IDMS and DB2 z/OS Database Administrator

Pay: $45.00 - $55.00

Position Type: Contract to Permanent

Location: Georgia


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IDMS and DB2 zOS Database Administrator
Atlanta, GA

Our client is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Their railway subsidiary operates in over 20 states and serves major container ports in the eastern United States.

Position Summary:
Candidate will be responsible for maintaining all aspects of Database Management Systems including but not restricted to: Full life-cycle administration of IDMS and DB2 z/OS subsystems including performing systems programming tasks related to both IDMS and DB2 z/OS environments.

Job Responsibilities:
• Support of DB2 z/OS Data Sharing in Parallel Sysplex environment
• Administration of IBM DB2 Administration Tool Suite
• Administration of IDMS, including Dictionary, ADSO, OCF, BCF, OLQ, SQL.
• Administration of ADABAS, Natural and other SoftwareAG products
• Creation of databases and database objects like tables, indexes, views, and stored procedures
• Ensuring that NS Computer Security Policies are followed and violations reported
• Monitoring database performance, performing problem determination and problem resolution and working with programmers and vendors to achieve solutions
• Responsible for designing, implementing and testing disaster recovery procedures and processes on all 3 platforms (IDMS, DB2 z/OS, and Adabas)
• Participating as a team member in projects that require outages, upgrades and patches to databases
• Producing documentation and procedures regarding the proper use and operation of the DBMS
• Must be available to handle 24 x 7 on call duties on a rotating basis

The ideal candidate will possess the following:
• 5+ years full life-cycle DB2 z/OS database administration
• 5+ years full life-cycle IDMS database administration
• 5+ years DB2 z/OS subsystem administration (including maintenance and upgrades)
• 5+ years managing highly available mission critical systems
• Full life-cycle administration of IBM DB2 Administration Tool Suite
• Relational Data Modeling, Logical Database Design and Physical Database Design
• Experience with DB2 Subsystem Tuning and Application Performance Tuning

Required Skills:
• DB2 z/OS database administration
• CA IDMS database administration - application and CV level
• DB2 z/OS subsystem configuration and administration
• Mainframe z/OS V1.13
• JCL, DDL, DML, SQL, SMP/E, TSO, QMF, TMON, REXX, SMF, change management software, modeling software
• IBM DB2 Administration Tool Suite (or comparable tool suite)
• IDMS Laderman tools
• RACF, HSM, Workload Manager as relates to IDMS and DB2 z/OS management
• Database Performance Tuning; Application Performance Tuning
• Backup and Recovery, Problem Determination / Problem Resolution
• High-Availability using Data Sharing in a Parallel Sysplex environment
• Logical Data Modeling, Physical Database Design
• Good Oral and Written Communication Skills
• Ability to work alone or with team

Preferred skills include:
• Experience supporting ADABAS helpful, but not required
• Experience supporting COBOL, Assembler, Natural, and JAVA
• Project Management
• Ability to train and mentor other Database Administrators in IDMS and DB2 z/OS

MISource, Inc. is proud to offer a comprehensive selection of benefits to our employees including
• Health
• Dental
• Vision
• Term life insurance
• Short-term disability insurance
• Critical illness insurance
• 401(k) retirement savings program

MISource, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to fostering diversity in the workplace. MISource utilizes E-Verify.
Interested Candidates, click “Apply Now”, or contact the MISource office at the number listed below.

MISource, Inc.
PH: 877-543-9540
Fax: 888-293-5055