Database Support Specialist C | FirstRand

About us, purpose, experience and qualifications

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• stay curious and you have one simple goal: to improve the lives of customers through simple, effective solutions that meet their needs, contact us today and join a winning team. All appointments will be made in line with the Bank’s Employment Equity plan The Bank supports the recruitment and advancement of individuals with disabilities. In order for us to fulfill this purpose, candidates can disclose their disability information on a voluntary basis. The Bank will keep this information confidential unless we are required by law to disclose this information to other parties.


To support the build and maintenance of the data warehouse by actioning all database administrative activities on complex databases and to provide a client centric and secure database environment.

experience and qualifications

• Minimum Qualification – Relevant Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field and certification in databases, data warehouse, MCSE
• Preferred Qualification – Relevant Post grad Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field and certification in databases, data warehouse, MCSE
• Experience – 3 to 5 years experience in Database Administration and Data Warehousing
• Knowledge Required : Design and administration of logical and relational databases in diverse technological environments
• Troubleshooting and analysis protocol
• Various database systems – Oracle or MYSQL or SQL server
• Database queries and theory
• Distributed computing architectures
• Operating systems
• Storage technologies and networking
• Routine maintenance, recovery, and handling failover of a database
• Data Management
• Business Systems Data

additional requirements

• Minimum of 7 years’ experience, and knowledge of and experience with Oracle 12.2, 19c or higher.

• Solid understanding of Oracle internal architecture.
• Performing Oracle backups and restores using RMAN
• Ensure performance, security, and availability of databases.
• Basic understanding of data model for Oracle Release 12.2, 19C or higher.
• Knowledge of database procedures, upgrades, recovery options and database migration.
• Experience in performance tuning with high data volumes.
• Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills.
• Must understand the systems development process and have a solid understanding of business processes.
• Ability to work effectively with clients and IT management and staff.
• Performing upgrades of the database and software to new release levels
• Good communication skills and must work well in a team environment.
• Extensive experience in Oracle Data Guard replication and physical standby for Disaster recovery
• Working experience of Oracle Database Appliance.
• Strong knowledge of OEM 13C grid monitoring configuration.
• Experience in database/application performance tuning and monitoring tools including AWR, ADDM, ASH
• Experience in database problem identification, problem diagnosis and resolution.
• Excellent communication, ability to explain a technical problem to management.
• Ability to work on high performing teams and deliver under pressure situations.
• Practical experience with advanced topology elements like Oracle Clusterware and Automatic Storage Management.
• Sound knowledge of and experience with Oracle’s Enterprise Manager 13c
• Presentation and Reporting skills.
• Experience of managing multiple Oracle installations on large systems.
• Knowledge of UNIX/zLinux and AIX OS
• Prepare documentations and specifications.
• Able to work under pressure, on own initiative and without constant supervision, to strict and tight deadlines.
• Required to provide 24×7 production support on a rotation schedule