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Principal Infrastructure Technical Lead - Mainframe

Westpac Banking Corporation Sydney, Australia
Posted 3 days ago Permanent Competitive
Principal Infrastructure Technical Lead - Mainframe
Job Description

In GroupTech we are striving to be game-changing technologists, shaping the future of banking. We understand the big picture and focus on things that will move the dial for the Westpac Group.

The Westpac Group has a complex Information Technology environment that needs to deliver to the rapidly changing needs of our customers and employees, the ever-evolving IT landscape, and the Group's regulatory and statutory requirements.

How will I help?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Db2 for zOS DBA to join Westpac's Mainframe Infrastructure Services team within Group Technology. We are open to candidates applying Australia wide as this person will not be expected to be on site.

This person will be responsible for supporting Westpac's complex mainframe environment within their technical expertise. This role plays an important part in the development and maintenance of technical solutions within Mainframe and ensures that the detailed design and operations are fit for purpose.

Further, this position is open to interstate candidates as well.

You will be involved in the following responsibilities:
  • Accountable for stability and high availability for the bank's Db2 for zOS databases.
  • Accountable for Db2 for zOS services including technical validation of implementations and proposed database changes
  • Accountable for leading and advising on Db2 for zOS toolsets including technical validation of implementations and proposed configurations.
  • Accountable for leading and supporting evaluation of technical changes, and assessment of root-cause-analyses and corrective actions.
  • Provide expert domain technical input in the requirement review and ensure adequate support for requirement review against current and planned Db2 for zOS environment in collaboration with other team members
  • Keeping focus on Db2 for zOS operational priorities, engage with colleagues to jointly review service requests, assesses, and evaluates complex incidents and problems and lead the diagnosis and resolution of complex technical issues on day-to-day basis.
  • Provides DBA support for client applications, this includes but is not limited to:
    • Advice, consultancy, troubleshooting and recommendations on technical and support issues.
    • Helpdesk.
    • Capacity planning.
    • Performance tuning.
    • Critical event monitoring.
    • Database backups, recoveries (local and DR) and refreshes.
    • Document, test and implement database schema changes.

What's in it for me?

You will play an important and significant part in the future of a business that has been around for 200 years. Our vision is to become one of the world's great service companies. So, we will back you in the development of your career, with internal career prospects and flexible working. You will also be backed by a fantastic team of people in a can-do, supportive structure.

Whatever shape your family takes, we offer generous paid and unpaid parental leave for your nominated primary and support carers. This includes leave to organise adoptions, surrogacy, and foster care arrangements.

What do I need?

To be successful in this Db2 for zOS DBA role, you will have a minimum of 5 years within this field of work and will also have:
  • 10+ years' relevant IT industry experience with at least 5 years in a highly technical role
  • 7+ years' experience in a complex IT infrastructure environment incorporating planning, implementation, operational management, configuration, and maintenance.
  • Advanced analysis, problem solving, troubleshooting and consultative skills.
  • Very good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Very good knowledge and working experience:
    • Db2 12 for zOS
    • Db2 Architecture
    • Backup and Recovery tasks and concepts
    • Refreshing/Cloning
    • Database Design
    • Database Programming Language SQL
    • Maintenance of Application Databases
    • Automation of Database Housekeeping
  • Good knowledge:
    • SYSPLEX and Data Sharing configurations
    • Disaster Recovery Planning and execution
    • SQL and Performance Tuning
    • Database Security including RACF and ACF2
    • IBM and/or BMC tools
      • IBM - Db2 Admin, Object Compare, Log Analysis, Optim Archive, Omegamon,
        Db2 PE
      • BMC tools - Apptune, AMI (Change Manager, Catalog Manager, Recovery Manager, Reorg, XBM)
    • Job Schedulers - TSW, ESP
    • DB2 Stored Procedures
    • Understanding of data modelling
    • Scripting - Rexx, CLIST, JCL
    • zOS Operating System
  • Preferred Technical Experience
    • Db2 remote connectivity
    • Service Now
    • Strobe
    • Splunk
    • Microsoft Office

What is it like to work here?

As well as good pay and a great culture, joining the Westpac family means you will get some of the best banking, wealth, and insurance benefits in the market. We back our employees by helping them work towards industry-recognised qualifications, using online learning, training modules and career planning tools for you to grow with us. We will even pay you to do volunteer or community work. As an equal opportunity employer, we are proud to have created a culture and work environment that values diversity and flexibility - and champions inclusion.

How do I Apply?

Start here. Just click on the APPLY button.

At Westpac we are committed to providing a supportive culture and creating diverse, inclusive, and accessible workplaces, branches, products and services for our customers, employees, and community. This role is open to experienced candidates seeking a discussion around workplace flexibility. We invite candidates of all ages, genders, sexual orientation, cultural backgrounds, people with disability, neurodiverse individuals, and Indigenous Australians to apply. If you have questions about the recruitment process, please email talentacquisition@westpac.com.au.

Do you need reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process?

We can provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability and/or neurodiversity. If you require an adjustment to be made during the recruitment process at any stage, please call 1800 655 592 Option 2.3 or email talentacquisition@westpac.com.au
Job ID  300001538719383
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