#JOB – Mainframes System Programmer – Pittsfield, MA (#MainframesSystemProgrammer #MainframeProgrammer #Z/OsProgrammer #z/OS #RACF #Pittsfield #Massachusetts)

Position : Mainframes System Programmer

Location : Pittsfield, MA, USA

Duration : 6 Months Contract

Key Responsibilities

· Perform installation, maintenance and upgrades of system software products using SMP/E

· Perform installation, maintenance and upgrades of 3rd party system level software products.

· Assist other members of IT, such as Application Development, Operations, Network Services and Systems Programmers.

· Monitor performance of the system hardware and software. Isolate, correct and improve operational efficiency through changes to the software packages or reconfiguration of hardware.

· Review security at system level (RACF & ACF2) and provide recommendations for improvements.

· Report progress on a weekly basis of status on all assigned work tasks in a written report.

· Provide 24X7 on call support and occasional weekend onsite support.

· Supporting the Mainframe operations Team during the IPL’s of the Mainframe.

· Support Production Monitoring operations staff whenever needed.

· Contact IBM if any issues with the hardware.

Minimum Qualifications

· Experience as a z/OS Systems Programmer.

· Experience working with SMPE in MVS and/or z/OS.

· Experience installing and/or upgrading 3rd party products in MVS and/or z/OS.

· Experience with DFSMS in MVS and/or z/OS.

· Experience with RACF in MVS and/or z/OS.

· Experience with z/OS 1.09 and higher versions.

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience with IBM zSeries mainframe.

· Experience with Unix Systems Services (USS) on z/OS.

· Experience with multiple LPARs and shared DASD.

· Experience with CLIST and REXX.

Experience in Mainframe Tapes Arrays:

· DS6800 – DS4700 disk failures, Monitor the IBM HMC (Hardware management Console),

· Install microcode updates to the Z/10 system when necessary from IBM.

· Vary channels offline & online and perform debugging for I/O errors.

· Support Application team on requests Application Support may ask for system related data to be gathered via DFSMF records or from thr backups.

· Should be able to pull reports from Storage Management Facility (SMF) or from backups, archived data, ASM2 backups etc.

· Create new procedures to assist application team when necessary.


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