Job Description :

We are looking for a Full-time/contract employee for a IBM Mainframe Systems Analyst. 

The Candidate will perform highly complex mainframe computer systems analysis work. The candidate will successfully install and upgrade z/OS operating system software and related IBM program products such as Db2, and 3rd party software, as required; provide oversite of the mainframe systems software environment; and the implementation of technology solutions. Work involves the upkeep, configuration, and reliable operation of mainframe systems. Oversees the development of operating procedures for technical support, troubleshooting, maintenance, and innovative systems administration techniques. Provides guidance in troubleshooting and solving complex problems related to mainframe system software and hardware incident and problem calls, and the processing of service requests and tasks. Supports projects that cross-functional agency systems and other state entities that require coordination, planning, and scheduling during project development and implementation.

The Candidate must be able to:

  • Manage the IBM mainframe environment and related 3rd party software products
  • Plan, install, maintain, upgrade, and administer IBM and 3rd party mainframe-related software products and provide documentation for all software changes.
  • Coordinate testing, debugging, and preparing of test data, and interact with technical and non-technical staff in the coordination of changes
  • Coordinate mainframe change requests and implement during Sunday maintenance (5 am to 10 am)
  • Provide technical support for users and mainframe software developers for related issues
  • Research mainframe related problems, technical or performance-related, and implements solutions
  • Provides utilization, performance reports, and other reports as requested by management
  • Deliver tested, production-ready software solutions that meet strict availability requirements in a large-scale enterprise environment
  • Provide guidance and knowledge sharing to existing staff
  • Participate in and perform mainframe disaster recovery activities for the section including but not limited to, participating in disaster recovery hot site exercises, and managing the mainframe systems related jobs and schedules, and updating documentation
  • Oversees studies and the preparation of reports that include study findings, recommendations, and instructions for proposed system implementations; formulates logical descriptions of problems; and devises and implements optimum solutions
  • Manages work activities for short and long-range for mainframe-related assignments, communicating with management and other team members in a professional, timely, and effective manner. And performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Experience supporting IBM mainframe z/OS environment and related 3rd party software products
  • Experience with DB2 for z/OS
  • Experience coordinating the testing, debugging, and preparing of test data and interacting with technical and non-technical staff in the coordination of changes
  • Experience with Mainframe Utilities
  • Experience with Systems Software
  • Experience with utility programs and products including IDCAMS, CLISTS/REXX, SORT, TSO, JCL
  • Experience completing system documentation
  • Experience with MVS/JCL
  • Experience with coaching, mentoring, and knowledge transfer to team members and other personnel as required
  • Experience with Workload Manager (WLM)
  • Experience with Control/M for z/OS or an equivalent job scheduler
  • Experience with highly complex application security requirements
  • Experience with CICS Transaction Server for z/OS
  • Experience with JES3 and/or JES3Plus
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office products, including Outlook, TEAMS, Microsoft Project, Word, Visio, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience supporting IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS
  • Experience with Mainframe Telecommunication, TCP/IP
  • Experience with Encryption, such as Megacryption
  • Experience with IBM’s TKE
  • Experience with CICS Web Services
  • Knowledge of IDz, Eclipse for Mainframe
  • Experience with Mainframe Change Control products (BMC ISPW or equivalent)
  • Experience with Rocket’s Shadow or Rocket DV 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply asap.


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