Thursday, 2 February 2012

Oracle Applications and Database Administrators Jobs in Kenya

A leading local financial institution hereby invites applications from suitably qualified, experienced and self-motivated IT professionals with excellent credentials to fill the following vacancies in the Information Management Services Division:

1. Oracle Applications Administrator (Applications DBA)

He/She shall be charged with the responsibility of administering, managing and maintaining Oracle Applications installations.

Key Duties & Responsibilities
  • Installation and configuration of all Oracle Applications environments
  • Managing patches, upgrades, customizations, updates and Version Control of Oracle Applications Cloning of Oracle Applications Oracle Applications Concurrent Manager Administration; Forms/Report Servers Administration and Web Servers Administration (Oracle HTTPS Server and embedded Apache). Administration of all the Applications DBA (AD) utilities including adadmin, adpatch, adctrl etc
  • Special application related regular and maintenance functions. Such as month end and period end functions.
  • Oracle Applications Printer Configuration User Access Administration in Oracle Applications
  • Providing technical support to business and application development teams; being the point of contact for Oracle Corporation.
Minimum Requirements
  • Age 35 years and below
  • College degree in a relevant technical field (Computer Science majors preferred)
  • Oracle DBA Certification.
  • At least 2 years working experience in administering Oracle eBusiness Suite 11i/12.
  • At least 2 years UNIX experience.
  • Experience with Oracle application administration in high availability environments.
  • Extensive knowledge of Oracle10g/11g database and application servers.
  • UNIX System Administration qualification/experience specific to IBM AIX is an added advantage
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, and ability to effectively interact with all levels of the organization Ability to work in large multi disciplinary teams.
Salary

The starting salary for this position will be Kshs 99,706.20.

Opportunity for career growth will be based on performance

2. Oracle Database Administrator

The ideal candidate must demonstrate ability to administer and maintain large database installations in a busy environment where security is of top priority.

Key Responsibilities and Work Experience
  • Enterprise database server administration for 24/7 data availability of key systems.
  • Assist in the selection, installation, qualification, testing, and validation of enterprise database systems and applications.
  • Work closely with internal and external developers to develop and maintain custom and third-party database applications.
  • Responsible for documenting all database installations and configurations.
  • Design and develop databases, database users and database security and other database objects including stored procedures.
  • Maintain version control of custom database objects and assist with the creation of entity relationship and modeling diagrams for new custom databases.
  • Create and maintain jobs/scripts with automated scheduling and alerts, configuration and monitoring for all current and future databases.
  • Responsible for monitoring the status of scheduled backups and database jobs.
  • Responsible for database security and the analysis and application of database patches and upgrades to database servers and components.
  • Optimization and performance tuning for all current and future databases and assisting the application team with application performance tuning.
  • Work with the Information Security Office to ensure compliance.
  • Participate in audits by maintaining the necessary logs and providing reports or extracts to the qualified resources as requested for the audits.
  • Perform imports, exports and data conversion from one system to another as needed.
  • Migrate between database platforms as necessary.
  • Develop, implement and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) for database administration including backup, restoration, administration, and disaster recovery.
  • Participate in designing, setting up, implementing and testing business continuity and disaster recovery installations within the Bank.
  • Performing capacity planning required creating and maintaining the databases while working closely with system administrators.
  • Performing database re-organizations as required to assist performance and ensure maximum uptime of the database.
  • Evaluating releases of Oracle and its tools, and third party products to ensure that the company is running the products that are most appropriate while working with the application developers and System administrators, to ensure that any new product usage or release upgrade takes place with minimal impact.
  • Enforcing and maintaining database constraints to ensure integrity of the database.
  • Administering all database objects, including tables, clusters, indexes, views, sequences, packages and procedures.
  • Assisting with impact analysis of any changes made to the database objects.
  • Troubleshooting problems regarding the databases, applications and development tools.
  • Creating new database users as required.
  • Manage sharing of resources amongst applications.
Minimum Requirements
  • Age 35 years and below
  • College degree in a relevant technical field (Computer Science majors preferred)
  • Oracle DBA Certification.
  • At least 2 years UNIX experience
  • At least 2 years of Oracle database administration in a UNIX environment. Experience with database administration in high availability environments.
  • UNIX System Administration qualification/experience specific to IBM AIX is an added advantage
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, and ability to effectively interact with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work in large multi disciplinary teams.
Salary

The starting salary for this position WIN be Kshs 99,706.20.

Opportunity for career growth will be based on performance

If you meet the above requirements and consider yourself proactive, self-driven and up to the challenge, please send your application and updated curriculum Vitae to:

TS/2148
P.O. Box 49990-00100
Nairobi

So as to be received on or before 17th February , 2012.

Note:

Please do not apply for these positions if you do not have the required qualifications, experience or competencies as per the advertisement.

Applications received after deadline will not be considered.

Only short listed candidates shall be contacted and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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