IMS and DB2 Database Admin/Support

Hartford, Connecticut

Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Under general supervision, plans at an operational level designing and developing databases interfacing with appropriate customers, management and technical resources. Facilitates and/or participates in the design, development, and implementation of large, complex database systems supporting one or more business and/or technology areas. Develops, manages and implements appropriate solutions that may involve multiple platforms, databases, software/hardware, technologies and tools. Strong ability to multi-task in an environment of changing priorities. May direct project staff in the development and implementation of database systems in support of business requirements. This job may lead others.
  • Manage and coordinate IMS and DB2 for z/OS databases in multiple environments; responsible for database backup and recovery, performance and security; manage database builds and configuration for Line of Business (LOB) projects; assist in managing internal and customer projects and provide on-call support.
  • Experience of IMS Tools/Utilities (IBM/BMC tool set).
  • Proficiency in using TSO/ISPF commands and editor, JCL, PROCs and IOF.
  • Knowledge and understanding the use of DB2 Plans/Packages/Collections.
  • Knowledge of RACF as it relates to IMS.
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem determination skills.
  • 3 to 5 years Host DBA experience and/or IMS product support preferred.
  • Strong Mainframe technical foundation, strong skills with Microsoft products such as (Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint), strong work ethic, foundational soft skills, strong communication and growth potential.

Education Bachelors degree preferred in in Technology or a similar field (or equivalent experience).

Technical Knowledge: Has thorough working knowledge of all tools and techniques required for area(s) of responsibility and a thorough understanding of the business that the assigned projects are supporting. Able to leverage this understanding of the business and systems environment to develop appropriate and timely solutions to daily issues. Has conceptual knowledge of varying technologies and the ability to make decisions based on that knowledge. Has thorough understanding of project staff roles, abilities and provides input to assess performance and development needs.
Business Knowledge & Partnership: Creates an atmosphere where business partner's issues are dealt with in a professional and timely manner. Suggests solutions that make sense and optimize the value of assigned projects. Able to communicate openly and effectively in a manner consistent with the audience. Recognizes the importance of superior quality in providing a competitive edge. Ensures that reports are precise, timely and accurate.
Problem Solving & Decision Making: Demonstrates sound analytical and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are loosely defined and where information is available but must be further manipulated. Once decisions are made, is able to follow and direct action to implement intended results. Able to openly and directly confront conflict until resolved. Able to execute tasks and see through to completion. Optimizes the use of all available resources.
Leadership: Maintains effective partnerships across the department, and with business customers. Provides management with substantive input and influences peers and project staff through an inclusive style and recognition of abilities and knowledge. Planning and Project Management: Identifies those project tasks that are most important and maintains a clear sense of priorities and the larger picture. Demonstrates ability to anticipate and effectively respond to changes in workload and resource. Works with management to provide input to the planning process.
Financial Awareness: Understands and has input to the budget process and is responsible for expense control of assigned projects. Demonstrates sound cost-effectiveness. Failure to achieve objectives can result in delays or inefficiencies resulting in readjustment of resources and/or staff. Responsible for important information whose disclosure could harm the overall financial position of the company.
Human Resource Management: Demonstrates good interpersonal skills by displaying an understanding of the needs and perspectives of others. Balances workload of team members and supervise individuals of varying abilities. Under team lead or management supervision, may mentor and train others. Identifies talents of others and matches them to tasks that will best suit project goals and/or provide growth for the individual. Demonstrates a capacity to recognize varying abilities. Under team lead or management supervision, may mentor and train others. Identifies talents of others and matches them to tasks that will best suit project goals and/or provide growth for the individual. Demonstrates a capacity to recognize value and respect differences across a diverse workforce. Responsible for the accurate and timely input assessing the skills and contributions of assigned project staff.

5 years experience in technology.

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
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About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2010.