Laboratory Corporation of America IT Sr. Technical Specialist in Burlington, North Carolina

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH), an S&P 500 company is a leading life sciences company, providing comprehensive clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services. With a mission to improve health and improve lives, LabCorp delivers world-class diagnostics solutions, brings innovative medicines to patients faster and uses technology to provide better care. With net revenue in excess of $9 billion in 2016, LabCorp's 50,000 employees serve clients in 60 countries.

LabCorp is seeking a DB2 System Programmer for it's Burlington, NC location. This is a Senior-level role; capable of operating autonomously on many infrastructure deployment and maintenance activities, Assist with build out of infrastructure by gathering information, performing analysis and eliciting the details of user requirements in discussion with users. Complete design, documentation, process development, testing and debugging tasks working within a team. Support Infrastructure and associated software by fixing problems and tuning performance and making enhancements. Develop and implement infrastructure optimization projects and solutions, including enhancement and upgrades. Able to plan and lead small to medium size projects, including coordination with other necessary groups. Works with others, provides feedback and guidance to less experienced technologists. Knowledge of Disaster Recovery technology, process and procedure necessary to support the company and related infrastructure in the event of a disaster. Capable of creating necessary documentation to support recovery efforts. Advanced knowledge of infrastructure lifecycle and project life cycle principles. Advanced infrastructure knowledge in application hardware, operating systems and/or advanced knowledge of configuring systems, appliances or software in support of critical infrastructure to support the business' mission. Advance knowledge in applicable scripting languages for the key focus area technologies supported.

Job Requirements:

  • Infrastructure lifecycle of hardware and supported commercial off the shelf products

  • Maintain infrastructure, including upgrade, enhancements, patches and modifications

  • Diagnose and resolve system problems

  • Ensure system and network performance, reliability and quality

  • 4-year degree in applicable field (preferred)

  • 5-7 years' work experience in applicable field

  • Experience with IBM z/OS operating system and hardware (desirable)

  • Experience with DB2 at a system programmer level. Includes installation/migration, performance tuning, problem-solving

  • Experience with IBM DB2 products QMF, ADB, HAA

  • Experience with the DB2 DBA position

  • High level of solving technical prolems

  • Experience with these third party products is a plus: CA SYSVIEW product suite; Compuware's Strobe monitor; IBM's DB2 Cloning tool; Rocket Data Virtualization; Oracle GoldenGate

  • Assembler


  • Effective communication skills with all internal personnel and appropriately engaging vendor resources

  • Expected to participate in on-call support


BS in Computer Science or equivalent, relevant experience

Minimum of 5-7 years of related experience




8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.