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IBM Mainframe DB2/IMS Administrator in Bucharest, Romania


As an Application Developer, you will lead IBM into the future by translating system requirements into the design and development of customized systems in an agile environment. The success of IBM is in your hands as you transform vital business needs into code and drive innovation. Your work will power IBM and its clients globally, collaborating and integrating code into enterprise systems. You will have access to the latest education, tools and technology, and a limitless career path with the world's technology leader. Come to IBM and make a global impact!

Your Role and Responsibilities

The mainframe DB2/IMS Administrator will fulfill the following role:

  • Functional knowledge, use of z/OS components and detailed knowledge of support products such as tape management, scheduling, security, monitoring systems, etc.

  • Backup and recovery processes and tools

  • Analyzing customer developed programs, batch files, job control scripts, file deliveries and database content

  • Database knowledge (logical and physical design)

  • Experience with troubleshooting database performance issues and query tuning concepts

  • Perform data management tasks as required: loading / unloading, updating, restoring and removing data to ensure that database is accurate as a data source.

  • Perform Database Maintenance activities like Adhoc Reorgs, Runstats etc on demand from the application teams, as well as monitor the scheduled maintenance activities.

  • Monitor and manage Space: Purge obsolete data and reclaim space

  • Identify and troubleshoot databases issues with high priority.

  • Monitor database backups and Database maintenance jobs. Troubleshoot job failures and work with Operations as required.

  • Monitor the databases for any unusual activities and restrictive states and check the logs periodically for any issues.

  • Refresh Dev/Test databases with prod backup images as requested.

  • Provides rotational 24*7 on call support for production environments.

  • Off Hours Support as required

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Programming skills in SQL

  • experience writing and maintaining JCL version V2R2/V2R3

  • experience with IBM DB2 Administration Tools

  • experience administering IBM IMS Database version 14.1/15.1 or above

  • experience administering IBM DB2 Database version V11/V12 or above

  • experience utilizing various IBM z/OS mainframe utilities

  • experience with IBM mainframe disaster recovery planning and implementation

  • experience administering and providing technical support for IBM z/OS V2R2/V2R3 or above

  • Minimum 2 years experience in a similar position

  • IT background (e.g.: Computer Science, Automation, Cybernetics graduate)

  • Ability to interpret/analyze code and application logs in order to troubleshoot errors

  • Problem solver, customer oriented

  • Ability to analyze, synthesize and make decisions under SLAs

  • Strong communication skills

  • Teamwork skills

  • Negotiation skills, diplomatic

  • English: fluent

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Platforms: z/os DB2, IMS

  • Programming Languages: Cobol, JCL

Fluent: English

Nice to have:

  • ITIL V3 certification

  • German

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