z/OS System programmer

  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 10 days ago

Overview

Remote
Depends on Experience
Accepts corp to corp applications
Contract - Independent
Contract - W2
Contract - 12 Month(s)

Skills

z/OS System programmers or administrators.
CA - 7
CICS
CLIST
DBA
JCL
MQ Series
Restoration Strategy
SLA
SMP / E
Scheduling
Troubleshooting
Web Sphere
Mainframe
Monitor system performance
Performance Analysis
RACF
REXX
SAS
change management
debugging
hardware
mainframeMaintain
performance analysisCapable
planning
root cause analysis
software

Job Details

Note: Not looking for Mainframe Application development or DBA profiles here. Hence pls share only z/OS System programmers or administrators.

 

JD:

General Description      

Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshooting technical issues
  • Responsible for successful completion of Installation, configuration and migration
  • Ensure maximum uptime according to the SLA
  • Improves and maintains customer and employee satisfaction
  • Perform problem determination followed by root cause analysis and documentation
  • Implement changes to z/OS and installed SW followed by documentation
  • Participate in analyzing, planning and implementation of upgrades to z/OS and installed SW
  • New products installation, testing and customization
  • Working with incident and change management tools
  • Understand and implement specific customer requirements
  • Perform root cause analysis
  • Defining processes and ensuring that the processes are adhered to
  • Responsible for strategizing a backup plan and test plan for failure scenario
  • Monitoring and maintaining SLA requirements by the team members
  • Planning Backup/Restoration Strategy for 24x7 operation support
  • Testing / Auditing/processes as required from time to time
  • Identify Skill gaps and plan for training / knowledge updating

 

Skill set Requirements 

Mandatory:-

  • Fully understand z/OS services structure, JES concepts, parallel sysplex/GDPS, catalog management
  • PARMLIB configuration and JES customization
  • Knowledge of JCL, REXX, CLIST and Modify Assembler EXITS
  • Knowledge of z/OS HW, LPAR, HMC
  • IMS/MQ Series (Web Sphere MQ)
  • RACF experience
  • Knowledge of installing and supporting few commonly used ISV products like CA-View, Tape management tool (CA-1), Scheduling tools (BMC Incontrol, CA-7) etc.,
  • Knowledge of USS management
  • Capable of installing regular maintenance (RSUs)
  • Supporting any hardware or software upgrade in the environment
  • Capable of Installing/upgrading CICS and related products on a mainframe
  • Maintain reliability, availability of CICS systems software
  • Good knowledge in usage of transactions like CEMT, CEDA etc.,
  • Good Knowledge of SMP/E,
  • Install and use performance monitoring tools and products(like SAS, MXG, CA-MICS, Strobe and the Omegamon products)
  • Expertise in tuning and debugging performance problems for z/OS systems including application workloads
  • Perform problem diagnostics and resolution. Monitor system performance and tune when required
  • Well versed in storage capacity planning and configuration and should have good familiarity with typical z/OS application performance analysis
  • Capable of z/OS Performance Analysis using various tools such as IBM's RMF, SMF and subsystem analysis tools
  • Capable of Installing, Customizing and maintaining IBM and other ISV products related to Automations
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