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MAINFRAME DEVELOPER

Company: Apex Systems
Location: San Jose
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Job#: 2030583 Job Description: Mainframe Developer (z/OS Programmer)Duration: 12 month contract to startIV Process: 1-2 roundsLocation: San Jose, CAExperience: 15+ years of experience with IBM and third-party mainframe software management specific to z/OS operating system and other software products. Must have experience supporting, leading, and training in software management use with little or no direction. This would include all aspects such as logical/physical design, defining, implementing, monitoring, reporting and utilities. Ability to install and customize IBM and third-party software using SMP/E and non-SMP/E.Education: Bachelor's Degree or higher desired. Candidates will also be considered who have skills and experience requirements in lieu of BA/BS education requirements.Required Skills & Responsibilities:

  • Existing ability and expertise to maintain the z/OS 2.1 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.
  • Existing ability to create, maintain, and upgrade software systems for development and production environments.
  • Working knowledge of how to monitor system software access, performance, and resource utilization.
  • Provide technical leadership to developers on the use of software management system, development and integration tools, and deployment strategies, to include application tuning and guidance in effective use of software features.
  • Act as a liaison between application programmers and vendors to report and resolve software problems.
  • Work with application programmers to ensure that application problems do not adversely affect production operations.
  • Participate in 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned including special projects. Develop/maintain/monitor proper software use and security authorization policies.
  • Ability to provide 24/7/365 software support. This would include on-call support during off hours.
  • Deep knowledge of diverse systems and platforms and exposure to new and emerging technologies
  • Communication: Ability to effectively communicate across multiple levels; Demonstrated ability to work with and coordinate efforts amongst various third parties; Ability to influence multiple levels on highly technical issues and challenges Additional Skills & Responsibilities:
    • 15+ years of experience with mainframe software management specific to z/OS operating system and other 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.
    • Ability to install and customize IBM and third-party software using SMP/E & IEBCOPY
    • Ability to perform multiple activities simultaneously with minimal supervision. Possible travel and variable hours may be required.
    • Existing ability to write/read/debug programs in a batch and online environment. Existing ability to write software exit program(s) and use software utilities as required.
    • Experience in keeping the z/OS hardware configuration current using HCD.
    • Solid knowledge of mainframe JCL and utilities.
    • Experience using TSO, ISPF & SDSF
    • Working knowledge of OPC, Omegamon & RMF MON III
    • Experience writing in Assembler, REXX and CLISTs.
    • Experience and understanding of z/OS UNIX environment.
    • Experience with CA Common Services, Disk, Librarian, Vision Results & Platinum Experience with RACF, JES2, SMS, FDR, SRS, StarTool, ZELA, JHS and DIF Strong analytical skills. x Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent problem-solving skills. x Ability to think strategically and act tactically. Ability to work in a team environment and share ideas
    • Experience with DB2 & CICS
    • Experience with VTAM, TCPIP, JQP, and VVPEEO EmployerApex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or . Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

Keywords: Apex Systems, San Jose , MAINFRAME DEVELOPER, IT / Software / Systems , San Jose, California

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