Sql Systems Administrator Wanted at KCB BANK


The Position:
Reporting to the Manager Enterprise Applications, the SQL Systems administrator is the Subject Matter Expert on SQL based database solutions, mainly MS SQL Server 2008 R2 and above and MySQL.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Expert support of the bank’s SQL server databases and ensure their performance, high availability, backup, security and upgrades.
  • Own the administration and maintenance of the Microsoft SQL database servers and MySQL systems.
  • Management and ongoing technical support of MS SQL and MySQL databases.
  • Test, implement and document changes to existing systems as per change management and business continuity practices.
  • Plan and implement appropriate business continuity solutions for all SQL database systems and spearhead continuous testing of BCP with end users.
  • Implement and manage SQL and MySQL upgrades, patches and releases.
  • Test and review systems backups
  • Facilitate transfer of knowledge and skills to other team members
  • Provide first level support for assigned Application systems and act as vendor liaison for second and third level support
  • Provide first level troubleshooting and support for end user hardware and software problems as logged with the service desk
  • Participate in the acquisition, review and make recommendation for new or upgraded T Solutions as shall be needed by the business from time to time
  • Participate in knowledge transfer within the team and other support units to enhance systems support capability
The Person:
For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in IT or closely related subject
  • At least 6 years’ experience in a relevant IT field.
  • A Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert – Data Management and Analytics or Data Platform certification
  • MySQL database administration skills – MySQL Database Administrator certification is an added advantage
  • Extensive knowledge of T-SQL
  • Good practical knowledge of SQL Analysis and Reporting Services (SRSS) and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Extensive knowledge of common web servers, in particular Internet Information Services (IIS) 8.0 and above and Apache Tomcat
  • Good knowledge of common web browsers – Internet Explorer 8 and above, Microsoft Edge, Firefox
  • Knowledge of networking services – DHCP, DNS
  • Knowledge of Active Directory Domain Services – AD user and group management, Group Policy Objects
  • Working knowledge of PowerShell and PowerShell scripting
  • Working knowledge of hardware and end user peripherals
  • Understanding of Oracle PL –SQL is desirable but not necessary
  • The above positions are demanding roles for which the Bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate. If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke.
To be considered your application must be received by Monday, 5th December, 2016
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
NB: In the event that you are successful, we will require that you provide us with a Certificate of Good Conduct that is not more than 6months old.

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