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Database Administrator



Software Engineering, IT
Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

What to expect

Ozow is looking for a Database Administrator that has experience administering AWS hosted database servers in RDS. You will perform normal database administration duties such as performance tuning, ensuring backups are done and testing backups, monitoring database performance and improving it where necessary as well as ensuring that the databases and data are securely stored and accessed, all with the twist of being done in AWS RDS so experience there is tantamount to success in this role.


  • An IT diploma or degree
  • At least 3+ years work-related experience
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Experience with PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Experience with AWS RDS
  • DBA experience working with Microsoft SQL Server and PostgreSQL/MySQL hosted on AWS RDS
  • Experience working with a database performance analyser tool (e.g. Solarwinds DPA)
  • Experience identifying and fine-tuning queries and indexes to optimize database performance
  • Experience managing database backups and restoration in AWS
  • Experience with disaster recovery testing and planning
  • Experience managing minor and major updates to RDS instances
  • Experience with database archiving strategies and implementing them.
  • AWS DMS (advantageous).
  • DynamoDB experience (advantageous).
  • Data migration between database technologies (e.g. from MS SQL Server to PostgreSQL) (advantageous).

In office perks

  • Healthy breakfast, lunches and snacks (Cape Town)
  • Healthy lunches and snacks (Johannesburg)
  • Monthly socials (Cape Town and Johannesburg)
  • On-site Barista (Cape Town and Johannesburg)
  • Ozow Library (Cape Town)
  • Ozow Playroom (Cape Town)
  • Birthday Leave

Perks for South African based employees

  • Medical aid subsidy (permanent staff)
  • Group Risk Insurance (permanent staff)
  • Paid annual leave
  • Employee Health and Wellness Assistance
  • Gym / Fitness sessions
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Mentorship programme
  • Community initiatives
  • Quarterly team retreats and annual company retreats
  • Employee gifting
  • Access to cutting edge technology

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