Job Description

Reference # : 17-03799Title : Mainframe Engineer
Location : Alpharetta, GA
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 05/08/2017 / 10/08/2017
Description
Job Title: Mainframe Engineer
Location : Lebannon, NJ / Alpahretta, GA

Responsible for designing, developing, testing, configuration, contingency planning and technical support of mainframe middleware technology. This includes CICS & MQ components as well as multiple IBM and independent vendor software products and tools. Manages products lifecycle to assure operational availability.

Serve as mainframe Subject Matter Expert (SME) for CICS & MQ components
Participates in infrastructure planning, providing insight into the future of their area(s) of technology. Maintains thorough understanding of current and future infrastructure.

Responsible for establishing, maintaining, documenting, and publishing the mainframe technology roadmaps as well as coordinating cross-departmental projects that involve mainframe application migrations
Develops disaster recovery and contingency plans related to their area of the infrastructure.
Maintains an industry awareness of new developments in their area of expertise; learns and applies new and emerging concepts very quickly.
Forms productive networks with internal and external customers, the vendor community and peers in the industry.
Ensures proper documentation of complex technical systems to facilitate effective handover to operations.
Leads implementation efforts leads the analysis of vendor proposals, evaluates build versus buy, formulates the complete project plan, establishes the critical path, coordinates vendors, builds and conducts tests, and tracks project progress.

Required Qualifications:

Typical candidates will possess 5+ years of relevant experience and BA/BS Degree in Computer Sciences or equivalent experience
Requires knowledge and experience in multiple disciplines within the mainframe domain as well as application design and development knowledge
Uses best practices and understanding of internal and/or external business issues to improve service.
Has excellent analytical skills and able to resolve most issues independently, analyzing solutions using judgment, knowledge and prior experience; develops a new perspective using existing solutions
Excellent written and communication skills. Must be able to clearly and concisely document standards and procedures for various tasks needed to be performed by the user community.

Required Technical Skills:

IBM Websphere MQ experience on System Z
Experience with implementing and supporting MQ queues and cluster configurations
Experience with managing MQ resources
CICS Transaction Services
CICS Products and Tools: CICS Interdependency Analyzer, CICS Explorer and Omegamon for CICS
Experience with CPSM and CICS Plex environments
Experience with IBM Omegamon for CICS
Strong understanding of designing and implementing CICS web services
Network protocols, VTAM, APPC, FTP and TCP/IP
Good understanding of mainframe security products such as ACF2.
Experience with High Level Assembler, HLASM toolkit and debugging tools such as Intertest and Xpeditor. LE, DumpMaster and SVC dump debugging skills.
Experience with the software change management solutions such as CA Endevor to control and automate application development cycle.

Candidates for this position may either sit in Client or CNJ - Please include preffered location on all submittals.

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