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Principal Database Engineer-DB2

Company: Discover
Location: Crystal Lake
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

Discover. A brighter future. With Discover, you'll have the chance to make a difference at one of the world's leading digital banking and payments companies. From Day 1, you'll do meaningful work you're passionate about, with the support and resources you need for success. We value what makes each employee unique and provide a collaborative, team-based culture that gives everyone an opportunity to shine. Be the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future, while building the future you want, here at Discover. Job Description Manages and maintains all production and non-production databases. Responsible for standards and design of physical data storage, maintenance, access and security administration. Performs backup and recovery on Database Systems, configures database parameters to meet or exceed business requirements. Optimizes database access and allocates/re-allocates database resources for optimum configuration, database performance and cost. Supports multiple services and multiple databases of medium to high complexity (complexity defined by database size, technology used, systems feeds and interfaces) with multiple concurrent users, ensuring control, integrity and accessibility of data. Works on multiple projects as a project leader or sometimes as a project advisor. May coach more junior technical staff.What You'll Do

  • Monitors the database system hardware/software for performance degradation, connectivity issues, system events and alerts. Updates and manages tickets through resolution with vendors and internal support groups. Tests, analyzes, performs corrective actions and restore availability and services in a timely and accurate manner to eliminate/reduce application impact. Provides timely notifications to management/outage team and escalate tickets to appropriate internal and external management as needed.
  • Plans and performs scheduled changes (patching, maintenance, deployment, decommission, configuration, performance tuning) for all hardware and software used to support the database infrastructure.
  • Provides consultative services to infrastructure and application teams regarding project work, POCs and/or troubleshooting exercises.
  • Researches and implements new technologies to enhance/grow existing database infrastructure.
  • Participates in pager rotation to provide 24x7 support for all database system environments (Prod, Test, Development) Qualifications You'll Need Skills Required
    • Bachelor's degree in information technology.
    • 8+ years of experience in IT, Database Administration or relatedSkills Preferred
      • 10+ years of experience in IT, Database Administration or related--- Advanced Knowledge in:
        • SQL development, tuning, and access path analysis
        • Logical and physical design of DB2 RI
        • DB2 index design
        • Creating and administering DB2 stored procedures
        • Querying and navigating the DB2 catalog & RTS
        • Coding and running DB2 DDL in a high availability environment
        • Executing DB2 commands (-DISPLAY, -START, -STOP, etc.)
        • CICS persistent threads
        • HP DBATs--- Experience with Db2 performance tuning and analytical tools such as:
          • DB2 Admin Tool (including Object Compare)
          • Omegamon for DB2
          • DB2 Query Monitor
          • DB2 SQL PA
          • App Dynamics
          • DB2 SMF Accounting and Statistics (Db2 Performance Expert database)
          • Data Studio/Query Workload Tuner Working knowledge of the following technologies:
            • TSO/ISPF
            • JCL
            • SDSF
            • SmartIS
            • Batch scheduling (OPC)
            • REXX / scripting / utility programming
            • COBOL
            • Java
            • Ad-hoc query tools (SPUFI, DSNTEP2, DSNTIAUL, etc.) Programming Skills
              • DB2 batch programming and development / COBOL
              • DB2 CICS programming and development / COBOL
              • DB2 stored procedure programming and development / COBOL
              • DB2 distributed programming and development / Java / PCF #LI-BG1 ---What are you waiting for? Apply today! The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants - with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law) . We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.

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