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Database Analyst w/Datacom and IDEAL expereince
Ref No.: 17-00253
Location: New York City, New York
Start Date: 11/14/2017
 Job Title:   DBA
Location:  Pittsfield, MA
Duration:   Approximately one year
 
Position Overview:
This individual will provide engineering support, as well as operational support of the Client Production, UAT and Test environments.
 
The qualified candidate will assert him/herself into project assignments where he/she will represent the Database team in all dialogue and decisions around the architecture, deployment, and/or management of Datacom environments.  The individual will also take a role in the definition of operational best practices and automation of operational tasks.  To succeed at this function requires the individual to present subject-matter expertise on the Datacom on z/OS with real world experience performing field operations support.
  • Strong commitment to following SDLC/Change Management principles and technical design principles
  • Self-starter and be able to perform work with some supervisory direction
  • Knowledge of data quality, data management and data testing strategies and practices
Qualifications:
 
Competencies / Skills:
  • 5+ years of Datacom experience on Mainframe z/OS environment
  • Good system performance tuning and troubleshooting skills
  • Knowledge of SQL coding and tuning
  • Must be hands-on, technically adept DBA, capable of performing required DB tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Assists in defining, prioritizing and driving tasks/projects required to maintain an available and resilient database environment
  • Knowledge in Datacom and IDEAL and their latest versions and features, Dataquery, MSQuery and Datacom SQL Server.  Must be able to interface and speak intelligently with z/OS system experts in both administration and performance discussions
  • Ability to diagnose problems and triage / resolve issues quickly across various tiers (application, network, database, server or storage tiers)
  • Ability to implement automation to reduce manual administrative tasks through use of jobs, scripts or other techniques
  • Ability to evaluate and recommend new database technologies and assist in the coordination of new releases and upgrades
  • Experience in the use of tools such as ChangeMan, ServiceNow and native tools
Responsibilities:
  • Making the changes to the database tables as needed for all regions
  • Will update database for security patches and version updates as needed
Soft Skills:
  • Able to communicate efficiently and effectively to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Anticipate and handle critical situations on a 24x7 basis with little or no direction
  • Ability to thrive in a fast, flexible, cooperative work environment
  • Good presentation skills with the ability to present effectively to people at the same of higher level in the organization
  • Ability to communicate clearly with our CA support team and Client Technical staff to determine the most efficient approach to issues and changes that arise.
 
 Primary Location
 United States-Massachusetts-Pittsfield