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Senior Database Administrator

ITaaS Database Administration (Inactive)
Bangalore, India

Looking for the next step in your career? Enjoy a challenge?  Do you have an ambition for innovation? Want to make a difference?

If you join our growing global team, you’ll be working for an industry leader with offices across five continents and nearly 60 countries with more than 30,000 employees.  You will work with some of the leading world brands across the Fortune 100 and  Fortune 500 companies – who are all relying on Dimension Data to help them use the power of technology to achieve their ambition in this digital era.You’ll be part of a team who’s passionate about making a difference to the way technology shapes how we live and work – whether it’s protecting the rhino, connecting the G20 Summit, or revolutionising cycling, giving you the opportunity to do great things.

You’ll be joining a Global Top Employer, recognised for investing in talent because people are at the heart of our success. You provide the skills, passion and ideas, and we’ll provide the platform to realise your ambitions.Great talent. Great Teams. Great work. Great opportunities.

Want to be part of our team?

High Level Job Description The Database Administrator (DBA) interfaces with multiple members of the Dimension Data and customer teams on a technical and customer service level. The DBA demonstrates an enterprise view and understanding of systems and technologies. The DBA is responsible for database design, installation, maintenance, monitoring, performance tuning and upgrades of database systems.  This includes documenting systems in accordance with company standards.  The DBA serves as a point of escalation and review for issues or concerns identified by the customer or the monitoring system on a 24x7 basis.   The DBA will help develop solutions to improve database environments and enhance server reliability and performance.   The DBA provides sales support to assist in determining customer needs and projecting requirements based on customer input.  The DBA is responsible for designing database solutions to best meet customer needs, as well as making and presenting recommendations to improve existing infrastructures. Key roles and responsibilities • Designing and Implementing database solutions based on customer requests and needs  • Presenting customers with recommendations regarding hardware and software.  • Installing database software, maintaining appropriate maintenance levels and tuning.  • Evaluating, recommending, installing and configuring database related software to meet customer requirements  • Installing and configuring tools for event monitoring, capacity planning, performance monitoring, etc. and making recommendations based on results.  • Level 3 troubleshooting and resolution of database problems.  • Leading technical projects from start to finish while working within organizational change management and project management guidelines.  • Performing database upgrades.  Including planning, scheduling, testing, and coordination with the customer.  • Account creation and management.  • Performing database backups and recoveries.  • Responding to outages both during normal business hours and in an after-hours, on-call capacity.  • Producing documentation for use in configuration, repair and troubleshooting of managed database systems.  • Coordinating and interfacing with outside vendors, end users, other department team members, and service providers to resolve issues.  • Participating in capacity planning and disaster recovery exercises while producing supporting documentation.  • Supporting sales initiatives through participation in sales calls and the RFP process.  • Taking initiative on special projects to improve the overall operation and move the group forward on new technologies, areas of expertise and overall business growth.  Requirements:  Education and  Training and Experience • A minimum of 6 years of experience in either MSSQL/MySQL or Oracle production environments • A Bachelors degree in science or engineering or equivalent experience • Troubleshooting database and SQL performance issues. • Creating and maintaining standard operating procedures for database administration. • Experience in technical concepts coupled with the ability to communicate complex technical information in straightforward terms. • Exposure to running databases on cloud and virtualized environments • Experience with and a broad understanding of implementing and managing complex technical projects with the ability to solve technical problems. • Willingness to thrive and succeed in a fast-paced, dynamic 24X7 environment.  MSSQL   • MSSQL RDBMS installation, tuning, and version upgrades. • Expertise in SQL versions 2008 R2 to 2012 • Configuration replication (snapshot and transactional) • Configuration Mirroring  • Configuration of log shipping • Configuration of AlwaysON • Microsoft Cluster (MSCS) and SQL Cluster configurations. • Implementing Disaster Recovery and Backup solutions.

What you'll be doing

In this position you will be required to:

1. Ensure data is clearly defined and refine the logical design of the database so that it can be translated into a specific data model.

2. Monitor the performance and manage the parameters of the database to ensure the provision of speedy query responses to front-end users.

3. Assist with the development of database utilities and automated reporting, and set up data sharing and disk partitioning.

4. Assist the Change Control and Release Management functions by commissioning and installing new applications and customising existing applications in order to make them fit for purpose.

