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IBM z/OS Operating Systems Sr. Systems Programmer 48409 (SV1) in Allen Park, MI at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 2/5/2019

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Job ID: 48409

IBM z/OS Operating Systems Sr. Systems Programmer

IBM z/OS Operating Systems Sr. Systems Programmer Position Description:
Skills Required:

  • Install, customize, test, implement, document and support independent software vendor (ISV) products as required (this includes user modifications that require customization for release levels or related to site requirements) and work with the vendors on problems and resolution. 
  • Code in Assembler to develop, test, implement, document and support system modifications and MVS and JES exits. 
  • Analyze, debug and correct various z/OS software problems.
  •  Support z/OS Unix System Services (USS) and Websphere environments. 
  • Use IBM's ServiceLink and interface with IBM technical support to resolve Operating System (z/OS) software and hardware problems. 
  • Proficient in Assembler, REXX, Clist and SAS coding (highly desired). 
  • Knowledge of RACF and ability to create and analyze RACF profiles. 
  • Provide system-programming support for the installation and upgrade of mainframe hardware configurations. 
  • Provide off hours support for Disaster Recovery planning and testing. 
  • Able to provide 24 hours support 7 days per week 365 days per year (rotational duty) for software issues (will be provided with a cell phone and on call laptop). 
  • Evaluate Software products as required and make recommendations to management. 
  • Implement and maintain security and control policies, procedures and standards in all phases of Software and Hardware implementation changes. 
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of installed Hardware and Software products. 
  • Provide customer support by addressing Software/Hardware related trouble tickets providing levels 1, 2 and 3 support.

Experience Preferred:

  • Experience with software installs and zOS upgrades. 
  • GDPS knowledge. 
  • Mainframe performance knowledge.

Education Required:

  • B.S. Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent work experience in the requested field

Fast Switch, Ltd., delivering the Right Talent at the Right Time for over 21 years. We are an IT Consulting company with offices in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, Cleveland, OH, Cincinnati, OH, New York, Hartford, CT, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Tucson, AZ. We’re doing business in almost half the states in the union.

We're a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100% consultant and client focused. You are our most important asset!          

We've differentiated ourselves by being creativeflexible, and fast. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company.

We're different. Our consultants and clients tell us so, and it's our great people who make the difference! We do unique things, and we do them for Fortune 10 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups. We also have a strong belief in giving back to the communities we serve.

Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefits options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include:

• Medical and Dental (Fast Switch pays majority of the medical program)

• Vision

• Personal Time Off (PTO) Program

• Long Term Disability (100% paid)

• Life Insurance (100% paid)

• 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match

Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, Fast Switch was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press and one of the Best Staffing Firms In 2016 and 2017. We have won the Columbus Business First “Fast 50” award 9 times in 12 years because of our strong growth which translates into more and better opportunities for our consulting staff members.

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