Mainframe Systems Programmer – CICS and Huron ObjectStar
Job Description Summary
Ensono is a leading IT Mainframe Outsourcer helping Fortune 500 customer’s access cutting-edge technologies. Ensono accomplishes this by hiring and retaining exceptional talent dedicated to customer satisfaction.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Support Client needs/requirements around usage and support of Huron ObjectStar
Fulfill customer service orders (CSOs) for mainframe z/OS customers in a timely manner as they pertain to CICS TS and related OEM software products.
Provide primary support for reported problems related to CICS TS and related OEM software products.
Follow procedures for installing OEM software products efficiently and according to best practices and Ensono standards (for productivity/scalability purposes).
Work with members of other functional towers in preparing customer partitions for regular (approximately once per year) operating system upgrade process via a checklist of proactive actions.
Provide key support for customer migration services (new customer transitions) as they pertain to CICS TS and related OEM software products.
Assist the assigned project manager in the migration of newly acquired customers such that all technical hurdles are addressed in a timely manner and do not impede the expected progress of the transition nor the targeted migration date.
In joint cooperation with the Disaster Recovery Services, successfully execute tasks associated with any given customer’s disaster recovery plans.
Adhere to a schedule that efficiently manages resources and allows timely implementations.
Follow ITSM change control procedures g:
Implementing vendor product specific corrections (“fixes”) and
Upgrading, maintaining, enhancing or providing new options to applicable z/OS products within any given customer partition.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree required and/or equivalent work experience.
Demonstrable experience on the zSeries (mainframe) platform including “hands on” technical experience (installation and maintenance of products) related to CICS TS and OEM product support.
Deep working knowledge of Huron ObjectStar
Thorough working knowledge of the capabilities and use of CICS TS and installation and tailoring of CICS TS and as well as CICS TS related OEM products.
Thorough working knowledge and experience with the use of IBM’s SMP/E.
Strong analytical skills and understanding of CICS TS concepts, configuration and tailoring.
Thorough working knowledge of products used to monitor performance of CICS TS regions.
Self-motivated and able to work independently.
Must be able to multi-task and work under short deadlines and in high pressure situations.
Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentations)
Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.