Db2 Database Administrator - REF19270C
As the world’s leader in digital payments technology, Visa’s mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.
At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.
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The Global Systems Engineering group is responsible for engineering and support of the IT infrastructure for Visa Inc. and VisaNet. This includes planning, design, evaluation, installation, deployment, and maintenance of the IT infrastructure for the data centers and office facilities. This is an individual contributor role responsible for solving complex problems and taking a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. This role serves as a technical/functional specialist and works independently with guidance only in the most complex situations.
Provide timely and effective support and escalation for z/OS database and associated products in the production and development environments at all Visa Data Centers. This support is also extended to all users of those systems.
Provide database administration and support for all of Visa's mainframe Db2 databases.
Manage the Db2 change activity across all production and development z/OS systems.
Responsible for driving service–impacting issues and problems to resolution.
Responsible for participating in the development and assessments of Visa's overall z/OS database strategies, technologies and architectures to meet the operational and continuity needs of Visa and its customers.
Provide z/OS Db2-related guidance and training to both internal and external audiences.
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
7-10 years of experience with DB2 and z/OS industry or live production environment experience
7-10 years of work experience and a Bachelor’s Degree or
6 years of work experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or
3 years of experience with a PhD
Strong technical analytical and troubleshooting skills, and possess an ability to explain technical concepts and provide guidance to junior staff
Ability to write technical design and build documentations for all aspects of a technical infrastructure
Ability to provide level 3 support and guide level 2 administrators on problem resolution. Exhibit understanding and perform operational acceptance/turnover activities
Must be willing to go on 24x7 "On-call" support rotation
Experience with maintaining highly available and highly secure systems
Strong process orientation and a solid understanding of software development and testing techniques, methodologies and best practices are the primary requisite for this position
Individual should be extremely self-motivated with the ability to work independently, coordinating activities within cross-regional and cross-functional teams
Strong interpersonal, facilitation, and leadership skills along with effective communication (both written and verbal) skills
Exhibit advanced planning, organizational and problem solving skills
Strong project management skills
ITIL certification preferred
Ability to operate in complex, highly-secure, and highly-available, operations environments and interact with the technology domain experts required to maintain those environments
This position requires a candidate with strong hands on technical engineering professional with business acumen
Responsible for mentoring junior team members, developing ITIL procedures and best practices standards
Work with other Engineering Disciplines to develop Infrastructure Building Blocks based Reference Architectures and standards that can be offered as services to our customers
This position requires a dynamic, hard-working and ambitious individual, with excellent oral and written communication skills
Candidates will possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills and have experience working in large enterprise operational environments
Perform and/or coordinate installations and upgrades to the z/OS database and tools
Competency in the use of standard Db2 tools and utilities including those supplied by Broadcom
Evaluate and participate in selecting z/OS database administration tools to improve the effectiveness (i.e. timeliness, quality, etc.) of tasks such as performance monitoring and tuning, recovery processing, and change management processing
Provide 24x7 support for z/OS DB2 databases and DB2-related applications
Provide technical guidance to internal contacts in the design of infrastructure solutions that meet business needs and perform to engineered specifications
Identify, define and implement improvements to the z/OS database environments and related support activities and practices
Manage the delivery of solutions to operations
Provide proactive analysis of Visa complex core systems and applications to detect potential problems and make preventive corrections
Provide database administration support to application teams including consulting and QA review services
Support the production implementation of mainframe applications including the development and implementation of backup and recovery strategies
Develop and/or provide training for database access strategies and SQL coding
Develop, promote and support data management concepts and processes
Conduct quarterly DB2 database TSR reviews and support production database TSR remediation activities
Perform database backup and recovery when required
This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers, reach with hands and arms, and bend or lift up to 25 pounds.
Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.