MANAGED SERVICES CAREERS

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Senior Mainframe Technical Consultant

(aka Senior Systems Programmer)
 
If you are interested in this position, please submit (email) your resume and cover-letter to jobs-IT@cover-all.ca
 

Company Description:

Cover-All is a Managed Services Provider (MSP) delivering cost effective solutions for Managed IT, Cloud, Co-Location, and Professional Services.

Our Clients tell us that working with Cover-All is like working with their own in-house IT department where they know and trust the people.

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Job Description:

Senior Mainframe Technical Consultant (aka Senior Systems Programmer) specializing in z/OS, z/VM, and z/Linux operating systems with a focus on z/OS.

Roles & Responsibilities:

This role is in support of various clients (in-house and remote) working in a team environment.

The scope of this role includes responsibility for the planning, installation, customization, maintenance, and support of z/OS, z/VM and z/Linux operating systems including associated IBM and ISV program products.

The incumbent will take on a senior role within the team ensuring co-ordination with the client and other Cover-All departments regarding:

  • Operating system upgrades (z/OS, z/VM, z/Linux).
  • IBM program product upgrades.
  • ISV product upgrades.
  • Hardware refresh including but not limited to:
    • CPU, Disk, Tape.

This role could be demanding at times given the responsibility of supporting multiple clients on multiple hardware platforms, and multiple operating system levels. It requires a deep understanding of how the various operating systems function and interact with the other mainframe components. This is key for designing, maintaining and performing problem identification and resolution.

Required Skills:

  • The ideal candidate should have a strong working knowledge of the z/OS operating system.
  • The ideal candidate should have a strong working knowledge of DB2 for z/OS.
  • The ideal candidate should have a strong working knowledge of CICS.
  • z/VM installation and customization experience would be an asset.
  • z/Linux installation and customization experience would be an asset.
  • IMS installation and customization experience would be an asset.
  • Experience in the installation and customization of ISV products would be an asset.
  • Performance and capacity planning experience would be an asset.
  • Very good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicates critical information to management, Service Desk, Operations, and Clients as necessary.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize, multi-task and maintain flexibility.

Education & Training:

  • University Degree or IT Diploma with 5+ years working experience.
  • Training and/or experience with:
    • z/OS, DB2, IMS, CICS, SMP/E.