IBM DB2 Mainframe Consultant

  • Company: Hays
  • Salary:
  • Category: Management and Consultancy
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date: 1 day ago

A leading Independent IT Infrastructure and Services Consultancy are looking for an experienced IBM DB2 Mainframe Consultant for a 5 week contract to start in November. Remote contract Responsible for taking the customer requirements and creating High Level, Low Level Designs, Migration Approach and Test Plans, through to build, deploy and commission of a fit for purpose and resilient, scalable IBM DB2 Mainframe supporting the latest version of IBM Db2 11.5 for a new greenfield data centre(s) and provide additional support (upgrades where required) on the existing legacy and new platforms. This individual should have significant experience as a DB2 Consultant, responsible for performing intermediate to advanced tasks related to mainframe design and implementation, operation and recovery, security and auditing, performance, and installation and migration/upgrades specific to DB2 databases. Also, a working knowledge in application design, development, and performance tuning. Oracle support would be a plus. Responsibilities: Application Support for DB2 Mainframe environment includes: Manages DB2 table changes to support application design and development efforts. Responsible for application database backups, reorgs, migration between environments. Supports Application Group Change Management migration of DB2 code, STP's, security for production migrations. Supports Custom Archive purge procedures and jobs as required. Assist with SQL development with the Application group as required. Uses Change Control procedures for system changes that impact the DB2 database instances that support CICS, DB2 stored procedures or packages, or other environments, e.g. Batch job submission. Lead DB2 Application support for Disaster Recovery with the Outsourcer for database recovery with the outsourcers technical DBA's, Manage, review, and communicates database projects with the Application, Infrastructure, and Outsourcer. e.g., DB2 upgrade, or required changes with outsourcer. Support and assist End Users for proper access and database security. Support and maintain production to test database downloads. Handles Reporting Tool Admin and support issues, e.g. QMF. Required Experience and Skills: Knowledge or experience with configuration of DB2 Connect, MQ Series, FTP Services, etc, including: Design and Architecture up to the latest version of IBM Db2 11.5 running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.6 Experienced in designing a highly scalable mainframe infrastructure, including high availability (active/active) and recovery to current best practice for IBM Db2 11.5 running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.6.

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