Sr. Mainframe DB2 Database Administrator

Matlen Silver
September 23, 2022
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
Job Type
Remote Work
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We are currenlty seeking a talented Senior Mainframe DB2 Database Administrator for a client of ours in the financial services industry for a Direct Hire opportunity. In this role, the right candidate will provide database administration and system support for existing production database environments to include performance of the following related tasks: query writing, configuration, database creation, security, system monitoring and tuning, disaster recovery planning, implementation and backup and recovery.

The primary purpose of the Sr Database Administrator is to provide senior-level IBM DB2 technical support (administration, performance, design, and maintenance) for our client's IBM mainframe-based DB2 applications. This support includes working with many different application teams and other database administrators.


  • Collaborating with Development, Operations, and other technical teams on new and existing DB2 project implementations
  • Maintaining DB2 system options and SQL for optimum performance and availability
  • Assisting with the development and maintenance of DB2 standards and roadmaps
  • Providing on-call support
  • Leading efforts to guide team to best practices for database usage, high availability and business continuity.
  • Creating and supporting databases across internal and end-user applications.
  • Maintaining databases, including all production, backup and development systems
  • Administering database security across all database environments as appropriate
  • Providing guidance to other database administrators to expand the role and capabilities of the database environment.
  • Maintaining a state-of-the-art knowledge of existing standard methodologies in database administration.
  • Mentoring Jr. level DBA's
  • Supporting application deployment and provisioning of database systems during business and non-operating hours
  • Crafting and developing database processes (i.e., stored procedures, configuration files, tables, views, and functions)

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 5 years hands-on experience supporting DB2 in large IBM z/OS Mainframe environment
  • Associates degree in Computer Science/Management or related field
  • Knowledge of BMC or/and CA database tools

Preferred Skills, Experience, and Education:

  • Bachelors or Master’s in Computer Science or related field



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