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IMS Database Administrator (DBA)/Cerritos, CA 12 mth+ contract
Ref No.: 16-02004
Location: Cerritos, California
Location: Cerritos, CA
Duration:12+ Months Contract


US Citizen, GC, H1's , GC EAD or TN Only
NO OPTs or OPT EADs


Job description:
  • Candidate will be supporting a 24X7 Z/OS Sysplex IMS DB/DC regions with both IMS full function and HALDBs involved in logical relationships.
  • Perform PSB/ACBGEN/online change requests, DB restore requests, DRD requests
  • Ability to liaise with and provide support to developers on IMS development works
  • Analyze and resolve problems reported by developers
  • Monitor database performance and space utilization, tune databases
  • Analyze application requirements for database changes, recommend solutions and implement/promote changes from test regions to production
  • Perform validation of fixes as well as IMS upgrades

IMS Database Administrator (DBA) with excellent skills in support of IMS.
Required skills:
  • minimum 8 years of experience working as an IMS DBA in a production support environment.
  • In addition, should possess consultant knowledge of industry standards and best practices.
  • Ability to assess overall database environment and make recommendations for leading edge tools, practices required to maintain a very stable environment in a high volume transactional IMS database with the expectation for 0 outage

Required Technical Skill Set:
  • Solid IMS DB/DC database administration skills, minimum 8 years of experience.
  • Very knowledgeable with CA Database Organizer (DBO) IMS databases utilities, minimum 3 year experience
  • HALDB conversion/maintenance working experience
  • IMS Online reorg – CA FFOR and IBM OLR working experience
  • IBM IMS and Z/OS utilities: IBM IMS change accum, DBRC, OSAM/VSAM utilities, IMS log analysis utilities, IEB* utilities, SYNCSORT
  • TSO/ISPF, JCL, Z/OS
  • Preferred Technical Skill Set:
  • IMS logical relationships, DRD, SPOC
  • Parallel Sysplex
  • CA ENDEVOR, CA7, SYSVIEW, CA1
  • REXX
  • SMS
  • Microsoft products: MS OFFICE, MS-EXCEL, MS-WORD
  • Assembler programming skills

General Skill Set:
  • Self-starter
  • Can work with minimal supervision
  • Good analysis skills
  • Good written and oral communication English skills
  • Must be willing to work outside normal working hours
  • Must be willing to be on call for 24X7