Cape Town
Posted 4 weeks ago

An IT Managed Service Company in Cape Town is looking to for a senior MS SQL DBA To remotely deliver SQL database support and project services to multiple customers in line with contractual SLA’s and KPI’s.



  • Provide incident management (diagnosis, investigation resolution), as well as technical project implementation services to customers.  Work with incident management, service desk,
  • Create and manage multiple databases and assist in capacity planning.
  • Monitor, maintain database systems and troubleshoot problems that may arise.
  • Maintain data integrity and security (manage roles and permissions of database users).
  • Use tools like SQL Profiler for database tuning. Generate traces, execution plans, identify performance issues, deadlocks/contention and resolve them.
  • Develop strategies and implement solutions for managing back-ups, restoration and replication.
  • Create and manage constraints and indexes.
  • Support software developers with database operations
  • Effectively coordinate and communicate with all the stakeholders (internal teams and clients).
  • Set up and maintain database infrastructure for the company’s BI needs
  • Assist with transitions from on premises to cloud solutions



  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a MS SQL database environment
  • Solid experience with SSRS, SSIS and SSAS
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Documentation skills
  • Assertiveness in the face of the customer when needing to explain or defend a technical standpoint or approach.
  • Passion for customer satisfaction and service excellence
  • Highly motivated, disciplined and ambitious
  • Happy to work remotely without any physical access to the infrastructure
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to perform well under pressure
  • Knowledge of Oracle will be advantageous



  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in computer science or equivalent education and experience.
  • 8-15 years’ experience in administering Microsoft SQL server databases.
  • Extensive experience writing T-SQL and stored procedures and query tuning on high transaction systems.
  • Experienced in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS).
  • Experienced in ETL (Extract-Transform-Load) development / data integration.
  • Sound knowledge of RDBMS concepts, database architecture and SQL/T-SQL.
  • Proficient with SQL server profiler for monitoring and troubleshooting database activity and performance.
  • Experience in SQL Server Clustering and HA technologies including mirroring, log shipping, failover cluster and various replication technologies would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of other databases like MySQL, No SQL databases and In-memory databases and MCTIP certification will be an advantage.
  • Ability to develop procedure documents and maintain detailed database related documents.
  • Innovative approach to work, constantly looking for upgrading the system to more efficient and effective new technologies.

Deadline for applications is 15/09/2020

For more information, call Nova Buchan on 073 393 9731 or send your CV to

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