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z/OS System Progammer

Posted on Feb 27, 2020 by Request Technology

Charlotte, NC 28201
Immediate Start
$110k - $115k Annual

A fortune 500 company is on the search for a z/OS System Programmer. This is a system programmer role that is revolved around maintaining the z/OS 2.3 and JES2 software environment as well as installing and maintaining the software using the IBM SMP/E product. This person will create, maintain, and upgrade software systems for the development and production environments. This company is looking for someone with 10+ years of experience with Mainframe software management specific to z/OS operating system.


  • Primary responsibility for maintaining the z/OS 2.3 and JES2 software environment.
  • Install and/or participate with software management and installation. This would include installation and maintenance utilizing the IBM SMP/E product. It also includes migration with testing and integration.
  • Implement and verifies backup and recovery procedures. This would include Business Recovery concerns and associated testing.
  • Reviews new features and other changes related to system software and advises Technical/Development/Operations groups of issues relevant to reporting, programming, and performance, identifying the need for software upgrades and patches, as appropriate.
  • Creates, maintains, and upgrades software systems for development and production environments.
  • Monitors system software access, performance, and resource utilization
  • Provides technical leadership to developers on the use of software management system, development and integration tools, and deployment strategies, to include application tuning and guidance in effective use of software features.
  • Work with application programmers to ensure that application problems do not adversely affect production operations.
  • Assists with the analysis, design, programming, and implementation of applications that will interface with system software.
  • Analyzes requirements and recommends policies, procedures, and standards for software systems.
  • Develop/maintain/monitor proper software use and security authorization policies.
  • Ability to provide 24/7/365 software support. This would include on-call support during off-hours.

Job Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience with Mainframe software management specific to z/OS operating system and other software products.
  • Experience supporting/leading/training of software management use with little or no direction. This would include all aspects such as logical/physical design, defining, implementing, monitoring, reporting and utilities.
  • Ability to install and customize IBM and third-party software using SMP/E & IEBCOPY
  • Ability to perform multiple activities simultaneously with minimal supervision.
  • Possible travel and variable hours may be required.
  • Ability to write/read/debug programs in a batch and online environment.
  • Ability to write software exit program(s) and use software utilities as required.
  • Experience in keeping the z/OS hardware configuration current using HCD.
  • Solid knowledge of Mainframe JCL and utilities.

Reference: 851752911

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