Mainframe Database Administrator/Senior Mainframe Database Administrator

Liberty Mutual - Seattle, WA3.7

Database Administrator/Senior Database Administrator

We deliver our customers peace of mind every day by helping them protect what they value most. Our passion for placing the customer at the center of everything we do is driving a transformational shift at Liberty Mutual. Operating as a tech startup within a Fortune 100 company, we are leading a digital disruption that will redefine how people experience insurance.

This is a range posting. The actual internal level/grade for this role will depend on the candidate’s overall experience and skill level.

Job Summary:
Hosting Services Applications Environments is an outcome-aligned organization which is responsible for the end-to-end delivery of all compute environments including mainframe, traditional midrange, IaaS, PaaS and Public Cloud. The Senior Database Administrator position is in the Mainframe Database Management group which is part of the Data Platforms group.

The Mainframe Database Management group is responsible for many functions in servicing Application Development and Hosting Services Db2 zOS and IMS operational databases, including, but not limited to: Database design; Performance tuning; Backup and Recovery; Security; Disaster Recovery; Capacity management. The individual will collaborate and consult on development of complex technical decisions, security standards and will contribute to architectural decisions. They may act as team leader on moderately complex projects. These technologies may include coding (Java, node.js, REST Services, REXX, etc...) for internal web applications and developing new functionalities on and off the mainframe.

About the job:
Design, test, implements and secures the organizations’ production and non-production databases in a high-volume OLTP environment, utilizing state of the art database concepts and employing leading-edge maintenance techniques to maximize Application availability
Provides consultation to Application Developers / Data Modelers on - Database design; Performance and Tuning; Database engine enhancements; Database Utility usage; Database Security features
Provides support for various activities including: Database maintenance; Application releases; Performance tuning; Disaster recovery; Database software upgrade and patch testing; Schema change and Utility Automation
Works under limited supervision
Assists in training less experienced DBAs
Provides oversight and expertise to application developers
Collaborates on the development of technical and security standards with other database administrators and technical resources for Db2 z/OS and IMS
Provides rotational 24/7 on-call support for production environments
Performs related duties as requested or assigned

Desired skills:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline.
Minimum 5+ years in the design and administration of logical and relational databases in diverse technological environments.
Proficiency in Db2 for zOS v11 and BMC DB2 Database Utilities and Products (DB2 online Reorg, BMC Copy Plus, BMC Change Manager, BMC Log Master).
Monitoring and tuning of IMS v12 databases to assure database performance, availability and recoverability in IMS DC/DB and batch environments
Use and support of DBRC for registered databases
Support of HAL databases and migration to HAL databases
Use of BMC MAXM EP utilities for IMS
Use of BMC Database Advisor (Database Management Console)
Knowledgeable in new and emerging technologies.
General knowledge of layered systems architectures and understanding of shared software concepts, cloud based platforms, and development tools.
An understanding of the Agile methodology.
Strong consultative and communication skills, analytical ability, judgment and the ability to work effectively with client and other IT management and staff, consultants and vendors.
General knowledge in the following areas: IT concepts, strategies, and methodologies, architectures and technical standards, database administration tools and utilities, application architectures and design principles, infrastructure architectures, backup and recovery, storage subsystems, and replication concepts.
General knowledge of business functions and business operations.
Must be proactive, adaptable, collaborative and be a logical thinker.

We take care of our employees…

We strongly believe that a great job should keep you happy both at work—and in life. That’s why we offer:

Workplace Flexibility
Wellness Perks
Collaborative workspaces
Sit/stand desks
Career development, programs and classes
Diversity & Inclusion programs
Commuter Benefits
Adoption Assistance
College Savings Plan
Education reimbursement
Hackathon Events

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Job: Technology
Primary Location: United States-Washington-Seattle
Schedule: Full-time
Salary: $93,900-$131,500
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time