DB2 LUW Database Administrator

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Responsibilities Include:

  • This position reports to the Director of Database Administration.
  • Installation, maintenance, configuration, and tuning of the DB2 LUW system software and related DB2 administration tools in an IBM zVM zLinux environment.
  • Problem investigation and resolution in production and non-production environments.
  • Monitors and manages DB2¬†backup/restore/replication¬†procedure.
  • Monitor database size and performance in production and non-production environments.
  • Assists with the physical design of DB2 database systems.
  • Works with Systems Programming,Linux Engineers, MQ Engineers and Websphere Application Server staff on making recommendations for system level modifications related to DB2.
  • Provides guidance and assistance to programming staff on the correct use and coding of database applications.
  • Will also work with DB2 on Windows or Intel Linux environments.
  • Assists in providing direction for future database use at HealthPlan Services.
  • Provide on-call support and work overtime when necessary.
  • Provide expertise related to DR planning and execution in HADR environments.
  • Proper documentation of new processes developed and adherence to established standards and methodology.

Basic requirements:

  • More than 7 years of experience in Database administration
  • Solid understanding of Database technology
  • Extensive Database performance tuning experience
  • Deep knowledge of industry-standard, enterprise-class best practices for a large database environment
  • Good understanding of Linux/VM platform
  • Deep understanding of HADR Database and storage technologies like Data replication, TSM, etc
  • Experience implementing, supporting and auditing database security
  • Experience with Unix/Linux OS platform and Unix Shell scripting and automation

Preferred skills:

  • Experience with installing, upgrading, configuring, integrating, tuning, and securing DB2 LUW instances in a zLinux environment
  • Experience with database management tools, products, vendors, and methodologies
  • Knowledge of database object design, stored procedures, UNIX scripting
  • Knowledge of zLinux operating system, DB2 LUW transaction log management, TSM backup strategies, and security configuration using LDAP
  • Knowledge of administering advanced DB2 database functions including High Availability (HADR) and Q-Replication
  • Knowledge of DB2 Connect
  • Base knowledge of TSA-MP
  • Works efficiently under conditions of multiple deadlines and changing priorities to produce high quality material with meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong customer service orientation in both internal and external interactions, and looks for opportunities to provide the highest quality service
  • Builds methods for measuring effectiveness of processes to meet business objectives
  • Manages appropriate metrics to measure process towards meeting quality standards for corporation
  • Anticipates, recognizes and resolves issues
  • Pro-active monitoring and problem resolution
  • Evaluates and documents procedures
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Scripting experience
  • Integrates complex data and synthesize results, evaluates the quality of the data, identifies critical process variables and provides recommendations based on results
  • High degree of creative thinking
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
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