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Your Role and Responsibilities
As z system administrator (DB2), you are responsible to work with z platform administrators, Application development teams and Application production support teams to provide subject matter expertise to maintain the existing infrastructure and to recommend best practices for the supported infrastructure. You will imbibe agile practices in your scope of work. You are also expected to gain skills in your primary work technology and to gain skills in other supported technologies in the squad through defined time bound goals.
Your Role and Responsibilities:
As a DB2 on Z system admin, you will be expected to perform the following (but not limited to):
Supporting application infrastructure environment for DB on Z and related technologies.
Work on Incident, Change and Problem of the supported infrastructure.
Work with application teams to continuously improve the design and processes.
Analyze and perform performance tuning.
Maintain compliance posture as per CIO Security Policy.
Ensure important parameters on DB are monitored.
Be part of 24x7 support for supported infrastructure.
Follow and be a champion of agile practices.
Develop zDB skills with other team members
Exposure in DASD storage management and tools DFHSM, $AVRS , dispatch tools, RACF and Storage Management
Proven knowledge in REXX, CLIST, JCL OMVS, TWS, OPC, Control-M
Exposure in zDB2 for z/OS Data Sharing (including Coupling Facility structure maintenance), DB2 for z/OS RSU maintenance rollouts (Shopz ordering, SMP/E processing etc), zDB2 for z/OS version upgrades - IBM DB2 for z/OS system performance tuning (Bufferpools, ZPARMs etc), DB2 Installation, upgrade and Migration, and PTF Installation with SMP/E
Proven interpersonal skills while contributing to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
Up-to-date technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing publications
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Minimum 5+ years of experience as administrator for DB2 on Z.
Experienced in production support DBA, creating Database objects, Tablespaces, Tables, Views, Indexes etc. and coordinating with application team for design related issues
Prior experience in maintaining the DB2 Catalog/Directory (Analysis, Backup, Recover, Reorg, etc).
Hands on knowledge in DB2 Performance Tuning Recovery Tools like File Aid, QMF, SPUFI
Proficient in Platinum tools Log Analyzer Database & Plan Analyzer RC Tools Detector Subsystem Analyzer
Expertise in mainframe skills like JCL, VSAM Experience on DB2 Upgrades, Database monitoring, health check, housekeeping Knowledge/experience with DR (Disaster Recovery) drill.
Experience with issue during high severity incidents Database refresh Monitor Space for the databases and implement the space changes.
Working knowledge in IBM utilities, tools Omegamon, Mainview , SYSView
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Desirable experience in Infrastructure Architecture, Storage and Networking,
Exposure/Understanding of Platforms (Linux/Mainframe)
Knowledge of Cloud Architecture and Devops, systems performance tuning and capacity planning
Experience with installing and using DB2 ISV Products, Tools installation/maintenance/upgrades
Applying Tracing and checkpoint parameters, Performance and optimization settings
Log dataset management and space allocations, Experience with agile organization preferred.
Experience on following IBM DB2 Utilities, Commands UNLOAD, RELOAD, COPY, RECOVER, REORG & RUNSTATS
You love collaborative environments that use agile methodologies to encourage creative design thinking and find innovative ways to develop with cutting edge technologies
Ambitious individual who can work under their own direction towards agreed targets/goals and with creative approach to work
Intuitive individual with an ability to manage change and proven time management
About Business Unit
We at IBM Chief Information Office (CIO) are a dynamic group of Business, Strategy and Technology professionals - a specific source of market-leading Industry Consulting, Application and Business process delivery following Agile valuesand principles. CIO is at the forefront of Digital Reinvention of key applications used within IBM providing value-led and asset-powered end to end solutions.
CIO mission is to create a productive environment for everyone at IBM. We do this by leading with Design to drive simplicity and ease of use, Engineering the systems that run the business, and Innovating to transform the business. Key focus areas are to securethe Enterprise in network security, endpoint security and data security, Transform IBM and improve collaboration and practice a culture of agile way of working.
Within the CIO, we represent the Sales Incentives Systems area of the Sales & Marketing Systems. Our mission is to equip Global Sales Incentives (GSI) & Sales with tools to drive sustained revenue growth by enabling the Sales plan & Go-to-market strategy.
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