Senior Database Administrator at Stanbic IBTC Bank

Stanbic IBTC Bank is a leading African banking group focused on emerging markets globally. It has been a mainstay of South Africa's financial system for 150 years, and now spans 16 countries across the African continent.

We are recruiting to fill the above position of:

Job Title: Senior Database Administrator

Job ID: 12114
Location: Nigeria

Division Proposition
Standard Bank is a firm believer in technical innovation, to help us guarantee exceptional client service and leading edge financial solutions. Our growing global success reflects our commitment to the latest solutions, the best people, and a uniquely flexible and vibrant working culture. To help us drive our success into the future, we are looking for an experienced individual to join our dedicated team.

Standard Bank is a leading African banking group focused on emerging markets globally. It has been a mainstay of South Africa's financial system for over 145 years, and now spans 17 countries across the African continent. Its international expansion has taken it to 16 countries outside Africa including Brazil, Russia and China. Its headquarters are in Johannesburg and it is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Standard Bank's Corporate and Investment Banking division is a leading global emerging markets corporate and investment bank and offers its clients banking, trading, investment, risk management and advisory services in developing economies throughout the world. It has specific sector expertise in industries relevant to its global footprint, with strong sector value propositions in: mining & metals; oil, gas & renewables; telecommunications & media; power & infrastructure and Financial Institutions.

Key facts and figures

    Standard Bank Group assets of approximately US$172 billion (as at June 2009)
    Market Capitalisation of approximately US$18 billion (June 2009)
    Present in 33 countries around the world
    Employs more than 50,000 people world-wide (including Liberty)

Position Description
Job Purpose

    Responsible for technical and administrative support of database management system software, data, and data spaces in a large corporation with a multiple database environment, including performance and tuning, capacity planning, workload modelling and prediction, long-term strategic planning, problem resolution and tracking, and maintenance and installation of databases and upgrades. Interrogates data and ensures data integrity across multiple databases. Supports the applications development and service delivery environments and monitors and maintains security needs and procedures.
    Lead a technical team and provide management support to the Head of Infrastructure.
    Provide 24/7 primary systems DBA support for Oracle 11g+ Real time Application Clustering(RAC) & standalone databases and related systems on AIX and Windows.
    To meet with system development request of custom applications or automation of some banking processes based on business requirements, providing operational support /ensuring availability of these solution(internal and external) , Contribute towards Architecture, Engineering of DB solutions. Develop, Document and Deploy Standards and Procedures to comply with Audit, Configuration, Industry and Security baselines.
    Lead database design, development, tuning & optimization expertise to application development and support teams on an ad-hoc or continual basis. Participate in App performance SLA certification during QA/UAT.
    Proactively monitor all database systems utilizing vendor supplied and the clients’ custom scripts and standard tools including OEM.
    Nature of the job involves application development, software redesign and modification, software acquisition, deployment, user assistance, system monitoring and reporting.


    Expert knowledge of Oracle 11G RAC, SQL database concepts, development and administration with seven years of experience, as Oracle and/or SQL DBA in a production environment.
    Oracle, SQL Development and/or Application DBA experience, strong Sql, T-Sql, PlSql, DM*/Data Dictionary knowledge, OLAP skills highly preferred. Well - rounded system DBA and application DBA skills a must.
    Expertise with Oracle 11g+, SQL 2005+ Data Warehousing, Partitioning, Compression, Materialized/Indexed Views, ETL scripting, Data Integration across Heterogeneous rdbms' Oracle Purge techniques and managing very large databases (1TB plus).
    Experience with Oracle hsodbc, Oracle Gateways, Oracle OLAP, Oracle Warehouse Builder, Microsoft Profiler, DTS/ SSIS/ SSAS. Business Objects experience strongly preferred
    Must have extensive and proven troubleshooting, recovery, db and app optimization & administration experience in large and mission critical enterprise environments.
    Experience in building/administering Oracle solutions on Windows and AIX in a SAN environment using Oracle SRDF, RMAN and OEM.
    Strong Unix and Windows experience (sysadmin/power-user level reqd), Programming & Shell scripting skills, Perl.
    Financial Industry experience is a plus
    Oracle 11G Certified Professional a plus
    Ability to interface with users at all levels of the organization and good end-user support skills.
    Must be well-organized, responsible, work effectively as a team player in a project management framework, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and able to multitask in a dynamic Banking environment.
    Handles request on application development for new and existing applications
    Develop custom applications and software base on request
    Manages the life cycle of a new software from the System study stage to the implementation stage
    Participate in software purchase selection process when need arises
    Plan project timelines and communicate to users

Required Skills and Qualifications


    Minimum Education required –2.2 BSc. Computer Science from a reputable university
    Project Management will be an added advantage


    Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in a similar role
    Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    Strong customer focus and ability to manage client expectations
    Proven ability to work under stress in emergencies, flexibility to handle pressure coming from all directions simultaneously
    Strong team-orientated interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interface with a wide variety of people at all levels
    Self-motivated and able to work under little supervision.
    Logic and problem solving skills.
    Good communication skills.
    Ability to interact with users at all levels.
    Must be service orientated
    Good leadership skills
    Project Management skills

Required Competencies
Personal Competencies

    Team player
    Good communication skills
    Pay attention to details
    Result oriented
    People management skills
    We are an equal opportunities employer and are totally opposed to discrimination in any form. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all employees regardless of race, sex, colour, nationality, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital / partnership status, religion, age or disability.

Application Closing Date
5th September, 2013

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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