Z Automation Specialist and z/OS System Programmer

Z Automation Specialist and z/OS System Programmer

Future Focus Infotech Private Limited
Other - Saudi Arabia
7-17 years
Not Specified

Job Description

• Specialist knowledge of IBM System Automation product and IBM Netview. Ability to customise and Administer.
• Expert knowledge of REXX and scripting via IBM SA and Netview.
• Expert understanding of Automation capabilities for shutdowns and reloads, message alerting, timers and interfacing with monitors, TWS and other subsystems to perform health checks.
• Understanding and maintaining the Automation PDB – testing scripts and rolling out changes across environments.
• Good understanding of IBM GDPS scripting with deployment of PPRC, XRC, Flashcopy and HyperSwap
• Good base level z/OS System programming knowledge – for PARMLIB maintenance notably LNKLST, APF, LPA, BPXPRM, MPFLST, IEASYM, IEFSSN, COMMND and IEACMD
• Expert understanding of Automation security policies using RACF and applying security segregation for the Automation tooling understanding RBAC and providing auditing capabilities.
• Good understanding of console logging and messaging, Operator consoles and z/OS operational commands across a sysplex.
• Expert of problem determination for Automation defects and using tools to review and correct errors.
• Expert understanding of z/OS sysplex, Couple Datasets and providing CA and HA for automated tasks across a sysplex environment.
• Good understanding of IBM Healthchecker and CA Sysview for interaction with IBM System Automation tool.
• Provide technical support to Operations, Database, Storage, CICS and MQ teams as well as the IBM Technical Manager and other users of the mainframe systems in areas related to configuration and administration of the Automation toolset.
• Work closely with other System Programmers in z/OS, DB2, Networking and CICS/MQ groups and importantly ensure a strong technical and working relationship with the IBM Technical Manager who is responsible for setting objectives, goals, targets and priorities and is to be kept informed of all progress and issues, risks and concerns.
• Keep software versions current preferably N or N-1 and apply maintenance at the minimum twice yearly via RSU as necessary to keep software under existing maintenance agreements coordinating with the IBM Technical Manager and System Programmer Teams for z/OS.
• Liaise with software vendors to manage and resolve queries and incidents.
• Work with the IBM Technical Manager and other internal departments to understand current and future projects to ensure the systems programming infrastructure is able to meet the demands of future growth.
• Evaluate and recommend changes to current and future system software requirements to meet the organization's needs as well as plan for new features and enhancements as well as security improvements that are introduced with new versions and releases of the products.
• Ensure documentation of all related operational processes and procedures.
• Good understanding of JCL and batch as well as TSO, SDSF, USS and ISPF knowledge to navigate the systems and support the Automation tooling.

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Future Focus Infotech (FZE) addressing the MEA geography (FFI MEA) is the WOS of Future Focus Infotech Private Limited, India – a Strategic IT HR Consulting Services and Managed Solutions service provider.
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