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Database/IT Systems Administrator
DB2 Database Administrator for a contract opportunity initially extending to March 31, 2014.
The client is a dynamic new initiative for the research, development and demonstration of innovative technologies and services, involving multiple university, government, and private sector partners. IBM, as one of our lead technology partners, is contributing over $20m in hardware and software to build a data environment (the data platform).
A unique and challenging aspect of building the data platform is the collection and management of the different data streams that will be derived from the integrated instrument network that is being deployed. As the DBA you will be responsible for facilitating the data collection and synthesis of the different data streams at a central computational facility, to be located at the University of Toronto SciNet supercomputing centre. You will also be responsible for direct collaborative interaction with IBM personnel
Desired Skills & Experience
Required Skills & Experience:
• Knowledge of IBM tools: DB2, Websphere Suite (including Portal), Infosphere Streams, Intelligent Operations Centre, Integrated Information Core.
• Database administration experience: must have hands-on experience as a data architect; demonstrated ability to design, manage, optimize and maintain databases at run-time to reduce downtime. Operations experience, including planning for and maintaining back-ups and archive systems; systems security; and overall user management.
• Work independently with partners to understand various data sources and design approaches for integration of the data sources platform,including quality assurance / quality control and data screening.
• Experience with distributed computing architectures.
• Knowledge of semantic modeling techniques.
• Ability to work independently and with small teams.
• Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences.
• Interest in applying IT tools to water ecosystems.
• Ability to work in Toronto and Waterloo as needed.