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Dba Lead, Ims Database Administrator Resume

Bentonville, ArkansaS

SUMMARY:

  • DBCTL, IMS/DB, DB2 and VSAM in a z/OS Sysplex environment
  • 10 years in 4 mainframe environments
  • Will relocate for a career opportunity to challenge and broaden technical and business expertise.
  • Responsibilities including Analysis, Development, Implementation and Testing.
  • Expert level in IMS Database Administration.
  • Experience in DB2 Database Administration activities.
  • Extensively worked in Data Sharing mainframe environment.
  • Good understanding of the IMS DBCTL environment.
  • Worked on COBOL, JCL, CICS & VSAM.
  • Well experienced in IMS DBA utilities like CA Database Analyzer, Image Copy, Reorg, Database Recovery, etc.
  • Experience in DB2 Utilities like Unload, Reload, Reorg, Runstats, Image Copy, Repair, Recover, etc.
  • Expert understanding of the IMS DB architecture, Database administration and security.
  • Experience in monitoring and tuning a database to provide a high availability service.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Operating Systems: z/OS, MVS

Programming Languages: Cobol, IMS DL/1, SQL

Performance Tools: CA Platinum Tools, Mainview, Detector for DB2, IMS DB monitor, DB2 catalog info, ICF catalog info

CICS accessing: IMS, DB2, VSAM, Temp Storage, Transient Data

IMS DBCTL accessing: IMS DB, DB2

DB2 accessed via: DDF, QMF, SPUFI, Batch

Database Management: IMS Databases, PSBs, DBDs, ACBs and utilities, DB2 tables and utilities

VSAM/Non: VSAM files and access methods, FileAID

EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Bentonville, Arkansas

DBA Lead, IMS Database Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Provide DBA support for the entire range of IMS platforms for production and test systems: BMPs, DLI Batch, ODBC access to IMS databases, IMS - DB2 access, PSBGEN, HALDB and non-HALDB full function databases in Sysplex, block level data sharing environments.
  • Liaison with Confidential DBAs, and provide direction and training for two offshore IMS DBAs.
  • Provided the day to day support and administration activities of DB2/IMS subsystems across various LPARS of Z/OS mainframe systems.
  • Monitoring the REMEDY queues and resolve production and Project Issue Tracking tickets
  • Monitoring the jobs, processes and interfaces of IMS and DB2 Databases.
  • Perform the Analysis of IMS and DB2 batch job failures.
  • Performed the core DB2 administration activities viz., performing image copies of various databases, load /unload the data to/from database, creation / rebuilding the indexes, validating the data, repairing the table spaces and other related activities.
  • Perform the database sizing and performing the online / offline REORG activities of various databases.
  • Perform the DB2 performance and tuning of DB2 Databases for all the applications across the Z/OS mainframe LPARS.
  • Granting and Revoking DB2 object privileges to DB2 Objects across Z/OS environments.
  • Perform the DB2 bind process for various DB2 database groups across LPARS across all the applications.
  • Performance study and improvements along with backup, recovery, REORGS, RUNSTATS, etc.
  • Working on the Project Issue Tracking Tickets that were created in the Remedy.
  • Working on the Change Control tickets for creating new PSB or changing the existing PSB, changes made to any of the production modules, etc.
  • Monitoring the IMS databases and making sure that database is up all the time.
  • Solving the Production abends when escalated to the DBA.
  • Providing PSB create and change requests as per application program requirements.
  • Work on Change control for Space increase on Prod Libraries, RTT Entry, PSBGEN., etc
  • Monitor the Database status regularly during the IPL because of data sharing environment.
  • Creation and modification of PSB’s as per the requests posed in the Remedy Tool.
  • Run the CNTL and IRLM commands in regular intervals in TEST region.
  • Monitor the online ACB changes in the test environment.
  • Provide 24/7 oncall support and attend the War/Focus Rooms in case of emergency.

Environment: Z/OS, MVS, JCL, IMS V11, DB2 V9, IMS DBCTL, CICS, VSAM, COBOL, MAINVIEW, CA Platinum Tools, SPUFI, QMF, IMS DB MONITOR, BATCH, FILE-AID

Confidential, Malvern, PA

I.T. Analyst, Programmer

Responsibitlies:

  • Performed analyses to develop/confirm new technical specifications.
  • Developed COBOL DB2 code to meet the new technical specifications.
  • Developed integrated test plans, monitored jobs and reconciled all elements quarterly.
  • Unit testing and Integration Testing the Elements and creating the Test Plan.
  • Monitoring the jobs through Control-M during the Testing. Reconcile elements related to Centerfield project with the Quarter release elements.
  • Maintaining and updating the Design Description Document with all the new and impacted elements in e Centerfield project.
  • Analysis and Coding the New Business Request based on the information present in the ticket and updating the status on the NBR.
  • Arranging the Code review Meeting for the modules before moving into INT.

Environment: COBOL, JCL, DB2, ENDEVOR, MFE, INSYNC, DUMP MASTER, FILE-AID, REVOLVE, CONTROL-M, VERSION MERGER.

Confidential

I.T. Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Maintained customer service and billing application for Confidential Medical Systems field engineers.
  • Created iterative application enhancements, and supported users.
  • Tech support for the GIB system that controlled end-user customer views for Service, Marketing and Sales of Confidential Healthcare Technologies.
  • Requirement gathering and Analyze the enhancement, its impact and prepare Change Document, containing Application impact, Business impact, Implementation Plan, Test plan, Work estimation and Promotion plan.
  • The crucial tasks are enhancements, supporting the users and trouble shooting for the issues.
  • Solving of tickets logged by users in Clarify tool. Production support for functional abends.
  • Providing Root-cause analysis for the defects occurring in the application and providing permanent fix to these defects.
  • Attending change control meetings
  • Testing - UAT, Integration & smoke testing
  • Preparation of work packets, technical specs and test plans
  • Providing Year end, quarter end & month end support for the application.

Environment: COBOL, JCL, CICS, DB2, IMS DB, VSAM, FILE-AID, INTERTEST, PANVALET.

Confidential

I.T. Application Support Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Supported the applications for membership identification cards and billing.
  • Problem determination at root cause level; coding and testing of system fixes and enhancements.
  • Involved in requirement analysis, Impact check, Coding, Testing and Implementation of new feature in production environment.
  • Maintaining the Enrolment information of the users. Understanding data related issues.
  • Actively involving in Peer Level Review.
  • Primary contact for application issues/queries.
  • Handle the adhoc requests raised by the user.
  • Preparing Technical Specs and Testing.
  • Preparing test data and unit test plan.
  • Co-coordinating with the Testing team at the time of Integration testing.
  • Co-coordinating with the SME (subject matter expert) in solving the abends and in implementing the change requests.

Environment: COBOL, JCL, IMS, DB2, FILE-AID, VSAM, ENDEVOR.

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