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Database Administrator (DBA) Job in Kenya
Access Bank PLC , Kenya

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Database Administrator (DBA)

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
Bachelor's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Mar 16, 2021
Last Date
Jun 16, 2021

Job Description

The key objective of the team is to ensure that all critical databases are available and performing optimally at all times. It is also to maintain the integrity of the database and protect it from unauthorized access. The bank should also be able to work from an alternative location in the event of a disaster at the production site by either activating the DR site or restoring from backups.

Functions and Responsibilities

- Carryout Database Capacity planning, Review complex SQL codes and provide guidance during deployment of new applications.

- Interface effectively with all areas of IT systems and Infrastructure/Application teams, in order to provide appropriate support and maintenance for the database deployments.

-Put measures in place to ensure integrity of the database is not compromised

- Provide support and guidance for other departments on database related issues.

- Design and implement database backup policies and procedures

-Monitor database sizes against capacity plan and ensure regular health check of database infrastructure as well as per formance tuning to ensure continuous availability and optimal performance.

- Ensure all databases operate in compliance with the bank’s security and access policies.

- Respond to internal and external audit queries and ensure remediation of observed vulnerabilities and non-conformities.

- Facilitate root cause analysis on database issues.

-Perform benchmarking analysis to properly size hardware platforms, and maintain technical documentation relating to database management functions.


A good first degree in comptuer science/ I.T with sound proficiency in database management. Relevant Master’s degree will be an advantage

Professional Membership IT certification and other professional qualification will be an added advantage

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good knowledge and proficiency of Oracle Database
  • Good knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft SQL Server database
  • Ability to use Oracle data dictionary
  • Ability to review and interpret log files, AWR and other diagnostic reports to resolve performance challenges
  • Good knowledge of UNIX/Linus and other relevant operating systems
  • Good security knowledge
  • Ability to research, resolve and document unknown problems.

-Regulatory knowledge



Job Specification

Access Bank PLC

Information Technology and Services - Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya