Job Description :
Mainframe CICS & MQ Administration- Chicago, IL

Summary of key responsibilities
Develop high-level logical and physical design based Customer middleware architecture and functional requirements
Based on high-level design, provide updated middleware implementation proposal with cost and schedule estimates for Customer’s review and approval
Implement middleware infrastructure level configurations per Customer-authorized Change Orders
Establish and maintain infrastructure level configuration and system parameters in a consistent manner across like environments
Perform middleware installation, upgrade, patching and refresh
Implement all middleware system-level Changes (e.g., initialization parameters)
Maintain consistent middleware parameters and system settings across all like instances
Implement and administer appropriate middleware management Tools across all middleware instances

Years of Experience

8+ Years of experience in CICS & MQ on z/OS

Technical requirements

Strong knowledge of CICS, CICSplex and SMP/E
Experience working with: Cobol / Assembler, VSAM, JCL, CA-Top Secret / RACF, CA-Intertest, IPCS, CICS Performance Analyzer, SAS, IBM Utilities and DB2, diagnostic tools such as Omegamon/CICS and Mainview for CICS
Proficiency in the maintenance of IBM CICS software
Skilled at troubleshooting problems in a CICS environment.
Strong dump analysis skills using IPCS
Expertise with all aspects of MQ including installation, operations, coding user exits, security, MQI, performance tuning, CA / Sysview
COBOL, C and REXX programming skills