Oracle Database Administrator / Modeler at MFS Africa


About "MFS Africa "

MFS Africa is the leading digital payments platform in Africa, enabling low-cost payments across the continent. The company works in close partnership with mobile network operators and financial institutions to bring simple and relevant payment services to African consumers and businesses. MFS Africa connects over 320 million mobile money users across Africa through its platform, which enables cross-border payment for mobile money networks, banks, money transfer operators, and large corporates.

As a fintech company, we strive towards elegance and simplicity in everything we do. Our mission is to make borders matter less, and our values are to simplify, care, and be revolutionary. We pride ourselves on world-class operations and a distributed team. Our offices include Abidjan, Accra, Johannesburg, Kampala, Lagos, London, Nairobi, and Port-Louis, and many employees work remotely from locations where we do not have offices. We are regulated by the FSC in Mauritius, BoG in Ghana, BoT in Tanzania, and FCA in the UK.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title:

Oracle Database Administrator / Modeler at MFS Africa

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Job Type:

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Job Description

  • The database administrator (DBA) is responsible for developing, testing, improving, and maintaining new and existing databases to help users retrieve data effectively.
  • The DBA will work closely with developers to ensure system consistency and will also collaborate with administrators and clients to provide technical support and understand new data requirements.
  • Communication and organization skills are key for this position, along with a problem-solution attitude.
  • This remote-work position is based in Nigeria or Ghana and reports to the Database Management & Data Analytics Manager in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design stable, reliable and effective database systems of high availability and quality to store and retrieve company information.
  • Understand new data requirements and relationships; modify databases according to requests and perform tests.
  • Improve system performance by conducting tests, troubleshooting and integrating new elements.
  • Monitor database performance, implement changes, apply new patches and versions when required.
  • Liaise with developers as needed to improve applications and establish best practices; ensure database programs meet company and performance requirements.
  • Determine, enforce, and document database policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Migrate data from legacy systems to new solutions.
  • Define security and backup/recovery procedures.
  • Perform tests and evaluations regularly to ensure data security, privacy and integrity.
  • Optimize new and legacy database systems; solve database usage issues and malfunctions; minimize database downtime and manage parameters to provide fast query responses.
  • Assure compliance with GTP BU and Payment Card Industry policies, procedures, standards, and regulations.
  • Remain current on technical and professional developments affecting area of responsibility.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Normal working hours have some flexibility but typically revolve around a normal Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm work week In the US Central time zone. Work hours may require evening or weekend hours under special conditions.
  • This position does require Infrequent hours beyond the typical schedule to accommodate maintenance windows, project deadlines, or Incidents.
  • This position participates In a week-long rotating on-call shift that requires 2-4 on-call shifts throughout the year.
  • On-call duty Includes responding 24/7 to any alerts and engaging the appropriate resource to respond to the alert.

Job Requirement

You will be a good fit if you have:

  • S. Degree in Computer Science / Information Technology or related field and five (5) to eight (8) years of solid experience as an application Data Base Administrator.
  • Proficient knowledge of Oracle, SQL, PL/SQL, and RAC.
  • Proficient knowledge of database and application performance tuning techniques.
  • In-depth understanding of database structure principles and data management (e.g. permissions, recovery, security and monitoring).
  • Experience gathering and analysing system requirements; knowledge of data mining and segmentation techniques.
  • Excellent knowledge of data backup, recovery, security, and integrity.
  • Excellent analytical and organization skills, problem-solving skills, ability to think algorithmically, self-starter.
  • Excellent customer service attitude, good communication skills (both verbal and written), good project management and organizational skills and the ability to cope with and manage a constantly changing environment.
  • Knowledge and experience with the Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) would be advantageous.

Why Work for Us

  • We are the cutting edge of fintech in Africa
  • Ranked by Fast Company as Second Most Innovative Company in Africa
  • Attractive package including flexible benefits and competitive remuneration
  • Diverse, inclusive, gender-balanced company culture representing >28 nationalities and speaking >20 languages
  • Massive growth potential
  • We operate a flexible dispersed working environment with flexible leave policy.
  • We solve relevant problems for Africa and the world to create access for the millions of users who also believe in what we do.

How to Apply

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