Mainframe z/OS Installation & Maintenance Specialist (MQ & CICS)
Summary
Title:Mainframe z/OS Installation & Maintenance Specialist (MQ & CICS)
ID:1399
Required Education:Bachelors Degree
Job Duration :Long-Term
Job Location:Pikesville, Maryland
Required Certifications:N/A
Job Description:See Full Job Description
Required Years of Experience:5 Years Minimum
Description
Position: Mainframe z/OS Installation & Maintenance Specialist (MQ & CICS)
Work Location: On-Site in Pikesville, MD

Founded in May 2003, DK Consulting, LLC, a woman-owned small business, was formed to provide management and technology solutions based on industry best practices. DK Consulting, LLC works with multiple State, Federal, and Commercial customers, and our services range from providing customers with that one ‘critical resource’ to assuming responsibility for an entire IT project. We maintain exceptional past performance and provide a personal touch to account management that is rarely seen in the industry today. Some of our awards include:
DK Consulting Recognized in Inc. Magazine’s Top 5000 List – 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018
DK Consulting’s CEO Named One of the Top Female CEOs in Baltimore by SmartCEO Magazine - 2015!
DK Consulting Awarded Top 100 MBE’s in 2017 by CRMSDC!
 
Overview: Supports the mainframe environment for a Maryland State agency located in Pikesville, MD. Duties include designing, implementing, and supporting new and ongoing projects in a large-scale environment (over 10,000 users).

Responsibilities:
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience with at least one of the following, in a large-scale environment with 10,000 users or more.
  • System programming, installation, configuration, customization and maintenance of z/OS and the supporting programs, including UNIX System Services (USS), Global Resource Serialization (GRS), utilizing the software tools SMP/E, TSO/E, JES2, TMON/MVS, TCP/IP and ACF/VTAM.
  • Experience with JCL and IBM Utilities (IDCAMS, etc.)
  • System programming of z/OS and z/Series hardware definitions, using Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD) in a Logical Partition (LPAR) environment, including IOCDS/IODFS configuration and implementation.
  • General knowledge of DB2, IMS, and CICS as they pertain to z/OS.
  • Assist in the performance of periodic and regular disaster recovery and fail-over tests to ensure adequacy of plan. Recommend changes to plan based on results.
  • Diagnosing z/OS performance problems and tuning that operating system.
  • Knowledge and experience reading and analyzing z/OS dumps.
  • Knowledge and experience running and reading VTAM trace dumps.
  • System programming, installation, configuration, customization and maintenance of miscellaneous third-party software products.
  • Install and use SAS/MXG software and IBM’s Workload Manager to perform capacity planning and performance tuning.
  • Install, maintain, and use the TMON monitoring tools for MVS, DB2, and IMS.
  • Ensure adequate system backups are performed and recovery strategy developed.
  • Develop and support system exits and utility programs, if needed.
  • Systems programming, installation, configuration, customization and maintenance of z/OS and the supporting programs, utilizing SMP/E, TSO/E, and JES2.
  • Systems programming of z/OS and z/Series hardware definitions, using HCD in an LPAR environment.
  • Diagnosing z/OS performance problems and tuning that operating system
  • MQ series experience

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