DB2 DBA - Mainframe - 8yrs to 12 yrs Bangalore

Short Description

DB2 DBA - Mainframe - 8 to 12yrs - Bangalore / Pune

Job Responsibilities

Minimum 8 years experience as a DB2 Systems Programmer on Mainframes. 
· Top level support experience troubleshooting, researching, and resolving complex issues. 
· Strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple tasks 
· Ability to work independently and as a team player 
· Ability to support multiple systems across multiple lpars – this is a multi-client, multi-system environment – evidence should be given that the candidate has operated in this type of environment (multi-client) in the past. 
· Highly skilled with the standard MVS tools: TSO/ISPF, JCL, IBM Utilities, VSAM Utilities, SDSF, SYSLOG, etc. 
· Skilled with security package (ACF2 or RACF or Top Secret) 
· Excellent grasp of DB2 system internals and configuration 
· At least 5 years experience with DB2 system restart and recovery with evidence of practical experience (more than just classes or reading) 
· Experienced with REXX and CLIST programming 
· In depth understanding of the MVS subsystems, JES2, FTP, CA-1 (or equivalent), DASD Storage concepts and the command usage relating to these system components. 
· English skills: Verbal and Reading Comprehension 
· Experienced with Disaster Recovery (system backup and restore, DR plan creation and maintenance) 
· Client interface skills 
· Ability to perform due diligence in support of sales pursuits 
· In depth JCL knowledge 
· Batch Abend resolution 
o Problem determination 
o Message identification and lookup 
· Subsystem Problem Determination (identify, escalate and diagnosis) 
· MVS terminology & concepts: For example: Linklst, Apflist, Paging, Virtual storage, SMF 
· Understanding of system internals 
· IBM Utilities 
· ICF Catalog structure 
· VSAM Utilities 
· Excellent Dump analysis skills 
· Strong ability to utilize system diagnostics to arrive at problem solutions (Messages and Codes, dumps, console messages, etc) 
· SDSF (output management) 
· System Console skills – understanding of what they’re seeing in syslog and what it means. Able to identify error messages and how to look up their meaning. 
· TSO/ISPF experience 
· Vendor interaction experience 
· Ability to support client systems in a 7x24x365 on-call rotation (remote logon, pager/cell phone, etc)