Richardson, Texas - Added 2019-07-01 Mainframe Systems Programmer

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Mainframe Systems Programmer – Richardson, TX (W2 full-time, full benefits!)

Primary objective is to provision, test and support legacy Mainframe Applications/Utilities and make needed enhancements to IBM products via user exits and In-line mods.

To be a rock star in this role, knock these responsibilities out of the park:

  • 24×7 on-call support (Must be text accessible 24×7 for escalation and monitoring notifications)
  • Must be able to respond to texts within 15 minutes
  • Work several planned maintenance windows throughout the year
  • Interact with customers via the phone and email
  • Update problem documentation via ticket system
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues by following documented processes
  • Update process and support documentation as needed
  • Monitor environment via monitoring tools, texts, tickets and/or email messages
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to apps/processes the team supports on Windows, Unix/Linux and Mainframe based on monitoring
  • Provide assistance to Application Support Teams and programmers
  • Candidates must be able to respond to situations in a methodical way and prioritize tasks effectively. They must be able to effectively communicate complex technical information to all levels of management in a professional and articulate manner.
  • Prepare product roadmaps for future development/enhancements to these products.
  • Research support EOL dates with vendors on the products used and determine best upgrade path and timing.
  • Participate in and/or manage Mainframe software related projects
  • Research and implement S/W products and/or S/W coding changes to reduce and/or eliminate the current dependencies on custom code (ALC mods and legacy in-house S/W) while providing current functionality.

Think you can handle it? You’ll also need to come equipped with experience like:

  • Assembler programming skills requiredMUST HAVE experience using Assembly Language ( aka ALC , aka BAL , aka HLASM … )  
  • 10+ years of experience with designing, provisioning, testing and supporting Mainframe applications like IMS , z/OS , DB2 , MQ Series , RACF , USS , on Mainframe
  • IBM Mainframe skills such as JCL , IMS , HMC , HSM , TSO, Netview , etc.

Desired Skills (nice to have):

  • Performance Tuning/Monitoring via RMF and SMF reporting and WLM policy changes
  • IBM Mainframe Console Operations (JES2 or JES3 background)
  • Rexx programming
  • Proficiency at dump debugging
  • Working knowledge of DB2 and DLI databases
  • COBOL programming (desired, not required)
  • Programming background in additional languages
  • z/VM and z/Linux background

We are so excited that you want to join TSP! We pledge to take care of you. Here are some cool reasons why you’ll love working with us:

We really like you!
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We care about your well-being!
We provide benefits that keep you protected and in top shape like: medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k), paid time off (PTO), and an array of other perks that are pretty hard to find.

We are social and we win!
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We’d love to have you on the team. All you need to do now is apply.