DB2 Systems Programmer

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Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: Sheffield, SHF, GB

Company: NTT DATA Services

Req ID: 289220 

NTT DATA Services strives to hire exceptional, innovative and passionate individuals who want to grow with us. If you want to be part of an inclusive, adaptable, and forward-thinking organization, apply now.


External Job title: DB2 Systems Programmer

Internal Job title: Industry Consulting Senior Manager – DB2 Mainframe

Team: Consulting


Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Competitive Salary


Applications open from 09 July 2024

Closing date: 08 August 2024



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 recognized leader in IT and business services, including cloud, data and applications, headquartered in Texas. As part of NTT DATA, a $30 billion trusted global innovator with a combined global reach of over 80 countries, we help clients transform through business and technology consulting, industry and digital solutions, applications development and management, managed edge-to-cloud infrastructure services, BPO, systems integration and global data centers. We are committed to our clients’ long-term success. Visit nttdata.com or LinkedIn to learn more.

NTT DATA Services is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants without regarding to race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter so that we may connect you with the appropriate team.



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