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IMS Database Administrator (DB2/LUW)/Olympia, WA 12 mth+ contract (387219) - URGENT
Ref No.: 18-00938
Location: Olympia, Washington
Position Type:Contract
 Must have this position filled by the end of June and the resource can start ASAP (The resource needs to start work in June).  
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.
JOB DESCRIPTION:
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