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Mainframe CICS/MQ Administrator

Wrocław, Woj. Dolnośląskie 50-075
  • Job Code
    231133BR
Introduction


Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM Client Innovation Center Wroclaw & Katowice is now hiring experienced mainframe
professionals!

Experience new and diverse professional challenges. Take your career further with IBMs Client Innovation Center in Wroclaw & Katowice. Be part of a multicultural team that helps our clients to transform how their IT services are delivered. You will discover a friendly team-focused environment: an inspiring workplace that provides an open and collaborative culture. Enjoy varied and challenging work - and grow your expertise through training and career development tailored to you. Shape your future by joining a global team that has driven client success for more than 100 years.

As a member of Mainframe Middleware Team, candidate will be responsible for the CICS transaction servers and MQ Websphare on z/OS LPARs. Candidate will have to perform all functions related to supporting CICS and MQSeries including: administration, configuration, installation, maintenance, upgrades, performance and problem solving.

Main tasks:

CICS part:
  • Monitor the systems for issues and take the required steps to address them
  • Install, upgrade and maintain the CICS and CTG software
  • Create and maintain CICS regions used by the applications including Assembler and
Cobol programs
  • Administer the CICS regions according to application requirements (create new objects: transactions, tclass, programs)
  • Create and maintain the CICS monitoring infrastructure (OMEGAMON, System Automation feeds, etc.)
  • Provide and analyze SMF statistics on usage to various parties (eg. developers, managers, Operational Security Department)
  • Investigate and resolve problems in CICS and related areas
  • Investigation and evaluation of new products in the area (eg. the CICS Explorer)
  • Control and investigate CICS CPU usage
  • Provide support to the application programming groups including handling inquiry and new resource, requests, coding design questions, assist in resolving issues and abends
MQ part:
  • Control and investigate MQ CPU usage
  • Control and investigate MQ queues usage
  • Control and investigate Space usage
  • Deliver and analyze SMF statistics
  • Define MQ objects (channels, queues, aliases, etc.)
  • Maintain and adapt according to application growth (eg. new page sets, etc.)

Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical support for customer. Own and action requests for service,
  • Implementing changes and resolving assigned problems (may involve some after hours and weekend work).
  • Provide 24x7 after hours on-call support as required for products supported by the team
  • Personal compliance and ownership on security, audit and systems integrity posture
  • Highlight areas for improvement in current processes, and implement improvements
Must have:
At least 10 years of experience on similar position
English: intermediate level
Technical and Professional Expertise
Candidate should be self-organized, eager to learn with strong sense of analysis & troubleshooting skills
Ability to take the lead in problem solving and coordination of multi-disciplinary groups
Ability to multitask and switch to higher priority tasks when required
Take a lead for specific responsibility or area when needed
Experience using GSD or SMP/E for product installs and applying maintenance
Experience using trace, dumps and monitoring software for problem investigation and resolution
Experience coding programs in REXX
Experience with Omegamon/Tivoli products in terms of monitoring and problem determination
CICS knowledge:
- Install, upgrade and maintain the CICS and CTG software
- Create and maintain CICS regions
- Administer the CICS regions according to application demands (eg. new transactions, connections etc.) and support the merge process
- Create and maintain the CICS monitoring infrastructure (Omegamon, TMON, System Automation feeds, the 'CICS Monitor' etc)
- Investigate and resolve problems in CICS and related DBDC areas
- Performance review and tuning of the CICSes and CTGs
- Investigation and evaluation of new products in the area (eg. the CICS Explorer)
MQ knowledge:
- Support, administration and maintenance of MQ on z/OS


Nice to have:
Knowledge and experience with WebSphere on Mainframe
Experience with MQSeries and MQClients on distributed platforms
General knowledge and understanding of DB2 on Mainframe concepts
Data Propagator knowledge
Support, administration and maintenance of MQ with Data Propagator Qreplication
To be able to provide performance statistics on usage to various parties (eg. developers, managers, Operational Security Department)


Required Professional and Technical Expertise
At least 10 years of experience on similar position
English: intermediate level
Experience using GSD or SMP/E for product installs and applying maintenance
Experience using trace, dumps and monitoring software for problem investigation and resolution
Experience coding programs in REXX
Experience with Omegamon/Tivoli products in terms of monitoring and problem determination
CICS knowledge
MQ knowledge:

Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise
  • Knowledge and experience with WebSphere on Mainframe
    Experience with MQSeries and MQClients on distributed platforms
    General knowledge and understanding of DB2 on Mainframe concepts
    Data Propagator knowledge
    Support, administration and maintenance of MQ with Data Propagator Qreplication
    To be able to provide performance statistics on usage to various parties (eg. developers, managers, Operational Security Department)


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IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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Posted: 2019-07-10 Expires: 2019-08-09

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