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Mainframe Systems Programmer

Posted: 10/25/2020


  • Deploy and support the mainframe infrastructure and application stack.
  • Provide technical expertise and oversight to the production control environment including schedule review, troubleshooting and optimization.
  • Assist in triage and troubleshooting of mainframe development and production application problems.
  • Coordinate activities with multiple technical parties including application development, 3rd party support, network, and security administrators.
  • Coordinate projects related to patches, software/hardware implementations and upgrades.

Required Skills:

  • 10 years Mainframe Operating System (z/OS) and batch processing support experience in a mainframe environment.
  • Hardware and Software installation experiences with large IBM platforms.
  • Working knowledge of batch processing management tools.
  • Experience with SMP/e.
  • Some ISV installation and maintenance experience.
  • Performance reporting using SAS
  • Capacity planning

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong working knowledge of mainframe based scheduling, change management and code vaulting utilities/tools.
  • Strong working knowledge of supporting mainframe technology (z/OS, z-Series HW, SW)
  • Advanced knowledge of IBM and ISV program product including installation, maintenance, support, usage and problem determination techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of MF program products and vendor management and negotiation capabilities.
  • Experience with storage software, including SMS, HSM, and TMS(CA1) or equivalent.
  • Advanced problem determination and solving skills including but not limited to MF OS, program products, HW, DASD, USS, SMF, Parallel Sysplex.
  • Advanced knowledge of processing/monitoring tools (TMS, ASG Scheduling, BMC Monitoring, Macro4, SAS, SyncSort, Zeke/Zena).

This is a Direct Hire opportunity with our downtown Kansas City, MO client.  Excellent medical/dental benefits and annual bonus opportunity.  H1-B Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.  No third-parties, please.

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