Job Description :
Experience – 8+ Years

Technical Skills
· Strong understanding of System z architecture
· CICS Transaction Services v5.x
· MQ V7/V8 experience on zSeries
· Resource definition Online and batch mode
· Building CICS region
· Experience with CICSPlex environment (mandatory)
· Configuration of CICS initialization parameters
· Troubleshooting and resolving system related abends and issues
· Identifying patches that need to be installed, and having them installed
· Security administration for CICS
· Performance monitoring and tuning
· CICS intercommunication setup and maintenance
· Experience with Omegamon for CCIS Monitoring Tool
· Experience with setting up CICS Web Services
· Experience with Scripting and Automating process and procedures
· Experience with CICS advanced features and functionality (CPSM, LOGR, Web Services, SSL) and ability to collaborate with application developers on application design
· Experience with implementing and supporting MQ shared queues and MQ cluster configurations.
· Building MQ regions
· Operating with CICS adapter control functions to initiate and manage connections between WebSphere MQ and CICS
· Managing Websphere MQ resources (BSDS, Pagesets, buffer pools, logs)
· Experience with CICS products - CICS Explorer, C/Parse, CAFC, XPEDITER for CICS, Finalist, GENTRAN, Key/101, Abend-Aid CICS

Key Responsibilities:
· Installation, maintenance, and administration of MQ and CICS software. Manage deployments of maintenance releases, red-alerts, and emergency maintenance.
· Incident Management / Problem Management by performing problem analysis and resolution implementation
· Conduct software proof of concept and product evaluations
· Research emerging technology and industry practices, and develop and maintain Roadmaps
· Maintain standards and best practices documentation
· Support highly available, sysplexed MQ and CICS environments on zSeries.
· Support for application development and testing, and for the analysis and resolution of problems with the MQ and CICS product sets, in both production and non-production environments
· Ability to work with other data center groups to develop and implement processes that enhance the support infrastructure for the MQ and CICS product set, including Automation, Change Management, operational procedures
· Collaborate with the CICS Production Support team on problem and incident management, disaster recovery, sustained resiliency, LOB testing events, and capacity planning requirements as needed.
· Drive creation and support scripted solutions for standard processes
· Drive creation and support for automated solutions for the environment
· Drive innovation – research of new features and functionality available in our software/hardware and prepare a plan for rolling these innovations