Mainframe Programmer

  • VTS3
  • 60 Lispenard St, New York, NY 10013, USA
  • Nov 09, 2020
[Information Technology]

Job Description

Contract Opportunity for a Mainframe Programmer Analyst Consultant in New York City. The Consultant will be responsible to maintain and support the Emergency Control system and other Legacy mainframe applications used primarily by Gas Emergency Response Center.

Some responsibilities are:

  • Establish necessary development and deployment ecosystem
  • Understand and document user requirements
  • Develop and maintain as per requirements
  • Model and design IMS/DB2 database, where necessary
  • Work with other teams and IT Support groups to establish necessary interfaces and ensure the solutions meet expected standards

This is an hourly position with opportunity for overtime.

**All Candidates Must be Authorized to Legally Work in the US Without Sponsorship**

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Strong IMS/COBOL/DB2 candidate with a minimum of 5 years of experience in COBOL 4 and/or COBOL 6 programming.
  • Be able to compile, bind and execute COBOL programs with or without IMS/DB2
  • Ability to code and debug IMS hierarchical database/ IMS on-line message processing, IMS, BMP processing (Batch IMS programs)
  • Knowledge of IMS transactions processing is a must
  • Possess 2 plus years of experience working under MVS ZOS mainframe
  • Experience with operating system, mainframe JCL (Job Control Language), and mainframe production batch processes
  • Ability to read basic MVS/IMS dumps and logs to determine the point of failure to provide fail-safe software corrections/changes
  • 2 years of experience in DB2, DB2 stored procs
  • Knowledge of MQ inter-system message communications to send and receive messages from and to other systems
  • Familiar with the software development cycle from initiation to the implementation phase. Work with peer consultants/employees in our support group to ensure that production systems are supported as necessary
  • Help the client's Operations/Systems group to test new versions of IMS, DB2, MQ
  • Assist in testing Disaster Recovery, mainframe Fail-over
  • Support the mainframe system during planned/unplanned mainframe outage
  • This job requires support as needed both off-hours and on weekends

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