responses

Monitor database performance, implement changes and apply new patches and versions when required

Document database policies, procedures and standards, and ensure they are followed by the team

Organize tests and evaluations regularly to ensure data security, privacy and integrity

Provide proactive and reactive data management support and training to users

SQL Database Administrator requirements are:

2+ years' experience of working on a Database Administrator position

Programming using VB.net, C++, C-Sharp, SQL scripting, Python, R

SQL DBA skills & experience is essential (Microsoft Certified DBA)

Application development & support experience

Solid experience with database standards and end user applications

Solid experience with data backup, recovery, security, integrity and SQL

Experience with DBA case tools (frontend or backend) and third party tools

Good knowledge of database design, documentation and coding

Knowledge of programming languages API

Strong problem solving skills, with algorithmic thinking

BS degree in Computer Science or other relevant area

Advantageous knowledge & experience:

SYSPRO and or similar ERP system experience
Exposure to PLM solutions such as Team Centre, Aras, SMARTEAM, et-al
Data science, data analytics, data warehouse