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System Software Programmer
Ref No.: 16-00353
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Client: University of South Carolina - Columbia Campus
Location: Columbia,SC
Duration: 12 Months
Comments: System Software Programmer - See SOW


Job Description:
Job Description: SYSTEMS SOFTWARE PROGRAMMER

SCOPE OF THE PROJECT:

This position organizes, plans, designs, programs, tests, debugs, installs, and maintains critical University computer systems in support of the mainframe HR, Payroll, Finance and business systems. Serves as senior technical staff member for assigned projects. Provides consulting services to customers and helps provides solutions to complex problems. Assists upper management and user in assigning priorities and planning future activities. This position will also be directly involved in migrating these systems from the mainframe to an alternate platform.

DAILY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
Order of Importance
- Review requests for services, provide analysis and design options to meet identified system needs.
- Programs, tests, and debugs critical mainframe applications and batch processes.
- Prepare system specifications, develop projects schedules, with meaningful and observable milestones, and assign tasks. Identify and eliminate inhibitors.
- Maintain written documentation for assigned systems, write, test, and implement complex computer programs and systems.
- Resolve one time emergency problems to ensure successful operation of Administrative Systems. Research inquiries from users. Assist with ad hoc reports. Coordinate production schedules among administrative areas at critical time frames.

REQUIRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE): COBOL, IMS, DB2, TSO, SQL, JCL, MVS

REQUIRED EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in computer science or related area and three (3) years of experience with computer system development and modification or an Associate Degree with five years of programming experience, or equivalency. Extensive knowledge of hierarchical databases. Some knowledge of relational databases. Effective working knowledge of microcomputer software packages (MS Office, Acrobat). Excellent analytical skills.
Skills
Skills:
Category
Name
Required
Importance
Level
Last Used
Experience
Database Platforms DB2 Yes 1 Advanced Within 5 Years 2 - 4 Years
Database Platforms IMS Yes 1 Advanced Within 5 Years 2 - 4 Years
Development Tools SQL Yes 1 Advanced Within 5 Years 2 - 4 Years
Miscellaneous TSO Yes 1 Advanced Within 5 Years 2 - 4 Years
Operating Systems/APIs MVS Yes 1 Advanced Within 5 Years 2 - 4 Years
Programming Languages Cobol (Any) Yes 1 Advanced Within 5 Years 2 - 4 Years
Programming Languages JCL Yes 1 Advanced Within 5 Years 2 - 4 Years
Additional Skills: