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Senior Mainframe DB2 Physical Systems Programmer

Company: Ensono
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

The Mainframe Systems Programmer provides support for on-going projects that require the installation, testing, and implementation of new operating systems and other 'system' software. Also, the Maintenance and debugging of systems software. Coordination and the IOGEN work for new MF hardware. Research and evaluation of new software and hardware products, assisting team members and other areas with technical questions and problem resolution. Monitoring and tuning of systems software. Functional knowledge, use of z/OS components and detailed knowledge of support products such as tape management, scheduling, security, monitoring systems, etc.FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The successful candidate will perform mainframe database software upgrades coupled with administration and tuning to support our customers' 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, scheduling reorganizations, 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 primary 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 proceduresREQUIRED 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 a plus
    • Extensive experience with the following:
    • Knowledged 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
    • Providing supervision and development opportunities for associates
    • Supporting DB2 security requests
    • Review DB2 security to find potential risks
    • Reorganization of application data
    • Vendor consultations for problems and questions
    • Space calculations for new objects and environments
    • Reviewing, tuning of internal DB2 buffer pools and SQL code
    • DR recovery of application objects
    • Troubleshooting and solving production database issues
    • Demonstrated ability to respond quickly and effectively to support requests from multiple clients
    • Supporting multiple customer for after hours on-call
    • Must work customer's business hours Eastern Time USA.
    • 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.

Keywords: Ensono, Downers Grove , Senior Mainframe DB2 Physical Systems Programmer, IT / Software / Systems , Downers Grove, Illinois

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