IDMS Database Analyst

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Eagle currently has a career opportunity for an IDMS Database Analyst and we are looking to speak to qualified candidates with the skills and experience outlined below.

This position is a 12-month contract located in Markham, ON to start in April.


Utilizing software tools and best practices, and following Change Management processes as required, the IDMS DBA will encompass the following proactive and reactive activities supporting a variety of applications/DBs; currently, there are 2 test and 7 Production IDMS systems being supported.

As an IDMS Database Analyst, you will be responsible for:

  • Act as the liaison for contact with the third-party database vendors;
  • Providing technical database support;
  • Providing 24/7 Incident Management support for database issues in response to Incident notifications;
  • On-Call Support and duty manager rotation.
  • Supporting IDMS installers with preventative maintenance, patches, upgrades and/or fixes identified by the third-party database vendor;
  • Note change window for IDMS system work is Sunday morning from 2:30 AM EST to 7:30 AM EST
  • Supporting the upgrades to new versions of the database management system (DBMS) to maintain currency;
  • Proactively identifying database performance issues and providing recommendations and implementing solutions for resolution;
  • Monitoring and tuning the DBMS;
  • Engaging in performance and capacity management of the DBMS;
  • Monitoring database storage pools;
  • Analyzing database growth, running/supporting weekly scheduled batch reports on DBMS database areas and monitoring database growth from the previous week to help trend and predict growth;
  • Supporting automated procedures to send weekly scheduled emails to Client Application Support primes and the Vendor Database Support Team, identifying the database areas with less than 30% free space;
  • Completing the expansion of databases that experience high volumes of updates or have less than 30% free space, to limit database fragmentation and optimize space utilization; Note: change windows for all DBMS changes vary by application and are usually p
  • Some Test system changes can be done during business hours with Client approval.
  • Build and support DB restructure changes as requested by the Client and perform the changes in test and Production during the negotiated change windows
  • Supporting database purges as built by the Client;
  • Maintaining operational procedures for scheduling database areas online/offline/retrieval mode in support of the Client's batch schedules;
  • Setting up and executing backup and recovery procedures associated with expansions and restructures;
  • Creating and maintaining database journal backup jobs;
  • Assisting the Client with running recovery batch job streams upon Client request or during the annual DR test;
  • Maintain DBA DR documentation, procedures, jobs and support the annual DR test.

What we’re looking for:

  • Use PMDC to perform the IDMS system/DB performance and tuning.
  • With assistance from IDMS system installers review batch and OPER statistics such as but not limited to Active Tasks, Active Users, DB I/O, Run Units, and LTERM Storage to ensure system resources are healthy.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity, apply online today!

Eagle is an equal opportunity employer and will provide accommodations during the recruitment process upon request. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please note that your application does not signify the beginning of employment with Eagle and that employment with Eagle will only commence when placed on an assignment as a temporary employee of Eagle.

JOB# 65829

  • Posted On: March 20, 2020
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Job ID: 65829
  • Location: Toronto/GTA ON