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CICS Systems Programmer Technical Lead

Posted on Oct 15, 2019 by Request Technology - Alissa Dean

Charlotte, NC 28201
Immediate Start
$120k - $130k Annual

Prestigious Fortune 500 Company is CICS Technical Lead to be responsible for the overall architecture of the transaction systems environment and ensure that the teams' products (CICS, MQ) are optimally configured and maintained to meeting business needs. You will be the subject matter expert for the team and assume leadership in troubleshooting and diagnosing complex cross technology problems, drive and deliver efficiencies and improved performance by identifying performance and tuning opportunities and optimizing new release functionality, and proactively build and improve relationships with the team's technology, applications and business partners.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field
  • 7+ years of experience and knowledge specific to transaction systems applications (CICS, MQ) in a system programmer role
  • expert level technical knowledge of both CICS and IBM MQ
  • solid experience with the architecture and configuration of transaction systems applications
  • extensive experience working with TSO, ISPF/PDF and SDSF
  • proven ability to troubleshoot and resolve transaction systems application problems
  • solid experience within a zOS multi-LPAR, multi- site sysplex environment
  • experience installing and supporting ISV software products and working with SMP/E
  • experience working in partnership with vendors
  • strong verbal and written facilitation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • knowledge and experience to complete all job responsibilities (listed below)


  • define new CICS and MQ components in support of application or infrastructure projects
  • research and implement recognized best practices for managing the transaction systems environment
  • ensure timely updates and maintenance of CICS components and MQ queue managers
  • lead troubleshooting and resolution of CICS and MQ incidents, issues and problems
  • resolve highly complex or critical incidents within the Mainframe transaction systems environment
  • assist in the design and development of CICS and MQ solutions
  • understand CICS performance and tuning to identify opportunities for performance and capacity improvements and when required engage with business application teams to assist with implemented recommended changes
  • design, plan, implement and secure new functionality and improvements deliver with product upgrades to drive efficiencies, improved services and cost reduction
  • collaborate with z/OS support, network, security and application support teams in the development of solutions and practices

Reference: 774392555

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