SECURA Insurance

  • Senior System Programmer (DB2 Administrator)

    Location US-WI-Appleton
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/21/2018 2:22 PM)
    Job ID
    Job Grade
    Grade 8
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Seeking a highly skilled z/OS DB2 System and Database Administrator. This involves designing system solutions, implementing new features, resolving complex incidents and problems, performance tuning, responding to infrastructure monitoring and alerts, consultation with application support and development staff as well as coordinate activities with other associates and vendors by performing the following duties.


    In addition to the following, other duties may be assigned.

    • Provide z/OS DB2 system and database administration.
    • Installation, implementation and debugging of system software and hardware, including operating systems, application packages and in-house written routines that are common to all system users.
    • Installation, implementation, configuration and debugging z/OS DB2 software and associated tools.
    • System monitoring and performance tuning for computer operations, programming staff, and end users.
    • Effectively plan simple and intermediate projects.
    • Provide and analyze capacity planning data and provide recommendations.
    • Experience resolving complex problems logically and methodically, and good judgment to involve and communicate with vendors, internal teams and management.
    • Ability to design, implement and maintain Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP) and provide support for BCP exercises and actual disaster recovery.
    • Ability to drive innovation for system improvements, determine architectural and design best practices, find automation opportunities and guide proper use of new features
    • Monitors and refines processes, procedures, and systems to optimize effectiveness and/or integrity and recommends and/or implements improvements.
    • Participate in defining architectural roadmaps for technology based on business needs and industry trends
    • Apply corrective maintenance to mainframe system software on a regular basis.
    • Modify mainframe system software, operational parameters, and system resource allocation on a regular basis
    • Provide input on mainframe hardware and software contracts.
    • Maintain the mainframe base systems to provide a platform for our programmers and users.


    • Minimum 8+ years’ experience as a DB2 system and database administrator

    • IBM hardware and software. (Z/OS , CICS, z/OS DB2, RACF, Omegamon for DB2, Log Analyzer, Move for DB2, DB2 Admin Tool)
    • IBM utilities, JCL, access methods and file structures
    • Programming languages such as REXX and C-list
    • SMP/E proficiency required for the MVS environment.
    • Access and security administration
    • DB2 monitoring software
    • Preferred Qualification: 4+ years’ experience installing and managing IBM System Z (z/os). 

    • Provide 24x7 support.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are preferred.
    • Possess both analytical and problem-solving skills are essential.
    • The ability to work and build relations in a team environment is essential
    • Good organization/prioritization skills
    • Ability to work without supervision
    • Have the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and still maintain quality work
    • Excellent customer service skills are required
    • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and to apply judgment as well as knowledge is required.
    • Ability to learn new skills and tasks quickly


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