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Job Title: Senior Database Administrator

Job ID: 12114

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Employer: Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc (part of Standard Bank Group)

Sector: Banking and Finance

Division: Group Operations

Position Category: Business Support

Employment Type Full Time – Permanent

Shift: No

Regulatory Approval Yes

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

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