Kobby Technologies Limited Oracle Database Administrator Job in Kenya

Kobby Technologies Ltd. is seeking an experienced Oracle Database Administrator to join our growing team.

This is a full time employment opportunity with our organization.

The individual must:

  • Be responsive and alert to new learning opportunities, growth and development of technical, interpersonal and business skills
  • Be motivated and competent to contribute appropriate time and effort to work assigned
  • Be attentive to detail with focus on accurate results
  • Be organized and able to prioritize tasks;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Have the ability to conduct research into software issues and products as appropriate.
  • Possess strong customer service orientation.
  • Be able to contribute to team effort or individual achievement.

Job Description

  • This position will require expertise and administration of multiple database environments.
  • Individual must have strong knowledge of Oracle 9i/10g/11g/12c technology and thorough understanding of relational database environments.
  • Responsibilities include but not limited to the administration and support of large scale Oracle production databases spanning multiple Terabyte plus in size utilizing Linux/Unix. The position will ensure regular backups and restores are available for all supported databases.
  • Experience with various Oracle replication strategies is required.
  • The database environment must be highly available and current with required updates and patches.

The position might involve certain level of travelling and skills in:

  • Administering and supporting Oracle production databases spanning Multi-Terabyte in size on different platforms.
  • Maintain databases in accordance with internal standards, access control and security guidelines.
  • Ensure high availability, timely backups and if necessary restores of production databases.
  • Work closely with development and QA to troubleshoot connectivity or query problems for applications dependent on Oracle environment.
  • Work with Oracle support services to resolve issues.
  • Provide off hours on-call support and work off hours as necessary.
  • Test and apply database software patches and upgrades.
  • Regular monitoring/tuning activities to include analysis of AWR reports to look for database performance trending and/ anomalies
  • Knowledge of SQL Server 2005/2008R2 or MySQL to provide on call assistance is an added advantage.
  • The successful applicant can use his/her skills to create and install procedures to aid in systems implementation; assist applications software development staff as needed on systems- and technology-related issues; answer users’ technical inquiries.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential, as are good human relations skills.


  • 4 year degree or equivalent experience.
  • 5 plus years of work experience as an Oracle DBA.
  • Experience installing and maintaining Oracle databases and replication in production environments.
  • Experience with Oracle replication methods such as Data Guard/Golden Gate is preferable
  • Demonstrated depth of knowledge of key Oracle technologies (e.g. RAC, ASM, OEM/Grid Control, RMAN, Partitioning).
  • Performance tuning and optimization of SQL.
  • Creation and maintenance of SQL queries and routines.
  • Required to deal and understand complex data models and object relational database mapping as it relates to system performance and stability.
  • Must have strong, demonstrated teamwork skills.
  • Must have proven skills in system trouble shooting and problem resolution.
  • Must have exceptional communication skills, both oral and written
  • Must have good, planning and organization skills.
  • Works independently with minimal guidance.
  • Demonstrable analytical skills especially as they pertain to monitoring and gauging overall system performance, growth and stability.
  • Able to articulate accomplishment/progress.
  • Operating Systems: Linux , Windows, Unix


  • Cursory knowledge of SQL Server 2005/2008R2, MySQL. Advanced knowledge of MySQL administration and tuning a plus.
  • Languages: Java, Shell Scripting, Sql Plus Reporting
  • Experience with Oracle Engineered Systems (Exadata/ODA) is an added advantage.
  • Hadoop experience is an added advantage.
  • Experience with Oracle E-Business Suite as an Oracle Apps DBA

How to Apply

Send your Resume to hr@kobby.co.ke putting the Job Title on the Subject line.

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Updated: March 4, 2017 — 11:53 am