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z/OS Systems Programmer, Lead
Who is Company Financial?
Company is the largest consumer finance company in the U.S., with 1,500 branches in 44 states. Founded in Baltimore in 1912, it has helped more than 10 million people through $120 billion in loans over its existence. Company focuses on helping consumers obtain secured and unsecured personal installment loans, ranging from $1,500 to $25,000.
Company Financial Services is currently seeking qualified candidates to Support and maintain Mainframe z/OS, OEM software, and zSeries Network infrastructure at Company Financial. Perform root cause problem determination when system failures occur. Analyze system performance and tune as required to ensure system is running at optimal efficiency and throughput. Maintain mainframe system availability and DR capabilities. Evaluate new and existing operating system software products.
Successful candidates will be able to:
Perform storage administration and replications functions to support defined service level agreements
Develop/test Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Plan
Install, support, maintain CICS Transaction Server, WebSphere MQ, DB2 systems
Support and maintain Communications Server providing VTAM-TCP/IP services
Create and monitor security settings to control access
Provide application programming support as requested
Navigate hardware and software vendors' technical support portal
Determine root cause of problem using diagnostics and recommend/implement preventative action
Design, implement, and support a multiple logical partitions (LPARs) environment
Perform analysis and make tuning recommendations to improve performance
Lead complex projects for software/hardware upgrades
Facilitate the relationship with hardware/software vendors to coordinate upgrades; Maintain awareness of new/changes in hardware and software
Analyze and recommend improvements in cooperative processing platforms
Maintain appropriate position documentation
Performs all other duties as assigned by Management.
This position requires experience with large, complex z/OS mainframe environments and excellent problem-solving skills. Experience with z/OS, IOGEN, SMPE, OEM software products, LPAR support, and Parallel Sysplex support is required. CICS, DB2, CA, BMC software, and Communications Manager & IBM MQ experience is a plus. Soft skills of the successful candidate should include some technical project management, the ability to interact well with other technical teams, the ability to function well in a matrixed support environment, and good written and verbal communication skills.
8 years of advance level Installing and configuring software running in z/OS environment
Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills
Advanced competency working in complex systems environments
Proficient project management skills
Expert knowledge of the PC (hardware and software) is essential.
Expert listening skills.
The ability to work autonomously and with a diverse team.
Ability to communicate at all levels.
Ability to present ideas and take charge of projects.
Company, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identify, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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