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Senior Mainframe Systems Programmer-DB2 Physical


The Mainframe Systems Programmer provides support for on-going projects that require the installation, testing, and implementation of new operating systems and other 'system' software. Also, the Maintenance and debugging of systems software. Coordination and the IOGEN work for new MF hardware. Research and evaluation of new software and hardware products, assisting team members and other areas with technical questions and problem resolution. Monitoring and tuning of systems software. Functional knowledge, use of z/OS components and detailed knowledge of support products such as tape management, scheduling, security, monitoring systems, etc.

Consistently provides proven, formal mentorship
High complexity assignments * owner
Moderate complexity assignments * owner (1 or >)
Low complexity assignments * provide oversight/review
Regularly lead self and others and/or established as Product SME and/or established as specialist
Understands how whole picture aligns to overall Ensono strategy
Provide thought leadership within GTS
Provides Technical Architect storage support for HW and SW Software solutions.
Processes communication skills to participate in Client meetings and new business deals.
Works directly with Hardware and Software vendors on new solutions.
Review and analyze current client software and requirements to determine the most cost-effective and standard software solution to be included in the business proposal.
Enhance the performance of others through mentoring and guiding
Design automated monitoring techniques for problem identification and prevention
Provide and document problem analysis, resolution and prevention, designing procedures and best practice techniques

This position does not have direct reports but may mentor less experienced associates in the role.

Specific hiring needs may vary by location, industry, client, internal department and other business related factors. The qualifications section lists examples that may be used as guidance when populating required and preferred skills sections of recruiting requisitions / job postings.


  • 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
  • Extensive experience with the following:
    • Knowledged in best practices of software management, maintenance and documentation
    • Configure and manage DB2 in a parallel sysplex environment
    • Develops innovation, strategies, processes and  best practices in software management
    • Establishing policies and procedures pertaining to database management, DR, security, maintenance and utilization
    • Reviewing new versions of DB2 for functionality, advising how they benefit the client
    • Evaluating change requests and determine impact to assigned clients
    • Providing supervision and development opportunities for associates
    • 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
    •  Troubleshooting and solving production database issues
  •  Demonstrated ability to respond quickly and effectively to support requests from multiple clients
  • Supporting multiple customer for after hours on-call
  • Must work customer's business hours Eastern Time USA.
  • 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.


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