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DBA and MQ Specialist IBM Ballarat


Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

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Job Posted: 06/09/2017

Job Category:

IT and Telecommunications / Database Dev. & Admin

Job description:
IBM is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, serving clients in 170 countries. In this new era of Cognitive Business, IBM is helping to reshape industries by bringing together our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobile, and the Internet of Things. We are changing how we create. How we collaborate. How we analyse. How we engage. IBM is a leader in this global transformation so there is no better place to launch your career.
The DB and MQ Specialist will be responsible for providing support on the configuration of the DB and MQ products which have been installed into the client’s platform. This technical role requires support of the products and their configuration in a production and non-production environment.  This role also requires interaction with the client providing level 2 and level 3 support services. 
The Database Admin specialist will perform daily health checks of the Database and MQ services, package and deploy updates to the MQ and DB instances to all environments, in response to major releases and hotfixes, liaising directly with project and support teams, release management and client staff supporting interfacing applications.
Desired Attributes and Skills:
  • A passion for technology and business.
  • The ability to understand and assimilate different points of view.
  • A love of working with people in a team-focused environment.
  • Have prior exposure AGILE methodologies. 
  • Natural leadership skills and the ability to thrive in a collaborative culture.
  • The willingness to take ownership of challenging tasks, even beyond your initial scope of responsibility.
  • The flexibility to travel to client locations
Education and Experience:
  • You will be degree qualified
  • At least 5 years experience in Microsoft SQL
  • At least 5 years experience in customer facing role
  • Experience with MQ services, Virtual Machines & Networks
  • Experience in Source Control tools such as Microsoft TFS (ideal) or RTC
  • Experience Working knowledge in Scripting languages such as python or power shell
  • Automation and DevOps
  • Windows administration experience preferred
Key Responsibilities :
  • Complete capacity planning and preventative maintenance of the DB and MQ services to ensure stability of the application
  • Complete technical analysis and resolve production incidents and problems relating to the environment and software installation.
Mandatory Requirement:
  1. Be an Australian citizen
  2. Been resident in Australia for the past 5 years (i.e., can't have moved to Australia only 4 or 4.5 years ago)
  3. Not spent greater than 12 months cumulative out of Australia during the past 5 years
  4. Satisfy an AU Gov client Pre-Engagement Integrity Check
  5. Be eligible to obtain an AGSVA baseline security clearance or already have AGSVA baseline security clearance
As this role is based in Ballarat, Victoria relocation support will be considered for interstate applicants who are interested in moving to Ballarat to join our team.