Data Base Administrator


Data Base Administrator ( DBA) (#29896) at MomentumMetropolitan

Metropolitan is one of the oldest financial services brands in South Africa. With a 116 year legacy of serving the communities in which it operates, Metropolitan represents true empowerment in serving Africa’s people through affordable financial solutions that create financial growth and security.
Metropolitan operates in South Africa, but the brand is also present in 9 African countries including, Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Lesotho, and Swaziland.
Metropolitan provides financial wellness solutions that meet the needs of low income clients, including funeral insurance, health, savings, hospital cash-back cover, retirement solutions and life insurance.

Proactively manage and maintain the performance, integrity and security of databases required for the optimal functioning of the business.

Grade 12 or equivalent qualification

Qualification in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent

Database technology certification

Understanding of structured query language (SQL)

Knowledge of DB2 and Postgres

Experience with database software / web applications

General understanding of storage technologies and networking

General understanding of routine maintenance, recovery, trouble shooting and handling failover of a database

Good working knowledge of IT security best practice and standards

General understanding of installation and configuration management

Knowledge of the full Software Development Lifecycle

2-4 years’ relevant IT experience

At least 2 years’ database administration experience or exposure

Knowledge of Cloud AWS /Technologies


Manage the installation and upgrades of all database server and application tools, according to defined standards.

Contribute to database design and maintain and update existing databases to ensure optimal functionality.

Allocate system storage and plan storage requirements for database systems, to ensure maintenance and smooth operations.

Modify the database structure, as necessary, based on guidance and input from application developers.

Define users and manage user access for each segment of the database, to ensure data security, integrity and compliance.

Develop contingency plans for the recovery of data, which includes backups and disaster recovery plans.

Responsible for the setup and testing of new databases and data handling systems, in accordance with defined standards.

Manage data extraction through query definitions that enables ease of access to stored data.

Manage and monitor data replication and implement measures to correct any replication failures.

Compile and document required security practices, best practices, guidelines, policies and procedures, continuity administration and maintenance (backup, DR, replication).

Conduct root cause analysis and implement fixes for any identified issues with databases or data handling processes.

Automate processes and repetitive tasks that creates efficiencies and eases operational dependencies.

Provide authoritative, expertise and advice to clients and stakeholders.


Examining Information

Documenting Facts

Adopting Practical Approaches

Team Working

Meeting Timescales

Checking Things

Following Procedures

Managing Tasks


Only on-line applications submitted via our careers page will be considered.

Internal Team Members must inform their manager of their application. Your manager must be aware of and support your application.

For further information please contact Christopher Seale who is the HC Business Partner dealing with this position on
Please submit your application via our Careers page on
To apply, please follow the official system application process and get in touch with the PeopleSoft Helpdesk (021 940 5169) if you need further assistance.
Closing Date
13 December 2020
Contact Details
Chris Seale purpose for this email address is solely for queries regarding the advertised position and no emailed CV’s will be accepted. Only online applications submitted via our Careers page will be considered.)
All positions will be filled in accordance with our Employment Equity plan.
We also encourage people with disabilities to apply.