Remote DB2 IBMi Database Engineer at Kforce Inc

Posted in Other 3 days ago.

Location: San Diego, California

Job Description:


Kforce has a client that is looking for a Remote DB2 IBMi Database Engineer. This company is a well established leader in their industry for over 50 years and is continuing to grow. As a DB2 IBMi Database Engineer, the role holds significant importance within the organization, entailing a range of responsibilities related to Information Technology functions. They will operate with a degree of autonomy, overseeing database performance through meticulous testing and evaluations. The primary objective is to uphold the utmost standards of data security, privacy, and integrity.


  • Perform tests and evaluations regularly, as well as communicate regularly with leadership, technical, applications and operational staff to ensure data security, privacy and integrity

  • Monitor database performance and implement necessary changes to assure optimal database speed and integrity

  • Collaborate with IT security personnel to ensure proper restrictions and access is established on database objects, files and source

  • Provide expertise and recommendations on improvements and needed maintenance to the IBMi database

  • Provide expertise to create, define and enforce change management rules for database code and objects

  • Apply knowledge to track database objects in the system and provide improved strategies and resolution(s)

  • Understand needs of users and monitor user access and security to the database

  • Communicates regularly with Technology leaders

  • Inspect index advisor data, SQL plan cache, etc. in order to ensure good database performance

  • Provide proactive and reactive data management support and training to front-end and back-end users

  • Determine, enforce and document database policies, procedures and standards

  • Map out conceptual design for planned database changes for both back-end organization of data and front-end accessibility for end-users and provide recommendations for improvements to leadership


  • High School diploma/GED or equivalent, along with 5+ years working as a Database Engineer or related role and experience working on multiple projects of high complexity, preferable in the financial services or mortgage servicing industries

  • Expert IBM I DB2 database management skills

  • Expert management and monitoring of data security and integrity

  • Expert with performance monitoring, optimization, tuning and management

  • Experience creating and managing elements of a -data centric- strategy such as logical files, views and stored procedures

  • Ability to architect, design and diagram database systems for high traffic systems

  • Application development experience on IBMi

  • Experience managing, analyzing, and indexing

  • Ability to conduct SQL code review with developers and provide expert advice

  • Proficient at communicating technical designs and documentation to development teams

  • Ability to forecast, plan and implement changes to prepare for future needs

  • Team-oriented individual with the ability to work across diverse teams and skill levels

  • Database tuning experience running diagnostics and doing query optimization and other performance tuning

  • Knowledge and know how to troubleshoot potential database issues and experience with best practices around database operations

The pay range is the lowest to highest compensation we reasonably in good faith believe we would pay at posting for this role. We may ultimately pay more or less than this range. Employee pay is based on factors like relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, location, performance, union contract and business needs. This range may be modified in the future.

We offer comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, HSA, FSA, 401(k), and life, disability & ADD insurance to eligible employees. Salaried personnel receive paid time off. Hourly employees are not eligible for paid time off unless required by law. Hourly employees on a Service Contract Act project are eligible for paid sick leave.

Note: Pay is not considered compensation until it is earned, vested and determinable. The amount and availability of any compensation remains in Kforce's sole discretion unless
and until paid and may be modified in its discretion consistent with the law.

This job is not eligible for bonuses, incentives or commissions.

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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