DB2/Sybase Database Administrator
TD Bank
Toronto, ON
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Department Overview

Building a World-Class, Diverse and Inclusive Technology Team at TD

We can't afford to be boring. Neither can you. The scale and scope of what TD does may surprise you. The rapid pace of change makes it a business imperative for us to be smart and open-minded in the way we think about technology. TD's technology and business teams become more intertwined as new opportunities present themselves. This new era in banking does not equal boring. Not at TD, anyway.

TD IT Operations is home to a team of highly-valued professionals recognized for both their customer-service mindsets and dedication to seamless 24-7 running of our infrastructure technologies. They also manage what we call the implementation and delivery life cycle for IT components across the various technology groups. Component installation, maintenance and decommissioning, operational or help desk support, system performance, capacity and availability monitoring, migration, emerging technology assessment, implementation, release management and deployment support - you name it.

There's room to grow in all of it.

Job Description

About This Role

The Technology Response Management team, under ITS Operations, provides escalated 2nd level production technical support for the majority of ITS managed technologies and is accountable for day to day technology support and enhanced availability of TDBFG services. There are 4 teams within Tech Response with specific and focused accountabilities. As a member of the Database Response team, you will be responsible for technical support for the production and non-production environment for all technologies managed by the team. Specific focus will be around the distributed Database Management Systems administrations, primarily distributed DB2, managing availability, data integrity, and security of the production environment. The IT Database Administrator works closely with our ITS peers and the Incident Management team, and will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of all elements to successfully manage, tune, and resolve issues in complex systems within the bank’s distributed server based environment.

Job Requirements

What can you bring to TD? Share your credentials, but your relevant experience and knowledge can be just as likely to get our attention. It helps if you have Mandatory qualifications include excellent communication (both written and oral) and interpersonal skills. Candidate must be organized, self-motivated, as well as a team player and be able to participate in the knowledge transfer of information with peers and management. Mandatory technical skills include:

Minimum 5 years of DBA working experience building, deploying and administering distributed DB2 and Sybase database management system
Sound knowledge of database auditing, audit logging, creating benchmark for audit points.
Experience with database security and database encryption
Sound knowledge of users access and database privileges
Experience with deploying database security patches and remediation of database vulnerabilities.
Degree or Diploma in Computer Science or equivalent experience
Thorough working knowledge of the different versions of DB2 (8 & 9) on UNIX or Linux operating systems
Thorough working knowledge of the different versions of Sybase ASE (12.5 & 15) on UNIX or Linux operating systems
Experience applying DB2 and Sybase maintenance fix packs
Experience with diagnosing and tuning performance issues as they relate to DB2 and Sybase
Experience with database utilities and backup tools (Tivoli Storage Manager)
Experience with performing backup and recovery for both application tablespaces and catalogue tablespaces
Experience with UNIX shell scripting
Experience with Sybase Replication Server
Minimum 3 years experience with large Data Warehousing environments
Comfortable with working in a rapidly changing, technically complex environment.
Proficiency with MS office product suite (Word, Excel PowerPoint etc.).

The following qualifications are considered as assets:
Knowledge of general cloud computing technologies
Experience with open source databases specifically MongoDB and Cassandra
Familiarity with Hadoop
Technical knowledge of TDBFG legacy business applications
Experience with Storage Area Networks (SAN).
Familiarity with DBMS capacity management solutions
Familiarity with the CA-7 enterprise batch scheduling solution
Familiarity with ETL solutions
Familiarity with the other DBMS (Oracle, SQL, Essbase)

The successful applicant must have a solid understanding of Incident, Change, and Problem Management methodologies as well as solid experience in a large Production environment.

Additional Information

Join in on what others in TD Technology Solutions are doing:
Inspire a positive work environment and help champion quality, innovation, teamwork and service to the business.
Learn voraciously, stretch your thinking,


At TD, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Job FamilyIT Operations
Job Category - Primary

Technology Solutions

Business Line


Time TypeFull Time
Employment Type


**Province/State (Primary)


City (Primary)Toronto
Work Location

4880 Tahoe Boulevard, 740 Progress Avenue