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CICS MQ Mainframe Systems Administrator - Programmer in Atlanta, GA at Spartan Resources, LLC

Date Posted: 3/9/2018

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CICS MQ Mainframe Systems Admin/ProgrammerAtlanta, GA5-6 months C2H Job Description Our client is seeking to add a Mainframe CICS Systems Programmer to manage the corporate mainframe CICS and MQ environment.   The successful candidate will be a self-starter, have significant experience with supporting mainframe CICS, MQ and related software, work well with software vendors, ramp up quickly on large projects, work independently to understand business needs, and design solutions to produce high availability environments.  The candidate’s responsibilities will include both CICS and MQ software support duties, execution of projects to implement and upgrade software, and on-call support. Education: 4-yr College Degree preferably Information Systems or Computer Science Responsibilities
  • Lead projects in installation, testing, and implementation of CICS and MQ based products. 
  • Participate as a team member in projects that require changes or upgrades to mainframe CICS and MQ products. 
  • Produces documentation and procedures regarding the proper use and operation of the mainframe CICS and MQ environment. 
  • Assists in specifying new systems software configurations, as required, for installed and proposed systems. 
  • Provide support 7x24x365 for mission critical mainframe CICS and MQ operations and handle on-call for 75+ regions. 
  • Act as a resource as needed during critical system outages to provide management with business impact information necessary to make decisions. 
  • Interface with internal and external service specialists and software technicians regarding problem determination and resolution. 
  • Assures the highest levels of stability, integrity, reliability, security, and availability of the software under his/her responsibility, consistent with the resources available and the established change control policies and prescribed procedures. 
  • Corrects reported problems with software under his/her responsibility. This includes determining the exact nature of the error so that a vendor supplied fix can be found, or a local circumvention created and applied to resolve the problem. 
  • Utilize a problem management tool to track open incidents and follow up to resolution and closure. 
  • Executes special projects or other related duties as required.
  • Conduct thorough testing and follow defined change control processes.
  • Effectively communicate with end-users, application programmers, co-workers, managers, and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrate a high level of initiative and attention to detail during daily operations
 Skills Required
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience installing, configuring, and implementing mainframe CICS and MQ in a large IT environment
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience supporting mainframe CICS and MQ applications, debugging storage violations, reading core IPCS or Abend-Aid dumps, and supporting CICS and MQ in general in a large IT environment
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in mainframe third party software installation and support
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in COBOL, Assembler, CICS API & JCL
  • Mainframe CICS and MQ operations and internals
  • Availability to cover 7x24x365 operations and be on-call
  • Ability to handle stressful situations and maintain composure under pressure
  • Team player
  • Aggressive problem diagnosis and creative problem solving skills on highly complex problems; technical agility
  • Experience using automated unit testing and writing test code
  • High level of initiative and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent customer support skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
 Skills Preferred
  • Experience implementing and supporting CICS Web Services and Java in CICS. 
  • Experience implementing and supporting CICSPlex SM, CICS Transaction Gateway, Abend-AID, Xpediter, File-AID, Strobe, and Shadow.
  • HP Service Manager experience

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