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Database Administrator Wanted At Rhino Africa

Database Administrator Wanted At Rhino Africa. With their offices in the bustling hub of Cape Town, Rhino Africa, the ‘leading luxury safari company’ in Africa is seeking a full-time database administrator to join their rapidly expanding Business Intelligence team

Responsibilities Include

  • Collaborating with Rhino Africa’s development teams regarding physical database design and implementation
  • Monitoring daily execution of ETL processes and providing support for power-users, application administrators and other technical teams
  • Leading optimization efforts and performance measurement activities around transactional and data warehouse systems, ETL data handling, indexing and general database processing
  • Ensuring the consistent performance, security and availability of Rhino Africa’s databases
  • Handling common database procedures such as backups, replications, disaster recovery planning, migrations, upgrades, documentation and testing
  • Identifying automation opportunities from continuous integration or deployment, to manual processes automation
  • Establishing company-wide standards and best practices, with regard to databases


At Rhino Africa, there’s a never ending (select)ion of added delights. With us, you would:

  • Use your administrative expertise to organize information which contributes to making a difference to Africa’s people, places and wildlife
  • Have freedom within and ownership of your work, with the support and guidance of your colleagues
  • Collaborate with a diverse and talented team for all your administrative needs
  • Carry out your technical expertise in gorgeous offices in the heart of Cape Town, the world’s most beautiful city
  • Get subsidised meals, coffees (and anything in between) from our own chefs and baristas at the Rhino Cafe
  • Earn a competitive salary and accrue 20 days of paid vacation per year
  • Offer travel discounts to Africa’s most luxurious destinations to your family and friends
  • Work under visionary leaders who encourage a family culture, open and direct communication and honest feedback


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or a related field
  • Two+ years of experience in database administration, data modelling and database design (schemas, tables, indexes, etc), as well as performance optimization, replication and backup strategies in Oracle, MS SQL, PostgreSQL and/or MySQL environments
  • Proficiency in Unix systems administration
  • Strong scripting abilities and knowledge of console usage (bash, crons, etc.)
  • Experience developing stored procedures, triggers, user defined functions and views
  • A desire to stay up-to-date with emerging technologies through self-study and internal training
  • A strong understanding of code versioning tools
  • A rigorous nature complemented by well-honed analytic and troubleshooting skills

Attributes Include:

  • Proficiency certifications in specific databases and/or relevant postgraduate qualifications
  • Experience in provisioning, deploying and administering services in the cloud
  • An interest in or experience with Spark or other Big Data ecosystems
  • eCommerce experience

Please note that only South African citizens can be considered for this role. Apply here—->https://rhinoafrica.workable.com/jobs/560301/candidates/new

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