ADABAS DBA & Systems Programmer at Ensono

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Provide premium software support and services to Ensono mainframe clients as they relate to Mainframe ADABAS and NATURAL systems.

Job Responsibilities

  • Fulfill customer service requests for mainframe z/OS customers in a timely manner as they pertain to ADABAS and NATURAL (SAG) software products.
  • Provide primary support for reported problems related to Software AG software products.
  • Provide support on 24 x 7 x 365 basis across multiple time zones.
  • Follow procedures for installing Software AG software products efficiently and according to best practices and Ensono standards (for productivity/scalability purposes).
  • Provide key support for customer migration services (new customer transitions) as they pertain to IMS and related OEM software products.
  • Assist the assigned project manager in the migration of newly acquired customers such that all technical hurdles are addressed in a timely manner and do not impede the expected progress of the transition nor the targeted migration date.
  • In joint cooperation with the Disaster Recovery Services, successfully execute tasks associated with any given customer’s disaster recovery plans.
  • Adhere to a schedule that efficiently manages resources and allows timely implementations.
  • Follow ITSM change control procedures.



  • Bachelor’s degree required and/or equivalent work experience.
  • 10+ years of professional experience in ADABAS and NATURAL for administration and systems programming support.  Software AG Products and add-on products like TRIM, Securitre, a plus
  • Extensive experience with the following:
  • Knowledge in best practices of software management, maintenance and documentation
  • Configure and manage ADABAS and NATURAL using SMA and their add on products like Predict, Entire Network, Natural Security, Event Replicator, NATURAL for DB2.
  • Develop innovation, strategies, processes and best practices in ADABAS DBA and NATURAL systems programming
  • Reviewing new versions of Software AG products (ADABAS, NATURAL e.t.c) for functionality, advising how they benefit the client
  • Troubleshooting and solving of ADABAS and NATURAL System and database issues
  • Evaluating change requests and determine impact to assigned clients
  • Vendor consultations for problems and questions
  • DR recovery of application objects
  • Troubleshooting and solving production database issues
  • Supporting multiple customer for after hours on-call
  • Database Administration
    • Knowledge of ADABAS database administration, NATURAL Security
    • Knowledge of ADABAS Fast Path.
    • Database Design and related utilities
    • Performance tuning
    • Knowledge of ADABAS Delta Save Facility, ADABAS Utilities (ADAULD, ADADBS, ADASAV . e.t.c.)
  • Working knowledge of Natural utilities SYSAOS, SYSDB2, SYSSEC, SYSBPM e.t.c
  • Coding and usage of ADABAS reorganization utilities.
  • Support planned (disaster recovery) and unplanned (emergency) database recovery activities
  • Knowledge of log archive and change accumulation utilities
  • Defining FDT and DDMs.
  • Applying ZAPs and Service packs for Software AG products.
  • Knowledge of ADARUN Parameters and Buffer pools.
  • Knowledge of ADABAS recovery utility
  • Identification and resolution of performance issues 
  • A solid working knowledge of SMA and its role in the installation process
  • Knowledge of Program Migration tool (PAC, PAA).
  • Knowledge of ADABAS Review, NATURAL Review
  • Strong knowledge of Protection logging and Command Logging.
  • Applying Licenses for SAG products.
  • Solid understanding of ADABAS database structures
  • Strong JCL skills
  • Understanding and use of Assembler
  • Understanding of exits in the install process
  • Understanding and use of the IRLM in a data sharing environment
  • Extracting information from IMS logs
  • Using DBRC to monitor database activity


Additional qualifications:

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently. 
  • Demonstrated ability to respond quickly and effectively to support requests from multiple clients
  • Must be able to multi-task and work under short deadlines and in high pressure situations.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentations)
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.
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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

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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
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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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