Mainframe CICS Admin Initial remote

Mainframe CICS Admin Initial remote

31 Dec 2023
Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, 15231 Pittsburgh USA

Mainframe CICS Admin Initial remote

Role :: Mainframe CICS Admin
Location :: Pittsburgh PA
Duration :: Contract (long term)

Job description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Applying patches to CICS software
  • CICS ISVs upgrades and maintenance
  • Resource definition Online and batch mode
  • CICS region build
  • Configuration of CICS initialization parameters
  • Troubleshooting and resolving system related abends and issues
  • Identifying patches that need to be installed, and having them installed
  • Security administration for CICS
  • Performance monitoring and tuning
  • CICS intercommunication setup and maintenance
  • Assist in application team on CICS specific issues
  • Defining and Monitoring MQ objects
  • MQ region build
  • Knowledge on MQ sharing concepts
  • Managing WebSphere MQ resources (BSDS, Pagesets, buffer pools, logs)
  • Expertise with all aspects of MQ including installation, operations, coding user exits, security, MQI, performance tuning, CA / Sysview
  • Support CICSPlex SM environment.
  • Upgrade CICSPlex SM environment.
  • Perform work assignments within CICS using MRO concepts.
  • Use CICS Explorer to monitor CICS systems.
  • Use RACF to support the client's requirements for CICS Applications.
  • Solve complex CICS problems effectively and quickly with minimal assistance and direction.
  • Conduct root cause analysis on issues.
  • Support On-Call 24x7.
  • Support clients with various Web application types.
  • Solve complex problems with limited assistance.
  • Support CICS applications that use DB2.
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in CICS/(MQ experience a plus) on zOS administration
  • Excellent skills on CICS administration which include CICS and its product administration, upgrades/migration and sutomation within CICS systems duties
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts.
  • Must possess excellent organization skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing technologies.
  • Knowledge on CICSPlex concepts (mandatory)
  • Experience with capacity and performance issues.
  • Experience reading and debugging using mainframe core dumps.
  • Operating with CICS adapter control functions to initiate and manage connections between WebSphere MQ and CICS
  • Experience with TSO/ISPF/SDSF/JCL.
  • Experience with Disaster Recovery processes.
  • Experience with SMP/E.
  • Experience with CICS TS with DB2.

Added Desirable Qualifications:

  • MQ on z/OS Administrator
  • Experience in MQ product upgrades and maintenance
  • Experience with IBM CICS Tools IA, CM, PA, and DA.
  • Experience with programming languages like; Assembler, REXX, other script languages, etc.
  • Experience with High Availability Applications.
  • MQ region build
  • Knowledge on MQ sharing concepts

SYSMIND LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without any discrimination. We promote and support a diverse workforce at all levels in the company. All job offers are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background check and reference checks. Additionally passing the drug test may also be required. All contractors intending to work on SYSMIND's W2 are "at will" employees.

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