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IMS Database Administrator (DB2/LUW)/Olympia, WA 12 mth+ contract
Ref No.: 18-00728
Location: Olympia, Washington
Position Type:Contract
  IMS Database Administrator (DB2/LUW)/Olympia, WA 12 mth+ contract

Additional information:
Knowledge of state processes a plus.
Interview with IBM then Panel (6) interview with client. Will be given questions 5 minutes ahead of time.

IMS Database Administrator

Seat information
Requested service & service area:

IMS Database Administrator


Support administration of IMS DB in mature DB CTL environment.

Duties include:

Maintain IMS Data Dictionary entries, includes generating all COBOL copybooks for IMS segments and files.
Maintain existing IMS databases.
Maintain IMS exits written in Assembler and COBOL.
Monitor IMS databases space utilization and build processes to manage space.
Maintain Backup and recovery processes.
Maintain Disaster Recovery process.  Participate in DR exercises.
Maintain Classic Data Event Publisher definitions.
Work with rest of Database team to design over all solutions for data.
Create database upgrade process for introducing changes to IMS databases.
Work with Change Control team coordinate databases changes as part of application release changes.
Work with IMS System Programmer to implement software upgrades

Required skills:

IMS DBA  (5+ years)
COBOL programming skills
Assembler programming skills adequate to maintain IMS Exits.
Strong verbal communication and experience in consulting with senior business SMEs to elicit requirements
Strong written, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Nice to have skills:

Experience with IMS Partition Database Facility
Experience with IMS Data Dictionary product
Experience with DB2 on any platform
Experience with IBM Classic Change Data Capture for IMS
Experience with REXX