Senior Database Administrator


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Over the past 100 years, IBMers all over the globe have helped make the world work better and smarter. In this new era of Cognitive Business, IBM is helping to reshape industries by bringing together our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobile, and the Internet of Things: Changing how we create, collaborate, analyze and engage. From transforming healthcare to improving the retail shopping experience – it’s what IBMers do. In Africa, we’ve been changing the way the continent does business for more than 50 years, and as our company continues to grow, we’re looking for talented professionals to join us in this new era.
Join us and be part of a diverse and global team of thinkers and doers, and make an impact
Database Administration is the process of administering to the physical aspects of the customer database. Physical administration would include the creation, modification, tuning, backing up and recovering of the database.
We are looking for Database Administrators who possess  all or one of the following expertise
Database Administrator - SQL
Database Administrator – IBM DB2
Tasks may involve some or all of the following:

  • establishing the needs of users and monitoring user access and security;
  • mapping out the conceptual design for a planned database;
  • considering both back-end organisation of data and front-end accessibility for end-users;
  • refining the logical design so that it can be translated into a specific data model;
  • further refining the physical design to meet system storage requirements;
  • installing and testing new versions of the DBMS;
  • writing database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata);
  • controlling access permissions and privileges;
  • developing, managing and testing back-up and recovery plans;
  • ensuring that storage and archiving procedures are functioning correctly;
  • capacity planning

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South Africa

Required Education

Bachelor's Degree

Role ( Job Role )

System Database Administrator

State / Province


Primary job category

Technical Specialist

Contract type


Employment Type


Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?


Travel Required

Up to 10% or 1 day a week

IBM Business Group


Preferred Education

Master's Degree

City / Township / Village


EO Statement

Affirmative Action and/or EE candidates will be given first preference as per our employment equity strategies.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Bachelor degree in computer science or engineering or other relevant skill
Fluent English (written and spoken) is required.
DB2 skills and experience (+12 years) to lead or participate in DB2 projects.
DB2 certifications (v7.1, v9.1, v9.x Advanced, v10.1) 
DB2 skills on open systems, SAP integration as well implementing in complex DB2 solutions.  
DB2 on distributed skills and experience (+12 years) to lead or participate in DB2 projects. 



Cyprus, South Africa

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

DB2 skills and experience (+12 years) to lead or participate in DB2 projects.

Secondary Job Category

Technical Services Specialist

Eligibility Requirements


Position Type


Early Professional Track

Not Applicable - Professional Hire

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