IT Database Administrator

Madison Group is a leading provider of Life, Investment, Healthcare and General Insurance services throughout Kenya.  The Company is recruiting for the following position:.

IT Database Administrator

A database administrator (DBA) directs or performs all activities related to maintaining a successful database environment. Responsibilities include designing, implementing, and maintaining the database system; establishing policies and procedures pertaining to the management, security, maintenance, and use of the database management system; and training employees in database management and use. A DBA is expected to stay abreast of emerging technologies and new design approaches. A DBA is usually expected to have experience with one or more of the major database management products, such as Structured Query Language, SAP Sybase, and Oracle-based database management software.

The DBA Report to the Group ICT Manager. 

Key Roles and Responsibilities  

  •  Installing and upgrading the database server and application tool
  • Allocating system storage and planning storage requirements for the database system
  • Modifying the database structure, as necessary, from information given by application developers
  • Enrolling users and maintaining system security
  • Ensuring compliance with database vendor license agreement
  • Controlling and monitoring user access to the database
  • Monitoring and optimizing the performance of the database
  • Planning for backup and recovery of database information
  • Maintaining archived data
  • Backing up and restoring databases
  • Contacting database vendor for technical support
  • Generating various reports by querying from database as per need
  • Managing and monitoring data replication
  • Acting as liaison with users

Qualifications, Experience and Competences

The DBA should have a degree in Computer Science or related discipline and 5 years’ extensive experience with a range of database products. The relevant certifications are:

  • Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional
  • Oracle MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator Certified Professional
  • MCSA SQL Server 2012
  • MCSE Data Platform Solutions Expert
Candidates with the required qualifications, experience and competencies who wish to apply for this position are required to forward their applications with their detailed CVs, copies of relevant certificates and details of current remuneration to the Group Human Resources Manager at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .