Database Consultant (Greenplum) – EMC Nigeria

EMC provides the technologies and tools that can help you release the power of your information. We can help you design, build, and manage flexible, scalable, and secure information infrastructures. And with these infrastructures, you’ll be able to intelligently and efficiently store, protect, and manage your information so that it can be made accessible, searchable, shareable, and, ultimately, actionable.

Job Description
Database Consultant (Greenplum)


The Database Administrator will have responsibility and ownership of the assigned database application. Responsible for accepting the database design, agreeing on database management system acquisitions, performing or checking sizing results, acquiring requisite system software and system/storage devices, performing data change control, installing upgrading database software, implementing production/test and staging databases. Typically maintains a dictionary or repository. Assists operations staff in the setup of the required operations environment for running the system. Will assist in the provision of agreed service levels to the user /business, monitoring the system (deriving statistics for usage, performance, problems, utilization, etc). Ensures integrity of data in the database as per defined database constraints and helps to maintain and define such constraints with active participation from development groups. Administers and implements security integrity controls. Follows and adheres to policies, procedures and standards relating to database management.


  • Analyzes issues and uses judgment to make decisions. Escalates non-standard problems or issues.
  • Maintains database objects, dictionaries. Maintains lists, control tables (and records) and uses pre-defined coding schemes necessary to process data with active help from development/user groups and senior database administrators and modifies this documentation. Conducts data validation checks using a pre-defined methodology.
  • May have responsibility for administering several less complex aspects in a developmental project.
  • Develop, upgrade, and maintain small to medium size database systems.
  • Perform security management by auditing and maintaining roles, privileges, and user profiles.
  • Consistently performs event management by acting on alerts and notifications, and following pre-defined operational fixes.
  • Responsible for DBA responsibilities of the assigned system. Perform environment builds and refreshes.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge and experience of Greenplum products/technologies
  • Knowledge of Unix, Windows NT/2000/98, Internet Security, Oracle ERP.
  • Communication skills.
  • Understanding of business environment.
  • Knowledge of job associated database/software/documentation.

Profile Requirements

  • 4 – 5 year college degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent
  • Workign experience of Greenplum products/technologies
  • 5-7 years of experience working in an Oracle, Informatica, UNIX production data warehousing environment as a Data Warehouse developer
  • 5-7 years of experience with Oracle databases (10g or higher preferred) and expertise in SQL and PL/SQL programming and performance tuning on UNIX
  • Working on MPP database as IBM Netezza or Oracle Exadata a plus
  • Leadership Capabilities Required

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