Senior Mainframe Systems Programmer
The Senior Systems Programmer for Legacy Systems, for maintenance and support of Z/OS systems, is responsible for planning and upgrading the systems on a County-established basis, verifying the health of all systems, and making necessary changes as required. This includes analyzing the issues reported by development teams making necessary recommendations; planning and designing systems architecture; working with customers to test applications post-upgrade; ensuring software is compatible with operating systems; upgrading hardware in a timely manner with minimum downtime windows; evaluating new application software technologies; and/or ensuring that relevant security products are patched on a regular basis. The Senior Systems Programmer for Legacy Systems, for development of operating systems, is responsible for analyzing systems requirements, risks and costs; evaluating, selecting, verifying and validating systems software environments; evaluating, selecting and installing compilers, assemblers and utilities; integrating hardware and software components within systems environments; monitoring and fine-tuning performance of systems environments; evaluating new systems engineering technologies and subsequent effects on operating environments; and/or ensuring that information security/information assurance policies, principles and practices are integral elements of operating environments.
A Senior Mainframe Systems Programmer is responsible for leading and/or supporting the most complex IT infrastructure, modification, installation, testing, implementation, maintenance and enhancements of new or existing system software products. This classification must plan, install, configure, test, implement and manage core system software products in support of the County's IT architecture and business needs. Special organizational or functional industry position titles for systems programmer include, but are not limited to, Z/OS System Administrator, MVS Systems Administrator, CICS/IMS/DB2/ADABAS Systems Programmer, and Z/OS Network and Storage Administrator. The following technology skill sets are required to perform in this classification -IBM: Z/OS, IMS, DB2, ADABAS, SMP/E, JCL, IMS DB/DC, CICS, ACF2, ASSEMBLER/ COBOL/ REXX, CONTROL-M, VTAM, TCPIP, NETVIEW, NATURAL/ SUPERNAT, ENTIREX, CA SPOOL, IMS & DB2 BMC Tools, HMC/HOD/IODF, VTS.
This classification must have a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in Z/OS Systems programming, with at least four (4) years of that experience in a lead role.
This classification requires the possession of a bachelor's degree in an IT-related or engineering field.
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