Mainframe DBA


Posted 2 months ago

We are looking for a Mainframe DBA! Reach out if you are interested and feel free to refer friends/colleagues!


Type of Employment: Contract
Title: Mainframe DBA
Term: Contract – 11 months with extension
Location: Toronto – Hybrid – 1 day on-site
Industry: Banking
Job ID number: C1417



The contractor will be responsible for providing subject matter expertise on the selection, design, development and integration of mainframe databases including IMS, DB2 and CICS. This position requires a solid understanding of mainframe application development and database technology with an emphasis on database administration. The candidate would provide technical guidance on related database and mainframe software updates, in addition to providing database admin support for IMS, DB2 or CICS. A good understanding of application code development using Cobol is required and knowledge of mainframe assembler is an asset.

This role provides guidance and technical support for mainframe database issues, code development processes and assists other team members in provide technical expertise in investigating functional, application performance and capacity related issues.


Must Have Requirement:

– 3+ years’ experience in one or more of IMS, DB2, CICS (Oracle and DB2 together can be total of 3 years’)

– 3+ years’ experience working in a z/OS TSO/ISPF environment

– 3+ years’ experience and knowledge of mainframe tools including: MACRO4, DB2 and IMS administration tools, IBM Application Performance Analyzer (APA) or equivalent

– 3+ years’ experience with code/change management process using ServiceNow, Endevor.


Nice to Have:

– Skills in Easytrieve, SAS, DB2 Connect, TOAD are an asset.

– Knowledge of CA-7 scheduler functionality (awareness of how jobs are scheduled)


Soft Skills:

– Good communication skills (English) are required for this position.

– Strong team player

– DBA Banking experience would be a nice to have


Supplier Call Notes:

– Ideally someone who can hit the ground running without much training. The more senior the better

– Small team of 10 people

– Support specialized databases

– Needs sufficient experience to help app developers in resolving app issues within the technology areas that are covered by the team.

– Mainframe Familiarity is required

– Awareness of application code development would be an asset

DB2 experience is preferred but IMS and CICS will also work.

– Team is very tight knit, lot’s of good collaboration and strong communication.

Job Features

Job CategoryMainframe DBA

Apply Online