Lead Db2 DBA mainframe engineer candidate will have Parallel Sysplex experience designing, maintaining and supporting the major application subsystems running on z/OS. Possess minimum of 7 years previous experience as a Db2 DBA mainframe engineer supporting Application Database Administration Services for Db2 on z/OS and provide leadership and training. Will be able to prioritize and complete work on time in an ever-changing and complex environment. The Lead Db2 DBA mainframe engineer will be responsible for mentoring the wider team.
This candidate will be fulfilling an experienced Lead Db2 DBA mainframe engineer position.
Responsible for the overall management and administration of Db2 for z/OS and performance of Db2 for z/OS subsystems across multiple Sysplexes and CECS.
Provides technical direction and education to programmers, analysts and other DBA associates.
Prototypes the new features, functions and strategies of new application subsystems technology.
Capable of creating the roadmap, processes, best practices, standards and strategies for continuous improvement of monitoring, performance, resiliency, availability, and scalability of Db2 on system z.
Effective performance tuning and problem determination knowledge
Experience as a technical lead, driving technical direction, owning the portfolio of technology, and growing the larger team
REXX experience desired
CICS/MQ for z/OS experience desired
SQL tuning and optimization experience desired
REXX experience desired
Vendor management experience
Provides 24x7 oncall support within a team rotation
Minimum of 7 years experience as a Db2 DBA mainframe engineer supporting Application Database Administration Services for Db2 on z/OS
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
Strong Leadership and Communication skills
Maintain database security and disaster recovery procedures
Expert knowledge of Db2 for z/OS along with mainframe related tools such as BMC Db2 tools and monitoring tools, IBM DB2 Tools and monitoring tools, SMPE, ISPF, SMS, SMF,
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively interface and partner with all levels of the organization.
Assist in implementation of new features and program fixes in databases
Maintain "State of the Art' knowledge of best practices in systems administration, high availability, metrics, and business continuity specifically for DB2 for z/OS
Candidate must be self-motivated and assertive while possessing the ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a team environment
Assists and maintains the improvement of systems administration-related plans, processes, procedures, standards, and priorities.
Provides problem resolution support, specific to Db2 on z issues; identifies and resolves systems application problems, coordinates with programming application users to determine symptoms and ensure accurate problem resolution.
Plans and implements strategies and procedures for physical disaster/recovery and contingency planning.
Perform database recovery and backup tasks
Assists application development and maintenance staff with Db2 on z questions and issues.
Works with vendors on problem identification and resolution.
Knowledge of banking industry business processes a plus.