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VTAM Systems Programmer

Posted on May 7, 2020 by Request Technology

Charlotte, NC 28201
IT
Immediate Start
$110k - $120k Annual
Full-Time

*Permanent full time role*

A fortune 500 company is on the search for a VTAM Systems Programmer. This role will be responsible for maintaining the VTAM & TCP/IP subsystems in a z/OS 2.3 and JES2 software environment. This role will focus on updating the communication network and will evaluate, design, implement, and maintain IBM software. This want someone senior and have 10+ years of experience in the same or similar role, working with the same technologies listed below.

Job Duties

  • Primary responsibility for maintaining the VTAM & TCPIP subsystems in a 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.
  • 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.
  • Develops and modifies technical documentation to support operations and training.
  • 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 VTAM & TCP IP sub-system and associated 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.
  • Actively mentor and guide staff in development of Mainframe implementation, testing, and maintaining of VTAM & TCPIP software and related system software skills.
  • Monitor VTAM & TCPIP and its components to make recommendations to better utilize resources for optimal performance and cost-effectiveness.
  • Ability to install and customize IBM and third-party software using SMP/E & IEBCOPY
  • 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.
  • Solid knowledge of Mainframe JCL and utilities.
  • Expert knowledge with Disaster Recovery Best Practices
  • Expert knowledge of OSA Adapters, IP, VTAM & SSL Traces.
  • Expert knowledge of FTPS, SFTP, AT/TLS, XCOM & z/OS Connect
  • Expert knowledge of CL Super Session, TN3270 & Enterprise Extender.
  • Experience using TSO, ISPF, SDSF, OMEGAMON, IPTRACE, NTSTAT & z/OSMF
  • Experience using RACF commands for managing digital certificates & keyrings
  • Experience with IP Routing, IP subnet structures, VIPA, DVIPA and hyper-sockets

Reference: 887342162

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