Database Administrator (DBA) - DB2 at Wunderman Thompson Commerce, Watford, £Contract Rate

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  • Watford, Hertfordshire, UK
  • Oct 11, 2019
Duration not stated

Contract Description

Database Administrator (DBA) - DB2 required with experience of installing, tuning, maintaining production and test systems on mission critical environments, on hosted and cloud infrastructure. You will have expertise in reviewing and tuning systems; both database, configuration and SQL.

Working with development, support and architecture teams to design maintainable and performant solutions, provide BAU support and advice to all teams.

The successful applicants will work within a strong technical services team at Watford and potentially on client site and demonstrate best practice at all times. On-call/out of hours support services are also provided from the DBA team to the wider Salmon support teams.


Talented, enthusiastic, focused, eye for detail, professional. Keen to learn and to challenge for smarter ways of doing things; a team player proud of their work who wants to share it. You like working in a fast-paced environment and are ready to inspire outstanding online shopper experiences for consumers and brands, no matter what product, service, sector, device or channel!

You will have a customer-first mindset, with the maturity and initiative to do what it takes keep our clients happy, including some working at client locations. When our clients win - we win!

We need you to be really great at:

  • Experience working on IBM DB2 DBA experience DB2 versions 8.2 to 10.5 LUW (Linux, Unix & Windows).
  • Designing, sizing, tuning, housekeeping, building and all aspects of data management, toolset
  • Performance analysis
  • Solid SQL knowledge

If you know any of this even better:

  • Exposure to full project life cycle in delivering complex enterprise class solutions
  • Exposure to environments using - J2EE 1.4/1.5/1.6
  • Exposure to MySQL
  • Cloud experience across AWS and GCP.
  • Some exposure to Oracle, Oracle version 11g and 12c running on Linux or Unix
  • Exposure to IBM WebSphere Application Server v6.x -v8.x, Jboss, Oracle Application Server.
  • Hands-on experience with Unix based systems (AIX, Linux).

Wunderman Thompson Commerce is a new global eCommerce consultancy that applies strategy, technical know-how and outstanding design to make a big impact through eCommerce.


By creating outstanding websites and inspired shopper journeys. It's why we work with some of the most exciting brands around such as GAME, Halfords, Sainsbury's, Selfridges, Specialized and Ted Baker.

Tell me more!

We're an inclusive group of more than 1350 thinkers and doers from WPP's leading commerce agencies: Salmon, POSSIBLE Commerce and Gorilla Group alongside two Amazon specialists - all under the world-renowned Wunderman brand. Our reputation is based on having the best in the business - people who are inspired yet straight-talking, and who really want to understand not just our clients but their customers. We are passionate about innovation in everything we do, and proud of what our people achieve, empowering and respecting every one of them.

Together, we keep our clients and their customers inspired and ahead through digital, future-ready sites, solutions and services. When our clients win - we win.

With new, state-of-the-art offices in Watford, and two other cool agency offices in Central London, we've got 20 locations mapped across Europe, North America and Asia.

As our business grows internationally, we're seeking new people who share our values and work ethic. We especially want to encourage more women to join, and take a key role in shaping some of the best eCommerce sites and experiences in the world.