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LUX DB2 DBA

Milwaukee, WI
Seeking an experienced DB2 LUW Database Engineer for a long term contract role in Milwaukee WI.  In this role, you will support database systems including analysis, planning, design, development, implementation, migration to new servers, implementing high-availability, and upgrades.   You will apply established best practices, take charge of complex systems to achieve strategic objectives while aligning to the company’s practices in service management, risk management, and feature delivery.
 
Responsibilities will include:
•             Execute detailed database tasks and create associated deliverables (or guide junior team members to) such as:
 
o             Manage database storage
o             Manage Schema objects
o             Administer security and users
o             Manage and monitor database performance
o             Schedule and automate jobs
o             Perform backup and recovery
 
•             Upgrade databases or migrate them to new environments as needed
•             Troubleshoot and provide subject-matter expertise on database incidents and long-term problem solutions
•             Collaborate with other engineers and administrators on database design, configuration, and performance issues
•             As a strategic thinker, move between diverse tasks with cooperation and persistence, helping to bring out the best in those around them
•             Provide estimates of the work, as needed, as well as active status reporting of the work via the team’s Kanban board in Jira
•             Educate others in support of teaching them to take on database tasks themselves, including effective use of query plans and other tools they can use to improve        database performance
 
What are the must haves for this role?
 
• Minimum 3 years’ experience in database administration
• Recent experience with DB2LUW and Unix
• Experience with the application of DB2 LUW database patches
• Basic scripting knowledge: Unix shell scripting
• Experience with database tools and monitors
• Ability to develop estimates for support or projects
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with team members and clients
• Ability to set priorities for scope, risk, and quality of technology solutions
• Ability to effectively communicate issues and solutions to all levels of the organization
• Ability to influence and coach peers
 
Nice to Have:
Experience with other relational database management systems, such as Sybase and SQL Server
 
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