QATAR UNIVERSITY

Database Administrator

Location
Doha, Qatar
Posted
04 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Nov 2018
Ref
IRC18036
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Location Doha,QA

Department Name Information Technology Services

College/Department Profile

Qatar University Profile:

Qatar University is the premier national institution of higher education with a mission to produce well-rounded graduates with academic knowledge of quality and excellence coupled with  a keen spirit of volunteerism and civic responsibility.  This is underpinned by committed leadership and an experienced and motivated faculty and staff body.

Department Profile:

Information Technology Services delivers world class IT services to enable Qatar University to be a model national university that offers a high quality, learning-centered education

Information Technology Services is committed to collaborate with the Qatar University community to provide excellent information products and services. Our IT support shall enable the university to uphold its high standards in teaching, learning and outreach.

Duties & Responsibilities

Job Summary

The SQL Server DBA will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical SQL Server RDBMS systems, to ensure the availability and consistent performance of our university applications. This is position requiring solid technical skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and sustainment of the SQL Server, ensuring its operational readiness (security, health and performance), executing data loads, and performing data modeling in support of multiple development teams. Must be capable of working independently and collaboratively.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Manage SQL Server databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to production systems.
  2. Create SSIS packages and SSRS reports.
  3. Monitor system's health and performance.
  4. Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes.
  5. Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.
  6. Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.
  7. Apply data modeling techniques to ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations.
  8. Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.
  9. Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes
  10. Provide support for critical production systems.
  11. Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.
  12. Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other peers and team members.

Qualifications

Skills and Qualification

  • 5+ years MS SQL Server Administration experience required Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineer. Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools. Experience with backups, restores and recovery models. Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server. Experience working with Windows server. Excellent written and verbal communication Flexible and team player. Ability to organize and plan work independently. Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment. Ability to multi-task and context-switch effectively between different activities and teams. MCTS, MCITP, and/or MVP certifications a plus

Languages

  • English required
  • Arabic preferred

Required Documents

Non Academic:

  1. Curriculum Vitae with cover letter.
  2. Experience Certificates.
  3. At least three references including contact numbers and email addresses.

Academic:

  1. Current Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Cover letter.
  3. Teaching, research, and service philosophy.
  4. Three referees’ contact information (physical and email addresses as well their telephones contact).
  5. Copy of highest earned credential (transcript of highest degree if graduated from an institution where course work was completed. However, if no course work was completed, an copy of certificate letter from the registrar of your highest credential granting institution regarding your highest academic degree).
  6. Any additional documentation that you feel is relevant to your application.

Benefits

Non Academic:

  1. Competitive tax-free salary.
  2. Housing allowance in accordance with HRM Law.
  3. Annual round trip air tickets for candidate and dependents according to HRM Law.
  4. Public health care and health insurance to candidate and family members.
  5. Annual leave in accordance with HRM Law.
  6. End-of-contract indemnity.

Academic:

  1. A three-year renewable contract.
  2. Salary is commensurate with experience.
  3. Tax-free salary.    
  4. Furnished accommodation in accordance with QU HR policies.
  5. Annual round trip air tickets for faculty member and dependents in accordance with QUHR policies.
  6. Educational allowance for candidate's children (eligible candidates only) in accordance with QU HR policies.
  7. Private health care and health insurance in accordance with QU HR policies.
  8. Annual leave in accordance with QU HR policies.
  9. End-of-contract indemnity.      

How To Apply

  1. Returning Applicant: Please login in QU Recruitment Online website (https://careers.qu.edu.qa) to update/edit your saved profile. Use this profile to apply for this position.
  2. New Applicant: You need to setup an account with QU Recruitment Online website (https://careers.qu.edu.qa) and complete your personal profile. Once your profile is complete you may use it to apply for an open Position.

Job Category Non-Academic

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