DBA Technical Lead (CPT)

We Want You:

Are you passionate about database administration and ready to lead dynamic teams? BET Software is seeking a skilled DBA Technical Lead to join our vibrant team in Cape Town. As a Technical Lead, you’ll collaborate closely with the Team Lead to plan, design, and execute technical solutions. If you’re ready to drive projects to excellence, embrace technological innovation, and make a significant impact, this is your chance to shine. Apply now and embark on a rewarding journey with us.

You Bring:

  • 5-7 years’ experience in a commercial environment utilizing a high transaction database.
  • 5+years’ experience in PostgreSQL/MS SQL – all aspects.
  • Advanced SQL skills and query writing skills.
  • Advanced troubleshooting SQL skills.
  • Optimise queries and database performance through indexing, query tuning, and appropriate database configuration settings.
  • Support to PostgreSQL/MS SQL DBA team in a 24/7 production shift work environment.
  • Expertise with Postgres system metrics and optimisation strategies.
  • Experience with PostgreSQL/MS SQL performance tuning, replication, clustering, and disaster recovery solutions.
  • Great communication skills and a passion for both teaching and learning.

What You’ll Do:

Technical Leadership

  • Provide technical leadership to the team through collaboration sessions and knowledge sharing initiatives.
  • Engage regularly with software architects in order to ensure the development within the team is according to architectural guidelines.
  • Work with other DBAs/developers, and architects to make sure that the solutions meet application requirements and performance goals.
  • Ensure checked-in code is reviewed to ensure standards are met and the code base is sound.
  • Ensure that all technical solutions that are rolled out consider compatibility with other environments and dependencies; have a high usability factor; are reliable to reduce down time and perform at maximum efficiency during peak periods of usage; consider security at its highest level (third party attacks; data protection etc).
  • Drive the adoption of processes within the team which consider and meet the expectations of technical throughput rates and responses; processing times; effective resource utilisation during operation and where the system or solution ensures maximum operational capacity requirements are met.

Quality of Software Implementation

  • Ensure rigorous testing of any solution before deployment and create standards and processes within the team to align to these.
  • Ensure the delivery of a complete and technically appropriate solution which covers all the agreed specified tasks and user objectives and has been tested thoroughly.
  • Ensure relevant documentation is provided to support teams to reduce development support load.
  • Where possible work to develop and implement a quality mechanism for the solution to analyse its own faults and provide reports prior to a critical failure.
  • Develop the solution in a manner which supports modification for future DBAs thereby reducing the numbers of defects or negatively affecting system quality.

Initiative and Innovation

  • Recommend and implement emerging database technologies.
  • Implement improved processes that have a positive effect on the team’s performance and company bottom line.
  • Take an active involvement in problem resolution and where necessary works after hours to ensure that problems are resolved.
  • Shows foresight to prevent errors or delays in projects.
  • Demonstrate initiative by understanding, acquiring and implementing new knowledge and skills both within team and to the wider group.
  • Incorporates the new abilities into the day to day operational activities to improve performance of products and systems.
  • Ensure techniques, technologies, tools and processes used are in line with industry best practices.

Knowledge Share

  • Identify team members requiring a specific knowledge, skill or understanding and seek ways to impart or upskill the team members through coaching and mentorship.
  • Verify the knowledge has been imparted successfully and if not, take steps to rectify gaps in transfer of the knowledge.
  • Provide technical guidance to the team through collaboration sessions and knowledge sharing initiatives.

Living our Spirit:

  •  Actively drives a culture of collaboration and open communication within the team.
  • Actively promotes authenticity and drives the spirit of diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging within the team.
  • Actively drives a culture of versatility and adaptability bymodelling and encouraging team members to support each other not only within the department, but within BET Software as a whole.
  • Actively become a change agent and drive continuous learning within the team thus ensuring that the team approaches all tasks or challenges with enthusiasm and proactivity.


The Company We Keep:

At BET Software, we don’t just recruit talent, we cultivate it. Our learning and development programmes, our various opportunities for growth, and our well-deserved incentives are what keep our All-Star Team the best amongst the rest.

Please note that only Team members who meet the stipulated minimum requirements will be considered.


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