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DB2 System Programmer

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Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: London, LND, GB

Company: NTT DATA Services

Req ID: 162847 

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DB2 System Programmer

Remote, UK



Working as part of the UK DB2 Support Team to undertake all system programming aspects of DB2 for z/OS.  The UK Team is responsible for a large environment, with 50+ DB2 subsystems across various mainframes and geographies.

Your responsibility as a DB2 System programmer will be ensuring the performance, integrity, maintenance and security of our database estate in the UK. You'll be involved in the planning and development of the databases, as well as in troubleshooting any issues on behalf of the users.


Role Responsibilities

As a DB2 for z/OS specialist, you’ll need to:

  • Install and test new versions of DB2
  • Provide 2nd and 3rd Level Support for applications that use DB2.
  • Ensure support and management of distributed DB2 connections.
  • Ensure stability and integrity of a highly responsive OLTP (CICS) DB2 environment.
  • Establish the needs of users and monitor user access and security
  • Monitor performance and manage parameters in order to provide fast responses to front-end users
  • Develop, manage and test back-up and recovery plans
  • Ensure that storage and archiving procedures are functioning correctly
  • Carry out capacity planning
  • Communicate regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security
  • Manage the security and disaster recovery aspects of a database.
  • Ensure there is provision for data security and recovery control (ensuring all data is retrievable in an emergency).
  • Ensure that we use supported versions for all database and monitoring solutions. 


Key Skills

  • Extensive professional experience in DB2 for administration and systems programming support.
  • Experience working with CA and IBM tools for DB2
  • Prior experience of DB2 configuration and management in a parallel sysplex environment 
  • Experience Reviewing new versions of DB2 for functionality, advising how they could be beneficial to be put into production.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently


About NTT DATA Services

NTT DATA Services is a global business and IT services provider specializing in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, applications, infrastructure and business process services. We are part of the NTT family of companies, a partner to 85 % of the Fortune 100.

NTT DATA Services is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, disability, age, veteran-status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other class protected by law. To learn more, please visit Furthermore, NTT DATA Services will make accommodations for eligible applicants on a case-by-case basis. Please email for assistance.



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