Database Administrator

About QNB
Established in 1964 as the country’s first Qatari-owned commercial bank, QNB Group has steadily grown to become the largest bank in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.
QNB Group’s presence through its subsidiaries and associate companies extends to more than 31 countries across three continents providing a comprehensive range of advanced products and services. The total number of employees is more than 28,000 serving up to 20 million customers operating through 1,000 locations, with an ATM network of 4,300 machines.
QNB has maintained its position as one of the highest rated regional banks from leading credit rating agencies including Standard & Poor’s (A), Moody’s (Aa3) and Fitch (A+). The Bank has also been the recipient of many awards from leading international specialised financial publications.
Based on the Group’s consistent strong financial performance and its expanding international presence, QNB currently ranks as the most valuable bank brand in the Middle East and Africa, according to Brand Finance Magazine.
QNB Group has an active community support program and sponsors various social, educational and sporting events.

Role Summary:

You will be primarily responsible of heading the implementation and building of the database infrastructure in order to facilitate database design, organization and maintenance

Role Description:
– Ensure the performance of necessary database administration to support all business units operations and further the Country’s strategy
– Prepare and design the enterprise database and document standards for systems development.
– Maintain relations with vendors through their support centre for problem resolution and work scheduling.
– Build and maintain strong and effective relationship with all other related departments and units to achieve the Country’s goals/ objectives.
– Provide timely and accurate information to the external and internal auditors and the Compliance function as and when required.
– Prepare and design the enterprise database and document standards for systems development.
– Maintain and tune existing relational databases, under the direction of the Head of In-house Systems.
– Analyse and implement user and systems development requirements for changes in databases and applications.
– Simulate contingency plans and perform testing and upgrades of database engine versions.
– Move approved systems and changes to production and build validation and audit triggers.
– Maintain and update the database dictionary for the Country’s systems.
– Prepare and maintain change management procedures for systems utilizing the databases.
– Ensure implementation of timely and effective backup and recovery procedures for databases, in accordance with the overall contingency policy of the Country.
– Ensure protection and security of database from any unauthorized access within the overall security policy of the Country.
– Resize database and install database engines on servers as per the overall policy of the Country.
– Research and recommend expansions or upgrades in related systems hardware and sizing needs.
– Carry out a high degree of planning and monitoring to ensure best level of service and maintenance of security and contingency controls.
– Assist in simulation of contingency plans.
– Lead the testing and upgrades of database engine versions.
– Move approved systems and changes to production.
– Report to the Head of In-house Systems for approvals of work and prioritization of projects on hand and for any other database transactions that would impact capital or operating expenditures.

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in financial services with a specialization in Relational Databases Design, Implementation, and Maintenance relevant to the environment (Oracle, Informix, DB2, SQL Server, Sybase ).

Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV
2. Passport Copy

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