CICS Senior Systems Programmer - Remote

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Seeking a CICS Systems Programmer with a deep understanding of CICSPlex/SM architecture, support, and administration. As a core member of the Middleware group, the CICS Systems Programmer will be responsible for the installation, administration, and maintenance of CICS software components and 3rd party software.

Responsibilities:

? Installation/maintenance/support of CICS software and related 3rd-party products. This includes working with vendors to address product defects and usage questions.
? Administration of CICS objects/resources in parallel SYSPlex, CPSM-managed, MRO environment, including object definition, multiple workload transaction routing, interfaces with external resource managers (DB2, MQ, IPIC ?)
? Problem analysis and resolution, both technical and application related
? Performance and capacity tuning utilizing various monitoring and reporting tools (such as BMC MainView, SMF data, AUXTRACE ?).
? Provide 24x7 on-call technical support (on rotation)
? 10+ years CICS systems programming experience, including RDO, CPSM, Web/SOA/Java facilities
? Command of z/OS facilities: TSO/ISPF, SDSF, JCL, Utilities (IDCAMS, macro assembler, ?), including understanding z/OS operation concepts
? Commensurate experience in performance monitoring
? Commensurate experience in problem analysis and resolution, including reading IPCS dumps and CICS AUXTRACE data
? Understanding of CICS VSAM file constructs
? Understanding of DB2, WebSphere MQ Series
? Analytical/critical/outside-the-box thinking in problem solving
? Familiarity with BMC MainView for CICS monitoring and control is a plus
? Experience with REXX programming is a plus
Required Technical Skills:
? 10+ years CICS systems programming experience, including RDO, CPSM, Web/SOA/Java facilities
? Command of z/OS facilities: SMP/E, TSO/ISPF, SDSF, JCL, Utilities (IDCAMS, macro assembler, ?), including understanding z/OS operation concepts
? Commensurate experience in performance monitoring
? Commensurate experience in problem analysis and resolution, including reading IPCS dumps and CICS AUXTRACE data.
? Assembler coding
? Understanding of CICS VSAM file constructs
? Understanding of DB2, WebSphere MQ Series.

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