Database Administrator 3

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. As a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to customers worldwide, Northrop Grumman offers an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies. Here at Northrop Grumman we are comprised of professionals that bring different perspectives, are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and understand that the more ideas, backgrounds, and experiences we bring to our work then the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our talented workforce we look for professionals that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Apply the skills you've gained to succeed... The qualified applicant will collaborate with Northrop Grumman's onsite database administration support and services delivery team for our State of Alabama Location Enforcement Collection System (ALECS) where Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM). The ALECS system is the federally certified system used by the Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) to locate absent parents, establish paternity/support, collect and disburse child support payments, enforce child support agreements, and review case situations.

Roles and Responsibilities:
The ability to work on a diverse team or with a diverse range of people as one of three onsite DB2 z/OS application DBAs for the customer
Demonstrate proficiency with the DB2 Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)
Prepare for, participate in and provide a DB2 and application performance and tuning perspective from initial development design through implementation
Use your experience with DB2 to address and resolve problems
Tune the SQL statements in application programs for assigned projects from initial design, development through production
Logical & physical database design for projects
Database maintenance, on-call rotation, problem determination and resolution, database security. Candidate will be part of a 24 hour on call support team and will need to work off hours on some weekends and holidays.
Evaluate new products and tools, test and implement new or upgraded software
Collaborate on annual ALECS Disaster Recovery exercises
Design, implement and support database and application backup and recovery solutions using IBM and BMC tools.
Upgrade and maintain DB2 and related 3rd party software at or above release levels of N-1
Adhere to all contract SLAs

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Science, Business Administration, Mathematics or related field with 6 years of experience or 10 years of experience to satisfy the degree and experience requirement
6 years of IT Mainframe experience
5 years of DB2 zOS mainframe DBA experience
3 years of COBOL/DB2 mainframe application software development database administration support
Experience with DB2 Connect
BMC third party software experience (Catalog, Change, DASD, and Recovery Manager, Load, Unload, Copy, Recover, SQL Explorer, Apptune, Logmaster)
Ability to troubleshoot mainframe and distributed processing problems in a DB2 Connect Enterprise server environment.
Ability to directly interfacing with clients from end users to project management, sensitive to clients' needs, able to develop warm client relationships
Ability to travel to annual off site disaster recovery exercise
Must be a US Citizen or a Green Card Holder

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
1 year experience with Powerdesigner or other logical modeling tool
1 year experience with DB2 COBOL Stored Procedures
1 year State government customer DBA project experience
1 year Customer site DBA delivery experience
1 year 24 x 7 x 365 DBA on call support delivery
1 year SQL Server DBA experience
1 year with SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) or other ETL tool

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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