Senior Database Administrator
6d ago

Who are we?

Afiniti is the world’s leading applied artificial intelligence and advanced analytics provider. Afiniti Enterprise Behavioral Pairing™ uses artificial intelligence to identify subtle and valuable patterns of human interaction in order to pair individuals on the basis of behavior, leading to more successful interactions and measurable increases in enterprise profitability.

Afiniti operates throughout the world, and has measurably driven billions of dollars in incremental value for our clients.

Purpose The DBA will be responsible for the availability, performance, integrity and security of the databases. Primarily with MySQL, Greenplum, Postgres on Linux and generally other community RDBMS / NoSQL Platforms including Oracle.

They will also be involved in the planning, design and development of the databases along with operational support and troubleshooting / resolution of any issues.

The ideal candidate will work as a member of DBA team to provide 24 / 7 services to our clients around the globe with the Pakistan being the primary focus. Job Responsibilities :

  • Responsibilities includes installation, administration, operations, support, and maintenance, monitoring & upgrading of database servers to ensure availability, security with optimal performance primarily.
  • Recommends solutions and follows standards on database physical structure, functional capabilities, security & backups.
  • Maintains database performance by calculating optimum values for database parameters; implementing new releases; completing maintenance requirements.
  • Maintains quality of service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Responsible to perform query optimization, database design optimization in addition to providing assistance / reviews / feedbacks to stakeholders in writing complex queries, stored procedures / functions, views, DDL / DML script.
  • Troubleshoot complex database issues in accurate and timely manner ensuring compliance to SLAs / OLAs.
  • Ensuring Data Security & Encryption, controlling authorization / authentication, and adherence to the security compliance standards i.
  • e. ISO, Data Protection Act, GDPR, Internal InfoSec etc.

  • Maintain database operational, disaster recovery, backup procedures / processes to ensure continuous availability and speedy recovery.
  • Responsible to maintain a good, healthy & friendly team environment.
  • Publish documents i.e. user manuals, maintenance procedures, RCAs and definition for data dictionary etc.
  • Experience, Knowledge & Personal Characteristics :

  • 5 to 7 years of Database Management experience working with MYSQL, Greenplum, PostgreSQL, SQL Server or Oracle Databases, ideally in Linux environments.
  • Strong working knowledge of Database platforms and its internal engine, storage & memory architecture / processes.
  • Must be familiar with working and managing enterprise level mission critical databases with considerable size 2+ TBs
  • Proven ability / experience to work with Virtual Teams.
  • Should be a quick learner, willing to take initiative, enthusiastic about his work, determined and hard worker.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Should possess a nice pleasant & flexible personality and should be willing to work in flexible shift timings (as per requirements).
  • Excellent analytical and communication / soft skills are required.
  • Desirable knowledge and experience :

  • Experience in managing or using MPP technologies such as Netezza or Teradata.
  • Experience with enterprise security encryption solutions & especially Thales / Vormetric.
  • Experience with Cloud platforms / technologies
  • Knowledge of Python / R, Kafka, Spark, or Redis
  • Experience in change data capture (CDC) technologies / tools Education & Qualifications

  • Computer Science or Information Technology Graduate from reputed institute
  • Salary & Package

    As well as a competitive base salary dependent on the number of years of experience, we also offer Corporate benefits.

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