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DB2 LUW Database Administrator

| West Suburbs

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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Our HQ is 22 miles from the Loop; near Belmont station, BNSF line. Plenty of places to eat & shop! 2nd office is in downtown Chicago on Madison Ave.

An Insider's view of Ensono

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I find the culture to be very open and collaborative. One can be on a call with a customer and ask your technical resource across from you a specific question or run into our CEO in the hallway while grabbing a cup of coffee. We allow feedback to be given and changes to be heard. Leadership constantly finds ways to make it an exciting workplace

Bailey Cahill

Senior Manager - Partner & Alliances

What does your typical day look like?

A typical day in our Full Stack DevOps world is collaborative, affords room for creative problem-solving, offers unique opportunities and challenges. Our work involves using cloud technologies to solve application’s needs, research datalake technologies and architect to process large amounts of performance data. We also lay 6 man variation of ping

Jake Frazier-Flores

Software Engineer

What are Ensono Perks + Benefits

Ensono Benefits Overview

Benefits include - generous maternity and paternity leave, generous paid days off and company paid holidays. Sabbatical, adoption, compassion and bereavement leave days, adoption assistance and flexible spending account. Healthcare and 401K eligibility on 1st day of work. Paid volunteer days.

Wellness programs - designed to help us be our best! Fitness week, Virgin Pulse® platform, wellness plans for credits and discounts on medical plan contributions.

Fun ergonomic workplace - free snacks, onsite gym & trainer, yoga classes, Beer O'Clock days.

Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer O' Cart every month!
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Onsite gym available!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

15 options for coffee and chocolate drinks (its a coffee machine with an IP address after all!) Also, Starbucks machine with chai latte counts, right? And then after the free snacks and all the hot chocolate - get some steps in while checking your emails in our fitness center. We have associate discounts on various products and services locally and nationally.

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