Dine Development Corporation

  • Senior Applications Analyst and Database Administrator

    Job Location US-PA-Mechanicsburg
    Posted Date 3 days ago(4/18/2019 3:02 PM)
  • Overview

    DDC-ITS is 100% tribally owned by the Navajo Nation. Recognized by the Small Business Administration (SBA), we are certified as a Tribally Owned 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business.


    DDC-ITS is dedicated to providing outstanding services to its customers and employees. Our strength is in our ability to understand our client's needs and deliver a solution that will not only meet those needs but exceed their expectations.


    DDC-ITS strives to be innovative in all areas of business and is committed to technical excellence. Our corporate offices are located on the Navajo Nation reservation in Window Rock, Arizona, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Columbia, Maryland.


    DDC-ITS provides unique, custom solutions to meet our customers’ communications needs. Our solutions provide communication capabilities using modern technology. At their most complex, they are multi-purpose systems that gather information from dozens of different sources. The information is presented to decision makers immediately, visually, clearly.

    Advertised Job Title

    Senior Applications Analyst and Database Administrator


    • Provide technical services to the customer on questions and issues relating to the database software maintained on the DISA mainframe systems for DB2, including all changes and upgrades. Provide a report to the COR or designated government personnel on customer questions.
    • Maintain software and DB2 environments in compliance with the STIG and/or the SRG. This includes keeping software at a vendor supported version, applying necessary security software patches within the required timeframe, and maintaining required documentation as outlined in the STIG.  Maintain any and all software exits associated with the software maintained in this SOW, regardless of the language used to write the exit.
    • Install, customize, upgrade and maintain DB2 Software on mainframe computer platforms running z/OS. Participate in planning and executing database migrations, application software upgrades/migrations.
    • Analyze causes of outages to provide RCA reports, give presentations to managements about RCA, and lead mitigation efforts of a team of technicians.
    • Install software with the IBM SMP/e environment as a lead technician.
    • Analyze storage patterns, database usage, and workload trends. Provide recommendations to advance Control/M optimization, direction regarding MQ Series, program optimization, and establish statistical baselines.  Recommend storage optimization techniques, provide financial reviews and forecasting.  Optimization includes database index restructuring, recommending Standard Operating Environment practices, application database change process, source code management, and application and software product reduction.
    • Provide technical direction and project management to address the following concerns; measure application resources usage and cost, develop methods to track system usage, introduce application, database and system optimization techniques, introduce SOP, and provide direction to ensure optimum storage usage and retentions. Provide solutions to enhance data transfer mythologies, ensure systems comply with security guidelines, explore solutions that enable our customers to increase mainframe utilization, and provide input to develop a mainframe COOP.
    • Maintain a working knowledge of departmental SOP.  Ensure that all work is completed using the documented procedures, to include updating and maintaining tickets, change requests, and documentation.


    IAT Level 1: Must possess one of the following required certifications

    • A+ CE
    • CCNA Security
    • Network +CE
    • SSCP

    Clearance Required: Secret, IT-I

    Education Requirements

    Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math and seven years' experience with installation and maintenance of IBM DB2 database software and application development in a large scale mainframe environment.


    Ten years' experience with installation and maintenance of IBM DB2 database software and application development in a large scale mainframe environment.

    Certifications Required

    CCNA Security, A+ CE, Network +CE, SSCP

    Certifications Preferred


    Clearance Required

    Secret IT-I


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