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IBM Senior DBA in London, United Kingdom


At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Would you like to work in a fun and experimental studio atmosphere? Do you want to help us transform the way IBM engages with its Business Partners?

We are looking for the right person to join our cross-functional agile software development team. We are a diverse and empowered, co-located team of researchers, product owners, designers, developers, and managers located in a purpose-built space designed to encourage collaboration and creativity.

As an Agile delivery organization, our mission is to deliver best-in-class systems and insights that equip our sales partners to sell more in the marketplace. Our future is on the cloud, with Artificial Intelligence adding real, transformational value.

Our team incorporates Design Thinking and cutting-edge technologies and practices to design and build signature experiences that make people's lives easier. We operate in an open and flat organization where everyone's ideas are valued, and we're able to learn from each other and share successes.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Are you looking for an opportunity to influence, impact and inspire change?

As a member of our squad, you will be part of the team that evolves, enhances and supports cloud-based, 24x7-available commerce applications which enable ordering of IBM's software offerings; our users are direct Customers, IBM Sellers, IBM Business Partners and internal stakeholders. This end-to-end Senior DBA role involves:

  • Development, transformation, and tuning of database designs to support modernization of existing systems

  • Utilizing multiple approaches to facilitate Discovery: Modeling, Design Thinking, etc.

  • Supporting operations of business critical, complex commerce operations that we build

  • Operating in an Agile environment with focus on Continuous Integration and Delivery

  • Demonstrating a strong work ethic and eagerness to learn

In order to be successful in this role, you will have a successful track record in the following areas

  • Work effectively as part of a software development team

  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills with fluency in English

  • Demonstrate experience of Agile methodologies, including Scrum

  • Exhibit great planning and organisational skills, time management, and ability to handle and prioritise your own workload

  • Work to urgent deadlines and manage changing requirements

  • Application Data Base Administration and Data Architecture experience

  • Implementation of Physical DB2 (or equivalent) databases

  • Logical and Physical Database Design experience

  • Proficient in Java, SQL

  • Stored Procedure experience

  • DB2 Performance Tuning experience

  • Extract Transform Load (ETL) experience, bringing data in from other systems

  • Replication knowledge (QREP,SQLREP, etc.)

  • Modern DevOps experience

  • Commitment to delivering great software and releasing it quickly, efficiently and with increasing quality

  • Be a strong advocate for our users and enhancing their experiences with our products

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Proven experience as Senior DBA or similar in IT software projects, operating in large-scale complex enterprise

Essential skills and qualities

  • You're an analytical thinker who is passionate about leveraging data to deliver actionable insights that impact daily business decisions

  • You're an effective negotiator who relishes turning subjective opinions into objective discussions

  • You're an aspiring leader who can define and communicate the meaning of the work we do, and relate it back to business results

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Pure Data Analytics (PDA) DBA, Hadoop, Apache Spark, DASHDB a plus

  • Java, XML, User Interfaces, Webservices, C++.

  • Automated testing experience

  • Application business controls compliance experience, ASCA and SoX

  • Basic knowledge of cloud environments

  • Basic knowledge of containerization technologies (e.g., Docker)

  • Basic knowledge of interfacing with monolithic systems (e.g., Websphere, SAP)

DO NOT copy/paste from Required Expertise section.

About Business UnitThe IBM Finance organization is responsible for driving enterprise performance and transformation. We are the financial stewards of IBM, delivering IBM's financial strategy, developing new business models, and mitigating enterprise risk. Do you have a passion for creating business value? Join our team in accounting, financial planning, pricing, business controls, tax, treasury, business development (acquisitions & divestitures), and global financing.

Your Life @ IBMAre you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change - to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It's time to define your career.

About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we're also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location StatementIBM wants you to bring your whole self to work and for you this might mean the ability to work flexibly. If you are interested in a flexible working pattern, please talk to our recruitment team to find out if this is possible in the current working environment.

Being You @ IBMIBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.