Application Database Administrator



Halifax, NS, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2023
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
IBM Consulting Services helps our clients fundamentally redesign experiences to create new
sources of value, digitally reinvent their operations for great efficiency and transform their entire
enterprises through cognitive. We invite you to consider joining IBM’s global reach, outcome-
focused methodologies, domain skills and deep industry expertise that are helping transform the
way we live and work.

IBM’s state-of-the-art Client Innovation Centre (CIC) opened in Nova Scotia in March 2013 and is the first of its kind in Canada. The Centre weaves together IBM’s business insights and industry-leading software portfolio and is ideally suited for any client that needs flexible access to emerging or niche skills that may not be cost effective to grow internally. In addition, our focus on our team is unparalleled as demonstrated by the following:

  • The CIC NS is one of IBM’s highest performing delivery centres worldwide – for retention, client satisfaction and utilization. Our employees are empowered to stay and grow within IBM.
  • We are very focused on continuous skill development – staff training is our third largest annual Centre investment. Employees are immersed in a culture of learning and constant growth.
  • Investment in key partnership with universities, government and private sector groups which has resulted in IBM having a key influencing role in Nova Scotia’s ICT industry, especially in talent development.

Want your skills to make a difference in how the world works – for the better? IBM is seeking keen-minded Application Database Administrators interested in working next to some of the best IT Specialists in the industry.

Application Database Administrator at IBM have a perspective on problem solving that says no one problem, big or small, is an isolated event, but rather part of a much bigger, more complex system In this job role you’ll use your expertise in translating IT requirements into great design, as well as development and assembly of components, coding, unit testing and documentation, to create custom information systems for our clients.
Applicants should also be specialists who primarily apply their technical skills in an internal or external customer billable services, and implementation, environment.

Be a part of making the world more instrumented, interconnected – and intelligent. Join us.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Competent / technical subject matter expert (SME) in the digital commerce domain.
  • Define overall technical design/system architecture for enterprise level applications and document the details in technical design document then engage with team of developers to build and implement the solution.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Conduct technology benchmarking and industry analysis to define the strategic direction.
  • Mentor developers to help them solve problems and grow.
  • Conduct code review sessions and use as training opportunity for the development team.
  • Create, communicate, and maintain best practices and coding standards for team.
  • Hold the development team accountable to follow these best practices.
  • Work with multiple technologies and in projects with high complexity.
  • Work to consistently improve internal processes and champion TEOA/Lean events targeted towards continuous improvement.
  • Must be able to conceptualize and verbalize the benefits of technology in solving real business problems.
  • Work location will be Bedford, NS

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Oracle 19c,
  • Oracle RAC,
  • Dataguard, PostgreSQL,
  • Pacemaker ITIL,
  • ServiceNow


  • MANDATORY Enhanced Clearance (5 years in Canada). I know they cannot come with clearance anymore, but they could have had it previously and it is easily transferred. If they never had it, then they must be Canadian Citizen and 5 + years in Canada with no gaps. Enhanced then would only take a few weeks with these details. The candidates must be highly screened for these things to make this more streamlined.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Oracle 19c,
  • Oracle RAC,
  • Dataguard, PostgreSQL,
  • Pacemaker ITIL,
  • ServiceNow


  • STRONGLY PREFERRED: Secret Clearance – obtained, not qualified as it takes too long to obtain Secret. If someone is found that is HIGHLY qualified however, I’d still like to see the resume. At a minimum Enhanced/Reliability clearance is mandatory.