SQL Server Database Administrator

One Acre Fund

About the organization

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.

Duties

One Acre Fund has several applications implemented in a SQL server merge replicated architecture using web synchronization to a hosted server. There are nearly 100 locations in 8 different countries, which communicate with our main production server through merge replication. In addition, we are using transactional replication to other hosted servers for various database loads.

As the number of locations and countries grows over time, we are seeking an exceptional professional to serve as SQL Server Developer/Administrator who can build and improve on our current database architecture, as well as plan ahead for future scaling. In addition, the SQL Server Administrator will assist with trainings when One Acre Fund expands to new countries.

More details on the Job Description are found here: https://grnh.se/83a49e6d1

Qualifications

We are seeking an exceptional professional with 5 years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

Excellent communication skills. The person in this position will have to communicate with team members remotely on a regular basis.
Strong previous experience in database administration
Experience with database optimization strategies, query plan analysis and resource profiling
Experience with replication a plus
Expert T-SQL skills, strong scripting skills, and the ability to create clear documentation.
Previous experience with server/network administration a plus.
English required; French a plus.
A tremendous attention to detail

PREFERRED START DATE
ASAP

COMPENSATION
Commensurate with experience

BENEFITS
Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES
Yes. East African candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Note: Please submit a Resume/CV, not exceeding more than 1-2 pages, which includes, Education, Work Experience, Specialized/Technical Skills, Achievements/Awards and any other Experience (Volunteering, Extracurriculars, etc). References do not need to be included, and will only be required upon request, after the final interview

Salary

Competitive

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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