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Mainframe iSeries DB2 - DBA

Location: Madison, WI
Date Posted: 04-24-2018
Position Title:  DBA


The request is for two DBAs with extensive iSeries DB2 experience. Nelnet is in the process of migrating one of our large line of business systems from a large COBOL-based mainframe Z/OS to an iSeries platform. This engagement involves trouble shooting DB2 issues where there are differences between mainframe DB2 and iSeries DB2.
  • Start as soon as possible
  • Contract length 3-months with likely extension to 6 months or more
  • Expect onsite in our Madison location the first week for onboarding
  • Work beyond the first week can be done onsite or remote (or combination of both), although preference is onsite
  • Strong iSeries DB2 knowledge
  • COBOL experience
  • RPG experience
  • CL experience
  • iSeries DB2 SQL performance tuning experience
  • Mainframe COBOL / DB2 experience a plus
  • Comfortable using an Agile development methodology and adhering to development standards and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully deliver assignments on time, on budget, and with the required functionality
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem resolution, judgment and decision making skill
  • A Federal 5C background check is required for this role
    • iSeries system configuration information is as follows:  IBM I release V7R3M0; iOS 7.3 is the latest which also means the latest versions of RPG, COBOL, DB2
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