TCI has an immediate need for a DB2 z/OS Database Administrator in Montgomery, AL. This is not a Corp2Corp opportunity. This is a long-term contract opportunity with the probability of hire. In addition to competitive, market-rate based pay, TCI provides all our Consultants with Comprehensive Medical/Dental Insurance, 401k, Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability benefits.

Please note that this position requires US Citizenship and a DoD Public Trust Security Clearance

  • Work on a diverse team or with a diverse range of people as one of three onsite DB2 z/OS application DBAs.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with the DB2 Relational Database Management System (RDBMS).
  • Prepare for, participate in and provide a DB2 and application performance and tuning perspective from initial development design through implementation.
  • Use your experience with DB2 to address and resolve problems.
  • Tune the SQL statements in application programs for assigned projects from initial design, development through production.
  • Logical and physical database design for projects.
  • Database maintenance, on-call rotation, problem determination and resolution, database security.
  • Will be part of a 24 hour on call support team and will need to work off hours on some weekends and holidays.
  • Evaluate new products and tools, test and implement new or upgraded software.
  • Collaborate on annual Disaster Recovery exercises.
  • Design, implement and support database and application backup and recovery solutions using IBM and BMC tools.
  • Upgrade and maintain DB2 and related 3rd party software at or above release levels of N-1.
  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Science, Business Administration, Mathematics or related field with 6 years of experience. An additional 4 years of experience may be substituted in lieu of degree requirement.
  • Minimum of 6 years of IT Mainframe experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of DB2 zOS mainframe DBA experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of COBOL/DB2 mainframe application software development database administration support.
  • Experience with DB2 Connect.
  • BMC third party software experience (Catalog, Change, DASD, and Recovery Manager, Load, Unload, Copy, Recover, SQL Explorer, Apptune, Logmaster).
  • Ability to troubleshoot mainframe and distributed processing problems in a DB2 Connect Enterprise server environment.
  • Ability to directly interface with clients from end users to project management, sensitive to client needs, able to develop warm client relationships.
  • Ability to travel to annual off-site disaster recovery exercise.
  • Must possess a valid Public Trust Security Clearance or have the ability to obtain one prior to start.
Preferred Qualifications
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
  • 1 year experience with Powerdesigner or other logical modeling tool.
  • 1 year experience with DB2 COBOL Stored Procedures.
  • 1 year State government customer DBA project experience.
  • 1 year Customer site DBA delivery experience.
  • 1 year 24 x 7 x 365 DBA on call support delivery.
  • 1 year SQL Server DBA experience.
  • 1 year with SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) or other ETL tool.
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