Senior Mainframe DB2 Systems Programmer


Depends on Experience
Contract - W2
Contract - 24 Week(s)


backup administration
Performance Tuning
Disaster Recovery
Database Management

Job Details

Senior Mainframe DB2 Systems Programmer

Primary Location: Downers Grove, Illinois


V-Soft Consulting is currently hiring for a Senior Mainframe DB2 Systems Programmer for our premier client in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors degree required and/or equivalent work experience.
  • 10+ years of professional experience in DB2 for administration and systems programming support. CA and IBM tools for DB2 a plus.
  • Knowledgeable in best practices of software management, maintenance and documentation.
  • SMP/e experience.
  • Experience with configuring and managing DB2 in a parallel sysplex environment.
  • Experience with establishing policies and procedures pertaining to database management, DR, security, maintenance, and utilization.
  • Experience with reviewing new versions of DB2 for functionality, advising how they benefit the client.
  • Experience with supporting DB2 security requests.
  • Experience with reorganization of application data.
  • Experience with reviewing, tuning of internal DB2 buffer pools and SQL code.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to develop innovation, strategies, processes and best practices in software management.
  • Ability to evaluate change requests and determine impact to assigned clients and troubleshooting and solving production database issues.
  • Ability to review DB2 security to find potential risks.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond quickly and effectively to support requests from multiple clients.
  • Supporting multiple customers for after-hours on-call.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond quickly and effectively to support requests from multiple clients.
  • Must be able to multi-task and work under short deadlines and in high pressure situations.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentations).
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Expertise and work efforts will focus on the development and support and/or the customization of new services and support efforts.
  • System programming knowledge of multiple DBMSs is a bonus.
  • The individual will need to participate in on-call responsibilities.
  • Fulfill customer service orders (CSOs) for mainframe z/OS customers in a timely manner as they pertain to DB2.
  • Provide primary support for reported problems related to DB2 tables spaces.
  • Assist the assigned project manager in the migration of newly acquired customers such that all technical hurdles are addressed in a timely manner and do not impede the expected progress of the transition nor the targeted migration date.
  • In joint cooperation with the Disaster Recovery Services, successfully execute tasks associated with any given customers disaster recovery plans.
  • Adhere to a schedule that efficiently manages resources and allows timely implementations.
  • Follow ITSM change control procedures.
  • Provide support on 24 x 7 x 365 basis across multiple time zones.
  • Provide key support for customer migration services (new customer transitions) as they pertain to DB2 and related OEM software products.

V-Soft Consulting Group is recognized among the top 100 fastest growing staffing companies in North America, V-Soft Consulting Group is headquartered in Louisville, KY with strategic locations in India, Canada and the U.S. V-Soft is known as an agile, innovative technology services company holding several awards and distinctions and has a wide variety of partnerships across diverse technology stacks. As a valued V-Soft Consultant, youre eligible for full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision), a 401(k) plan, competitive compensation and more. V-Soft is partnered with numerous Fortune 500 companies, exceptionally positioned to advance your career growth. V-Soft Consulting provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. For more information or to view all our open jobs, please visit or call .