Mainframe CICS / MQ Installer and Administrator

Confidential Company  •  Troy, MI

5 - 7 years experience  •  Information Services

$85K - $125K ($80K - $120K base + 5, 0.5)
Posted on 12/07/17 by Alok Pathak
Troy, MI
5 - 7 years experience
Information Services
$85K - $125K
($80K - $120K base + 5, 0.5)
Posted on 12/07/17 by Alok Pathak

Role         : Mainframe CICS/MQ Installer and Administrator 

Location        : Troy, MI

Emp Type     : Permanent Job

Interview         : Phone/Skype

Experience   : 4 - 10 years of experience

Roles :-

• SMP Installation, maintenance, and administration of CICS/MQ software. Manage deployments of maintenance releases, red-alerts, and emergency maintenance.

• Incident Management / Problem Management by performing problem analysis and

resolution implementation

• Conduct software proof of concept and product evaluations when necessary

• Maintain standards and best practices documentation

• Support highly available, MQ, MRO and SRO CICS environments. Performance

tuning when necessary to meet SLA objectives.

• Support for application development and testing, and for the analysis and resolution

of problems with CICS/MQ product sets, in both production and non-production


• Ability to work withother data center groups to develop and implement processes

that enhance the supportinfrastructure for CICS/MQ product set, including

Automation, Change Management and Distributed MQ group.

• Collaborate with the CICS/MQ Production Support team on problem and incident

management, disaster recovery, sustained resiliency and capacity planning

requirements as needed.

• Drive creation and support scripted solutions for standard processes

• Drive creation and support for automated solutions for the environment

• Rollout new CICS/MQ versions across multiple LPARS and keep maintenance up to


Technical Skills:-

• Excellent understanding of z/OS

• CICS Transaction Services & MQ Mainframe

• CICS Resource definition Online and batch mode.

• Building CICS regions and MQ Subsystems

• Configuration of CICS & MQ initialization parameters

• Troubleshooting and resolving system related abends and issues

• RACF Security administration/support for CICS and MQ

• Performance monitoring and tuning

• CICS intercommunication setup and maintenance

• Experience with Omegamon/TMON for CICS/MQ Monitoring Tools

• Experience with Scripting and Automating process and procedures

• Handling CICS/MQ connections and Manage Queues, knowledge of MQ Clusters

• Experience with CICS products - XPEDITER for CICS, Finalist, Smarttest, Abend-Aid


Expectations from the role :-

  • Willing to work on callsupport.
  • Adherence to defined call handling procedures and end to end responsibility
  • till call completion.
  • Willing to work in 24x7 shifts.
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