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Mainframe System Programmer
Ref No.: 18-00038
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 01/25/2018
Mainframe System Programmer - Tallahassee, FL
Start Date: ASAP
Type: Temporary Project
Estimated Duration: 16 months with possible extension

Onsite: On location at the Client's site 100% of the time. No telecommuting or remote work.


• Program and configure 60+ mainframe applications, including z/OS;
• Monitor performance and resolve issues with the Client printers, IBM mainframe, mainframe security (RACF), iSeries server (AS400), and EMC disc and tape storage;
• Take day-to-day direction from the EFSS leadership, and work with EFSS staff and management to support all activities related to the Client's financial systems and other related areas, as needed;
• Serve as a subject matter advisor to the Client;
• Assist in planning, strategy, and execution activities;
• Identify risks associated with the services;
• Provide all documents, software, and other project artifacts to the Client as they relate to the work performed under the contract;
• Complete transition services which include, but are not limited to facilitating lessons learned meetings and creating a lessons learned document related to the work performed under this contract, as well as providing all documents, State Data, software, and any other project artifacts to the Contract Manager;
• Provide additional project support as requested by the Contract Manager or designee, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Provide weekly status updates to the EFSS Leadership or designee;
- Review all artifacts created by or for EFSS related to financial systems projects;
- Coordinate communication between the Client, state agencies, and other entities;
- Facilitate meetings, promote collaboration, and provide training as needed;
- Research, collect, evaluate, or refine tools, approaches, and solutions to specific challenges related to financial systems, identified by EFSS;
- Assist in developing reports and analyzing usage, data, and performance.


• Applicable technical experience (7+ years);
• Experience with IBM mainframe hardware and software configuration;
• Experience administering mainframe security (RACF);
• Experience designing, implementing, monitoring, and reporting on mainframe performance;
• Experience maintaining current software versions in a production mainframe environment, including applying license updates and patches;
• Experience communicating effectively (verbally and in writing) with technical and Department staff;
• Experience in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio;
• Experience effectively documenting and transferring acquired knowledge to others;
• Ability to effectively train and mentor others;
• Ability to understand and facilitate discussions and/or meetings involving individuals with different viewpoints, backgrounds, experience levels, and priorities;
• Experience proactively identifying project, application, or system risks and documenting and escalating them appropriately;