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IBM Senior SQL Database Administrator in Austin, Texas

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Your Role and Responsibilities

This position is for a Microsoft SQL Server database administrator. The successful candidate will maintain SQL Server database environments in an enterprise environment consisting of approximately 1200 Windows servers. This position is responsible for development and sustainment of SQL Server 2014 failover clusters and migration of various disparate SQL Server environments onto the clusters. The successful candidate will standardize, consolidate, and optimize the existing SQL Server environments and monitor and maintain database performance. The successful candidate will also collaborate with internal and external customers to gather requirements for special processing, and work and track issues to resolution using an in-house ticket system. Responsibilities include:

  • Design, install, configure, audit, and maintain highly available enterprise database systems

  • Monitor backups on all enterprise databases

  • Perform routine disaster recovery testing scenarios

  • Troubleshoot and maintain database performance, including the proposal of short term fixes, long term solutions, and the regular scheduling of index maintenance and database integrity checks

  • Establish and maintain database policies and standards

  • Generate database schema definitions and modifications as required

  • Refresh data from one processing environment to another as required

  • Develop, follow, and maintain team documentation for repeatable processes, including database feature installation, disaster recovery, and common problem resolution

  • Adhere to ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) practices for Change Management

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Five or more years of experience with Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition and all facets of database administration

  • Three or more years of experience with Microsoft SQL Server High Availability features: Failover Clustering, Log Shipping, Database Mirroring, AlwaysOn Availability Groups

  • Three or more years of experience with Windows Server (2012 and above) and Microsoft Failover Clusters

  • Installation and configuration experience with SQL Server 2014 (and higher), SQL Server Service Packs and Cumulative Updates

  • Experience with PowerShell 5.1 (or higher)

  • Strong documentation skills

  • Strong database performance tuning skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to be a team player

  • CompTIA Security+ (on Day 1) and SQL certification within 180 days of start

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Working knowledge of DoD Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), Security Readiness Review (SRR) scripts, and Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM)

  • Experience with SQL Server 2016 (or higher)

  • Experience with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

  • Experience with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

  • Experience with SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)

  • Experience with Microsoft Azure

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Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

This position is eligible for participation in an IBM sales incentive plan. Actual incentive opportunity will be based on performance and the eligible Target Incentive, as addressed in the applicable plan, all of which is subject to change.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

US Citizenship required.

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