Mainframe Systems Programmer - Contract

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Mainframe Systems Programmer

The role involves upgrading and supporting the z/OS operating system and ISV products, mainly from IBM and Computer Associates (CA)

Must be Authorised to Work in the UK.

Job Role:

  • The successful candidate will ideally have more than ten years of z/OS systems programming experience
  • Should have very strong Parallel Sysplex skills
  • Extensive experience of installing many (not just a few) IBM and CA products
  • Should have ideally worked in a Bank or organisations with large installations
  • Should be confident, able to work independently and start contributing from day one
  • Must have excellent problem-solving skills and be a true team player
  • Will need provide off hours support for the implementation of software changes, when required
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills; an ability to communicate with impact, ensuring complex information is articulated in a meaningful way to wide and varied audiences

Required Skills:

  • Parallel Sysplex
  • Installation of several different IBM and CA products


Nice to Have Skills (not mandatory)

  • ACF2 Security tool
  • GDPS
  • RACF
  • Assembler
  • Rexx
  • Omegamon
  • RMF
  • SMF
  • SAS


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