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Software Database Administrator (DBA) - III


Ashburn, VA

Posted on Apr 12, 2018

IMS Database Administrator (DBA) for Mainframe application with broad and deep knowledge of IMS (on-line and Batch), from a system and application perspective, as well as other technologies/tools, e.g. BMC Mainview, Delta IMS, HALDB and fast path databases, Storage, Endevor, JCL, and Batch processing. Using IMS knowledge, this position will provide technical leadership and guidance to the mainframe IMS application and support teams and will collaborate with the Mainframe Operation teams to ensure the applications are highly available:
- Based on applications' requirements perform all changes to IMS databases in Test and Production environments
- Implement and maintain Database backup and recovery strategy
- Provide Production support - on-call 7x24
- Provide troubleshooting and problem determination during outage or daily issues
- Provide Performance tuning
- Monitor space utilization
- Support DR exercises
- Maintain and Enforce Database standard and best practices
- Assist with testing and validation of database software upgrades (IMS v14)

This position will also participate in all event bridges and lead the technical trouble shooting and implementation of the solution. Lead the postmortem technical meeting with the application, technical teams and partner vendors.

Incumbent exercises considerable judgement in the resolution of technical problems and in all administrative and professional situations. Work is performed under limited supervision and is evaluated while in progress and upon completion through direct observation, discussion, review of established procedures and achievement of desired results. 7-10 years of experience.


IMS Database Administrator (DBA)


1. IMS DBA support all wireline IMS applications: Design and Build testing environments, Production implementation and support
2. Performance tuning and Troubleshooting
3. Provide Production support - on-call 7x24
4. Monitor IMS databases space utilization
5. Work with Change control team for coordination with Release implementation


IMS (on-line and batch)
Delta IMS
HALDB and fast path databases
IBM and BMC tool set (i.e. Mainview, etc.)
TSO/ISPF command and editor
Batch processing

Strong Mainframe technical foundation
Strong Communication skills
Strong work ethic
Ability to anticipate and effectively respond to changes in workload
Demonstrates good interpersonal skills


Microsoft products or Google suite (Drive, sheet, etc.)


BS in Computer Science or equivalent

IMS certification a plus


Standard Mon-Fri 8-5, with some work implemented on Weekend and nights.
On-call duties

GDH Consulting, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran’s status or any other category protected by law. In addition to federal law requirements, GDH Consulting, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities and/or employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training.