26 Jan 2016

GenKey Job Vacancy : PostgreSQL Database Administrator

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Position Overview: GenKey Africa, based in Accra, Ghana has an opening for a full time Senior PostgreSQL Database Administrator. The candidate will work in all aspects of the organization’s database maintenance and support activities.

Scope of Work

The selected candidate will be responsible for the following

  • Database configuration
  • Database integration
  • Database maintenance
  • Database backups, replications and recovery
  • Upgrading of database
  • Database security
  • Implementation of database security policies, database designs, data access
  • Documenting database architecture

From the selected candidate, the following is also expected:

  • Assisting in project specific software development
  • Monitor software application performance
  • Assist with customer support services
  • Assist with quality assurance of products, projects and processes
  • Assist with installation, configuration and operation of various GenKey products and projects
  • Assist with developing documentation and assistance tools

The job duties include but are not limited to the above and also comprise performing installations of the GenKey products whether locally or remotely, reviewing, documenting and maintaining an FAQ and wiki on the applications, supporting partners in their integration efforts with the GenKey applications, liaising with the QA and Project Management on new software releases testing and remotely monitoring installations on customer sites.

Qualification and Requirements

  • First degree in a computer science or other related fields
  • At least 3 years working experience as a DBA
  • Professional qualification in networking, Linux systems administration and database management system will be an added advantage

Skills / Abilities

Basic to good technical knowledge on:

  • Administration (Linux CentOS)
  • Hardware & Network design (integrate system in legacy environment, VPN)
  • Hardware installation & administration (blade servers; hardware and system monitoring, UPS graceful shutdown, etc.)
  • Documentation: identify the gaps in the documentation and fill in where required
  • Configuration management (which applications of which versions are running where; documentation like IP-list; precise and controlled way of working)
  • Installation and updating of software (including rollback scenario)
  • System monitoring and status reporting (at go-live in particular)
  • Training both operational and administration
  • Problem analysis and resolution

Additionally, the candidate should have/be:

  • Good external and internal communication skills
  • Possibility to act on high level and detail view level
  • Able to communicate with both senior staff and execution staff at the client side
  • Written and verbal communication in English. Written and verbal communication in French will be considered as a plus.
  • Self motivated approach; capability and willingness to learn quickly about new software systems that may not be fully documented yet
  • Willing to travel
  • Willing to work out of the office hours

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