TITLE: Mainframe Systems Programmer LOCATION: Boston, MA
DURATION: 6 Months CLIENT: State of Boston INTERVIEW MODE: In person REQUIREMENT: The Mainframe Systems Programmer position consists of hands-on operational duties of all mainframe software and hardware. The Mainframe systems programmer is responsible for the maintenance of mainframe systems with a goal of >99.99% uptime. The incumbent installs, customizes and maintains software on the mainframe platform. In addition the incumbent resolves systems problems, acts as an internal consultant, and provides technical guidance. *Operational Objectives:* All Mainframe LPARs are highly reliable and available (>99.99% uptime, meet existing SLA's). LPARs are monitored and performance problems are identified and resolved expediently. Moves, additions, and changes are completed within acceptable service level parameters. Help Desk trouble ticket response, resolution, and escalation responses are within established client guidelines. Response to unscheduled service outages, including escalation response, is according to policies All documentation and equipment diagrams are updated and maintained. Operational plans are established and maintained. Monitoring and reporting software management system is properly implemented on all systems. PTF/APAR management and reporting system is properly implemented on all systems. Communication to management; absence of "surprises or unanticipated problems "; synergy among workgroups within client. Customers are enabled to meet legal, contractual, and/or other federal/state regulatory based security requirements affecting service delivery *Responsibilities and duties include oversight and performance of the following:* Work collaboratively within the Mainframe System Team and its customers to maintain the production and test LPARS on the system. Install mainframe operating system software, work with hardware vendors and client Operations to install and upgrade mainframe equipment including the evaluation and testing of new releases of system/OEM products. Create and maintain all necessary documentation for operator system training. Maintain system software through the use of PTF/APAR application, in accordance with standard change management practice and without unscheduled service outages. Maintain and test disaster recovery procedures. Assist in the management of peripheral software sub-systems such as CICS, RACF, TCPIP, VTAM, JES2, DMS, and CA-TAPE management systems. Provide technical assistance to agency users and other agency personnel. Provide support for Mainframe related problems; Identify and successfully troubleshoot problems. Perform system audits; Monitor capacity. Work with other client teams and customer agencies to improve security, performance, backup strategies and administration. Provide off-hours support for Mainframe related issues as required. *Qualifications: * Minimum 3-5 years' experience in mainframe systems programming. Extensive knowledge of CICS and VSAM systems internals. Demonstrated experience with electronic data processing systems, principles and techniques including SMP/E, IOCP, IPCS and job control language. Extensive knowledge of the use and application of data processing equipment, including programming techniques. Experience accessing hardware and software and advising superiors on the need for upgrades. Ability to prepare clear and concise statistical reports based upon analysis and research of related data. Demonstrated ability to recognize, investigate and resolve problems in a time constrained environment. Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions. Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. *Regards,* *Manju Shree* *Sr IT Recruiter* *IDC Technologies, Inc. 1851 McCarthy Boulevard, Suite 116,Milpitas, CA, USA, 95035* *Phone: 408-418-5779 ext 252 |Fax: 408-608-6088 | * *Email: **ma...@idctechnologies.com* <kara...@idctechnologies.com>*| Web: * *www.idctechnologies.com* <http://www.idctechnologies.com/> -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "SAP or Oracle Financials" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to sap-or-oracle-financials+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/sap-or-oracle-financials. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.