Database Administrator wanted by SERCO – Dubai

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Database Administrator – Success Profile
Reporting to: AFC Systems Manager
The purpose of the job is to be responsible for supporting the Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram databases, ensuring their performance, availability and security.
Maintaining software databases of the company and manage database related issues ensuring availability and continuity.

Reason for role
To manage the AFC Systems and Software Databases
Structure and reporting relationship
Manages all database related issues of the whole Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram;
Responsible in system & database audit tasks to include assessment, evaluation and investigation:

Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) Systems
Internal Software Databases
Manage and document system configurations.
In depth analysis and investigation of systems fault and provide corrective action
Ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures are correct and in-place;
Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.
Contribute to and maintain system standards.
Responsible for ensuring availability and performance of the databases in the live production AFC system;
Ensuring that the associated hardware resources allocated to the databases and to ensure high resilience and performance tuning;
Resource Planning

Essential technical and professional skills, knowledge and qualifications

A degree holder in Computer Science or Computer Engineering;
Relevant Microsoft / Oracle certification level;
Professionally qualified with membership of a recognized transport institution
Strong self-sufficiency and initiative working on Database projects.
Understanding of XML schemas, XSLT, Practical experience in handling XML files from database perspective.
A proactive attitude to work, ability to perform with little or no supervision.