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Job Title: Sr. Database Administrator 2
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • BS degree in Information Technology/Computer Science is required. Graduate degree preferred. Database or data services certification, or other vendor training courses relevant to database or data services is desirable. Microsoft and Oracle Certifications are preferred.
  • Five or more years of SQL server database experience as Database Administrator (DBA), including experience installing, configuring, designing, patching, archiving, and monitoring RDBMS systems.
  • Extensive experience with query tuning and troubleshooting, including database performance tuning.
  • Experience utilizing various high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) options for MS SQL Server is required. Experience with equivalent technologies for Oracle, MySql, and Postgre RDBMS systems strongly preferred. Experience with post-relational and and non-relations database systems such as Intersystem Cache', MongoDB and HB helpful.
  • Experience with ETL development using tools and technologies such as SSIS,  SAP SDI/SDA, HANA Studio, Oracle Data Integrator, Pentaho, Power BI is strongly preferred
  • Experience supporting Linux-hosted database solutions, including UNIX/Linux system administration strongly preferred
  • Experience with backup/recovery best practices.
  • Working knowledge of data encryption techniques and database querying and management tools.
  • Experience running and creating SQL Server health assessments reports/SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) report development/experience writing complex SQL Queries.
  • Data warehouse design using star-schema and/or snowflake methodologies.
  • Full understanding of enterprise change management processes.
  • Customer service oriented.
Department: oil and gas
Experience: At least 6 years of IT audit experience
Apply Before: 2021-12-09

Job Description

The Senior Database Administrator (DBA) will work with IT teams including, but not limited to, Computing Infrastructure, Reporting and Analytics, Clinical Informatics, as well as operational business units to develop an understanding of data and information needs, identify solutions and improve the quality of service while providing support through the logical and physical design of databases. The Sr. DBA will be responsible for maintaining the integrity and performance of the company databases and guarantee the data is stored securely and efficiently. Develop information/database architecture vision including major solution components, high level baseline and target architecture and support in the solution development as Sr. DBA on how to best leverage the database architecture, standards, best practices, assets and frameworks.

Job Resposibilities

1. Install, design and maintain database system software and implement database security.

Ensure successful database backups and report any unexpected events. Investigate and diagnose database related issues and participate in problem management brain-storming.

Identify configuration gaps/deficiencies, and propose & implement the changes to ensure effective and efficient utilization of database systems/processes.

Capacity planning and management across database environment, and automate the repetitive maintenance tasks.

3. Maintain database dictionaries and support tools; develop and maintain accurate system documentation.

Accountable for database architecture roadmap and define migration strategy and determine the implementation approach.

4. Participate in the development and maintenance of strategic, architectural and tactical plans for the database and data warehouse environments; be conversant with, and cognizant of, the future direction of systems, how that direction impacts the company and how future and current database systems can be  exploited for the company’s benefit.

5. Provide technical leadership on database systems and solutions. Provide individual mentoring and training on databases and tools. Recommend, test, and evaluate new technologies, software tools, and required skill sets; recommend and implement improvements.

6. Implement Business Continuity solutions for the database environment, including the installation and configuration of database software and replication processes.

7. Set and maintain database standards

Responsible for development of enterprise database principles, guidelines, standards and frameworks.

8. Assist in query development and tuning; 

9. Support and monitor ETL processes and infrastructure using technologies such as SQL Agent, SSIS, SAP SDI/SDA and Oracle Data Integrator

10. Other duties as assigned.

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