5. Work in accordance with the security information requirements and procedures of the company and ensure the compliance to non-disclosure agreements with clients.

Personal Attributes and Skills Required: Displays excellent verbal and written communication skills coupled with strong interpersonal and relationship building skills Demonstrated leadership driving service operations teams, ensuring consistency of process adherence, and implementing service improvement plans Demonstrate the ability to influence and negotiate and collaborate at all levels within the globalised organisation, driving results in a highly matrixed organisation Proactive and self-motivated with ability to work unsupervised in a pressurised environment and willing to work extended hours when required Demonstrate excellent networking and relationship building skills with the ability to collaborate at all levels within the organisation Display strong analytical and organisational skills and strategic thinking capability and excellent leadership skills “people drivers” capable of gaining buy-in, achieving results and managing conflicting interests across multiple areas of the business Demonstrate the ability to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines simultaneously and exhibit sound operational understanding Possess excellent documentation skills, in particular, business requirements, use cases, processes & procedures & presentations Display the ability to coach and mentor, including instructional design skills and the ability to implement relevant training courses 

What would make you a good fit for this role?

High Level Job Description The Database Administrator (DBA) interfaces with multiple members of the Dimension Data and customer teams on a technical and customer service level. The DBA demonstrates an enterprise view and understanding of systems and technologies. The DBA is responsible for database design, installation, maintenance, monitoring, performance tuning and upgrades of database systems.  This includes documenting systems in accordance with company standards.  The DBA serves as a point of escalation and review for issues or concerns identified by the customer or the monitoring system on a 24x7 basis.   The DBA will help develop solutions to improve database environments and enhance server reliability and performance.   The DBA provides sales support to assist in determining customer needs and projecting requirements based on customer input.  The DBA is responsible for designing database solutions to best meet customer needs, as well as making and presenting recommendations to improve existing infrastructures. Key roles and responsibilities • Designing and Implementing database solutions based on customer requests and needs  • Presenting customers with recommendations regarding hardware and software.  • Installing database software, maintaining appropriate maintenance levels and tuning.  • Evaluating, recommending, installing and configuring database related software to meet customer requirements  • Installing and configuring tools for event monitoring, capacity planning, performance monitoring, etc. and making recommendations based on results.  • Level 3 troubleshooting and resolution of database problems.  • Leading technical projects from start to finish while working within organizational change management and project management guidelines.  • Performing database upgrades.  Including planning, scheduling, testing, and coordination with the customer.  • Account creation and management.  • Performing database backups and recoveries.  • Responding to outages both during normal business hours and in an after-hours, on-call capacity.  • Producing documentation for use in configuration, repair and troubleshooting of managed database systems.  • Coordinating and interfacing with outside vendors, end users, other department team members, and service providers to resolve issues.  • Participating in capacity planning and disaster recovery exercises while producing supporting documentation.  • Supporting sales initiatives through participation in sales calls and the RFP process.  • Taking initiative on special projects to improve the overall operation and move the group forward on new technologies, areas of expertise and overall business growth.  Requirements:  Education and  Training and Experience • A minimum of 6 years of experience in either MSSQL/MySQL or Oracle production environments • A Bachelors degree in science or engineering or equivalent experience • Troubleshooting database and SQL performance issues. • Creating and maintaining standard operating procedures for database administration. • Experience in technical concepts coupled with the ability to communicate complex technical information in straightforward terms. • Exposure to running databases on cloud and virtualized environments • Experience with and a broad understanding of implementing and managing complex technical projects with the ability to solve technical problems. • Willingness to thrive and succeed in a fast-paced, dynamic 24X7 environment.  MSSQL   • MSSQL RDBMS installation, tuning, and version upgrades. • Expertise in SQL versions 2008 R2 to 2012 • Configuration replication (snapshot and transactional) • Configuration Mirroring  • Configuration of log shipping • Configuration of AlwaysON • Microsoft Cluster (MSCS) and SQL Cluster configurations. • Implementing Disaster Recovery and Backup solutions.

Join our growing global team and accelerate your career with Dimension Data. Apply today.

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Dimension Data is an equal opportunity employer with a global culture that embraces diversity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be unfairly discriminated against on any arbitrary ground including race, colour, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other protected category.

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