Intermediate DBA (DBN)

We Want You:

Are you a passionate and skilled Intermediate Database Administrator (DBA)? We’re looking for the right candidate to join our dynamic team at BET Software DBN. Picture yourself at the forefront of technology, maintaining and enhancing a MSSQL-based database that forms the bedrock of our cutting-edge national software solution. As the effective custodian of our databases, you’ll play a pivotal role in ensuring scalability, reliability, and functionality. This position not only offers the chance to be a key player in our organisation but also promises career growth and hands-on experience with the latest Microsoft SQL technology. If you’re ready to take on the challenge, drive projects to excellence, and be a part of technological innovation, seize this opportunity and apply now.

You Bring:

  • Completed BSc Computer Science or National Diploma in IT.
  • Solid time management and communication skills essential.
  • Experience in designing/optimising MSSQL Databases.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a commercial environment.
  • 3+ years’ experience in MSSQL-all aspects.
  • Advanced SQL skills and query writing skills.
  • Optimisation and fine tuning all aspects of MSSQL.
  • Ensuring high data base availability Yes Competencies.
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate advantageous.

What You’ll Do:

Database Design

  • Ensure Database design is robust, scalable, and operating optimally.
  • Work with other DBAs to make sure that the solutions meet application requirements and performance goals.
  • Actively contribute to planning meetings, documentations, and testing.

Database Performance

  • Ensure store procedures are optimised.
  • Rollback and disaster recovery management.
  • Ensure high DB availability as this has a public facing web front end.
  • Work towards a long-term data warehousing solution based on SQL server 2016 Enterprise.
  • Support and update existing products.


  • Monitor database performance, implement changes and apply new patches and versions when required.
  • Utilise tools and scrips to monitor all aspects of database performance including the underlaying compute, storage, and networking.
  • Drive the adoption of processes within the team which consider and meet the expectations of technical throughput rates and responses; processing times; effective resource utilization during operation and where the system or solution ensures maximum operational capacity requirements are met.
  • Good Understanding of big data manipulation methodology.
  • Use high-speed transaction recovery techniques and backup data.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot database errors.
  • Create and manage database reports, visualizations, and dashboards.

Initiative and Innovation

  • Recommend and implement emerging database technologies.
  • Take an active involvement in problem resolution and where necessary work after hours to ensure that problems are resolved.
  • Show 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:

  • Openness to changes and improvements in the data base systems by embracing new technologies and methodologies that will enhance the performance and security of the data base.
  • Prompt responses to requests and issues relating to Database management and therefore enhancing teams’ effectiveness.
  • Willingness to share knowledge on the system on configurations, process, and procedures with other team members so they have a clear understanding of how the database works in a way that is easy to understand.
  • Maintain a positive and can-do attitude, which can inspire and motivate yourself and other team members in all situations.
  • Support and coach fellow junior team members and assisting them to develop their skills and grow in the team.
  • Ability to work seamlessly with colleagues and in a collaborative approach to improve database solutions and outcomes.

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 candidates who meet the stipulated minimum requirements will be considered.

If you have not been contacted within 30 days, kindly consider your application to be unsuccessful.

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