Mainframe z/OS Systems Programmer


Depends on Experience
Accepts corp to corp applications
Contract - W2
Contract - Independent
Contract - 12 Month(s)
No Travel Required


z/OS Systems Programming
ISV product installations
Z/OS upgrades
ISV upgrades
Mainframe Systems programming

Job Details

Senior z/OS Systems Programmer 

  • 100 % REMOTE
  • Contract: 12+ months or contract to hire
  • Client: US based Large Managed IT Services firm.
  • Immediate hire
  • W2 or c2c
  • Reports to Manager, Mainframe Systems Programming

Key area of focus

  • Installation and maintenance of Mainframe Systems Infrastructure software (including z/OS and/or ISV products) in support of Software Lifecycle Management
  • Incident / Problem resolution


  • Ability to perform skill set of a Mainframe System Programmer
  • Ability to perform complex ISV installations.
  • Ability to perform and lead complex projects.
  • Ability to mentor and show leadership qualities.


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience within a mainframe environment within a large enterprise or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Bachelors degree required and/or equivalent work experience
  • Technical knowledge across multiple Mainframe teams
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) to a level of creating documents which can be shared with clients.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer Service skills at management level
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Must be self-motivated and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong communication skills to liaise with cross-functional teams as well as provide guidance to junior team members.

General Responsibilities

  • The Senior Mainframe Systems Programmer provides support for on-going projects that require the installation, testing, and implementation of new operating systems and other 'system' software. Includes: Maintenance and debugging of systems software.
  • Coordination with other technical teams (CICS, Database, Network, Hardware/Storage, etc) in accomplishing assigned tasks.
  • Research and evaluation of new software and hardware products.
  • Assisting team members and other areas with technical questions and problem resolution
    Monitoring and tuning of systems software
  • Functional knowledge, use of z/OS components and detailed knowledge of support products such as tape management, scheduling, security, monitoring systems, and other z/OS supporting systems software.