Sr Database Administrator

First Data Corporation

First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology solutions, serving more than six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. Our 23,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the worlds largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,300 transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year. First Data is committed to staying at the forefront of our industry, and we are innovating a wide range of next-generation commerce technology solutions to help our clients better detect fraud, gain insights into consumer spending patterns and build customer loyalty. There are many exciting opportunities for talented individuals who would like to join our team and play a meaningful role in helping us shape the future of global commerce. First Datas Product Development, Client Solutions and Technology functions are responsible for innovation and advancement of our technology solutions across all of our client segments, and make a critical contribution to ensuring that First Data retains its position as a leading technology innovator. Our Product Development teams are responsible for end-to-end ownership of the product life cycle. Our Client Solutions teams deliver global solutions and expertise that make commerce possible. Our Technology teams develop a wide range of applications and solutions that enable next-generation commerce and create the infrastructure of the global commerce ecosystem. They also ensure that our data remains secure through their work in cyber-security Position Description Overview Seeking an extremely talented, self-motivated DB2 LUW professional to work in a team of DB2 and SQL Server specialists, and integrate cutting edge technology in the rebirth of a progressive Fortune 500 company. We are looking for the best and brightest thought leaders who are action-oriented and driven to succeed in a dynamic, collaborative environment Job Responsibilities * Works collaboratively with different teams to administer the build out and support of DB2 LUW databases including capacity planning, cluster set up, performance tuning and monitoring. Configures and maintains security for databases and focuses on automation to streamline tasks and manage the environments. Provides subject matter expertise on performance tuning, problem diagnosis and resolution, and participates in multi-discipline triage of enterprise-wide incidents. Administers and troubleshoots ETL Processes for decision support stores and Data warehouses. Implements best practices for system and data administration functions for complex, multi-system, multi-platform network on the Windows platform. Participates in 24×7 production on-call rotation and provides support for production issues. Identifies and initiates resolutions to user problems/concerns associated with DB2 LUW functionality. Stays abreast of current releases of DB2 LUW including compatibility issues with operating systems, new functionalities, and utilities. Job Requirements * 8+ years of related technical and business experience. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience and certifications. * Has good working knowledge of IT functions and business units. has strong knowledge of business operations, policies and practices. Requires general knowledge of industry supported. Has strong knowledge of emerging technologies * Extensive experience with DB2 LUW Version 9.7, 10.5. * Valid IBM DBA/DB2 LUW certification * HADR/Q-Replication experience is a must * IBM Change Data Capture experience desired.. * Expert with multiple languages and tools. Possesses broad based and in-depth knowledge of complex technologies, tools, methodologies, the software industry. * Strong understanding of how technology relates to business, market and industry and applies knowledge to support the needs of critical systems and projects. * Works on complex systems and project issues with senior IT management. * Works with senior management to define and develop technology strategy. Independently works with functional and business units to execute strategy. * ]Demonstrates the ability to work in a team setting as well as an individual. * Strong communications and inter and intra company supplier relationships First Data is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer(Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled/LGBT) First Data provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity/expression), disability, veteran status and military status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, or any other factor that may be protected by law.

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