Mainframe Technical Specialist

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Job reference 159826
Mainframe Technical Specialist (CICS)


Primary Responsibilities:

System programming functions in the installation, configuration, support and tuning of MVS or Z/OS Operating System, and system products such as, CICS, DB, Scheduling & Software Application management tools.


Specific Duties include:
 
  • Ability to Install, Maintain & Upgrade CICS(v5.5) & MQ(v9.1).
  • JVM setup, maintenance & administration.
  • Conduct review and implementation of System changes
  • Perform fault analysis and resolution of System problems
  • Provide 24 x 7 On-call support
  • Monitor and fine-tune the resources to optimize performance
  • Automate operations of System products
  • Assist to evaluate and propose new and/or upgrade of software/hardware products
  • Document processes and procedures in support of the operations for the Mainframe systems
  • Provide technical guidance and training.
  • Familiarity with ISV products such as File-Aid, Abend-Aid, SYSVIEW, Hiperstation is a plus.
  • MQ Administration.

Education/Skill/Competence requirements:
 
  • Degree in Computer Science or related discipline.
  • Min 3-4 years Systems Programming experience in MVS or Z/OS with knowledge on:
  • SMP/E
  • CICS
  • MQ
  • Programing language SAS, REXX and CLIST


Added advantage with the following skills:
  • DB2, IMS
  • DFSMS, DFHSM
  • Storage products
  • Scheduling tools (Control-M, TWS)
  • Software Management Product (Endevor)
 
  1. Good analytical skills and ability to work under pressure.
  2. Good communications skills (Oral and Written).
  3. Understanding of banking or financial business is advantageous.

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