Sr IMS Database Administrator (DBA)

Job ID: J126108
Company: HM Health Solutions Inc.
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Aug 2, 2018

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Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Senior Database Administrator uses specialized knowledge and expertise to implement, maintain, monitor, and ensure performance of databases. Plans and implements upgrades or installation of new components, if required.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1 .Create, develop, and review the physical model created from the logical model, ensuring that the detailed physical design of data structures and databases complies with standards, guidelines and procedures recommended for all aspects of data modeling, database design, and maintenance. Provide support for application staff and business areas regarding database implementations, which could include a customized in-house database and/or a third party application package. Establish automated monitoring mechanism for space and database availability conditions. Establish best practices for database and application high availability through the use of third party technologies and through the exploitation of various database features.

2. Provide applications support for staff, as well as, outside division to answer questions and resolve problems related to the DBMS technology and computing platform such as Z/OS, UNIX, Linux, and Windows. Conduct root cause analysis to identify and resolve problems impacting application and/or database availability and service levels. Contact vendor support when necessary to facilitate application development and client problem resolution with optimum speed and efficiency.

3. Provide after hours and weekend support as required for on call responsibilities, database refreshes, testing, technology upgrades, and other off hour assignments.

4. Participate in establishing and maintaining technical standards, departmental procedures, and other technical documentation as required. Ensure compliance to required Corporate standards, procedures, guidelines and processes, including audits.

5. Assist in identifying, developing, and providing technology training to the application developers of the organization (formal and informal). Participate in staff training opportunities (formal and informal) relative to rules, procedures, and standards for the access and maintenance of shared data resources.

6. Participate as assigned to intra and inter-departmental project initiatives. Participate as assigned in the testing and recommendation of tools and utilities to improve the effectiveness of managing and supporting the database environments.

7. Maintain contacts with other DBA professionals externally in other Health Insurance/Health Care industries and/or other industries to maintain a perspective of current trends and best practices.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Incumbent who fills this position must be a US citizen, and must also pass a background check.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess at least 5 years of related, progressive experience in Information Technology

QUALIFICATIONS IMPORTANT to THIS POSITION

  • Must possess at least 5 years of related, progressive experience in the area of IMS
  • Experience of IMS Tools/Utilities (IBM/BMC tool set), Full Function & Fast Path databases. 
  • Proficiency in using TSO commands and editor, JCL, PROCs, SDSF.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related discipline
  • Eight (8) years’ experience as IMS DBA
  • Knowledge and understanding the use of Plans/Packages/Collections
  • Design and definition of database objects
  • Experience with the implementation of an application backup/recovery plan
  • Knowledge of IMS utilities (IBM and BMC)
  • Knowledge of RACF as it relates to IMS
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem determination skills
  • Experience with more than one database environment and one or more of the following qualifications:  
    • Service Manager
    • IMS certification
    • DB2 Z/OS (v10 or higher) and/or DB2 LUW
    • Unix/Linux scripting
    • CA/Erwin data modelling software
    • REXX or CLIST
  • Experience designing Databases with high availability, high volume and high performance requirements considered a plus.

Referral Type: Level 2

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