Global Data Consultants

  • DB2 LUW Database Administrator

    Job Locations US-PA-Harrisburg
    Posted Date 5 months ago(8/22/2018 10:49 AM)
    Job ID
    Alex McCurn
  • Overview

    Are you looking for a dynamic and innovative career with a full-service technology company? GDC IT Solutions is currently recruiting for a DB2 LUW Database Administrator in the Harrisburg, PA area.

    Position Overview

    This role provides technical support for database environments and supports the full system life cycle. This position performs at a moderate level of complexity with a high level of proficiency under general supervision. This position will function as a Database Administrator for a variety of operational and support databases.


    • Maintain existing databases by investigating factors such as storage requirements, access time, input/output frequencies, and unusual problems encountered by applications/systems analyst.  
    • Perform moderately complex database design tasks related to the establishment of the structure of a database including analysis, logical data model review, and physical database design.
    • Maintain and manage database structure, backup and recovery, data propagation (replication), and performance monitoring/tuning. 
    • Research, recommend and implement new technologies, skills, and methods to proactively manage databases. 
    • Determine table attributes, primary, and alternate keys for multiple databases. 
    • Install and upgrade software to enhance database performance. 
    • Monitor database activity and file usage. 
    • Troubleshoot root cause of database issues and recommend solutions or workaround. 
    • Implement database monitoring procedures to maximize availability and performance of the database. 
    • Interact with staff from areas outside of Management Information System (MIS) to participate in and/or organize projects that are short/long term. 
    • Work with third party vendors to review installation prerequisites, database sizing, and support database installation of the product
    • Serve as Database Administrator for projects of varying complexity. 
    • Partner with other Information Technology (IT) personnel within the department units, functional users and vendors to provide guidance, manage project implementation or users support. 
    • Participate and/or take a lead role with the infrastructure and database configurations/changes, upgrades and etc. that are moderately complex in nature with a high level of proficiency. 
    • Test and ensure that systems and databases are developed and implemented according to all published standards.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related degree and two to five years of experience or any combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities
    • Hands on experience supporting DB2 LUW 10.5 and 11.1
    • DB2 performance monitoring and tuning (from both system and application perspective)
    • Working knowledge and application of database concepts.
    • Competent skills to debug and dig deeply into one specific task to uncover root cause and provide solution(s)
    • Demonstrated intermediate experience in physical database design
    • backup and recovery of databases
    • reorgs, runstats, imports, exports
    • upgrades or fixpacks
    • Unix scripting
    • DB2 auditing facility
    • SQL-replication or Q- replication
    • HADR

    Preferred Experience

    • Experience or knowledge of DB2 on zOS,  MongoDB, or Amazon AWS

    What We Do

    GDC IT Solutions (GDC) is a full-service Information Technology (IT) company providing solutions that empower businesses to increase employee productivity, maximize investments, and improve operational efficiencies. With experienced and certified professionals, we deliver services in the areas of application development, data center, 24/7 multilingual service desk, desktop lifecycle management, project management, business process consulting, and IT staff augmentation. 

    What Makes GDC Different:

    Our employees are our greatest asset continually driving our success each and every day. We attract and maintain the best talent to provide a personal customer experience at every touchpoint. Our technology professionals care about day-to-day client interactions and resolving customer issues quickly and efficiently, the first time. We deliver services with a code of high ethical responsibility, both to protect our clients and to assure that the work is carried out at the maximum level of professionalism. We are technology experts remaining one step ahead as technology evolves and constantly engaging to understand our clients’ business technology needs in order to deliver the best possible solution. 

    Why Work for GDC?

    • Cutting Edge Technology and Innovation: GDC fully supports and embraces continuing education and industry certifications to stay ahead of trends and remain current within the technology landscape. We recognize that our employees add the real value to our clients and to our business. By approaching our daily operations with a passion for innovation and a shared-learning environment, everyone can make a positive difference.
    • Career Growth: GDC is one of the fastest growing companies in the region!  Sustained growth means ongoing opportunity. Many of our senior leaders have grown within the company, starting with the helpdesk or other entry-level roles to become thought leaders in the fields of IT infrastructure, application development, project management, and business development.
    • Employee-Centric Environment: GDC prides itself on employee satisfaction with a firm belief that happy employees are the most productive employees. In appreciation of our employees and their contributions, we sponsor numerous events throughout the year including an annual gala, golf, lunch barbeques and more.
    • Comprehensive Benefits Package: GDC offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, prescription, vision, 401(k), short and long-term disability, and group life
    • Holiday and Vacation: GDC firmly believes in a comfortable work-life balance, and we offer comprehensive holiday and paid-time-off (PTO) packages.  We provide a generous PTO package, and we encourage our staff to use it — whether it’s for vacation or other personal reasons everyone needs time to relax and refresh.

    Equal Opportunity Workplace:

    GDC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.


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