Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Database Administrator - Gulf International Bank - Manama - Bahrain

Minimum Qualifications & Experience Requirements:
1. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or any related field from an accredited institution.
2. 5 to 7 years experience in I.T. Banking / Finance Sector as a Database Administrator.
3. Hands on I.T. Experience in the following areas:
a. Database administration, performance tuning and replication. Certified DBA on Oracle (Oracle 10G, 11G).
b. Experience in Oracle RAC implementation, performance tuning, and maintenance.
c. Experience in Database Replication Technologies
d. Experience in implementing / supporting Data Guard Active
e. Strong knowledge of DBMS Security.
f. Strong knowledge of PL-SQL.
g. Comprehensive knowledge of RMAN Backup/Restore
h. Familiar with Audit Vault
i. Experience projects involving Database consolidation, database Migration etc.
j. Experience of Operating systems like Windows server, Unix, HP-Unix, Sun Solaris, AIX, Linux, etc.
k. Experience on Database Modeling and Design tools.
l. Strong organizational skills
m. Strong logical and analytical thinker
n. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail
o. Strong written and verbal communication skills

Knowledge of managing DBMS under Server virtualization is a plus.

Main Scope of Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Responsible DBA for all the respective databases and making sure they are available during business and operational hours & be prepared to be called on out of office hours as dictated by circumstances.
2. Develop database standards and guidelines to guide the use and acquisition of database and to protect vulnerable information.
3. Plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information in databases against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure.
4. Approve, schedule, plan, and supervise the installation and testing of new databases.
5. Establish and optimize existing databases for performance.
6. Develop methods for integrating different products so they work properly together, such as customizing commercial databases to fit specific needs.

Main Scope of Duties and Responsibilities (cont.):
7. Review project requests describing database user needs to estimate time and cost required to accomplish project.
8. Work as part of a project team to coordinate database development and determine project scope and limitations.
9. Monitor the health of the databases and take pro-active steps to ensure 100% uptime for production database.
10. Ensuring proper Disaster Recovery solution is in place for all production databases.
11. Identify and evaluate industry trends in database systems to serve as a source of information and advice.
12. Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes relating to database performance.
13. Test database programs, correct errors and make necessary modifications.
14. Liaising with other IT Team members to resolve issues and arrive at appropriate solutions.
15. Adhere to the banks established procedures, policies and guidelines.
16. Maintain high standards of professionalism & appearance at all times.
17. Must maintain current and highest level of technical skill in the field of expertise.
18. Required liaison with third party Vendors.
19. Assist in quality assurance process.
20. Pursue any other related activities as directed by superiors.

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