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DB2 Database Administrator

Location: Ottawa
Job Code: 38
# of openings: 1


Nova Networks Inc. is growing and we are actively seeking a DB2 Database Administrator to join our team in Ottawa. 

A little bit about us: Nova Networks Inc. is one of Canada's largest providers of IT products and professional services.  We have offices in Calgary, Toronto and Montreal, with our Head Office located in Ottawa.  Nova recognizes that our success is highly dependent on our ability to satisfy our clients and strengthen the bond in our relationships, and we’re looking for a dynamic, eager individual who shares this understanding. 

A little bit about this career opportunity: Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and develop strategy and procedures for data mart migration to new versions of database and operating system platforms;

  • Assist with the analysis and manage the dependencies of ongoing development projects;

  • Develop scripts and procedures for migrations, and migrate the data marts in Development and QA environments;

  • Author documents for the production implementation team, and provide support during rollout;

  • Finalize physical data models and DDL deployment;

  • Manage permissions and any other security changes to leverage any new platform capabilities;

  • Review and revise the workload management approach to leverage any new platform capabilities;

  • Perform performance tuning and apply any necessary changes to database structures;

  • Support ETL Developers and Quality Assurance Analysts; 

  • Perform other duties as required.

A little bit about what we’re looking for in you:

  • 5+ years of experience in DB2 DBA, LINUX, i/OS and AIX, DB2 tools including Query Patroller, Performance Monitor etc.;

  • Excellent understanding of SAP or ERP/business implementations of DB2;

  • 5 years of experience with various database technologies including SQL Server (2005, 2008), Oracle 8/9/10/11, Sybase, Postgres and/or MySQL;

  • 3+ years of experience in different storage management schemes and utilities;

  • Diagnostic logging and notification options;

  • Strong experience in performance tuning using tools including: DB2 Explain/Visual Explain, DB2 back;

  • Experience with IBM’s DB2 utilities, backup & BMC’s Database Administration or other Recovery Solutions;

  • Fluent in DB2 security, backup and recovery;

  • Fluent in DB2 SQL and SQL Stored Procedures;

  • Strong background in efficient team working practices ;

  • Ability to develop and communicate technical concepts;

  • Demonstrated problem resolution skills;

  • Strong verbal, written and management presentation skills;

  • Excellent customer relations and communication skills.


A little bit about what we have to offer:  Because of our breadth of services, you’ll enjoy an opportunity to work for an organization that is able to offer clients truly full service IT solutions.  We’re a big company with a family atmosphere and we respect and understand the importance of work/life balance and going out of our way to support each other.  We highly value academic and certification credentials and we will be very supportive of your professional and career development pursuits.  At Nova Networks Inc. you’ll have an opportunity to showcase your talent, take on challenging projects and work with a great group of people! 


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