Vanguard Management Solutions, LLC

Mainframe System Programmer

Systems Administrator in Washington, DC

Posted 2019-03-14

Job Description
Primary Responsibilities: Serves as a Systems Programmer in the mainframe environment, which provides mainframe systems support for an Enterprise data center environment.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Mainframe Automation Systems Programmer -Responsible for the installation, configuration, monitoring, automation, integrity, technical support, and maintenance of the Department's IBM System z mainframe automations and user application Software environment.
• Open Systems (Red Hat Linux) BMC MainView Console Management for zEnterprise (formally known as IO Concepts) - responsible for the installation, configuration, monitoring, automation, integrity, technical support, and maintenance of the Department's remote MVS console emulator application software environment and coding of all automated alert notifications.
• Installation, customization, and patching of the CA-Scheduler and CA-OPS/MVS software products.
• Must install, maintain, and support software that executes on the mainframe and Red Hat Linux systems. Requires strong automation strategy and REXX coding skills.
• Thorough knowledge of the installation , customization, and configuration of CA OPS/MVS, CA OPS/MVS Multi-System Facility (MSF), CA-ENF, CA- Datacom/AD, CA Scheduler, and BMC MainView Console Management for zEnterprise.
• Thorough knowledge of z/OS Parmlib procedures and error checking, critical for successful mainframe CPU Initial Program Loads (IPL's).
• Strong analytical, performance tuning, and problem resolution skills.
• Proven ability to identify, analyze, and resolve automation software and customer application software related problems.
• Thorough knowledge of code writing required by the various software packages.
• Extensive experience installing and migrating to new software releases.
• Thorough knowledge of coding scripts that are processed through BMC's XMATTERS that generates automated alerts.

DB2 Support:
• Ensure integrity, availability and performance of DB2 database systems by providing technical support and maintenance.
• Monitor database performance and recommend improvements for operational efficiency.
• Assist in capacity planning, space management and data maintenance activities for database system.
• Perform troubleshooting and maintenance of multiple databases.
• Monitor databases regularly to check for any errors such as existing locks and failed updates.
• Oversee utilization of data and log files.
• Manage database logins and permissions for users.

Clearance required: Active Public Trust upfront
Education:Typically requires BS degree and 8 - 12 years of prior relevant experience

Required Skills HW:
• IBM z196, IBM z10, IBM EC12, IBM TS3500 VTL
Required Skills SW:
• Operating Systems: z/OS, Red Hat LINUX
• IBM SW: DB2, JES2, TSO, ISPF, SDSF, RMF, SMF, JCL, FTP, VTAM, SMP/E, CA-OPS/MVS, SyslogD, Teleview, IBM Utilities, Unix System Services (USS), ZFS File System, Tape Management Software (CA-1), HSM, CA-Scheduler, CA-ENF CA-MSM
• Languages: Assembly Languages, CLIST, REXX,
• Other: BMC Remedy Change Management, Reflections, CONNECT:DIRECT, FDR

Desired Skills:
• Ability to apply user requirements to the analysis, planning, and design of technology systems.
• Ability to communicate problems and solutions both verbally and in writing to the Government Lead.
• Ability to work independently and troubleshoot problems with speed and efficiency.
• Ability to work closely with others in a team environment
• Ability to interface with all customer levels.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Job Type: Full-time

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