Expert Mainframe Systems Programmer – DB2 Physical


Expert Mainframe Systems Programmer – DB2 PhysicalRemote – United StatesJR010084

Position Summary

Provide premium DB2 sysprog support and services to Ensono mainframe clients as they relate to Mainframe DB2 systems. 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.

Position reports to Sr. Manager, Mainframe Systems Programming.

Key Areas of Focus for this Role

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 procedures

What the Ideal Candidate Brings to this Role

Required Qualifications help to assure new Associates are set up for success in their role with Ensono. To be considered for this career opportunity, it is important that you meet all Required Qualifications. Candidates that may meet some, but not all, Other Qualifications are still encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

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

Knowledgeable in best practices of software management, maintenance and documentation

SMP/e experience

Experience with configuring and managing DB2 in a parallel sysplex environment

Ability to develop innovation, strategies, processes and best practices in software management

Experience with establishing policies and procedures pertaining to database management, DR, security, maintenance, and utilization

Experience with reviewing new versions of DB2 for functionality, advising how they benefit the client

Ability to evaluate change requests and determine impact to assigned clients and troubleshooting and solving production database issues.

Experience with supporting DB2 security requests

Ability to review DB2 security to find potential risks

Experience with reorganization of application data

Experience with reviewing, tuning of internal DB2 buffer pools and SQL code

Demonstrated ability to respond quickly and effectively to support requests from multiple clients

Supporting multiple customer for after hours on-call

Other Qualifications

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.

WhyEnsono ( ?

Ensono is a place we unleash Associates to Do Great Things – for our clients and for your career. This could mean achieving a professional goal, collaborating with your team on an innovative idea, learning a new skill, reaching a wellness milestone, or engaging in your community through volunteer programs. Whatever it means to you, we want Ensono to be the place where you can do great things.

We value flexibility and work-life balance. Positions that are not required to be onsite to support a client may offer the ability to work remotely or hybrid at an Ensono office location.

Unlimited Paid Day Off (PDO) Plan

Two robust health plan options through Blue Cross Blue Shield

401(k) with a generous company match

Eligibility for dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life and AD&D coverage, and flexible spending accounts

Depending on location, ability to take advantage of fitness centers

Wellness program

Flexible work schedule

Ensono is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to providing equal employment to our Associates and building a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Pay transparency nondiscrimination statement/posting OFCCP’s pay transparency policy can be found onOFCCP’s website ( .

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