Website Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development
To provide operational database technical services to support the application development, database production support and various requirements for distributed technical support to ensure applications are running smoothly. The responsibilities also involve effective provisioning, installation, configuration, operation, upgrades and maintenance of server systems hardware, software and infrastructure.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
i. Administration of systems and databases, server virtualization and server infrastructure;
ii. Management of security aspects to the assigned systems, databases, integrity controls, related records, and documents;
iii. Installation, upgrade, and maintenance of software applications and databases;
iv. Maintenance, administration, monitoring, problem management, and production for databases;
v. Undertaking of daily maintenance, testing, backup, and recovery of systems and databases;
vi. Applying patches and upgrade of systems and databases;
vii. Installing and building database structures;
viii. Query and performance tuning of databases;
ix. Provisioning/installing, configuring, operating, upgrading and maintaining assigned systems hardware, software and infrastructure;
x. Provide appropriate infrastructure technology solution to support Operations;
xi. Maintain the strict confidentiality of all records and documents stored in the assigned systems and infrastructure;
xii. Provide technical advice and support in problem solving related to systems and applications;
xiii. Contribute to the disaster recovery and business continuity planning process regarding the assigned systems and infrastructure;
xiv. Assist in management of hardware devices, licensing and all programs as assigned;
xv. Ensure high-availability of systems and services; and
xvi. Execute other assignments as may be assigned from time to time by superiors.
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree either in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent degree from a recognized institution.
TECHNICAL SKILLS QUALIFICATIONS:
i. Working knowledge of MS Windows, Linux and Unix Server platforms;
ii. Working knowledge of databases (e.g. MS SQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, etc.);
iii. Working knowledge in Clustering, Security/encryption, Fail over management and automatic switch over;
iv. System Backup types and administration (full, incremental, etc.);
v. Practical skills in configuring access to file services as Access Control, managing NTFS file and folder permissions, managing permissions for shared resources, determining effective permissions, configuring and managing distributed file system as Distributed File System (DFS) Overview, configuring DFS Namespaces, configuring DFS replication, deploy file sharing services, deploy an FTP server and a web server;
vi. Working knowledge in Clustering, Security/encryption, Fail over management and automatic switch over;
vii. Practical skills on Database schema creation and management;
viii. Practical skills on Performance management and tuning;
ix. Knowledge of Storage management techniques;
x. ERP and business knowledge will be an added advantage;
xi. Possession of a relevant recognized ICT professional certification will be an added advantage;
xii. Practical knowledge and skills relevant to the position will be added advantage.
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