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IBM Database Administrator (DB2 - Enterprise Application) in RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina


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Your Role and Responsibilities

In this role you will craft and alter DB2 objects (e.g., databases, tables, table spaces, indexes, etc.) based on requirements. Use key DB2 utilities for administration and common maintenance tasks: reorgs and runstats, backup and recovery of table spaces (copy & recover), repair, load/unload. Identifying performance issues at both a database and individual SQL level. Troubleshooting and analyzing the DB2 system log to identify issues. Assisting application teams with rewriting SQL code to improve performance.

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

• 5+ yrs exp with database administration in an enterprise application development setting

• 2+ yrs exp working in AIX/Linux OS .

• Craft / alter DB2 objects (databases, tables etc)

• Previous exp using key DB2 utilities for admin and common maintenance tasks: reorgs and runstats, backup and recovery.

• Previous exp managing grants and clear understanding of DB2 privileges.

• Previous exp with SQL, ability to lead SQL performance tuning efforts. Assisting with rewriting SQL code.

• Previous exp with shell scripting and scripting languages

• Knowledge of DB2 HADR and data replication (CDC/SQL replication, Q-replication, OGG)

• Previous exp with software installation and database upgrades

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Administer databases both in on-premises and Cloud hosted environments

  • Experience with DB2 versions 10.5.x and 11.x

  • Strong skills with DevOps tooling chains and ecosystems such as Jenkins, GIT/SCM, Jira, Ansible/CHEF/UCD, Selenium etc.

  • Experience working with Cloudant or other NoSQL databases

  • Be able to coordinate changes in an Agile development environment and manage conflicting demands on his/her time

  • Experience working with a global team to support enterprise applications in a production environment that requires rapid response, problem identification, and resolution

About Business Unit

The IBM Finance organization is responsible for driving enterprise performance and transformation. We are the financial stewards of IBM, delivering IBM’s financial strategy, developing new business models, and mitigating enterprise risk. Do you have a passion for creating business value? Join our team in accounting, financial planning, pricing, business controls, tax, treasury, business development (acquisitions & divestitures), and global financing.

Your Life @ IBM

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About IBM

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Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.