Mainframe DB2 DBA (IBM)

Posted 3 weeks ago

Contact person for this position:

Amori Prinsloo


Our client is looking for the expertise of an IBM Mainframe DB2 DBA to join their team.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To manage, monitor and support mainframe DB2 database objects and ensure their availability, performance, security, and consistency to support mission critical business applications.
  • Create and maintain business database objects within an DB2 subsystem.
  • Perform database tuning to ensure the DBMS functions at optimal levels.
  • Schedule database maintenance tasks.
  • Troubleshoot database and DBMS errors and provide solutions to support business when required.
  • Provide input and implement operational and business strategies, industry best practices and ensure necessary ITO governance is in place.
  • Perform database monitoring and notification to ensure optimal data access, to support business database applications in line with contractual agreements.
  • Perform a database consultation role and provide design solutions to Business Development and Service Management to support initiatives when required for current and future projects.
  • Be an integral part of the disaster recovery (DR) team which designs, performs and documents disaster recovery procedures.
  • Service all incidents, changes and requests and ensure that SLAs are met.
  • Enforce security standards to prevent data being compromised and to maintain database integrity.
  • Provide managerial reports of database utility, capacity, and utilisation in order for them to make informed decisions.
  • Maintain relationships with suppliers for incident handling.

Educational Requirements:

  • IT degree or equivalent Industry accreditation preferred
  • 5 years IBM mainframe experience
  • 10 years mainframe DB2 database management experience of which 2-4 years as a senior within a large complex corporate environment
  • Understanding of IBM mainframe operating system concepts and experience in another mainframe discipline.
  • Experience in participating in a DR exercise.


  • Programming
  • Trouble shooting – Essential
  • Database analysis and design – Essential
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving – Essential
  • Database Performance tuning – Essential
  • Database security knowledge – Essential
  • Backup and recovery strategy knowledge – Essential
  • Disaster recovery knowledge – Essential
  • Mainframe Operation systems knowledge – Essential


  • Must have a strong sense of ownership and responsibility.
  • Delivering results and meeting customer expectations.
  • Planning and organising.
  • Adhering to Principles and Values.
  • Adapting and Responding to Change.
  • Following Instructions and Procedures.

Area:  Johannesburg

Salary:  To be discussed during interview processes

Job Features

Job CategoryBanking, IT
SalaryTo be discussed during interview processes
Commencement dateASAP
Contract TypeFull Time

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