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MS System Engineer: SQL,   Johannesburg,   South Africa
This position is for a System Engineer that will work with a team of more junior people and will be responsible for 2nd and 3rd level support. The responsibility also includes relationship management with the business and service management of the complete solution supporting the call centre environment. Manage the day-to-day operational functions and facilities within MMI Holdings environment

The Incumbent will be responsible for:

Provide tier 2/3 problem solving.
Day to Day management of the SQL Server environment
Design and deliver systems performance and capacity management and reporting.
Define product and/or platform architecture and roadmap.
Compile, maintain and distribute relevant documentation.
Identify risks to the company and direct/escalate accordingly.
Ensures optimum utilisation and configuration of installed infrastructure.
Implement proper continuity measures to ensure timely recovery of systems according to business guidelines.
License management.
Proactively manage the environment to honour required service levels.
Provide an efficient and informative mentoring / coaching function.
Research and Development of SQL Enablement technologies and the implementation of these solution into the business architecture
Document and Review new and existing SQL Processes
Security maintenance of databases: ensure databases aren’t vulnerable to any security risks / breaches
Backup monitoring: ensure backups run on regular basis & ensure integrity of backups


Good understanding of systems, technology and emerging technology
Integrating of systems
Self Management
Cognitive / Problem Resolution
Good communication skills at all levels
Sound incident analysis and logical troubleshooting skills.
Quality work
Work with minimal supervision
Stress tolerance
Interpersonal skills
Innovative skills

Specific Requirements

All candidates must demonstrate living the MMI Values
Team Work

Desired Skills and Experience
Experience & Qualifications
Degree/Diploma in IT/IS/Computer Science ( SQL Certification needed)
3-5 years relevant years’ experience in SQL Database Administration Role
Extensive experience on the following platforms SQL 2005,2008 and 2012
Must have proven SQL Availability experience(Clustering/Mirroring/Replication)
Experience in working with Database Architectures in Large SQL Environments
Extensive Experience with SSIS
Good understanding of the Microsoft Server Platform Stack
Good understanding of Storage and Network Layers pertinent to the overall SQL Architecture

About this company
MMI Holdings Limited (MMI) is a South African based financial services group listed on the South African stock exchange, the JSE. The core businesses of MMI are long and short-term insurance, asset management, savings, investment, healthcare administration and employee benefits. These product and service solutions are provided to all market segments through operating brands Metropolitan and Momentum.
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