Job Description :
Our exciting client is looking for a Mainframe Technical Analyst to analyze current mainframe systems (COBOL/CICS, JCL, VSAM, ADSO/IDMS) and document system logic. This is a long-term contract position where the Mainframe Technical Analyst will work with the business team to understand the business need and how the current code correlates to the same, document the system and ‘to-be’ status of what would be needed for the system to be rewritten in a client-server distributed environment. The Mainframe Technical Analyst will be working in two environments: Legacy Cobol/CICS/IDMS/VSAM systems and client server/Web .NET systems.

Responsibilities of the Mainframe Technical Analyst:
Trace and document data system logic and flows by reading & analyzing JCL, COBOL programs, CICS definitions, ADSO/IDMS programs, and 3rd party utility control cards, SPSS-Mainframe, IDCAMS, SYNCSORT, and other common mainframe data manipulation processes.
Extract and document Business Rules embedded in Mainframe programs, third-party utilities, and other data manipulation products. This includes both business and functional aspects of the business rules.
Understand, analyze, and document current Mainframe logic and flows and work with the users and business teams to correlate the same with how the systems support the current business, Federal and State requirements.
Create detailed documentation of system analysis that would become the basis for a system rewrite into a client-server .Net environment.
Must complete the assigned task; communicate accurate and useful status updates; follow quality standards;

Requirements: for the Mainframe Technical Analyst - Must have 10 years of experience with the following skills:
- Trace and document data flows by reading & analyzing JCL, COBOL and CICS definitions
- Extracting and documenting Business Rules embedded in third-party utilities, and other data manipulation products; in both business and functional
- Creating a document describing the data transformation for every data element over a specific period of time (daily, weekly, monthly)
- Defining and documenting existing Business Processes
- Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio. etc
- Performing mainframe programming with COBOL, VSAM, Panvalet, MVS JCL and PROCs.
- Building solutions that cross multiple computer platforms (Mainframe CICS/Batch jobs and MS Windows servers) using batch processing techniques
- Implement data models as needed using VSAM datasets