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DB2 Database Administrator



Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Who We Are

Kyndryl is a market leader that thinks and acts like a start-up. We design, build, manage, and modernize the mission-critical technology systems that the world depends on every day. So why work at Kyndryl? We are always moving forward – always pushing ourselves to go further in our efforts to build a more equitable, inclusive world for our employees, our customers, and our communities.

The Role

An excellent opportunity for the right candidate. You will be exposed to exciting challenges and outstanding development opportunities within Kyndryl.

You will gain end-to-end execution technical knowledge, get hands on experience in implementing end to end solutions for customers, operational skills as well as industry best practices. Furthermore, you will work in a multi-cultural environment and engage with multiple internal and external stakeholders which will greatly enhance your communication, presentation and people skills.

Role and Responsibilities of the Job:

Installation and configuration: Installing DB2 database software on the target environment and configuring it according to the organization's requirements.
Database creation and management: Creating and managing DB2 databases, including defining database schemas, tables, indexes, and other database objects.
User management: Creating and managing user accounts, roles, and permissions within DB2 to control access and security.
Backup and recovery: Implementing backup strategies for DB2 databases, performing regular backups, and ensuring the ability to restore databases in case of failures or data loss.
Basic troubleshooting: Identifying and resolving basic issues related to DB2 database operations, such as connectivity problems, performance issues, or data integrity concerns.
SQL scripting: Writing and executing SQL scripts to perform data manipulation, database administration tasks, and generate reports.
Performance monitoring: Monitoring database performance metrics, such as query response times, resource utilization, and transaction throughput, and reporting any anomalies or performance bottlenecks.
Log analysis: Reviewing and analyzing database logs to identify errors, warnings, or other issues that may affect the database operation or performance.
Patch and fix management: Applying patches, updates, and fixes to DB2 software as required to maintain security and stability.

Database security: Implementing security measures for DB2, including user authentication, authorization, and encryption of sensitive data.
Database monitoring tools: Configuring and utilizing monitoring tools for DB2 databases to track performance, diagnose issues, and generate alerts.
Data integrity and recovery: Ensuring data integrity and implementing recovery procedures in case of database corruption or data loss.
Database optimization: Analyzing query execution plans, identifying performance bottlenecks, and making recommendations for optimizing SQL queries and database performance.
Database monitoring and alerting: Setting up monitoring solutions to track database health, performance metrics, and disk space utilization. Configuring alerts to notify administrators of critical events or threshold breaches.
Database replication: Configuring and managing database replication mechanisms, such as IBM's High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR), to ensure data redundancy, failover capabilities, and disaster recovery.
Database version upgrades: Planning and executing database version upgrades, including assessing compatibility, performing testing, and ensuring a smooth transition to the new version.
Database security audits and compliance: Conducting security audits, vulnerability assessments, and ensuring compliance with industry regulations and organizational security policies.
Performance tuning and query optimization: Collaborating with application developers and database performance teams to identify and resolve complex performance issues, optimize SQL queries, and improve overall database performance.
Disaster recovery planning and testing: Participating in the development and testing of disaster recovery plans for DB2 databases, including failover, backup, and recovery procedures.
Troubleshooting and incident management: Investigating and resolving database-related incidents, analyzing error messages, and providing timely resolution or escalation to higher-level support teams.
Data migration and data loading: Assisting with data migration tasks, such as importing/exporting data, transforming data formats, and loading data into DB2 databases.
Database performance reporting: Generating performance reports, capacity utilization reports, and other database-related metrics for management and stakeholders.
Collaboration and knowledge sharing: Collaborating with cross-functional teams, developers, and system administrators to troubleshoot issues, share best practices, and provide support and guidance.
Data archival and purging: Implementing strategies for archiving and purging old or unused data to optimize database storage and improve query performance.
Database security hardening: Applying security best practices and implementing security measures to harden the DB2 database environment against potential vulnerabilities and unauthorized access.
Replication monitoring and troubleshooting: Monitoring the status and health of database replication mechanisms, diagnosing and resolving replication issues, and ensuring data consistency across replicas.
Database health checks: Performing regular health checks to identify potential issues, such as database fragmentation or index fragmentation, and taking appropriate actions to optimize database performance.
Disaster recovery drills: Participating in disaster recovery drills to test the effectiveness of backup and recovery procedures and ensure the readiness of the DB2 environment in case of a disaster.
Database auditing: Implementing auditing mechanisms to track and log database activities, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and internal policies.:

Proactively understand the latest information of database platform services.

· Good operational experience of data administration, with data analyst and data science exposure.

· Support database migration and deploy to its platform.

· Manage platform changes through change request process & provide status reports to the relevant parties.

· Respond promptly to incident, investigate & provide temporary &/or permanent resolution of incidents escalated. Provide timely status updates to relevant parties.

· Monitor & measure the performance & availability of platform proactively, and implement corrective actions identified to improve performance & availability.

· Monitor the agreed service level, document & maintain the configuration of platform; provide regular reporting to relevant parties.

· Ensure service level meet requirement. Propose and implement action plan when required.

· Monitor system according to standard operations procedures.

· Support platform service continuity measures, i.e., backup/restore procedures & disaster recovery plan, to ensure continuous operation of the business.

· Conduct root cause analysis & implement pro-active measures. Monitor effectiveness of implemented measures.

Provide 24x7 onsite Support.

Database server administration (DB2, ) and team management.

Good communication skills, Need to participate in client meetings.

Handle regular day to day IT Infra operations.

Break fixing of H/W and S/W issues .

Working on Service Desk tickets.

Coordinating with IT stake holders to fix the issues.

Participate in internal/external audits to showcase the IT compliance status.

Perform the IT related task and update the status higher management on regularly.

Participating in Day/Weekly status review meetings

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in db2 tuning and configurations.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Minimum Background Investigation (MBI)

Who You Are

  • A minimum of 5+ years of overall experience in IT Database Domain with proveexperience in Database Operations.

Client Meetings, External Audit, Database Installation, Database Environment, Database Server Administration.

  • BE/ BTech/MCA/Diploma.

Being You

Diversity is a whole lot more than what we look like or where we come from, it’s how we think and who we are. We welcome people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. But we’re not doing it single-handily: Our Kyndryl Inclusion Networks are only one of many ways we create a workplace where all Kyndryls can find and provide support and advice. This dedication to welcoming everyone into our company means that Kyndryl gives you – and everyone next to you – the ability to bring your whole self to work, individually and collectively, and support the activation of our equitable culture. That’s the Kyndryl Way.

What You Can Expect

With state-of-the-art resources and Fortune 100 clients, every day is an opportunity to innovate, build new capabilities, new relationships, new processes, and new value. Our employee learning hub gives you access to the best learning in the industry to receive certifications and accreditations, including Microsoft University, AWS Cloud Center of Excellence, Udemy, and the Harvard Business Review. Through our company-wide volunteering and giving platform, you can donate, start fundraisers, volunteer, and search over 2 million non-profit organizations. At Kyndryl, we invest heavily in you! We want you to succeed so that together, we will all succeed.