June 20, 2021


DIB Kenya Database Administrator Kenyan Job Vacancies

Database Administrator Job, IT Jobs 2021,

POSITION: Database Administrator

Application deadline (May 10, 2021)


  • Identifying and resolving complex Database server problems in large banking environments.
  • Working on new technology implementation and improving database performance
  • Engaging vendor support as required to resolve complex issues
  • Analyzing and improving database performance for key processes
  • Mentoring internal development and support groups on database best practices through one-on-one interactions and general information updates.
  • Daily monitoring for database performance, backups & data import jobs consistently responding to developers/project managers our willingness to go the extra mile to respond rapidly to their database issues and provide assistance and problem resolution.
  • Enhance, improve & implement Disaster Recovery solutions including designing, configuring and support the existing environment.
  • Capacity Planning, especially the ability to aggregate day-to-day challenges into a bigger capacity planning effort.
  • Assist IT security in security Challenges and solutions.
  • Support for new ongoing project development, testing, and deployment.
  • To provide support to design, plan & implement Disaster Recovery (DR) for Business-critical Database Servers.
  • To setup, maintenance & administration of MS SQL Servers in Production, Staging, Test & Development Environments.
  • Data Transformation Services configurations and maintenance.
  • Establishing the needs of users and monitoring user access and security and controlling database access permissions and privileges.
  • Keep abreast of the latest security, legislation, regulations, advisories, alerts, and vulnerabilities and plan proactive actions accordingly.
  • Continually monitor security events in the network, take corrective actions and generate reports for management
  • To provide a supporting role to DBA team by:
    • Resolving or fixing known issues with the help of documents or online/offline help.
    • Performing database monitoring and taking needed corrective actions as per documentation.
    • Escalating issues for resolution expeditiously 
    • Service management (starting or stopping of database and relevant services).
    • To provide adhoc support for oracle database-related tasks.
  • All the above accountabilities includes but not limited to any additional/new tasks or responsibilities assigned by the line Manager.


  • Bachelor of Engineering / Information Science and Engineering or equivalent
  • Database Management  skills.
  • Process Management skills.
  • Knowledge of Islamic Banking principles and Sharia laws
  • Microsoft Certified Professional, ITIL Certified.
  • Oracle RDBMS 10g/11g/12c OCP certification and experience
  • Thorough knowledge of MS SQL databases
  • Thorough knowledge in SOA, Oracle Fusion Middleware technology including Oracle Form Services, Weblogic, etc
  • Proficiency in SQL, SQL Plus, PLSQLStrong
  • knowledge in SAN, NAS storage systems
  • Must have worked in a Large, complex OLTP High Availability Database environment
  • Proficiency in operating systems Unix, Solaris, Linux
  • Networking skills especially in the area of the Oracle Clusterware and Storage administrator skills for ASM and OCFS2.
  • Minimum 4 years in similar role
  • Problem Solving
  • Assertiveness
  • Team Orientation
  • Flexibility

How to apply

To apply, send your CV and cover letter to careers@dibkenya.co.ke quoting Ref. No. IT/DBA/008/21 as the Subject of the email application. 

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