DB2 Database Administrator

IT - Application & Software Development
North York, ON
Dec 16, 2018

Our Client is a market leader in the Fintech Space.  

Our client is seeking a DB2 Database Administrator to join the production operations team. The role will report to the Manager of Operations and work closely with the architectural, development & operational teams, 

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of operating production application databases in Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms, ideally within the eCommerce space. They will possess a wide variety of technical experience covering database administration, performance, tuning, security, replication, scripting and software deployment. A well-honed instinct for security and reliability is a must.

The role: 

  • Support highly available, highly secure, production application databases running on Linux 
  • Set standards and define detailed procedures
  • Perform daily monitoring and maintenance of all database systems
  • Be proactive and predictive, plan capacity and avoid potential problems with alerting
  • Carefully plan and execute migrations, software upgrades and application deployments
  • Using your experience, support product development and troubleshooting of Ethoca applications
  • Help shape the future of our technology platform and applications
  • Work efficiently within a high security environment
  • Participate in on-call shifts, our service runs 24/7

Required Skills: 

  • 3+ years of Production Database Administration experience, Solid DB2 v9.7/10.1/10.5 on Linux preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience with Linux/Unix
  • Computer Science or Engineering degree or equivalent experience
  • Database monitoring and performance tuning
  • Strong background with High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR), Replication and Fix Pack version upgrades.
  • Scripting and automation of tasks
  • Experience with backups, disaster recovery strategies, and business continuity planning
  • Security knowledge and experience (Ex. Encryption/Hardening/Certificates/PKI/SSH/VPN)
  • "Cloud Native" database and data processing experience
  • Expert problem solver by applying problem analysis methodologies

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