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Senior Systems Programmer

Reference Number: RKMDSS3

Senior Systems Programmer
experience  Not Disclosed
location  Laurel, MD
duration  60.0 Months
salary  Not Disclosed
jobtype  Not Disclosed
Industry  Government - Local
Job Description

Description :

Senior Systems Programmer – Mainframe

The IT Mainframe Operations Section is seeking to select a single qualified firm to provide augmented services of a Senior Systems Programmer/Administrator to lead and coordinate operations and provide day-to-day support, maintenance, and monitoring of Mainframe, z/Enterprise system and Business applications and related infrastructure.

BACKGROUND The client Information Technology (IT) Department Infrastructure and Operations focuses on responding to business needs of the client in a consistent, effective, and productive manner.
The client obligations to its rate payers and inter-relationship of applications and hardware increasingly puts a strong demand on the IT department to provide continuous and reliable services and support to its business users.
Failure to provide continuous service to the client hardware and software environments could significantly and adversely impact the citizens of the Counties.


Responsible for installing and maintaining software, monitoring performance, tuning system, maintaining backups, implementing security, developing and implementing storage strategies, and troubleshooting, resolves problems and works with other teams to ensure 24x7x365 mission-critical applications availability, reliability and performance.

Required Experience/Skills:

Comprehensive knowledge of z/Enterprise server technology, software technology, systems analysis, research techniques, systems development standards and quality and cost controls. Knowledge of managing centralized and distributed architectures. Strong USS application and architecture knowledge. Advanced knowledge of components of z/OS operating system (MVS), CIS/TS, TSO, JES2, WL and interaction. Diverse knowledge of multiple products including: IBM System software including; SMPE, HCD/IOD, JES2, VTAM, TCP/IP, TSO/ISPF, DFSOT, CICS/TS, SDSF, MF, WLM< OMEGAMON, WebSphere MQ, Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT); and OEM system software including; CA-Common Services, RIM, CA-ENF, CA-IDMS, CA-ACF2, CA-7, CA11, CA-PANVALET, CA-TPX, CA-MVS/OPS, CA-DOCCI, CA-1, CA-MIM, CA-Easytreive Plus, CA-JARS, Focus, FDR/ABR, ViewDirect/Document Direct, VPS, JSF, DIF, Quickref, Jobscan, Code1 Plus, MailStream Plus MSP, EMC TIMEFINDER MIROR/SNAP/CLONE. Experience performing special database backups, restore and refresh using FDR/ABR software. Strong communication, analytical, and organizational skills. Able to install and integrate third-party software. Able to document troubleshoot problems and communicate with business and technical personnel at all levels. Able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.


Bachelor’s degree with five (5) years programming support experience that includes: 3 years’ experience installing IBM, CA, and OEM products on z/OS and MVS operation systems and experience with IBM utilities OR High School diploma or equivalent with 9 years systems programming support experience that includes: 3 years’ experience installing IBM, CA and OEM products on z/OS and MVS operating systems and experience with IBM utilities. III.

Note :

can work remotely with occasional visits to onsite.
VIVA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants have an equal opportunity for placement, and all employees have an equal opportunity to develop on the job. This means that VIVA will not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status

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