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Mainframe Systems Database Administrator - QREP

Company: Ensono
Location: Olympia
Posted on: March 31, 2024

Job Description:

Mainframe Systems Database Administrator - QREPRemote - United StatesJR010008
Position Summary
Provide DB2 Data Replication support and services to Ensono clients as it relates to Mainframe and LUW DB2 systems through product implementation and deployment. The successful candidate will provide support for QREP administration work in relation to MQueues, Subscriptions, Publications and QMAPS, also development, administration and tuning to support our clients' development, test and production environments. The individual will be responsible for day-to-day Mainframe and LUW QREP administration work and database maintenance such as creating and maintaining MQueues, subscriptions, publications, QMAPS, and maintaining DR procedures and overall support of client needs and requests. The successful candidate will be called upon to perform various database optimizations that will include general reporting and analysis of the database replication configuration's efficiency and periodic review of database performance.
Position reports to Manager Information Technology, Info Sys.
Key Areas of Focus for this Role



  • Work on QREP - start, stop, create, drop or alter the MQueues, Subscriptions, Publications, QMAPS and stop or start Capture and Apply process as needed


  • Expertise and work efforts will focus on the development and support and/or the customization of new services and support efforts.


  • The individual will need to work with vendor personnel to achieve timely solutions of database replication problems.


  • Fulfill client requests and change orders for mainframe z/OS clients in a timely manner as they pertain to Q Replication.


  • Provide primary support for reported problems related to client QREP issues.


  • Provide support on 24 x 7 x 365 basis across multiple time zones and participate in on-call responsibilities.


  • Assist the assigned project manager in the migration of newly acquired clients 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 client's disaster recovery plans.


  • 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 QREP DB2 for administration and application support.


    • Extensive experience with the following:


    • Administrating and supporting databases as QREP DBA on Mainframe DB2 and LUW DB2


    • Support multiple DB2 subsystems simultaneously


    • Experience in Replication setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting


    • Supporting client and internal requests for building all types of DB2 objects.


    • Analyzing new versions of DB2 for functionality that can improve client's systems


    • Refreshing test data for whole environments


    • Supporting DB2 security requests


    • Review DB2 security to find potential risks


    • Reorganization of application data


    • Vendor consultations for problems and questions


    • Space calculations for new objects and environments


    • Reviewing, tuning of internal DB2 buffer pools and SQL code


    • DR recovery of application objects


    • Experience solving issues related to MQ subscriptions, capture and apply process


      Other Qualifications


      • Experience with DataStudio, CA, BMC, and IBM tools for DB2, MQ


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


      • Supporting multiple clients after hours on-call


      • Self-motivated and able to work independently.


      • 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 (https://www.ensono.com/company/culture/) ?
        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 (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf) .
          If you need accommodation at any point during the application or interview process, please let your recruiter know or email [email protected] .
          JR010008

Keywords: Ensono, Olympia , Mainframe Systems Database Administrator - QREP, IT / Software / Systems , Olympia, Washington

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