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Senior Mainframe Network Systems Programmer

JR006779

Job duties and responsibilities

  • Responsible for IT mainframe Network systems programming and general product support including configuring interfaces to other subsystems.
  • Plans, coordinates, installs, configures, tests, administers, maintains, updates, implements, tracks changes and/or provides corrective maintenance to mainframe Network-related software. 
  • Diagnoses, resolves, and documents mainframe Network-related problems.
  • Adheres to ITIL, Change and Problem Management process. 
  • Effectively communicates with software suppliers, peers, clients and Leadership.
  • Maintains current software and products by ensuring system availability and performance in accordance with service agreements.
  • Monitors and reports on system/product performance, reliability and consistency.
  • Prioritizes and balances tasks, issues and concerns with self, team and clients.
  • Increases efficiency through automation and/or template utilization as appropriate.
  • Review and seek out cost reductions, efficiency improvements and better methods to support applicable technology environments.
  • Keeps informed of latest industry, trends, products, services with relevant existing and emerging technologies.
  • Develops leads and manages system programming projects including project management.
  • Trains and communicates with Associates and Clients for new upgrades and products.
  • Assists Client applications with problem determination and problem solving
  • Mainframe Network System Programmer responsibilities are determined by departmental need and may include partial support of technology silos related to several areas such as:
  • Operating systems z/OS, Z/VM, Z/Linux
  • Network systems, CICS, MQ, Netview, Netmaster, TCP/IP, VTAM, NDM, FTP, EE, CA/Spool, LRS VPS/DRS, InfoPrint, JQP, XPTR, Connect:Direct, XCOM
  • Capacity Planning/Performance processor, Networks and storage
  • Database Systems DB2, IMS, IDMS, ADABASE, NATURAL, UDB, DATACOM
  • Security tools ACF2, Top Secret, RACF
  • Storage platforms Tape, Virtual Tape, DASD
  • Third Party software tools
  • Automated Operations systems AF Operator, OPS/MVS, UNICENTER
     

Qualifications
5 to 10 years’ mainframe networking experience
is preferred with overall mainframe systems experience a plus.
 

Secondary skills
Good communication skills are required as the candidate will be dealing with internal colleagues as well as external clients. 

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