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Reference # : 19-01032 Title : Mainframe Capacity and Performance/SAS programmer
Location : Baltimore, MD
Position Type : Full Time/Contract
Experience Level : Start Date : 10/23/2019  
Description
Basic Qualifications:
Minimum knowledge, skills, abilities needed.
  • Bachelor's Degree and 9 years of relevant work experience or Master's degree and 7 year of relative work experience in lieu of a degree. 
  • 6 years Advanced SAS programming   
  • 3+ years of experience with SMF data analysis
  • 3+ years of experience developing reports using reporting software skills from the following set of tools using Object oriented programming techniques:  IBM Utilities, zOS, zLinux, Javabatch, Cyberfusion,  SAS, JCL,  MXG, CA-MICS, Visualizer, Intellimagic, SQL DB, C++, Java script, HTML
  • 3+ years of experience with zSystems performance and capacity planning tools such as RMF Monitor III, , CA-MICS, Brokerage's MXG, and Intellimagic, etc.
  • Microsoft productivity tools including the MS-Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • 3+ years of experience  troubleshooting performance and response time issues including problem reporting/recording, especially for zSystems processor based applications including WebSphere  and new data structures such as zSystems Flash memory and CPU specialty engines;
  • 2+ years of experience with application load testing and performance analysis skills and tuning zSystems mainframes
  • 6 years of experience or more understanding of Workload Manager (WLM) concepts and creating/maintaining WLM policies,
  • 6 years' experience with Systems Management Facilities (SMF)
  • Must be US Citizen or US Permanent Resident (Green card holder)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Public Trust clearance    
Preferred Qualifications: 
Candidates with these skills will be given preferential consideration.
  • Experience performing zSystems mainframe performance and capacity planning activities based on capacity planning concepts
  • Experience with Coupling Facility and hardware configurations 
  • Experience contributing and collaborating in zSystems hardware and software test performance analysis plans;
  • Statistical analysis Performance and capacity analysis analytics reporting software skills 
  • Familiarity with tools such as zPCR, BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimizer, Visualizer
  • Excellent communication skills, both written & verbal 
  • Excellent presentation skills