Database Administrator (DB2)

Database Administrator (DB2)

by Brian Borsa|July 31, 2019

Cycle3 IT Staffing is seeking a  Database Administrator for a full time permanent opportunity


Here are some items that are at the top of the list of skills we are looking for:

  • DB2 Experience
    • LUW would be a large bonus
  • ‘Maybe’ SQL Server experience, but Mostly needing someone with the DB2 knowledge
  • 3-5 years of experience as a DBA
  • Performed some data modeling
  • Has done some performance tuning of SQLs



Under the general direction of a Manager of Information Services, designs and implements databases and provides technical assistance for database projects. Recommends and implements database management best practices in a collaborative team environment. Monitors and tunes in-house developed and vendor database applications of varying size and complexity. Provides production on call support on a rotating basis with other team members. DBMS opportunities include SQL Server, DB2 LUW, NoSQL (graph and document), and DB2 z/OS.


• Minimum 5 years application or database administration experience with relational databases (SQL Server, DB2 LUW, DB2 z/OS).
• Experience with NoSQL databases desirable.
• Understanding of importance and implementation of database recoverability, availability, security and performance.
• Understanding of relational theory and experience with relational data modeling.
• Proficiency in coding accurate and efficient SQL.
• Understanding and experience of both OLTP and OLAP databases.
• Experience with production on call support.
• Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Essential Duties

  • Assists in recovery procedures for new or modified database applications.
  • Assists in training application programmers in the protocols involved in updating and accessing the database.
  • Assists in updates of the data dictionary, including writing control statements.
  • Works independently or in teams on smaller, less complex database design projects or in project teams on the elements of major, complex projects.
  • Performs other related duties as requested by the Manager of Information Services.


  • Must have demonstrated good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be capable of independent planning and initiative.


  • A Bachelor of Science degree is preferred.
  • Computer Science industry coursework deemed appropriate in Information Services for level and corporate objectives should be completed.


  • Requires a high level of data processing knowledge acquired through programming and analysis experience.
  • Five to seven years of experience in an Information Services environment is preferred.

Responsibilities/Principal Accountabilities

  • Responsible for testing, correcting, monitoring and updating developed database applications.
  • Proficient in appropriate database storage and retrieval language and is knowledgeable of database design considerations and of the operating interrelationships between databases, business applications, and the operating system.
  • Possesses a general knowledge of database oriented applications.
  • Responsible for auditing less complex database transactions according to standard procedures.
  • Participates in more complex database design projects to increase technical knowledge.
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable attendance to ensure minimal disruption to schedules, deadlines and availability to department personnel requiring expertise or guidance.
  • Ability to accept guidance, follow instructions and work in a harmonious manner with others.



To apply for this job email your details to brian@cycle3it.com

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