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Job Description:

  • Database DB2 Analyst /IBM DB2 Developer | 17932

    VA Beach, VA

    Hybrid preferred – consider Remote

    Contract – 1 year +

    No C2C Candidates


    Techead is looking for an IBM DB2 DBA to help with our client’s DB2 needs.  These will include day to day support of the DB2 environment on a hosted z/OS based mainframe.  They are currently upgrading from version 10 to 13 of DB2.  They are about to start a program to migrate our mainframe tax programs to a commercial off the shelf product.  The preferred candidate will be able to take over any DB2 related task as the DBA may be called away to work on other efforts.

    • Qualifications
    • Minimum 3 Years of Knowledge of DB2 on z/OS, not DB2 for LUW
    • Knowledge of z/OS Operating System versions: 1.11, 1,13, and 2.4
    • Able to backup, transfer and restore tables using the standard IBM tools.
    • DB2-CICS, DB2-MQ
    • Tools: JCL, ISPF, Omegamon DB2, FileAid
    • Other database experience including SQL Server 2013 and above Responsibilities
    • Help migrate with initial upgrade of DB2 V10 to DB2 V12
    • Offer DBA DB2 support for application development team.
    • Ensure integrity, availability, and performance of DB2 database systems by providing technical support and maintenance.
    • Optimize queries to improve batch performance using SQL and JCL
    • Monitor database performance and recommend improvements for operational efficiency.
    • Manage and performs capacity planning, space management and data maintenance activities for database system.
    • Perform database enhancement and modification as per user requirements.
    • Perform database recovery and backup tasks
    • Identify and recommend database techniques to support business needs.
    • Assist in implementation of new features and program fixes in databases.
    • Maintain database security and disaster recovery procedures.
    • Perform troubleshooting and maintenance of multiple databases.
    • Resolve any database issues in accurate and timely fashion.
    • Monitor databases regularly to check for any errors such as existing locks and failed updates.
    • Experience in configuring monitoring tools like OMEGAMON
    • Familiarity with concepts like table move and reorganization of tables to increase performance
    • Understanding of storage options, tablespaces, indexes, partitioning (table partitioning, hash partitioning, multi-dimensional clustering).
    • Ability to follow process laid down by vendors for maintaining Databases
    • Troubleshoot issues and provide support to resolve critical issues affecting the application availability.
    • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills.
    • Make sure the documentation is created, maintained and accurate.
    • Collaborative with strong communications skills, comfortable liaising with the business to understand user needs
    • Willing to learn and implement existing Database Technologies like SQL Server, RDS etc.
    • Interacts with Business Development Team to provide technical analysis and implementation solutions for projects with DB components.
    • Provides support for all DB related issues on an ‘as-needed’ basis.
    • SPUFI – Create and run SQL statements against the system catalog as well as user tables
    • Can create, drop and modify storage groups, tables, indexes, table spaces, referential integrity, plans and packages in collection IDs
    • Understand z/OS file system, GDGs and can create, run and debug JCL using different imitators and LPARs
    • Read and maintain documentation on when tables are created, altered and dropped for multiple databases and schemas.
    • Using windows & 3270 emulation program, the candidate can monitor and fix JCL to complete database jobs. Understand COBOL/DB2 interface.
    • Can backup and restore tables using backup, restore, export and import. Able to reorganize tables, rebuild indexes, check tables space status, and bring tables spaces back to read /write mode from different altered states.

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