Remote
Full-time


Job Title: Systems Programmer Technical Support

Location: Remote

Job Description:

  • This role performs installs, moves, adds, changes, problem determination, maintenance and repairs for the zTPF operating system, zTPF/DF, and related ISV vendor products. 24×7 pager support is required. Weekend work hours are also required to support scheduled change implementations. (This is NOT an applications programming position.)
  • Required At least 10 years experience in Apply System Fixes
  • At least 10 years experience in Apply Problem Solving Techniques
  • At least 10 years experience in Maintain IT Services

Preferred:

  • At least 15 years experience in Apply System Fixes
  • At least 15 years experience in Apply Problem Solving Techniques
  • At least 15years experience in Maintain IT Services

Additional information:

  • Successful candidate will have demonstrated proficiency in these areas:
  • zTPF Operating System (some breakout follows below)
  • zTPF database (fixed records, pool, TPF/DF, HFS)
  • zTPF communications (OSA, TCP/IP, MQ)
  • ISV vendor products (VPARS, ODF, zDumpAnalyzer)
  • 24×7 pager support
  • Disaster Recovery and data mirroring
  • Test system support (includes zVM)
  • Significant understanding of CPU, DASD, tape, network and how TPF uses each.
  • zTPF Operating System
  • zTPF database (fixed records, pool, TPF/DF, HFS), )
  • zTPF communications (OSA, TCP/IP, MQ)
  • Disaster Recovery and data mirroring
  • Test system support (includes zVM)

Breakout of OS

support:

  • Level 5 (Expert) zTPF Systems Programming (CP, FCTB, RIAT, SIP, globals)
  • Level 5 (Expert) TPF internals and diagnostics (dump/trace analysis)
  • Level 5 (Expert) TPF customization
  • Level 5 (Expert) TPF exits
  • Level 5 (Expert) TPF user modifications (Operating System source code modifications, customer z-
  • function commands, customer unique enhancements)
  • Level 3 (Proficient) Knowledge of zOS, zVM, and Linux on System Z required for use of zTPF maintenance and support tools.

Additional skills:

  • TPF Automation
  • Performance/Capacity, including CDC and Tivoli tools for zTPF
  • Hardware Config Management (IOCP, HMC, etc)
  • Storage Management (DASD:IBM and/or EMC, Tape:VTS

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