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Senior Database Engineer

Company: Assurant
Location: Maricopa
Posted on: September 6, 2021

Job Description:

Perform consistently in providing solid DB2 database technical expertise, sound judgment, strong team oriented collaborative skills, and highly responsive customer service in the installation, configuration, optimization, security, audit, and ongoing support of Assurant’s DB2 database infrastructure encompassing all non-production and production environments.

Operational Responsibilities

  • Supports day to day operational duties for the DB2 database platform such as service requests and tickets, backups, monitoring, performance tuning, system troubleshooting, and other tasks as assigned or expected from DBAs.
  • Participates in the on-call rotation for supporting the operational platform.
  • Executes project and internal initiative responsibilities as assigned or delegated.
  • Authors and maintains operational documentation, best practices, and run books for the operational platform.

Technical Knowledge

  • Is responsible for a major DB2 database component and has a strong knowledge of various interrelationships between major system components.
  • Is considered by peers to be SME knowledgeable on major components within the unit as well as by other technical support staff such that the Senior DBA can operate with little supervision and technical guidance.
  • Has thorough knowledge of resources available and demonstrated ability to use the resources for problem determination, product enhancements and other technical issues related to the components being administered.
  • Executes the tactical architecture implementation as defined by the team manager under the guidance of team roadmaps.


  • Gives technical guidance and advice to co-workers and others. Is a strong technical resource.
  • Very good people skills. Enhances our unit and department image when dealing with our customers, peers, and other areas.
  • Demonstrates distinct leadership ability in marshalling both team members and other IT resources to accomplish enterprise objectives in accordance with management expectations.
  • Is team oriented and solicits input from the team in developing quality solutions and recommendations.


  • Very good oral and written skills. Able to write clear, concise, tactful memos to a large audience. Able to communicate technical information verbally, in a clear and concise manner, varying content depending on audience.
  • The ability to assist the Manager in communicating project schedules and coordinating needed resources and time frames with other technical support units and our business partners.
  • Extremely capable in dealing with our customers and business partners in the follow-up and resolution of problems and issues.
  • Keep Manager and all team members well informed.

Other Expectations

  • Plans well. Makes extra effort to complete projects on time.
  • Demonstrates strong ability to think ahead, anticipating problems and then avoiding them.
  • Does whatever it takes to get the job done to support our environment.
  • Has very strong dependability, takes responsibility.
  • Has strong sense of urgency and ownership.
  • Consistently delivers results and gets tasks done in a timely manner.
  • Displays attention to detail and provides high quality service and delivery.

Mastery Level

  • Provides motivation and mentoring on technical issues and soft skills to the rest of the team.
  • Is the backup for the Manager during their absence.
  • Will provide Manger with input on individuals in the unit for the review process – both technical and interpersonal input.
  • Provides leadership within the unit and acts as a team leader in developing quality solutions and recommendations.
  • Functions as an internal escalation engineer for complex technical problems
  • Has the ability to help the Manager with tactical architecture design and execution in addition to roadmap planning and maintenance.
  • Has very strong technical knowledge – 40%, and leadership – 15%.  Operational component decreases to 20%.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5 years conducting DB2 database administration tasks in the following areas:
    • Applications support
    • Operations Support
    • Performance and tuning
  • 2 years administering DB2 database platform specific features in the following areas:
    • Distributed environments: clustering, encryption, logical/physical standby, ETL, replication.
    • Mainframe DB2: XML data types, Universal Table Spaces, Partition by Growth, Rage Based Partitioning.

Preferred Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in MIS or CS
  • Relevant Database platform certification

Keywords: Assurant, Maricopa , Senior Database Engineer, Other , Maricopa, Arizona

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