Senior Database Administrator

Chubb   •  

Whitehouse Station, NJ

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


5 - 7 years

Posted 32 days ago


Chubb Insurance is seeking an experienced DB2 z/OS DBA to join its Database Administration team providing administrative and technical support to a wide variety of DB2 customers across the enterprise. Skills / Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience as a DB2 Database Administrator on mainframe z/OS platform with DB2 data sharing experience. Should be experienced at the v11 release level or beyond and conversant with recent advances and their implementation.
  • Prior insurance or financial industry experience a plus
  • Experience in IMS database administration will be a significant plus for the successful applicant; at minimum, an active interest in learning IMS as practiced at Chubb and participating in its administration is highly desirable.
  • Timely, efficient and accurate production support and problem resolution
  • Proficient in SQL performance evaluation and tuning
  • Logical and physical database design skills
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with IBM and BMC DB2 utilities; BMC NGT (formerly CDB) Reorg and Image Copy experience preferred
  • Experience with DB2 performance monitoring tools and metrics evaluation; BMC’s MainView for DB2 and APPTUNE as well as IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS preferred.
  • Knowledge of managing DB2 ODBC entries; e.g., cataloging z/OS DB2 database and node entries.
  • Familiarity with debugging connectivity issues between client/ODBC and z/OS platforms.
  • Experience with DB2 Connect/Gateway administration
  • Experience with SAP DirectConnect is a plus
  • Strong experience with JCL, TSO/ISPF, and z/OS utilities
  • Experience supporting a multi-terabyte data environment
  • Experience supporting high throughput OLTP applications
  • Experience supporting Sarbanes-Oxley and other compliance and security related implementation and reporting requirements
  • Experience collaborating with application development and systems programming teams across multiple organizations and global locations a plus.
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills; high proficiency in query performance and tuning, log and monitor interpretation, and analysis and resolution of resource utilization issues
  • Detailed experience with DB2 utilities and database maintenance processing
  • Clear, concise and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Exhibit good time management skills, independent thinking and decision-making capabilities
  • Experienced in providing quality offhours on-call support
  • 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.