IDMS Systems Programmer and Database Administrator at Ensono

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Roles and Responsibilities:
  • The successful candidate will perform mainframe database software upgrades coupled with administration and tuning to support our customers' CA IDMS environments.
  • The individual will need to work with vendor personnel to achieve timely solutions of database problems.
  • The individual will be responsible for day-to-day database maintenance such as database definition changes, backups and restores, monitoring space growth, database reorganizations, creating and maintaining disaster recovery procedures and overall support of customer needs and requests.
  • The successful candidate will be called upon to perform a variety of tasks including database optimization, database performance reviews and tuning, and new client onboarding.
  • The individual will provide 24x7 on call support as part of a scheduled rotation with other team members.
  • The individual will maintain documentation for all the tasks completed on a regular basis and adhere the change management policy.
  • System programming knowledge of multiple DBMS's is a bonus.
  • Bachelor's degree required and/or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years of professional experience in CA IDMS and related products for administration and systems programming support.
  • Extensive experience with the following:
    • Best practices of software management, maintenance and documentation
    • Configure and manage CA IDMS and related products such as CA IDMS ADS/Online
    • Develop strategies, processes and best practices in CA IDMS systems programming
    • Establishing policies and procedures pertaining to database management, disaster recovery, product and database security, maintenance and utilization
    • Reviewing new versions of CA IDMS and related products for functionality, advising how they benefit the client
    • Interacting with vendors for problems and questions
    • Apply IDMS maintenance as required with knowledge of SMP/E
    • Disaster recovery of system and application databases
    • Troubleshooting and solving production database issues
    • Identification and resolution of performance issues
    • Database administration including administering and customizing CA IDMS
    • Database design and experience with batch and online CA IDMS IDD
    • Database monitoring including space monitoring and performance monitoring using CA Sysview and Perfmon.
    • Coding and usage of CA IDMS and related products utilities
    • Support planned (disaster recovery) and unplanned (emergency) database recovery activities
  • Experience in a large, 24x7 environment and the ability to manage competing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to respond quickly and effectively to support requests from multiple clients
  • After hours on-call support
  • Ability to write, debug and tune SQL
  • Previous experience in a CA IDMS environment required
Secondary skills:
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentations)
  • Ability to work as part of a team and assist teammates when needed
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Our HQ is 22 miles from the Loop; near Belmont station, BNSF line. Plenty of places to eat & shop!

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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