IBM Microsoft SQL Database Administrator in HAMPTON, Virginia

Job Description

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The Microsoft SQL Database Administrator position will include the following duties:

  • Microsoft SQL Server database installation, administration, and clustering of a large-scale Production Environment, including performance tuning and troubleshooting of database performance issues.

  • Knowledge of using tools to detect database issues and tune the database cluster for optimum performance.

  • The person would also perform the role of SQL Server SME and provide mentorship for improvement in database layer.


Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.



Career growth

Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills

  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations

  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation

In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.

Corporate citizenship

With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!



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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5+ years of experience in Microsoft SQL Server administration.

  • 5+ years of experience inMicrosoft SQL Server performance tuning.

  • 5+ years of experience in Microsoft SQL Server backup & recovery.

  • 2+ years of experience in Microsoft SQL Server clustering.

  • 2+ years of relevant IT/Business experience preferably within the DoD environment (US Army).

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in Windows Server 2012R2/2016 Administration.

  • 1+ year of experience in DISA STIG security lockdowns on SQL Server.

  • 1+ year of experience in Microsoft IIS, .NET, or other Web/Application Server administration.

  • 1+ year of experience with VMWare.

  • 1+ year of experience with Linux or Unix.

  • CompTIA Security+ CE Certification.

  • Microsoft SQL Server or other Microsoft Certification .

EO Statement

IBM 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, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.