Job Description :
Position: Senior Programmer – Mainframe
Location: Plano, TX
Type: Contract
Duration: Long Term

Positions Requested:
Senior Programmer – Mainframe

Responsible for analyzing functional business applications and design specifications for functional activities that result in application software creation or enhancement to satisfy design objectives. Supports all aspects of the effective translation of detailed design into computer software.

Applies state-of-the-art software/database engineering methodologies, tools, and design techniques, as well as applicable software/database standards. Participates and supports systems analysis and design of applications as subject matter experts. Provides expertise in application design, database management and the use of programming languages. Supports testing, debugging, and refining of the application software to produce the required product. Prepares program-level and user-level documentation. Enhances software to reduce operating time or improve efficiency.

Functional Deliverables:

Senior Programmer deliverables include but not limited to the following:
Application Architecture Design Document
Detailed Technical Design Document
Source Code
Unit Tests and Scripts
Production tickets and customer support
Support Product Verification
Performance Testing/ Integration Testing/Performance Tuning Results
SQL Scripts
Data Extracts
ETL Scripts and Configurations
Job Sequencing and Schedules
Development and Deployment of SharePoint portlets, WSP Solution, Customization, FBA and others
Installation, Configuration, Upgrade, Patching and Administration of Development and Production environments
Database Configuration
Integration with third-party application
Lessons Learned
Configuration and custom styling of out-of-box applications
Integration with third-party application
WAS/MQ deployments, integration and configuration in lower environments (DEV/TEST)

Required Skill set
Designs, develops and releases software products with the following technology stack (key skills bolded):
A. Databases and Related Technologies:
a. DB2
b. SQL
c. QMF
d. SPUFI
e. CADBTOOLS
B. Application Systems:
a. IBM Mainframe
C. Operating Systems:
a. z/OS
b. Windows
D. Application Development Technologies:
a. CICS
b. Cobol
c. JCL
d. MQ
e. Assembler
f. TSO
g. ISPF
E. Secondary Technologies:
a. XML
b. NDM
c. MFT
d. Stored Procedures
e. REXX
1. Tools:
A. SmartTest
B. DumpMaster
C. Endevor
D. MQ tools
E. CA-FileMaster Plus
F. SDSF
G. SharePoint
H. MS Office
I. Rational ClearQuest
J. Standard IBM Utilities (e.g. SyncSort; IEBGENER, IDCAMS, IEBCOPY)
K. Zeke Scheduler

Client : VDart Inc