zOS DB2 Specialist, Remote, UK

GB  ‐ Remote
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IBM DB2 Databases Z/OS Safety Principles Technical Support Business Requirements Capacity Planning Customer Information Control System (CICS) COBOL (Programming Language) Computer Programming Data Integrity Data Manipulation Languages Data Security Database Design Disaster Recovery Medical Emergency Geography Rexx (Programming Language) Laws (Professional Expertise) Mainframe Computing Maintenance Negotiation Online Transaction Processing Performance Tuning Production Support Software Maintenance Business Awareness Filing Performance Monitor


Working as part of the UK DB2 Support Team to undertake all aspects of DB2 for z/OS.
The environment the UK team is responsible for is large, with 50+ DB2 subsystems across various mainframes and geographies.
Your responsibility as a DB2 System programmer will be ensuring the performance, integrity, maintenance and security of our database estate in the UK. You'll be involved in the planning and development of the databases, as well as in troubleshooting any issues on behalf of the users.

You'll ensure that:
There is provision for data security and recovery control (ensuring all data is retrievable in an emergency).
Ensure that we use supported versions for all database and monitoring solutions.
Provide 2nd and 3rd Level Support for applications who use DB2.
Stability and integrity of a highly responsive OLTP (CICS) DB2 environment.
As a DB2 for z/OS specialist, you'll need to:
Establish the needs of users and monitor user access and security
Monitor performance and manage parameters in order to provide fast responses to Front End users
Install and test new versions DB2
Develop, manage and test back-up and recovery plans
Ensure that storage and archiving procedures are functioning correctly
Carry out capacity planning
Communicate regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security
Manage the security and disaster recovery aspects of a database.
Support and management of distributed DB2 connections.
You will need to show:
Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
Good communication, teamwork and negotiation skills
Familiarity with the main data manipulation languages and the principles of database design
The ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure
Good organisational skills
Flexibility and adaptability
The ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues and customers
Business awareness and understanding of the business requirements of IT
A willingness to keep up to date with developments in new technology
A commitment to continuing professional development (CPD)
An understanding of information legislation, such as the GDPR.

Work experience
Experience of working as a z/OS Systems Specialist with significant skills in the DB2 arena.
DB2 production support
DB2 software maintenance
DB2 performance tuning
DB2 application support.
It's a good idea to have some experience in programming such REXX/Cobol.

Start date
06 months
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100 % remote
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