Combined Insurance Senior IMS DBA in United States
Chubb Insurance is seeking an experienced IMS DBA to join its Database Administration team providing administrative and technical support to a wide variety of IMS customers across the enterprise.
_Skills / Qualifications:_ - Minimum of 5-7 years of experience as an IMS Database Administrator on mainframe z/OS platform. Should be experienced at the v14 release level or beyond and conversant with recent advances and familiar with implementation of new features and functions.. - Prior insurance or financial industry experience a plus - Strong DBRC skills, database and RECON maintenance commands, user keys, etc. a MUST. - Experience with BMC release 5.1 IMS utilities; Comfortable with a variety of Reorg, Image Copy, PDF partitioning implementation types supporting the database maintenance process preferred - Strong experience with JCL, TSO/ISPF, IBM and z/OS utilities - Experience with vendor communications/collaborations to resolve software issues, coordination/testing of fixes. - Familiarity with IMS access via CICS, MQ and open system ODBC, JDBC drivers. - Experience with IBM and BMC IMS utilities; Comfortable with a variety of Reorg, Image Copy, PDF implementation types preferred - Experience coordinating and testing software maintenance/upgrade installations - Familiarity supporting environments requiring database extended 24/7 availability. - Proficient in IMS performance evaluation and tuning when necessary. - Experience using IMS catalog, IMS Explorer, SPOC Type2 commands, IMS Connect for future use a plus. - Physical database design skills including logical relationships. - Experience with HALDB a plus - Experience in administration of other DBMS(s) a plus for the successful applicant; however, IMS as practiced at Chubb and participating in its administration is primary focus and responsibility. - Timely, efficient and accurate production support and problem resolution. - Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills; including but not limited to performance and tuning, log and monitor interpretation, and analysis and resolution of resource utilization issues - Experienced in providing quality off-hours on-call support - Experience collaborating with application development and systems programming teams across multiple organizations and global locations a plus. - Familiarity with various 3rdparty vendor products like Panvalet, Xpediter, FileAid, Datavantage, etc. a plus. - Clear, concise and effective written and verbal communication skills - Exhibit good time management skills, independent thinking inside/outside the box and decision-making capabilities - Experience supporting Sarbanes-Oxley and other compliance/security related implementation and reporting requirements - Self-motivated individual and a team player; is highly responsible and accountable. Demonstrates professional integrity at all times. - Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related discipline or equivalent work experience required.
Chubb DBA staff covers full range of environments. We are not backroom DBAs, nor are we production only or development only DBAs. We are more of logical or Application DBAs but called upon as SMEs for the IMS environments. We work with IBM-System Programmers. This position is limited to mainframe IMS support with longer term goals making IMS access available by way of open system platforms.
_Summary of key skills:_ Educational requirements – Bachelor's degree in computer science, related discipline or equivalent work experience required.
_Required skills, knowledge, abilities, etc. -_ - IMS v14 or beyond a must - Strong experience in DBRC usage a must - Experience with BMC release 5.1 or beyond IMS utilities experience preferred - Experience with IMS performance monitoring and metrics evaluation; Omegamon, IMS Monitor, Strobe, etc. Support for z/OS preferred. - Strong experience with JCL, TSO/ISPF, IBM and z/OS utilities.
_Additional skills:_ * Experience with other DBMS(s) – a plus * Experience with use of IMS catalog, IMS Explorer, SPOC Type2 commands, IMS Connect for future use a plus.
Job: *Information Technology
Title: Senior IMS DBA
Requisition ID: 333419
Other Locations: USA-New Jersey-Jersey City, USA-Massachusetts-Boston, USA-Illinois-Chicago, USA-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia