Job Description :

DirectClient: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts(CPA)
Title: Mainframe Systems Analyst
Location: 111 E 17th Street Austin, Texas 78711
Duration: Until 8/31/2022 with possible extension upto 8/31/2023
Last date for submission: October 24, 2021 (2.00 PM-CST)

Disclaimer: The selected candidate will be required to come in person to the LBJ Building to obtain CPA equipment, badge and initial assignments. Remote work allowed until COVID-19 situation settles

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 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.

Minimum Requirements:
Years    Required/Preferred    Experience
8    Required    Experience supporting IBM mainframe z/OS environment and related 3rd party software products
8    Required    Experience with DB2 for z/OS
8    Required    Experience coordinating the testing, debugging, and preparing of test data and interacting with technical and non-technical staff in the coordination of changes
8    Required    Experience with Mainframe Utilities
8    Required    Experience with Systems Software
8    Required    Experience with utility programs and products including: IDCAMS, CLISTS/REXX, SORT, TSO, JCL
8    Required    Experience completing system documentation
8    Required    Experience with MVS/JCL
8    Required    Experience with coaching, mentoring and knowledge transfer to team members and other personnel as required
5    Required    Experience with Workload Manager (WLM)
5    Required    Experience with Control/M for z/OS or an equivalent job scheduler
5    Required    Experience with highly complex application security requirements
6    Preferred    Experience with CICS Transaction Server for z/OS
6    Preferred    Experience with JES3 and/or JES3Plus
4    Preferred    Proficient with the Microsoft Office products, including Outlook, TEAMS, Microsoft Project, Word, Visio, Excel and PowerPoint
4    Preferred    Experience supporting IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS
4    Preferred    Experience with Mainframe Telecommunication, TCP/IP
4    Preferred    Experience with Encryption, such as Megacryption
2    Preferred    Experience with IBM’s TKE
2    Preferred    Experience with CICS Web Services
2    Preferred    Knowledge of IDz, Eclipse for Mainframe
2    Preferred    Experience with Mainframe Change Control products (BMC ISPW or equivalent)
2    Preferred    Experience with Rocket’s Shadow or Rocket DV

Client : CPA


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