28 May 2017

Regional Database Administrator Job Careers - Spedag Interfreight Uganda Ltd

Job Title:       Regional Database Administrator
Organisation: Spedag Interfreight Uganda Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head IT Africa

About Us:
Spedag Interfreight Uganda Ltd is the leading clearing, forwarding and freight logistics company in Uganda which provides end to end supply chain management. We specialize in supply chain management, consolidation Services, Distribution Logistics, Project Logistics, Warehousing, Airfreight, Transports, Sea freight Overland and comprehensive Logistics.

Job Summary: The Regional Database Administrator will take charge of the overall function of all Databases by providing a high available homogenous Data Structure for Spedag Interfreight Group in Africa.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Monitors databases to optimize database performance, resource use, and physical implementations of databases; addresses a variety of database integration issues including migration between disparate databases, integration, maintenance/conversion, capacity planning issues, and new applications.
  • Develop, implement and maintain change control and testing processes for modifications to database.
  • Keenly monitors and maintains database security and database software.
  • Maintains availability and integrity of databases through multiple access schemes; facilitates sharing of common data by overseeing proper key and index management and data dictionary maintenance.
  • Regularly monitors and manages database backups, logs, and journals; installs, maintains, and upgrades database software; restores and/or recovers data as required and ensure root causes is corrected.
  • Provides advice to applications programmers in the effective use of database languages; advises on troubleshooting, exception processing needs, and other data management issues.
  • Creates, procedures and maintains various database related documents such as manuals and programmers’ handbooks.
  • Monitor Database Replication, both uni-directional and bi-directional using Oracle Golden Gate, by reducing lag time in the replication and ensure database is up to date at all time.
  • Work closely with IT Support (or) Development Team for incidents escalation.
  • Provide 2nd level support for database related issues.
  • Tasked with mapping out the conceptual design for a planned database/application; considering both back-end organization of data and front-end accessibility for end-users.
  • Ensure the DBMS & Middleware are always on the latest available version.
  • Develop and implement archive and capacity management plan.
  • Ensure database integrity and security by communicating regularly with technical, applications and operational staffs
  • Establish procedures for post-implementation review as set out in the implementation plan.
  • Mentor and train staff in accordance with the defined training and implementation plan and associated materials, as part of every information systems development, implementation or modification project.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Regional Database Administrator job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor of Science or IT related discipline;
  • A minimum of five years’ experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Associate Certification (OCA) – OCP Preferred.
  • Oracle Golden Gate 12c Implementation Essentials (Preferred)
  • Qualification and Certification on Oracle Database Administration (OCP) 11g & 12c
  • Qualification and Certification on Oracle WebLogic Middleware and Oracle Golden Gate.
  • Good knowledge and experience of Microsoft®
  • Windows Operating Systems
  • Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote)
  • Expertise in RMAN Backup/Archiving solutions.
  • Shell scripting experience.
  • Working knowledge on writing Procedural language (PL/SQL) knowledge and experience.
  • Working knowledge in the Microsoft Office Package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Projects)
  • Working knowledge in preparing technical documentation.
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to professional personnel in area of expertise.
  • Previous experience with performance tuning, explain plan execution processes.
  • Prior experience in relevant database design, development, implementation, test and documentation.
  • Good working knowledge of job scheduling and monitoring tools.
  • Know-how of freight forwarding, logistics or transport industry
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of Spedag Interfreight strategy and products (is a plus)
  • Project Management experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of business processes
  • Capable of making informed decisions and provide practical, timely solutions
  • Willingness to involve stakeholders in the decision making process, to get buy-in and to implement solutions.
  • Computer literacy and good MS Office skills (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Detail oriented and able to multi task
  • Ability to work alone or in a team, co-operation (mentoring, motivation)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Target-driven spirit
  • High energy and resilience.
  • Be authentic, approachable, open and honest.
  • Active Directory: Preferred knowledge and experience in ITIL and/or Cobit
  • Language skills: Fluent in English 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified applicants should send their applications with detailed curriculum vita including three professional referees, Copies of academic documents and an application letter to; the Human Resources Department, ug.vacancies@spedaginterfreight.com.

NB: Only short listed candidates will he contacted.

Deadline: 28th May 2017

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