Mainframe Systems Programmer


Chelsea, MA

Industry: Technology


Less than 5 years

Posted 232 days ago

  by    Cynet Sytems

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We are looking for Mainframe Systems Programmer for our client in Chelsea, MA

Job Title: Mainframe Systems Programmer

Job Location: Chelsea, MA

?US citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor H1b candidates at this time.?

Job Description:

  • The Mainframe Systems Programmer position consists of hands-on operational duties of all mainframe software and hardware.
  • The Mainframe systems programmer is responsible for the maintenance of mainframe systems with a goal of >99.99% uptime.
  • The incumbent installs, customizes and maintains software on the mainframe platform.
  • In addition the incumbent resolves systems problems, acts as an internal consultant, and provides technical guidance.

Operational Objectives

  • All Mainframe LPARs are highly reliable and available (>99.99% uptime, meet existing SLA?s).
  • LPARs are monitored and performance problems are identified and resolved expediently.
  • Moves, additions, and changes are completed within acceptable service level parameters.
  • Help Desk (CommonHelp) trouble ticket response, resolution, and escalation responses are within established client guidelines.
  • Response to unscheduled service outages, including escalation response, is according to policies
  • All documentation and equipment diagrams are updated and maintained.
  • Operational plans are established and maintained.
  • Monitoring and reporting software management system is properly implemented on all systems.
  • PTF/APAR management and reporting system is properly implemented on all systems.
  • Communication to management; absence of ?surprises? or unanticipated problems; synergy among workgroups within the client organization.
  • Customers are enabled to meet legal, contractual, and/or other federal/state regulatory based security requirements affecting service delivery.

Responsibilities and duties include oversight and performance of the following:

  • Work collaboratively within the Mainframe System Team and its customers to maintain the production and test LPARS on the system
  • Install mainframe operating system software, work with hardware vendors and client Operations to install and upgrade mainframe equipment including the evaluation and testing of new releases of system/OEM products
  • Create and maintain all necessary documentation for operator system training
  • Maintain system software through the use of PTF/APAR application, in accordance with standard change management practice and without unscheduled service outages
  • Maintain and test disaster recovery procedures
  • Assist in the management of peripheral software sub-systems such as CICS, RACF, TCPIP, VTAM, JES2, DMS, and CA-TAPE management systems.
  • Provide technical assistance to agency users and other agency personnel
  • Provide support for Mainframe related problems; Identify and successfully troubleshoot problems
  • Perform system audits; Monitor capacity
  • Work with other client teams and customer agencies to improve security, performance, backup strategies and administration
  • Provide off-hours support for Mainframe related issues as required

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 3years of experience in mainframe systems programming which include z/OS operating system installation, configuration and maintenance.
  • Extensive knowledge of IBM zOS software system internals.
  • Demonstrated experience with electronic data processing systems, principles and techniques including SMP/E, IOCP, IPCS and job control language.
  • Extensive knowledge of the use and application of data processing equipment, including programming techniques.
  • Experience accessing hardware and software and advising superiors on the need for upgrades.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise statistical reports based upon analysis and research of related data.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize, investigate and resolve problems in a time constrained environment.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

Top 3 Technical Requirements:

  • Experience with electronic data processing systems, principles and techniques including SMP/E, IOCP, IPCS and job control language.
  • Experience install and upgrading z/OS Operating Systems
  • Extensive knowledge of IBM zOS software system internals.