Junior Adaptable Database System (ADABAS) Database Specialist

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/30/2020 12:41 PM)
Job ID
Software Development

About DMI

DMI (Digital Management, LLC.), the world’s first end-to-end mobility company, combines all the skills and services necessary to deliver mobile enterprise solutions. Built to reinvent business through mobility, DMI has expertise in mobile strategy, UX, web, and app development, omni-channel commerce, brand and marketing, IoT and big data analytics, and secure device and app management. The company’s unique, integrated approach to mobility has resulted in dramatic growth as well as an expanding client base, which includes hundreds of Fortune 1000 commercial clients and all fifteen U.S. Federal Departments. DMI is headquartered in Bethesda, MD, with satellite offices around the world. The company was named one of the 2018 Top Workplaces in the Washington, DC area by The Washington Post and received Inc. Magazine’s Hire Power Award as one of the top 100 Private Job Creators in the US. Additional information is available at and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


About the Opportunity

DMI (Digital Management, LLC.) is looking for an Junior Adaptable Database System (ADABAS) Database Specialist to support our client in D.C.


The ADABAS Data Base Specialist is responsible for installing, customizing, and maintaining the Data Center’s ADABAS Cluster Services environment and associated suite of Software AG (SAG) products.


ADABAS Cluster Services is fundamental to the Data Center high availability and continuous operating ADABAS environment. Availability of information and information systems are critical to OPM meeting its mission.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning, installing, customizing, configuring, and implementing SAG suite of ADABAS software products.
  • Planning and executing disaster recovery for ADABAS and ADABAS related products.
  • Planning, creating, and managing table spaces in support DBAs.
  • Planning, configuring, and implementing ADABAS Cluster Services and its add-on tools.
  • Planning, configuring, and implementing new DBMS technologies following OPM Change Control process.
  • Planning and implementing ADABAS support for structured and unstructured data.
  • Planning, configuring, and implementing ADABAS support for SQL.
  • Planning, configuring, and implementing Natural and ADABAS security.
  • Planning, installing, configuring, customizing, and implementing ADABAS SAF security.
  • Planning and implementing performance improve that reduces CPU consumption.
  • Planning, configuring, and implementing ADABAS buffering of data and indexes in main memory to decrease the number of physical reads and increase database performance.
  • Planning, configuring, customizing and implementing ADABAS Cluster Services.
  • Planning, installing, configuring, and implementing ADABAS Online System (AOS).
  • Planning, configuring, and implementing Nucleus 64-bit processing support.
  • Planning, configuring, and implementing ADABAS reporting of performance and resource consumption data through SMF.
  • Planning, configuring, and implementing ADABAS to comply with audits and regulatory requirements.
  • Providing technical assistance to PMOs’ DBMS programming and systems design staff. 
  • Assisting in evaluating and setting database parameters


Education and Years of Experience:  


  • 7 years of experience in installing, implementing, maintaining and supporting SoftwareAG’s ADABAS database systems.
  • 3 years of recent experience installing, implementing, and maintaining SoftwareAG ADABAS database systems software under z/OS.

Required Skills/Certifications: 

  • Recent experience implementing ADABAS Cluster Services in an IBM z/OS Parallel Sysplex. 
  • Experience implementing ADABAS Suspend/Resume in support of Point-in-Time copy. 
  • Recent experience with PREDICT, REVIEW DB, REVIEW Natural Monitor, Natural Security, Natural
  • Optimizer Compiler, Natural Construct, ADABAS Native SQL and ADABAS Online Services. 
  • Recent experience with automating ADABAS startup and shutdown under such automation tools as
  • Tivoli System Automation for z/OS or compatible 3rd party automation software systems. 
  • Recent experience performing software conversions/migration of the SoftwareAG suite of software to systems such as DB2 or Oracle.  
  • Recent experience in maintaining z/OS operating system and IBM’s CICS Transaction Server parameters to best support ADABAS and Natural operation and performance.  
  • Recent experience in supporting CICS Natural application in a CICSPlex configuration.  
  • Recent experience performing dump analysis of Natural programs. 
  • Recent experience in developing disaster recovery procedure for offsite restoration of the ADABAS environment.
  • Recent experience in monitoring and tuning ADABAS’s databases.
  • Recent experience applying SoftwareAG software released fixes.




Physical Requirement(s): No Physical requirement needed for this position.

Location: PA


Working at DMI

DMI is a diverse, prosperous and rewarding place to work. Being part of the DMI family means we care about your wellbeing. As such, we offer a variety of perks and benefits that help meet various interests and needs, while still having the opportunity to work directly with a number of our award winning, Fortune 1000 clients. The following categories make up your DMI wellbeing:

  • Community – Blood drives, volunteering opportunities, Holiday parties, summer picnics, Tech Chef, Octoberfest just to name a few ways DMI comes together as a community.
  • Convenience/Concierge - Virtual visits through health insurance, pet insurance, commuter benefits, discount tickets for movies, travel and many other items to provide convenience.
  • Development – Annual performance management, continuing education and tuition assistance, internal job opportunities along with career enrichment and advancement to help each employee with their professional and personal development.
  • Financial – Generous 401k match for both pre-tax and post-tax (ROTH) contributions along with financial wellness education, EAP, Life Insurance and Disability help provide financial stability for each DMI employee.
  • Recognition – Great achievements do not go unnoticed by DMI through Annual Awards ceremony, service anniversaries, peer-to-peer acknowledgement through Give-A-Wow, employee referral bonuses.
  • Wellness – Healthcare benefits, Wellness programs, Flu Shots, Biometric screenings, on-site lactation rooms provide employees with several wellness options. 

Employees are valued for their talents and contributions. We all take pride in helping our customers achieve their goals, which in turn contributes to the overall success of the company.

The company does and will take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, and to treat qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability or veteran status. DMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability. DMI maintains a drug-free workplace.


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Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. US citizenship may be required for some positions.


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