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Mainframe DB Systems Programmer

Position: Mainframe DB Systems Programmer
Start/End Dates: 7/24/2017 - 7/18/2018

Work Location: Houston, TX or Dallas, TX

Comments: Submit candidates who are more into System NOT on Applications. Phone interview is possible but local is preferred. Houston Fannin Building office or Dallas office (Dallas Data Center - Building 3). Please indicate which office your candidate is interested in at the time of submittal.


Primary Duties:

Works as a “SYSTEM PROGRAMER” responsible for analysis and design of a complex IMS, CICS, and DB2 data sharing environment on a large Z/OS mainframe application system
Provides 24x7 problem and technical support on a rotating on-call assignment, plus provides assistance to team when needed.
Works closely with other Infrastructure Teams (e.g. MVS & Storage Management), Application Support teams, and other Support Groups (e.g SAP/Basis & Intergration) during problem resolution, design phases and planning for changes.
Recommends infrastructure changes to improve performance that may impact other application environments.
Gives guidance and assistance to other skill center personnel in their analysis of similar environments and performs quality review of their recommendations.
Must be able to work under stress in a team environment.

Specific Skills required:

Ten or more years experience with DB2, performing DB2 systems tuning activities in a sysplex data-sharing environment.
Five or more years experience with IMS
Expert knowledge of DataBase installation (SMP/E) requirements including installation parameters, security features, configuration and recurring operational activities.
Expert knowledge in obtaining necessary documentation required to debug problems.
Expert knowledge of DB2 and MVS utilities.
Intermediate experience supporting DB2's Distributed Data Facility and Stored Procedures.
Intermediate experience using IBMLink to report problems, obtain feedback and fixes.
Intermediate experience in CICS Basics.
Intermediate experience with Assembler Language programming
Intermediate experience with Rexx programming
Intermediate experience with RACF and ACF2.
Experience analyzing DB2 performance data for problem diagnosis and capacity planning.
Experience supporting DB2 in an SAP/R3 environment.
Experience tuning Bufferpool and Coupling Facility components used by DB2.

Valuable but not required:

* OPC job setup and scheduling.
* Mainview/Omegammon DB2/IMS monitor installation, customization and usage.
* Unix Systems Services.
* Microsoft Office products.

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