Mainframe Specialist

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12 months+
Gazelle Global Consulting
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Mainframe Specialist

One of my Global Leading Tech clients is urgently seeking a Mainframe Specialist for a long term contract paying excellent rates.

Interviews taking place immediately!

Activities needed to be performed by Mainframe Specialist will have the responsibility to deliver 3rd level technical support of Mainframe systems and software. The knowledge area in which we are looking for Specialists is z/OS &Tools. System programmer z/OS &Tools.

As a System programmer z/OS & Tools your main tasks are related to:

  • Software life cycle management: installation, upgrade, maintenance and replacement of software
  • Third line support in case of software errors
  • Assist customers in using the software products
  • Incident, change and problem handling
  • Configuration and customization
  • Setup of parameters
  • Setup of customer dependent parts (eg user administration, product calendar, authorization Matrix)
  • Documenting
  • Communication with customers and vendors
  • Participation/contribution to technical projects

Mainframe Specialist MUST haves:

Your technical skills:

  • In depth knowledge and understanding of z/OS and related product software z/OS
  • Programming knowledge of REXX and JCL
  • Knowledge of installation (SMP/E)
  • Knowledge of Cobol and/or Assembler is an advantage

Professional Experience:

  • University degree in Computer Science or related subject
  • More than 3 years' of verifiable experience with Mainframe operations and monitoring
  • At least 5-8 years' of verifiable experience as IBM Mainframe specialist (z Series)

Mainframe Specialist NICE to have:

  • Ability to work well as a team member;
  • Methodical and disciplined approach to work;
  • Excellent analytical skills and problem solving capabilities;
  • Stress resistant in case of Major Incident- and/or emergency situations;
  • Good planning and organisational skills;
  • Very good communication abilities;
  • Ability to deal with multi-task issues;
  • Initiative and good learning abilities.