Mutual of Omaha

Database Administrator - DB2 DBA (496568)

Database Administrator in Omaha, NE

Posted 2019-09-06
Description

The Database Administrator is responsible for meeting business objectives by planning for and providing reliable, available and secure infrastructure systems. This includes effectively executing processes such as tactical and strategic planning and architecture planning, installation, configuration management, utilization, capacity management, vendor, and customer relationship management and problem resolution.
Essential Job Functions:

Database Implementation and Design - design and implement development and production databases for maximal performance, scalability, flexibility, and reliability. Install and maintain DBMS software including patches, fixes and version upgrades. Work closely with developers to create and maintain schema objects, design and debug triggers, stored procedures and user defined functions.
Performance Monitoring and Tuning -monitor and maintain maximum performance of databases. Identify poorly performing queries and work with development teams to tune accordingly. Monitor database logs for hardware, memory or disk space/ capacity issues and take appropriate action. Implement database parameter and configuration changes for optimal performance with the host operating system. Insure the database environment remains in compliance with our vendor license agreements.
Availability, Backup and Recovery - design and implement processes and procedures to reduce and eliminate database outages and downtime. Implement data backup and recovery procedures to prevent the loss of data from all types of failure. Document, plan and test Disaster Recovery procedures.
User and Data Security - design, implement and maintain database security strategies that provide the appropriate level of security for users and applications.
Responsible for complying with all Company Information Services policies and standards.
Responsible for ensuring appropriate security and privacy measures are implemented on technology solutions to protect Company data from intentional or accidental misuse.
Vendor Management - Works with vendors to resolve problems and escalate resolution within the management chain when necessary. Participates in contract negotiations and reviews and in the Vendor Report Card process. Provides feedback to vendors on desired product direction.
Operational Excellence - Pursues and encourages Operational Excellence in all endeavors, leading and striving on a routine basis through identification and implementation of continuous process improvements.
This position requires extensive or prolonged typing/keyboarding.
This position requires sitting over 66% of the time.
This position requires Visual Acuity at 20 inches (or less) over 66% of the time.
Minimum Qualifications:

Experience writing SQL and programming
Database and SQL performance tuning
Knowledge of database physical and logical design principals
Able to manage and deploy application database modifications
Able to provide 24x7 on-call support within a team rotation
1-2 years experience with IBM DB2 z/OS, IBM DB2 LUW
1-2 years experience with any of the following operating systems: z/OS, AIX, Linux, Windows
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to self-direct and prioritize.
Ability to solve problems.
Preferred Qualifications:

DB2 Connect

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Company summary

Founded in 1909, Mutual of Omaha serves more than 4.6 million individual product customers and 36,000 employer groups. 

Our legacy of stability creates an environment where every associate is encouraged to experiment, innovate and grow in their own unique career path.  

As a Fortune 500 company, we have the size and stability to provide training, coaching and a unique career path that can widen your sphere, enabling you to influence the lives of customers and your own career. From day one, we’ll ensure you have the tools to be your best self at work. 

Being an employee at Mutual of Omaha means working together for the betterment of many. Here you’ll do meaningful work and your talents will have a positive impact on peoples’ lives as we help our customers protect what they care about and achieve their financial goals.

Perks

-A company that feels like a small, close-knit community, with the strength of a Fortune 500.
-We're home to nine Employee Resource Groups, consisting of employees who have voluntarily joined together around shared characteristics or life experiences.
-Tuition reimbursement, training and career development.
-Competitive salary, incentives, 401(k), flexible work schedules, work from home opportunities and a healthy amount of time off.
-Don’t live in Omaha? No problem! We offer an attractive relocation package.

Tech Stack

Java / J2EE, Spring Boot, REST, AWS, Angular, ReactJS, SQL, Docker, Kafka, MuleSoft, Jenkins, TeraData, Informatica, Oracle, DB2, Cobol, Mainframe, Agile, SAFe, WebSphere, Windows, Linux, VMWare, Active Directory

Interview process

Our technical recruiter will call you to discuss your interests and experience. After the call, our hiring managers will review your information and make decisions on first round interviews. Managers will typically conduct a phone or virtual interview if the candidate is not local and then schedule an onsite interview with the team prior to make a final offer decision.

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