Database Administrator

Database Administrator

04 Apr 2022
South Carolina, Columbia, 29201 Columbia USA

Database Administrator

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Job Details:

Job Title:
Database Administrator

Duration: 12+ months with highly possible extension

Location: Columbia, SC

Scope of the Project:
  • Various existing solutions plus new development in support of the State of South Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS).


Daily Duties/Responsibilities:
  • The IDMS DBA is responsible for working closely with application development teams, Clemson z/OS system support staff, and the Clemson Database Administrators to provide IDMS DBA support for application and infrastructure databases.


Required Skills (Rank in order of importance):
  • The IDMS DBA role has four major attributes: Database deployment and administration leadership, project management skills, people skills, and domain knowledge in enterprise-class application development projects. Candidates must display excellence in all areas.
  • Extensive knowledge of IDMS deployment and operations in a z/OS environment on a z-series IBM mainframe computer.
  • Extensive knowledge of IDMS Network database creation, modification, monitoring, and tuning fundamentals.
  • Knowledge and deployment of IDMS security, including the security of ADS/O application structures, IDD, and relational database objects.
  • Understanding of application programming for the IDMS database, both native and SQL, using the COBOL and ADS/O programming languages.
  • Be familiar with the IBM High-Level Assembler on the z/OS operating system.
  • Be familiar with IDMS Perfmon online monitoring and report generation.
  • Understanding of IT development and implementation projects.
  • Project planning experience, including effort estimation on technical tasks and resource allocation.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills, including the ability to give presentations to project management.
  • Impeccable integrity. This project will have very high visibility and will impact significant expenditures of public funds. Candidates must be confident with their abilities to make correct decisions and have the courage to speak out when necessary.
  • Willingness and ability to effectively engage with people and organizations on a continuous basis.


Preferred Skills (Rank in order of importance):
  • Hands-on experience with managing IDMS performance and availability 24x7.
  • Experience with configuring monitoring and alerting for IDMS databases.
  • RACF security knowledge.
  • Hands-on experience with IDMS upgrades and patching.
  • Knowledge of the IDMS SQL option. Be able to create and support IDMS databases that are deployed using the relational model with SQL syntax. Understand the implementation of SQL access to native IDMS databases.
  • Knowledge of application change management.
  • Healthcare industry experience and/or experience managing PHI/PII data
  • MS SQL Server knowledge and support experience is a plus, but not required.
  • MongoDB knowledge and support experience is a plus, but not required.
  • Vendor management experience.
  • Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) experience
  • Medicaid operations experience.
  • Public sector experience is a plus.



Required Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical, business, or related field. A Master's degree is desirable.
  • Equivalent work experience will be considered.

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