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Job Title: IMS and Db2 z O/S Database Administrator (DBA
Location: Ashburn, VA USA.
Duration: 12 Months+.
Start Date: ASAP

The position involves providing both IMS and DB2 zO/S Database Administration for Mainframe applications. The DBA will need a broad and deep knowledge of IMS (on-line and Batch) and DB2 z O/S, as well as other technologies/tools, e.g. BMC, Delta IMS, Endevor, JCL, and Batch processing.
The DBA will conduct performance monitoring and tuning activities, backup and recovery as well as troubleshooting applications on IMS and DB2 databases.
This position also includes on-call rotation duties and participation in all event bridges and leading the technical troubleshooting and implementation of the solution.
Incumbent exercises considerable judgement in the resolution of technical problems and in all administrative and professional situations.
Work is performed under limited supervision and is evaluated while in progress and upon completion through direct observation, discussion, review of established procedures and achievement of desired results.
Minimum 6-10 years of experience.

IMS and Db2 z O/S DBA support for wireline applications: Design and build testing environments, and Production implementation.
Performance tuning and Troubleshooting
Monitor IMS and DB2 databases space utilization
Work with Change control and application teams for coordination with Production Release implementation
Maintenance procedures using BMC Utilities (COPY, REORG, MODIFY, RECOVER)
Review, implement, and maintain security procedures across the databases
Provide advice and support to development resources.
24x7 on-call support rotation (DB2 and IMS applications)
Participate in all event bridges and lead the technical trouble-shooting and implementation of the solution. Lead the postmortem technical meeting with the application, technical teams and partner vendors.

6-10 years mainframe IMS (on-line and batch) and DB2 z O/S DBA expertise
Experience with Delta IMS and HALDB and fast path databases
Strong knowledge of SQL coding for performance on DB2 z/OS
Experience with basic Explain tool for SQL and understanding of DB2 access paths
Experience with IBM and BMC tools
Experience working in a TSO/ISPF environment and Endevor
Ability to independently research problems and provide solutions
Willing to work a 24/7 on-call rotation
Availability to provide weekend/off-hours support as needed
Strong communication skills
Strong work ethic
Demonstrates good interpersonal skills

Microsoft products or Google suite (docs, sheets, slides)
Mainframe DBA experience with DB2 v12 and IMS v14
Experience with Encryption (e.g. DB2 EditProc)
Multi Logical Datacenter(LDC) and Logical Partition(LPAR) z/OS environment experience
DB2 Datasharing environment.
Experience working with QMF, REXX, COBOL and PL/1 programming languages

BS in Computer Science or equivalent
IMS and DB2 certifications a plus