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Full-time Senior level DB2 DBA

at Datamatics Global Services Ltd. in New Jersey | NJ Jobs

Skills:Senior level DB2 DBA
Location:Edison, NJ
Area Code:732
This position is for a Senior DB2 DBA Expert for the Enterprise Infrastructure Support Group within a leading financial firm in NJ. The team is responsible for 24x7 operational support of Production and non-Production infrastructure environments. This is a senior technical level position and requires strong interpersonal communication and influencing skills; the ability to work with engineering, application development, architecture and other production services teams to know and understand the platforms and to resolve complex problems. The resource will be responsible for understanding the DB2 footprint and engaging to support incidents, changes and ad-hoc requests for service.

Will evaluate new DB2 software, utilities, understand high availably requirements and propose database solutions for Active/Query and Active/Active architectures, ability to develop data replication strategies including DB2 QREP, ability to tune and suggest performance improvements for DB2 applications and databases running on System z/mainframes using WebSphere, CICS and batch applications. Ability to assist distributed applications data access, performance tuning, DRDA, and experience with DB2 V10 or higher required.


Minimum of 10 years of experience as a Senior level DB2 DBA is required
Good written and verbal communication skills
A high level of expertise and knowledge with DB2 V10 or later versions of DB2 on z/Series is required
Proven expertise working with IBM and third party vendor tools for DB2
10+ years of DB2 performance tuning, DB2 resource consumption, DB2 high availability using IBM and third party DB2 tools (online / deferred reorgs, "well behaved transactions", DRDA, and high availability concepts of Active/Query and Active/Active data center strategies)
Proven expertise in DB2 utilities (Load, Check Data, Reorgs, Runstats, Copy, and Restore)
Expert knowledge in utilizing OMEGAMON to monitor, analyze and optimize the performance of DB2 on z/OS applications online in real time and in batch reports.
Strong experience in COBOL assembler environment including CICS with JCL on z/OS
Ability to troubleshoot DB2 application and performance problems and represent as technical expert for DB2 on behalf of Tech Strategy & Enterprise Architecture DBA team
Proven experience in mentoring, leading, and executing significant installs of DB2 for a large company is required.
Ability to work as required to provide support and troubleshooting is required
Required education/experience:

Bachelor Degree in MIS, Computer Science or relevant experience
10+ years of DB2 DBA experience
Strong experience in COBOL Assembler environment including CICS
8 + years of z/OS and JCL experience
Strong communication skills
Strong experience installing DB2 to the mainframe
A solid understanding of server-side application design/architecture
Strong DB2 administration experience
Strong experience with z/OS, networking and capacity/performance management
Experience developing DB2 applications using COBOL

Datamatics Global Services Ltd.
510 Thornall Street
Edison, NJ 08837

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