Lead Mainframe CICS Systems Programmer
Posted on Aug 29, 2019 by Request Technology - Craig Johnson
Prestigious Fortune 500 Company is currently seeking a Lead Mainframe CICS Systems Programmer. Candidate responsible for the overall architecture of the Transaction Systems environment and ensuring that the teams products (CICS, MQ, etc.) are optimally configured and maintained to meeting business needs.
Research and implement recognized best practices for managing the Transaction Systems environment
Define new CICS and/or IBM MQ components in support of application or infrastructure projects
Ensure timely updates and maintenance of CICS components and IBM MQ queue managers
Lead troubleshooting and resolution of CICS and/or IBM MQ incidents, issues and problems.
Take ownership for and resolve highly complex or critical incidents within the Mainframe transaction systems environment
Develop best practice techniques for team's products that result in low incidents and high availability.
Provide project consultation to business application teams; assist in the design and development of CICS and/or IBM MQ solutions
Participate in reviewing and updating in-house developed CICS programs and utilities
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
Be available for project and maintenance activities outside normal working hours, as needed
Strong leadership skills; ability to effectively coach, mentor and provide direction for other technical resources
Ability to operate effectively as part of a geographically dispersed team
Lead by example and be an advocate for change
Expert level technical knowledge of CICS and MQ
Ability to collaborate with leadership and senior level technicians to assist in setting technical direction
Stakeholder Management with business application clients and vendors
7+ years of knowledge and experience supporting Transaction Systems applications (CICS, MQ), preferably in a system programmer role.
Experience with the architecture and configuration of Transaction Systems applications
Strong ability to troubleshoot and resolve Transaction Systems application problems
Experience of building and working in partnership with a client base and vendors
Experience within a zOS multi-LPAR, multi-site sysplex environment
Experience installing and supporting ISV software products; experience working with SMP/E
Extensive experience working with TSO, ISPF/PDF and SDSF
Bachelor's degree preferred