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Senior Mainframe CICS Systems Programmer


At Ensono, our Purpose is to be a relentless ally, disrupting the status quo and unleashing our clients to Do Great Things! We enable our clients to achieve key business outcomes that reshape how our world runs. As an expert technology adviser and managed service provider with cross-platform certifications, Ensono empowers our clients to keep up with continuous change and embrace innovation.

We can Do Great Things because we have great Associates. The Ensono Core Values unify our diverse talents and are woven into how we do business. These five traits are the key to achieving our purpose.


Position Summary
The Mainframe CICS Senior Systems Programmer provides support for on-going projects that require the installation, configuration, testing, and implementation of CICS TS and other related OEM software products. Also, provided support, maintenance, and debugging of systems software. Research and evaluation of new software versions, assisting team members and other areas with technical questions and problem resolution. Monitoring and tuning of systems software. Functional knowledge, use of z/OS components and detailed knowledge of support products such as scheduling, security, monitoring systems, etc.

Position reports to Manager, Mainframe System Programming

Key Areas of Focus for this Role

  • Implement CICS TS installations & upgrades and provide support for related OEM software products.
  • Regularly lead self and others and/or established as product SME and/or established as a specialist.
  • Understands how whole picture aligns to overall Ensono strategy.
  • Provides technical support for multiple configurations of CICS TS software solutions.
  • Processes communication skills to participate in Client meetings and new business deals.
  • Works directly with Software vendors on new solutions.
  • Enhance the performance of others through mentoring and guiding.
  • Design automated monitoring techniques for installations and problem identification & prevention.
  • Provide and document problem analysis, resolution & prevention, designing procedures and best practice techniques.

What the Ideal Candidate Brings to this Role

Required Qualifications help to assure new Associates are set up for success in their role with Ensono. To be considered for this career opportunity, it is important that you meet all Required Qualifications. Candidates that may meet some, but not all, Other Qualifications are still encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years hands on/industry CICS TS experience on z/OS
  • Bachelor’s degree required and/or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to perform complex ISV installations
  • Ability to perform and lead complex projects
  • Familiarity with one or more mainframe functional areas such as TCP/IP, VTAM, SNA, SFTP, automation, Database, CICS, Session Manager tools, and Disaster Recovery concepts. 
  • Technical implementation skills required for Communications Server and related ISV software products on the z/OS platform.
  • Understanding of IBM, EMC, DASD and Tape Replication Technology
  • Customer Service skills at management / client level
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Understand a large-scale 24×7 production environment

Other Qualifications

  • Good problem solving and analytical skills with knowledge of problem analysis
  • Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to mentor and show leadership qualities
  • Experience establishing and documenting processes and procedures
  • Willingness to take ownership of issues and progress to resolution
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite (Excel, Word, Powepoint) 
  • Basic Sharepoint Knowledge
  • Experience installing, configuring, & upgrading MQ and WAS on z/OS

Why Ensono?

Ensono is a place we unleash Associates to Do Great Things – for our clients and for your career. This could mean achieving a professional goal, collaborating with your team on an innovative idea, learning a new skill, reaching a wellness milestone, or engaging in your community through volunteer programs. Whatever it means to you, we want Ensono to be the place where you can do great things.

  • We value flexibility and work-life balance. Positions that are not required to be onsite to support a client may offer the ability to work remotely or hybrid at an Ensono office location.
  • Unlimited Paid Day Off (PDO) Plan
  • Two robust health plan options through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 401(k) with a generous company match
  • Eligibility for dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life and AD&D coverage, and flexible spending accounts
  • Depending on location, ability to take advantage of fitness centers
  • Wellness program
  • Flexible work schedule

Ensono is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to providing equal employment to our Associates and building a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Pay transparency nondiscrimination statement/posting OFCCP’s pay transparency policy can be found on OFCCP’s website.

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