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Mainframe CICS Senior System Programmer
Ref No.: 16-08374
Location: Franklin Lakes,, New Jersey
The primary focus of the mainframe infrastructure groups is to provide a technical platform and software tools to facilitate Client Application development, Operations, and End user departments ability to implement business requirements in an efficient, timely and cost effective manner.

The main responsibilities of a CICS System Programmer is to ensure CICS region reliability, to provide both CICS Infra-Structure and Application design expertise, and to provide the software expertise relating to the installation, implementation and debugging of all CICS IBM and CICS related OEM products. At Client we have a diverse computing environment. Candidates for this position must be very flexible and responsive to the changing environments

  • Ensure CICS region reliability
    • Research, identify and recommended both infra-structure and application design performance improvements.
    • Evaluate and recommend innovative technological solutions to meet new/existing business requirements.
    • Perform daily checklists, open Remedy tickets to application groups for problem resolution
    • Monitor System resources, make tuning recommendations
    • Provide timely problem diagnosis of application system dumps to identify root cause and recommend appropriate solutions.
    • Communicate with application developers to convey the root cause and assist in problem resolution.
    • Perform system problem analysis and resolution
    • Provide on-site CICS Hotline support
    • Support Disaster Recovery Tests
    • Maintain CICS DR Plans.
    • Maintain CICS SOPs.
  • Provide Quality Assurance / Development Support:
    • Define CICS resources: transactions, programs, templates, files, socket listeners, web services.
    • Provide on-site non-production CICS hotline support
    • Create new CICS regions as needed
    • Work with application developers and QA support group to resolve issues and problems with regions.
  • Install and maintain CICS OEM products for currency:
    • Maintained OEM products at optimal maintenance levels, apply PTFs as needed.
    • Coordinate maintenance and upgrades implementation with affected applications.
    • Perform OEM problem analysis and resolution
    • Maintain OEM documentation
  • Products:
    • OHF
    • HiperStation
    • Data Stage Tx
    • Trading Partner
    • Teradata CICS
    • BMC Mainview for CICS
    • Intertest
    • SymDump/CICS
    • SymDump/System
    • Group1/Code1
    • MAPR
    • DADS
    • BMC Super Optimizer
    • RACF Toolkit
    • CICS TCPIP Sockets
  • Install and maintain CICS TS for currency:
    • Maintain CICS TS at optimal maintenance levels, apply PTFs as needed.
    • Coordinate maintenance and upgrades implementation with affected applications.
    • Perform CICS problem analysis and resolution
    • Provide CICS Web Support
    • Provide SSL/RACF Support
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Requirement of 10 years of CICS Application design and development, Systems Programming and Internals background.
  • "Master-level” knowledge and understanding of both CICS and OEM products and how they interact.
  • Expert knowledge of large IBM systems hardware architecture (HCD/IODF), GDPS Global Metro mirror, Hyperswap
  • This position requires someone who is self-motivated, self-starter, capable of working independently, strategic thinker and results-orientated
  • Ability to coordinate projects with end users and technical teams in a high paced service oriented environment.
  • Work on special projects as assigned
  • Provide on-call support, coverage to solve technical problems 7x24x365
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Is Relocation Available?
Yes, nationwide
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