Laboratory Corporation of America Mainframe DB2 Systems Programmer 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 looking for an experienced Mainframe DB2 Systems Programmer to be part of the Systems Engineering infrastructure team for its Burlington or RTP, NC Location.

The main focus for this role will be on the Systems Programming. The person will be responsible for the installation, customization, and administration of DB2 and DB2-related tools in a z/OS mainframe environment, as well as to provide technical support for DB2 applications in all life cycle environments (development, integration, test, and prod). You will also be responsible for creating maintenance jobs to support the databases as well as participating in trouble-shooting and optimization of databases and queries to improve performance.


  • Install, configure, and maintain the DB2 and DB2-related tools in a z/OS environment.

  • Assist with the selection and implementation of DB2 systems software tools.

  • Perform DB2 DBA activities in an efficient manner including collaborating with other teams to migrate VSAM-based applications into a DB2 environment, planning and testing with other departments, reporting problems and recommending remediation measures.

  • Document new technologies and applications, including DR recovery scenarios.

  • Implement replication/backup/recovery of databases and database movement between environments.

  • Continually monitor and maintain DB2 databases to achieve peak performance and uptime, including query performance optimization and tuning.

  • Assist with capacity planning and forecasting projections to ensure optimal 24x7 availability.

  • Manage database resources to ensure adequate resource availability while maximizing throughput.

  • Provide root cause analysis and remediation for DB2 infrastructure issues.


  • Bachelors degree is required. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5+ years of hands-on experience as a Mainframe Systems Programmer with DB2 expertise in Systems Programming

. Version 11 experience required, Version 12 experience is preferred.

  • Extensive knowledge of mainframe software installation (expert level SMP/E experience), customization, and administration of IBM DB2 and third party products.

  • Installation experience with DB2 is a required. z/OS, ISPF, JCL, and TSO skills are required. Reading SQL is required. Knowledge of RACF security may prove beneficial. Preference will be given to those who also have familiarity with the PEP+ application.

  • Critical analysis and problem-solving skills are a must.

  • Project and team management skills are a plus. Ability to mentor junior level staff is required.

  • Flexibility to work with various technical and business user teams to enhance enterprise application performance and security is required.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

  • This position supports a 24/7 environment and requires on-call coverage after normal business hours and on weekends.


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.