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Sr. Db2 Systems Programmer, Resume


  • SYSTEMS Programmer > 25 years
  • Installation/Capacity Planning/Performance > 15 years
  • Disaster Recovery > 20 years
  • DB2 V. 5 up to V10 - 15 year
  • Z/OS > 25 years
  • CICS > 15 years


  • z/OS,
  • DB2,
  • SAP,
  • CICS,
  • QMF,
  • DROP,
  • QREP,
  • XCF,
  • Coupling Facility,
  • Assembler,
  • SQL,
  • SAS,
  • SMPE,
  • SMF,
  • RMF,
  • JCL,
  • TSO,
  • IPCS,
  • FDR,
  • MAINVIEW and several other CA,


Sr. DB2 Systems Programmer



  • Responsible for DB2 system tuning of over 190 subsystems spread throughout the Confidential.
  • DB2 installation, Capacity Planning, System Performance and Disaster Recovery
  • Led/assisted in several DB2 migrations; from V6 until the latest V10, as well as applied maintenance across multiple DB2 versions.
  • The production environment consisted of Data Sharing groups of several sizes; from a few 3-way to several 12-way Data Sharing groups spread throughout the Confidential .
  • Assisted in the redesign/consolidation strategies of LPARs in a sysplex data sharing environment.
  • Worked closely with z/OS specialists to design WLM policies and insure that enclaves from different DB2 workloads had classifications according to their SLAs.
  • Worked closely with z/OS specialists in problem determination analysis of CPU and DASD delays. Specialty engines DB2 usage was monitored closely across all lpars.
  • Designed and maintained local & group buffer pools of all production Data-sharing environments.
  • Buffer pools were set according to the different characteristics of the workloads. Analyzed local pools’ behavior and page fixed I/O intense buffer pools.
  • Worked with DBA team to identify rogue workloads which had intense tablespace scans. Page residency time was used to size local pools. This insured a minimum consumption of virtual storage while providing a robust pool configuration. This strategy took into account the ability of surviving members to absorb the workload of a failed subsystem.
  • Group buffer pools were sized to avoid cross-invalidations due to directory reclaims. GBPs synchronous hit ratios were monitored closely.
  • GBP’s internal thresholds were adjusted to provide a trickle writing effect.
  • Lead the resolution process of complex database systems problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
  • Reviewed and updated zparms across different DB2 versions with the objective of tuning systems.
  • Pseudo-closing was monitored constantly to avoid high number of latch counters and unnecessary messages sent to the Coupling Facility, thus avoiding CF overhead. This provided a faster throughput for batch workloads.
  • Package authorization cache and caching routine authorization high misses rates were corrected by adjusting CACHERAC and CACHEPAC values.
  • Implemented a DB2PM Statistics Performance Database to be used for trend reports and problem determination.
  • Several SQL queries were automated to help identify possible performance issues.
  • Implemented a DB2PM Accounting Performance database to be loaded only for problem determination reasons.
  • Lead and participate in the design, development, and implementation Bank of America’s DB2 Disaster Recovery strategy.
  • Sized DB2 pools in large Data Sharing group to allow surviving members to absorb the workload of failing members.



  • Provided guidance on DB2 system performance on a large SAP/DB2 configuration
  • Worked with SAP Basis Administrators to adjust DB2 internal parameters to accommodate the workload
  • Used page residency time to size local pools properly
  • Monitored group buffer pools to avoid cross-invalidation and maintain a high synchronous hit ratios
  • Interfaced with MVS Systems programmers to design WLM policies
  • Assisted on LPAR, number of processors and weights configuration
  • Lead migration from OS/390 DB2 V6 to V7
  • Applied DB2 maintenance

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