IBM Mainframe Systems Programmer

CICS, DB2, z/OS, LPAR
Full Time
Up to $100,000
Travel not required

Job Description

Primerica currently has the following opening at our corporate office in Duluth, Georgia:

The IBM Mainframe System Programmer installs, tests, and maintains the z/OS operating system, and related IBM and third-party software products. The candidate should have general knowledge of the operation of and problem-resolution for most vendor-provided mainframe software. Additionally, the candidate should have in-depth knowledge and experience in one or more specialized areas. The candidate will contribute to policy level IT standards and guidelines regarding software installation, system performance, system security requirements, and disaster recovery testing to maintain production and quality assurance LPAR's, improve system operations, and maximize system resource utilization.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience supporting z/OS, CICS, DB2 and related products.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities, interpersonal skills, and a desire to learn.
  • Proficiency with at least one of the specialized skills below.

Specialized Skills:
  • z/OS version 2.4 and related products:
    • ISPF, JCL, SCLM, SDSF, TSO, JES2
    • IBM File Manager and Fault Analyzer
    • SMP/E, HMC, EREP, ICSF, PR/SM
  • CICS Transaction Server 5.5 and related products:
    • CICS Transaction Gateway (GTG)
    • CICS WebServices
    • MacKinney Batch, MacKinney FRS, MacKinney MLI
    • CA Intertest CICS, IBM CICS Explorer, IPCS
  • DB2 for z/OS and related products:
    • QMF
    • CA Chorus Suite, CA MOI
    • IBM DB2 Connect Unlimited Edition
  • z/OS Storage Administration and related products:
    • DFDSS, DFHSM, SKLM, CA MIM, IOCP, TDMF, DFP
    • DS8000 and VTS disk and tape hardware
  • z/OS Unix System Services (USS)
  • z/OS performance monitoring products:
    • RMF, SMF, TDS, WLM
    • Allen System Group’s TMON for MVS, CICS, DB2, and TCP/IP
  • z/VM and zLinux
    • DFDSS, DFSMS, DFHSM, SKLM, DFSORT
    • DS8000 and VTS disk and tape hardware
  • z/OS Communication Server and TCP/IP sockets
  • z/OS Security Server (RACF), zSecure
  • z/OS Infoprint and related reporting software:
    • ASG ViewDirect (Infopac), CA View (SAR), Systemware JHS, Xerox XPAF
  • IBM Content Manager for z/OS
  • z/OS Connect and z/OS MQ
  • IBM mainframe language products
    • Enterprise COBOL
    • HLASM
    • Java, Rexx, C/C++, CLIST
    • IBM z/OS Ported Tools
  • OPS/MVS, ASG ZEKE, ZARA, ZEBB

Essential Functions

     1. Planning

          a. Installation and maintenance of CICS, DB2, and z/OS-related software

          b. Capacity planning (transaction rates, memory, mainframe CPU)

          c. Disaster Recovery

     2. Administration

          a. Support web interfaces to CICS transactions

          b. Provide backup support for 23 DB2 for z/OS subsystems

          c. Provide procedural documentation as appropriate.

     3. Advising

          a. Advise application programmers regarding interfaces and error handling

          b. Advise DB2 DBA's regarding DSNZPARM's and system performance

          c. z/OS storage administrators regarding needed file space requirements

     4. Monitoring

          a. z/OS CICS and DB2 system performance

          b. Application tuning

     5. Problem resolution

          a. On-call support for z/OS, CICS and DB2 subsystem concerns.

          b. Analysis of system and application dumps.

          c. Use of CA Intertest to debug applications.

Dice Id : 80151467
Position Id : 977
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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