Posted on Jan 23

Location: Little Rock, AR
Job Type: Contract
Job ID: W4150751

ROI Technical Recruiting  has a 6+ month contract assignment in Little Rock AR for a Z/OS DBA.  

The Z/OS DB2 DBA will be primarily responsible for the maintenance, enhancement and performance tuning of z/OS DB2 databases as well as VSAM files, JCL, and TSO. The DBA will also work as part of a team to provide DB2 DBMS subsystem management. In addition, this person will be required to provide after-hours support, 24 x 7 on a rotating basis. While z/OS support will be the primary responsibility this position will also providing maintenance, enhancement and operational support to SQL Server.


* Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field

* In-depth z/OS DB2 Database Administration (V9) experience (3+ years).

* Solid experience with VSAM files, JCL, and TSO.

* DBA certifications a plus.

* CA tools and REX will be a plus.


* Database administration, implementation, and maintenance tasks including but not limited to:

* Enforcing database naming/creation/deletion standards in the Test and Production environments

* Establish, oversee, and optimize all database maintenance (i.e. update statistics, etc.) and backup processes

* Enforce and implement appropriate security measures

* Troubleshoot application database issues

* Ensure the 24/7 availability and performance of the databases that support our systems, including "on-call" responsibilities

* Optimize the hardware/system resources allocated to the databases for high availability & minimum downtime

* Provide assistance to developers in DBMS performance tuning, best practices and problem resolution.

* Resolve database performance issues, database capacity issues, and other data issues

* Manage backup and recovery of databases

* Prepare, maintain and execute disaster recovery plans

* Monitor databases for errors and perform problem determination when necessary

Required / Desired Skills

  *  z/OS DB2 DBA (Required 7 Years)

  *  VSAM, JCL, TSO (Required 4 Years)

  *  SQL Server DBA (Required 4 Years)

  *  CA Tools, REX (Required 4 Years)

  *  DBA Certifications (Required 1 Years)
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