Informix/DB2 DBA - Chicago

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Position Title: Informix/DB2 DBA
Company: Confidential
Country: USA
State: Illinois
State/City: Chicago
Publication Date: 11/01/2017
ID: 86823783

A Senior Informix database administrator with 5+ years experience with Informix 11.7 or higher preferred. The individual will be required to perform upgrades, troubleshoot performance problems, provide support for requests on database related matters, recommend areas of improvement, create/lead projects, create and document database related standard, have excellent communications skills and be self-motivated. The candidate must have a solid understanding of HADR Replication and scripting ability in languages such as KornShell,Perl, C++ or choice of flavors.

It is a plus if the candidate also possesses knowledge of DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, Postgres or Mongo DB.

The position will require on-call duties and work occasionally during weekends.

Position Responsibilities / Essential Functions:

Maintain and manage critical core business databases within the organization.
Monitor, run and enhance database activities in coordination with the changing application activities against the databases.
Generate scripts to perform databases administration activities
Provide support for on-call database duties


5+ years on managing and maintaining Informix databases ; DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, Postgres, Mongo DB a plus
5+ years with database architecture and design
5+ years with creating and maintaining database associated projects from planning through implementation
5+ years in generating or modifying scripts in Shell, KornShell, Perl, C++ or similar languages


College diploma or University degree in computer science or 5 years plus experience in the related field

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Certifications in database architecture, design or maintenance
Certifications in IBM Informix/DB2 or Microsoft SQL Server databases

Computer Skills Needed to Perform this Job:

Knowledge in AIX and Linux Operating Systems
Scripting in Shell, KornShell, Perl, C++ or like languages
Proficient in generating graphs and diagrams using Excel, etc.

Additional Comments and Requirements:

Extensive knowledge on performance analysis, design and connectivity between the databases with various applications
Knowledge of PCI compliancy and encryption methodologies
Required on-call support duties that will include weekend and night time deployments
Must be able to collaborate with others on their own and other teams within the organization

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