zOS DB2 Database Administrator


Thinkfind Corporation

Salary: $70 – $75 per Hour

zOS DB2 Database Administrator Fort Worth, Texas

Outstanding opportunity for a zOS (Mainframe) DB2 Database Administrator with one of most influential enterprise clients. This position will be responsible for the day-to-day database administration of existing mainframe zOS DB2 databases and will include defining, planning, implementing and supporting physical zOS DB2 databases for the enterprise. Perform an array of standard database administration tasks in DB2 including the conversion from Data Models to physical design and creation. Provide rotating 24×7 on-call support for BNSF’s zOS DB2 environments as necessary

Position requires ten (10) or more years’ total experience as a physical DBA in DB2 including extensive knowledge of all aspects of zOS DB2 including monitoring and performance tuning. Experience in database problem identification, problem diagnosis and resolution is essential. 5+ years of expertise with BMC’s Database Administration Tools including NGT, DASD Manager, Catalog Manager, Change Manager, and Recovery Manager a must. 3+ years experience with IBM’s Database Management Utilities Load, Unload, Recover, Reorganization, Stats, Image Copy, DB2 Fast Load and DSN1COPY needed. Must possess a strong understanding of DB2 PLAN and PACKAGE. Experience with IBM’s zOS utilities JCL, IDCAMS and IEBCOPY required. Must have a strong ability to analyze zOS Syslog and DB2 Master Log information to resolve issues. Ability to perform database monitoring and performance tuning using BMC’s DB2 Performance Tools including Apptune and MainView highly desired. Must be a team player willing to be coached on client-specific zOS DB2 processes and procedures. Must be able to explain technical issues to non-technical (management) individuals. An understanding of COBOL and Natural programming languages needed. Provide reports and information to auditors as requested.

Desired skills: DBA, DB2, zOS DB2, Performance Tuning, NGT, DASD Manager, Catalog Manager, Change Manager, Recovery Ma, Load, Unload, Recover, Rebuild, Reorganization, Stats, Image Copy, DB2 Fast, zOS utilities, JCL, IDCAMS, IEBCOPY, REXX, CLIST, JCL, Apptune, MainView.

*Local candidates preferred**

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