Server, Storage and Database Administrator

Rio Tinto
May 14, 2022
May 17, 2022
Computer etc.
Full Time
Server, Storage and Database Administrator
  • Join an encouraging leadership group, committed to your growth and development
  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Location: Richards Bay, South Africa

About the role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

We are looking for a Server, Storage and Database Administrator. The role is responsible to support and maintain a stable environment across the OT Hosting and Database environments.

This requires working closely with the Process control teams in supporting the central platform through diagnosing, resolving and documenting problems in a timely fashion ensuring minimal downtime impact to the business-critical operations, in alignment to APC/ME, Cyber Security and Enterprise Architecture standards

Reporting to the Supervisor Comms/Networks/Hosting and working in a collaborative community within team, you will be performing the following duties:
  • Installing, configuring and troubleshooting of Windows and Linux based operating systems
  • Installing, configuring and troubleshooting of Dell physical server/workstation (Dell Standalone servers, VXRAIL, Thin clients) equipment and virtualization environments (Hyper-V and VMWARE)
  • Installing, configuring and troubleshooting of SQL Database environments
  • Configuring and Managing of SAN storage (Netapp, HP)
  • Managing of Backup environment based on Acronis and Backup exec
  • Maintain a healthy documentation process of all Hosting and DBA infrastructure components
  • Manage relationships with external vendors that support components of the infrastructure
  • Perform quality checks to ensure standards and solutions are met during project delivery and accepts transition to support from Delivery teams
  • Part take in standby rotation as part of support to the RBM business that is 24x7x365

What you'll bring
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years Working knowledge of heavy industry environment
  • MCSE (Server, storage, DB administration) certified or Diploma in Industrial Instrumentation
  • Demonstrated expertise of working in:
    • SQL Server Database environment
    • VB scripting
    • Servers environment (Windows /Linux), VMware, Storage, (Dell, NetApp), Backup technologies (Commvault, Backup Exec, VEEAM, ACRONIS);
    • Cloud environments; Hybrid compute platforms;
  • ITIL processes
  • Good experienced/knowledge across the infrastructure domains
  • Must have skills, awareness and knowledge of the impacts of business decisions and changes

What we offer
  • A safety-focused and inclusive working environment
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience
  • Annual cash incentive awards (STIP) for eligible employees
  • Access top tier family-friendly health and medical programs, pension and savings plans
  • Wellbeing benefits

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls 'progress' begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium the world's first to be certified "responsible" helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world and explore the universe. Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you'll be working

Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) is a world leader in heavy mineral sands extraction and refining and is South Africa's largest mineral sands producer. RBM produces predominantly ilmenite, rutile and zircon materials used in everything from paint to smartphones to sunscreen.

Every Voice Matters

RBM is an equal opportunity employer and preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups in line with the company's employment equity plan.

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.