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Position Details: Microsoft SQL Database Administrator

Location: Kampala, Uganda
Openings: 1

Description:

Our client is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services.

Job Summary:
The MS-SQL Database administrator will work on the design, planning, implementation, and optimization of enterprise MS-SQL databases across the organization.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
Assist in the definition of database architecture and design specifications.
Work with IT vendors to install, configure, maintain, and upgrade enterprise database systems and related applications.
Provide support in functionality and acceptance testing during the implementation of enterprise database systems.
Ensure optimal performance of the organization’s databases;
Regularly monitor and reconcile the performance of the databases to pre-defined performance thresholds and take appropriate actions where required
Implement established policies and procedures on database management
Maintain database security and data integrity through the use of access codes and efficient password system.
Perform regular data backup, and validate integrity of data backup.
Perform database automation and script writing.
Investigate and resolve incidents/ requests relating to enterprise databases, and escalate irresolvable faults/ issues to relevant vendors/ suppliers where appropriate.
Provide support in operating systems trouble shooting.
Ensure availability of accurate documentation of standards, guidelines and procedures for effectively managing and maintaining the databases.
Liaise with relevant unit/team/function in carrying out all relevant activities.
Attend team/divisional/departmental meetings as required.
Prepare/compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports for the attention of the Manager, IT Operations Support.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the line manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
At least a degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or any other related discipline.
Microsoft SQL Server database certification
At least 3 - 7 years’ experience in database administration
Experience and knowledge in telecom industry would be of an advantage.
Ugandan Citizens are encouraged to apply 
Excellent communication skills
Excellent multi-tasking skills with ability to learn quickly
High degree of confidentiality and ability to handle sensitive information
Effective leadership skills with ability to work under pressure
Excellent team work skills
Any other Microsoft Certification is an added advantage

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