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Job Title: Systems Application Mainframe Engineer
Location: Remote

Job Summary

Heitmeyer Consulting is currently seeking a Mainframe Engineer for a long-term contract with one of our large banking clients. Mainframe Engineer candidate must have Parallel Sysplex experience designing, installing, maintaining and supporting the major application subsystems running on z/OS. Must possess minimum of 5 years previous experience as a systems mainframe engineer installing and supporting MQ on z/OS and provide leadership and training.

Job Description

  • Responsible for the overall management and administration of CICS for z/OS and MQ for z/OS subsystems across multiple Sysplexes and CECS.
  • Must have heavy MQ experience.
  • Provide technical direction and education to programmers, analysts and technical support associates.
  • Prototype the new features, functions and strategies of new application subsystems technology.
  • Creating the roadmap, processes, best practices, standards and strategies for continuous improvement of monitoring, performance, resiliency, availability, and scalability of CICS and MQ on system z.
  • Effective workload balance tuning and performance knowledge.
  • Assist and maintain the improvement of systems administration-related plans, processes, procedures, standards and priorities.
  • Provide problem resolution support, specific to CICS and MQ on z issues; identifies and resolves systems application problems, coordinates with programming application users to determine symptoms and ensure accurate problem resolution.
  • Plans and implements strategies and procedures for physical disaster/recovery and contingency planning.
  • Assists application development and maintenance staff with CICS and MQ on z questions and issues.
  • Work with vendors on problem identification and resolution.
  • Provides 24×7 oncall support within a team rotation.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Strong Leadership and Communication skills.
  • Expert knowledge of CICS for z/OS or MQ for z/OS along with mainframe related tools such as BMC Catalog Manager, BMC ChangeManager, BMC Apptune, BMC Mainview, IBM –CICS Interdependency Analyzer, IBM –CICS Performance analyzer, SMPE, ISPF, SMS, SMF.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively interface and partner with all levels of the organization.
  • Maintain “State of the Art’ knowledge of best practices in systems administration, high availability, metrics and business continuity specifically for CICS for z/OS or MQ for z/OS.
  • Candidate must be self-motivated and assertive while possessing the ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a team environment.
  • Effective workload balance tuning and performance knowledge.
  • DB2 for z/OS Experience desired.
  • CTG experience desired.
  • REXX experience desired.
  • Vendor management experience.
  • Knowledge of banking industry business processes a plus.

Heitmeyer Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to minority status, gender, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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