Senior Database Administrator

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Premier Switch Solutions S.C. -Ethiopia
Job Title: Senior Database Administrator
Premier Switch Solutions S.C. (PSS) is a leading Electronic Payment Processing Company, established by major private banks of Ethiopia. The Company has implemented the first multi-institution shared-switch infrastructure to provide its member banks with a state of the art payment technology to drive ATM, POS, e-commerce, Mobile Banking and other payment channels and provide clearing of Debit/Credit card transactions for the banks.
Currently, PSS has a vacant position of Senior Database Administrator; and would like to recruit new applicants who meet the below qualification.


Job Requirements:
Educational Qualification

B.Sc. or Above in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering or relevant field of study and 4 years of related experience.

Work Experience and Description of Duties


Technical Capability:

  • Strong database administration (Performance tuning, Backup and Recovery) skills in Oracle 11g and/or 12c on Linux based environment.
  • Have experience in a grid or RAC environment.
  • Ability to install, backup, restore, monitor, plan capacity, replicate, design, and troubleshoot an oracle database.
  • Configures and maintains database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance.
  • Managing tools for providing early warning and alerts, and monitoring system capacity utilization and taking proactive steps to avoid over utilization.
  • Experience with Oracle tools such as OEM, RMAN and ability to analyze diagnostic results.
  • Have good skills and experience in writing task scripting, schedule jobs
  • Conduct quality control and auditing of databases to ensure accurate and appropriate use of data are in practice
  • Conducts proactive maintenance of IT infrastructure with minimal supervision including maintaining high level of systems availability, monitoring systems performance and reliability to mitigate outages and system interruptions.
  • Works closely with other personnel to understand and implement application requirements, server/network/storage tuning, and configuration changes.
  • Consults in design of new applications and services to ensure they can be support by the infrastructure.
  • Diagnoses and resolves technical issues, conduct root cause analysis, and demonstrate consistent level of accuracy with basic problem resolution.
  • Responds to and resolve assigned client requests.
  • At times when required, must be able to cross-train and perform other server and database functions.
  • Have hands on experience on Oracle Weblogic


  • Certifications in Oracle database systems and/or Oracle Weblogic is advantageous.

Additional Requirements:

  • A hand on experience on RedHat Linux or Linux based environment is required.
  • Knowledge of electronic payment and bank industry is advantageous.
  • Have good communication skill and strong team player habit.
  • Willing to work additional hours as per business need. 
How To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit their application along with non-returnable CVs and copies of relevant credentials within 10 working days of this vacancy announcement to:                             

 Premiere Switch Solutions S. Co.

Awash Tower, 7th Floor   

Near Bedlu Bldg.

Tel: 0115-570716

P.O. Box 14805, Addis Ababa

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