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Systems Programmer (z/OS)
Ref No.: 18-00310
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 08/16/2018 to 02/28/2019
Title: Systems Programmer (z/OS)
Location: Columbus, OH
Type: Contract

Detailed Description:
  • Primary duty involves design/engineering work, specifically designing and engineering a tailored solution in order to meet a specific client request.
  • Frequently anticipates problems and analyzes ways to mitigate the risk.
  • Articulates the business value and impact of advanced technical and non-technical information and understands when to escalate issues.
  • Provides effective production support including accurate problem identification, ticket documentation and customer/vendor dialogue.
  • Documents small-to medium-scale projects and delivers presentations with minimal supervision.
  • Dissects complex situations and refocuses on critical technology tasks.
  • Must have technical expertise/professional mastery to recommend process improvements. Provide Level 2/3 engineering support for the enterprise mainframe platform. Verify hardware/software requirements. Installation of software products. Recommendation of parameter changes, data analysis and tuning recommendations.
  • Maintains current professional and technical skills. Keep abreast of current and emerging how they integrate with existing environment.
  • Applying PTFs and APARS on a regular basis
  • Quickly determine root cause for system and sub-system performance issues

Basic Qualifications:
  • Associate's Degree
  • Min 3 yrs of experience in core z/OS installation, configuration, management (2.1 and above) and z/OS Performance troubleshooting

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Mature critical thinking skills, self-direction, and expert level troubleshooting abilities.
  • The ability to perform daily tasks while also striving to improve process and technology.
  • Conversant in SMF details and using SMF to isolate problems
  • Experience with DB2, CICS, and MQ subsystems performance from the z/OS perspective
  • Dumps, Traces, SLIPs
  • ISV Installation and Maintenance (Compuware, ASG, CA, BMC)
  • z/OS Networking experience
  • Hardware configuration and operations experience (z13+)
  1. Parallel Sysplex
  2. Coupling Facility Management
  3. WLM
  4. SFM, ARM
  5. Hardware (HCD, HCM)
  6. IBM HMC setup and operations for Reset/Image/Load profiles
  7. zEC12 and/or z13 installation
  8. Automation (Auto Operator and/or Tivoli System Automation)

Working Knowledge of:
  • z/OS Networking (CommServer)
  • z/OS Security (RACF)
  • CICS, DB2, MQ
  • CICSPlex, DB2 Data Sharing, MQ Shared Queues
  • z/OSMF (installation, configuration, usage)
  • Mainframe Storage
  • Tape management
  • GDPS