Junior DBA-Support (JHB)

We Want You:

Looking for a dynamic role in database administration? Join us in Johannesburg as a Junior Database Administrator (DBA) – Support. This position offers a chance to hone your SQL skills while receiving mentorship from senior DBAs. Reporting to the Team Lead, you’ll provide crucial support to our Operations department during night shifts. Ready for the challenge? Apply today.

You Bring:

  • Relevant Degree/Diploma.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in a commercial environment utilising a high transaction database or successful completion of a graduate program or work experience.
  • Basic SQL skills and query writing skills.
  • Basic troubleshooting SQL skills.
  • Experience in designing/optimising MSSQL Databases.
  • Microsoft Certificate: 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.
  • Maintain database documentation as required.

Database Performance

  • Assists with ensuring high DB availability as this has a public facing web front end.
  • Install and maintain the performance of database servers.
  • Install, upgrade, and manage database applications.
  • Be available for on-call support as needed.


  • Monitor database performance.
  • Utilise tools and scripts to monitor all aspects of database performance including the underlaying compute, storage and networking.
  • Use high-speed transaction recovery techniques and backup data.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot database errors.
  • Assists with the creation and manage database reports, visualisations, and dashboards.
  • Monitor daily backups, archiving and indexing processes.

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 areas that requires a specific knowledge, skill or understanding and seek guidance from Mentors.


Living our Spirit:

  • Willingness to collaborate with cross functional teams such as developers, IT support and fellow DBA professionals to ensure the database is successful and aligned to the company’s goals and objectives.
  • Actively participate with the team to find creative solutions, share knowledge with the team, and contribute to a solution driven and high performing DBA team.
  • Ensuring that the data in the database is and remains accurate and secure.
  • Embrace new methodologies and technologies to enhance data performance and security.
  • Openness to feedback from peers and superiors and absorbing feedback as an opportunity for growth and improvement as a junior.
  • Promoting client centricity by understanding the needs and the experience of the internal and external stakeholders and aligning the database services with their expectations accordingly.
  • Seek out new methods and tools to introduce to enhance the effectiveness of the DBA operations, such as data modules and database platforms.


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.

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

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