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Database Architect

Date:  12-Jul-2021


Company:  Information Systems Associates - Sri Lanka (ISSL)

Job Purpose

To execute the design and tuning of database and to successfully manage and maintain the consistency, availability and security of data required for business needs and projects. Also, to ensure timely and accurate archiving and backup of all available data and immediate retrieval and disaster recovery to avoid disruptions in operations and ensure business continuity.

Key Result Responsibilities

Contributes to developing and implementing data & recovery strategy, policies, and procedures that ensure the consistency, availability, security and recovery of data as per agreed standards and regulatory requirements.

Collaborates with line managers to identify the sources for all data in line with business requirements and security measures to ensure adequacy and compliance of these sources with agreed standards and regulations and to mitigate risks that may arise.

Ensures all data of ISA and its clients are properly managed, tuned, secured and maintained in form of database as per agreed measures and adopted procedures including those hosted within ISA data centers and/or externally hosted or with cloud service providers.

Utilizes available tools and methodologies to monitor the availability and performance of database on daily basis. Categorizes information and communication systems by service tiers and ensures data availability accessibility is committed to in relation to the tiers.

Ensures all data is archived, protected, and retrievable as per policy, regulations and clients requirements and within agreed SLAs manages the back up process regularly as per adopted procedures and set measures.

Participates in the design and implementation of data recovery action plan in collaboration with other line managers and in alignment with business continuity plans ensuring cost effectiveness and agreement with business objectives.

Ensures successful migration of database to the cloud within agreed timeframes.

Key Result Responsibilities-Continued

Collaborates with the line managers and different teams and utilizes various tools and available resources to ensure recovery,retrieval and back up procedures and measures are timely and successfully implemented in case of incidents and disasters.

Co ordinates with Product, Development and Project Management teams on the design and testing of recovery procedures and contingency plans to address exposure to risk and ensures that agreed levels of continuity are maintained.

Collaborates with the Governance team to ensure adherence to agreed security measures,regulations and audit requirements in data centers.

Performs necessary interventions to recover data based on situation to ensure business continuity and smooth workflow.

Prepares customized and ad hoc reports and necessary analysis for the clients,end users and management as and when needed.

Performs any additional duties as directed by Line Manager.

Qualifications (Academic, training, languages)

Bachelors degree in computer engineering,Information Technology,Computer Science,or equivalent.

Database certification Oracle, MS SQL, IBM DB2, Big Data technologies and related.

SQL Knowledge is essential.

Fluent in English Language.

Work Experience

5 or more years of experience in IT environment in any industry handling a similar role in data base management.

Experience in 24X7 critical operations and customer support functions.

Must have worked in a high transactional volume and high availability environment with cloud based environments.

 Experienced in recovery from data breach ,data loss incidents within a fast-paced dynamic technology solutions and product environment supporting external customers.

Working experience with different types of end to end technology stacks.

Skilled in analytical thinking, identifying pitfalls and recommending solutions.

Hands on designing and implementing policies and procedures in line with business requirements.

Capable for understanding business needs and reflecting the same in processes and operations.

Effective problem solving and decision making skills.

Employs technical expertise and interpersonal relations to achieve companys objectives.

Demonstrates the ability to contribute and successfully deliver against business strategy and set KPIs.

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