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Mainframe ADABAS DBA
Ref No.: 17-08121
Location: Denver, Colorado
Immediate need for a Mainframe ADABAS DBA with experience in the IT Industry. This is a 6 months contract opportunity with long-term potential located in Denver, CO. Please review the job description below:
 
Job ID: 17-08121
 
Key Responsibilities/ Key Requirements and Technology Experience:
  • Preferably based in Colorado.
  • Strong on SAG’s ADABAS database (V7 onwards), NATURAL (v427 to V824), PREDICT.
  • Good knowledge of IBM MF Z/OS V1.3 onward.
  • Strong working experience with RRDF, APAS and TRIM products beside SAG family od products.
  • Working experience with MQ series and MDM will be an added value.
  • Strong communication skills to support large groups of developers.
  • Dedicated and self-supporting
  • Some of the expected detailed activities are:
  • PREDICT activities in support of DEVL work.
  • Re-generating DDM’s from PREDICT.
  • Application support (new fields, file copies, performance issues)
  • Support DEVL staff with Natural issues.
  • On-call support every Saturday.
  • Coverage for staff members when they take PTO.
  • RRDF troubleshooting
  • Strong Adabas utilities
  • Work nights and on the weekend, flexibility to cover Saturday nights or Sunday night
  • Install the database management software on the enterprise server, apply patches and bug fixes, and perform major version upgrades.
  • Install, test, and debug peripheral software for use by programming staff and Database Administrators.
  • Diagnose and resolve system failure/interruption through the use of dumps and manual problem determination.
  • Establish, install, and maintain ITD database management systems operating standards.
  • Identify physical storage areas and define logical mappings to those areas.
  • After setting up the logical devices (volume groups, etc.), create databases on those devices and assign administrative responsibility to the DBA.
  • Manage system configuration settings, including the amount of server memory and how it’s allocated, the number of concurrent user connections and open databases, and the number of locks and sizing of buffer pools. These settings affect system availability and performance.
  • Maintain database management system and peripheral software through the application of ZAPS and/or source code fixes.
  • Write and maintain assembler user exits for the database management system and peripheral software.
Qualifications:
  • Minimum 3-5 years' experience in systems programming and 2 years' experience as an analyst.
  • Superior debugging skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of electronic data processing systems, principles and techniques, including IBM Z/OS assembler and job control languages.
  • Extensive knowledge of ADABAS 8.2, Natural 4.2, Predict Data Dictionary and Com-Plete.
  • Knowledge of Z/OS operating system concepts.
  • Thorough knowledge of the applications for and use of ADABAS and Natural including their capabilities and programming techniques.
  • Ability to investigate/resolve problems in a time constrained environment.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.


Our client is a leading IT Industry and we are currently interviewing to fill this and other similar contract positions. Qualified candidates should apply online for immediate consideration.