Cloud Database & Storage Administrator


The Database Administrator will be responsible for the performance, integrity, and security of databases. He or She will also be involved in the planning and development of the database and storage systems in MainOne, as well as troubleshooting any issues on behalf of the users. He or She will evaluate relevant trends and suggest changes, enhancements/ upgrades, or eliminations to Main One’s existing environment and provide innovative, reliable, and high-quality database solutions for the Company.

The specific responsibilities will include:

·       Design/implement data persistence solutions with the right database solution.

·       Implementation of best practice guidelines and policies relating to databases as well as capacity planning of databases, storage and backup.

·       Ownership of operational stability of business-critical database instances.

·       Day-to-day proactive monitoring, including monitoring error logs, database and log space, user activity, and resource utilization.

·       SQL and DB performance tuning, reporting and forecasting.

·       Developing and refining of backup procedures and policy.

·       Creating of automation tools for managing relational databases (auditing, account management, backup/restore, discovery, schema deployment)

·       Working with infrastructure owners to test and verify integrity of data archives.

·       Storage management, including storage design, configurations, implementation, additions and consolidations.

·       Storage capacity planning and implementation.

·       Performance monitoring, troubleshooting proactive support and problem analysis as may be assigned by the manager.

·       Managing and supporting the SAN Environment

·       Operation and support of data enterprise backup systems

·       Scheduling of backup jobs based on documented procedures and schedules.

·       Providing improvement feedback on backup procedures and standards.

Qualifications, Skills & Competencies

  • Minimum BSc. Degree in Computer Science or in a related Discipline.
  • Minimum of 8 years in Database Administration
  • Certification in Oracle and SQL Databases
  • Certifications in VMware, EMC and/or other related certifications
  • Virtualization/Storage/Back up Technologies is required

Demands of the Job

  • Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills (at C Level)
  • Experience with Microsoft public, hybrid and private cloud will be an added advantage
  • Must have strong Windows/Linux/Unix skills.
  • Strong storage design and administration is an added advantage.
  • High level of Integrity and professionalism, especially in dealing with highly confidential information
MainOne is a leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa. Our world-class infrastructure enhances the productivity and profitability of our customers. MainOne continues to invest significantly in bringing the benefits of digital transformation across West Africa. With the influx of private capital coupled with a huge working population, the continent is increasingly empowered to drive growth and development. With our subsea cable, growing metropolitan infrastructure and data centre ecosystem, MainOne is uniquely positioned to catapult the region. Our world class submarine cable system running down the coast of West Africa, state of the art IP NGN network, growing regional and metro terrestrial fiber optic networks, and data center facilities enable broadband services for businesses needing online connectivity solutions in West Africa. MainOne has grown to become the leading provider of Wholesale and Enterprise connectivity and data center services across the West African region and the company partners with major global technology companies to deliver services to its customers. The company continues to grow its footprint with major network interconnection facilities, extensive terrestrial fiber build out, regional Points of presence, and delivery of services into 10 countries in West Africa.