Senior Mainframe DB2 Physical Systems Programmer at Ensono

| West Suburbs
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Provide premium DB2 sysprog support and services to Ensono mainframe clients as they relate to Mainframe DB2 systems.
 

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The successful candidate will perform mainframe database software upgrades coupled with administration and tuning to support of our customer’s DB2 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 creating backups, performing restores, monitoring file extent growth, creating and maintaining DR procedures and overall support of customer needs and requests.
  • The successful candidate will be called upon to perform a variety of database optimizations that will include general reporting and analysis of the efficiency of the database configuration and periodic review of database performance.
  • Expertise and work efforts will focus on the development and support and/or the customization of new services and support efforts.
  • System programming knowledge of multiple DBMS’s is a bonus.
  • The individual will need to participate in on-call responsibilities.

 

• Fulfill customer service orders (CSOs) for mainframe z/OS customers in a timely manner as they pertain to DB2

• Provide support for reported problems related to DB2 tables spaces

• Provide support on 24 x 7 x 365 basis across multiple time zones.

• Provide key support for customer migration services (new customer transitions) as they pertain to DB2 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

 

REQUIRED TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required and/or equivalent work experience.
  • 10+ years of professional experience in DB2 for administration and systems programming support.  CA and IBM tools for DB2 and other third party vendor products  a plus.
  • Extensive experience with the following:
    • Knowledge in best practices of software management, maintenance and documentation
    • Configure and manage DB2 in a parallel sysplex environment
    • Develops innovation, strategies, processes and  best practices in software management
    • Establishing policies and procedures pertaining to database management, DR, security, maintenance and utilization
    • Reviewing new versions of DB2 for functionality, advising how they benefit the client
    • Evaluating change requests and determine impact to assigned clients
    • Supporting DB2 security requests 
    • Review DB2 security to find potential risks
    • Vendor consultation for problems and questions
    • Space calculations for new objects and environments
    • Reviewing, tuning of internal DB2 buffer pools and SQL code
    •  DR recovery support
    •  Troubleshooting and solving production database issues
  •  Demonstrated ability to respond quickly and effectively to support requests from multiple clients

 

PREFERRED:

  • Supporting multiple customer for after hours on-call
  • 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 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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Location

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

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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.

Culture
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
Diversity
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)
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
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer O' Cart every month!
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
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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