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    Database Administrator, IT Application

    Ma'aden Gold - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    Ahmad Mohammad Mously

    Job Description

    Overview:

    Perform and oversees activities related to day-to-day database maintenance and support including Administering and Maintaining Ma’aden Gold Co. enterprise application database and related servers to IT and user requirements and ensures adherence to Ma’aden Gold Co.'s IT strategy and policies.


    Responsibilities:

    Server Requirements
    Establishes and maintains the database environment and the required development tasks established for any applications, sets database parameters and ensures integrity of systems database.

    Server Installations and Upgrades
    Check vendors de-support and security alerts to make sure that Ma’aden Gold Co. is always running their systems on licensed and supported products. Develops and applies patches to Ma’aden Gold Co. server.

    Daily Activities
    Executes backup, recovery and other housekeeping procedures applicable to the production, test and clone environments in accordance with Ma’aden Gold Co. policy.
    Solve highly technical, complex issues and is consulted on varied multidimensional database related issues.

    Planning
    Perform database planning, creating standard operating procedures and policies including but not limited to established change control and migration.
    Work with the IT organization and suppliers to identify and establish data exchange standards and tools to support Municipality applications and the reporting and decision support systems.
    Oversee operational data integration points and issues.
    Develop database sizing and participates in vendor selection.
    Establish and enforce optimized methods of transferring data between various database management systems.

    Preventive Maintenance
    Monitor the resource utilizations and performance by using the monitoring tools or DBA standard tools. Use the generated reports to perform a preventive maintenance.
    Maintaining system recovery processes & performing periodic system recovery tests

    Monitor Database Transactions
    Monitor the database performance and health as needed and according to Ma’aden Gold Co. IT policy.

    Coordination With Application Teams
    Coordinates with Applications area regarding changes to database requirements i.e. field size, extracting data, restructuring and reloading data.

    Test Patches and Updates
    Test all server patches on a test machine before carrying them to production.

    Manuals
    Develops and maintains DBA operation manuals. This manual should be accordance to guides in specifying methods of operation and maintenance of systems.

    IT Trends
    Maintains awareness of technology developments and trends relevant to Ma’aden Gold Co.'s IT technical and business requirements.

    Executive Reports
    Prepares executive reports for supervisor's review and actions to assist Management's decision making in all aspects of Ma’aden Gold Co.'s application software development.

    COMMUNICATIONS & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
    • Regular contact up to next level within own department regarding development of application system requirements.
    • Provide recommendations to top management on the selection of technological solutions.
    • Periodic contact with application users at all levels regarding operation of the system.

    Skills

    QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:

    - Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
    - 4 years related experience Microsoft SQL Server database management, maintenance and implementation.
    - Proficiency in programming using SQL and similar database query languages.
    - Working knowledge with Linux and MS Windows Operating Systems.
    - Microsoft .Net Framework knowledge
    - Microsoft Visual Studio is a plus.
    - Microsoft C# is a plus.
    - Fluency in English

    Education

    Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent.

    Job Details

    Job Location:
    Jeddah , Saudi Arabia
    Company Industry:
    Mining
    Company Type:
    Employer (Private Sector)
    Job Role:
    Technology/IT
    Joining Date:
    Unspecified
    Employment Status:
    Full time
    Employment Type:
    Employee
    Monthly Salary Range:
    Unspecified
    Manages Others:
    No
    Number of Vacancies:
    1

    Preferred Candidate

    Career Level:
    Mid Career
    Years of Experience:
    Min: 3
    Residence Location:
    Saudi Arabia
    Gender:
    Male
    Degree:
    Bachelor's degree / higher diploma

    About This Company

    Ma'aden’s gold business is operated through its gold division which explores for precious and base metals within Saudi Arabia. It currently operates five gold mines in Saudi Arabia: Mahd Ad Dahab, Al Hajar, Sukhaybarat, Bulghah, and Al Amar. Ma'aden is also developing one more mining property in Ad Duwayhi and has five advanced exploration projects.