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Mainframe / zOS Systems Programmer/Websphere, Sr


Eagan, MN Contract On-Site Flexibility/Remote: 60%

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Duration: One year plus extensions
Location: Eagan, MN/Hybrid/Remote (2 days onsite and 3 days remote)
Gaps still need to be explained and resume cannot exceed 4 pages. Only 2 slots per supplier will be allowed

Job Title: Mainframe / zOS Systems Programmer/WebSphere, Sr.
Not looking for a developer,
but a systems administrator / systems programmer

Candidates should have strong, proven candidate who has skills below:
• z/OS system programming
• MQ (Not Websphere MQ only)
• Web Sphere administrator

o Install z/OS
o Rolling out patches
o Also do web sphere
• UNIX background – will come naturally.
• OMVS – Unix side of the z/OS platform.

We are seeking an EXPERIENCED MAINFRAME z/OS SYSTEMS PROGRAMMER with mainframe WebSphere experience to support our customer located in Eagan, MN. This is an on-site position with hybrid/remote possibilities. Details will be discussed during screening.

This position will be required to provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex difficult problems. Solutions must be imaginative, thorough, practical, and consistent with organization objectives.

Roles and responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Experience working with z/OS Operating System and Unix System Services
• Installing and Configuring WebSphere Application Server, IBM WebSphere and HTTP servers on z/OS environment.
• Working with Security and system teams to enable Security on WebSphere and mainframe self-service for mainframe users
• Tuning WebSphere Application Server to run Java Batch workloads.
• Applying WebSphere Application Server fix packs.
• Performing WebSphere MQ changes on z/OS and hands on MQ OC panels.
• Configuring IBM ODM Rule Execution Server on WebSphere Application Server for z/OS.
• Opening Service Requests/PMRs and closely worked with IBM on issues.
• Troubleshooting WebSphere application server issues.
• Defining WLM Service and Transaction classes for WebSphere z/OS.
• Work on MQ and WAS Integration and familiar with Bindings and Client mode.
• Work with Global Security, SSL, SAF Keyrings and Hardware Cryptography.
• Infrastructure architecture design from Development through to Production
• Installing resource adapters and enabling WOLA.
• Deploying Java EAR files.

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 9 years of experience is preferred, 14 years technical experience in lieu of degree will be considered.
• z/OS systems programming background with Unix System Services experience
• Experience should include object-oriented applications and working with multiple technologies such as relational or object-oriented databases, or other processing such as WebSphere, Apache, IIS, network management and internet technologies such as HTTP, HTML5, CGI, and SSL

• Experience in WebSphere, Apache, and Portal Server environment administration
• WebSphere / Apache Administration and environment management
• Strong experience with WebSphere application server on z/OS, IBM MQ and WebSphere web server
• Experience with security, RACF working with operations, application development teams
• Setting up WebSphere optimized local adapters (WOLA) connection on WebSphere z/OS.
• Strong experience with UNIX shell script development and proven ability to build and execute plans for batch cycle processing
• Experience with HTML, JavaScript, HTML5, and other front-end languages
• Scripting for automated deployment and software installation
• Strong understanding of networking (firewalls, routers)
• Experience with various server and log monitoring tools (IBM QRADAR, Splunk, etc.)
• Familiarity Java and java script Programming
• Strong knowledge of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and WebSphere is required
• Knowledge of Markup Language (XML) and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) is preferred
• Hands on experience with MQ z/OS and familiar with MQ Explorer, MQ z/OS Panels.
• All candidates must be a US Citizen or have permanent residence status (Green Card).

• All candidates must have lived in the United States for the past five (5) years consecutively.
• Cannot have more than 6 months travel outside the United States within the last five (5) years.
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