Mainframe – CICS/MQ Administrator

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Your Role and Responsibilities
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As a member of Mainframe Middleware Team, candidate will be responsible for the CICS transaction servers and MQ Websphare on z/OS LPARs. Candidate will have to perform all functions related to supporting CICS and MQSeries including: administration, configuration, installation, maintenance, upgrades, performance and problem solving.

Main tasks:

CICS part:

  • Monitor the systems for issues and take the required steps to address them
  • Install, upgrade and maintain the CICS and CTG software
  • Create and maintain CICS regions used by the applications including Assembler and
Cobol programs
  • Administer the CICS regions according to application requirements (create new objects: transactions, tclass, programs)
  • Create and maintain the CICS monitoring infrastructure (OMEGAMON, System Automation feeds, etc.)
  • Provide and analyze SMF statistics on usage to various parties (eg. developers, managers, Operational Security Department)
  • Investigate and resolve problems in CICS and related areas
  • Investigation and evaluation of new products in the area (eg. the CICS Explorer)
  • Control and investigate CICS CPU usage
  • Provide support to the application programming groups including handling inquiry and new resource, requests, coding design questions, assist in resolving issues and abends
MQ part:
  • Control and investigate MQ CPU usage
  • Control and investigate MQ queues usage
  • Control and investigate Space usage
  • Deliver and analyze SMF statistics
  • Define MQ objects (channels, queues, aliases, etc.)
  • Maintain and adapt according to application growth (eg. new page sets, etc.)

Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical support for customer. Own and action requests for service,
  • Implementing changes and resolving assigned problems (may involve some after hours and weekend work).
  • Provide 24x7 after hours on-call support as required for products supported by the team
  • Personal compliance and ownership on security, audit and systems integrity posture
  • Highlight areas for improvement in current processes, and implement improvements
Must have:
• At least 10 years of experience on similar position
• English: intermediate level
• Technical and Professional Expertise
• Candidate should be self-organized, eager to learn with strong sense of analysis & troubleshooting skills
• Ability to take the lead in problem solving and coordination of multi-disciplinary groups
• Ability to multitask and switch to higher priority tasks when required
• Take a lead for specific responsibility or area when needed
• Experience using GSD or SMP/E for product installs and applying maintenance
• Experience using trace, dumps and monitoring software for problem investigation and resolution
• Experience coding programs in REXX
• Experience with Omegamon/Tivoli products in terms of monitoring and problem determination
• CICS knowledge:
- Install, upgrade and maintain the CICS and CTG software
- Create and maintain CICS regions
- Administer the CICS regions according to application demands (eg. new transactions, connections etc.) and support the merge process
- Create and maintain the CICS monitoring infrastructure (Omegamon, TMON, System Automation feeds, the 'CICS Monitor' etc)
- Investigate and resolve problems in CICS and related DBDC areas
- Performance review and tuning of the CICSes and CTGs
- Investigation and evaluation of new products in the area (eg. the CICS Explorer)
• MQ knowledge:
- Support, administration and maintenance of MQ on z/OS

Nice to have:
• Knowledge and experience with WebSphere on Mainframe
• Experience with MQSeries and MQClients on distributed platforms
• General knowledge and understanding of DB2 on Mainframe concepts
• Data Propagator knowledge
• Support, administration and maintenance of MQ with Data Propagator - Qreplication
• To be able to provide performance statistics on usage to various parties (eg. developers, managers, Operational Security Department)

Required Professional and Technical Expertise
• At least 10 years of experience on similar position
• English: intermediate level
• Experience using GSD or SMP/E for product installs and applying maintenance
• Experience using trace, dumps and monitoring software for problem investigation and resolution
• Experience coding programs in REXX
• Experience with Omegamon/Tivoli products in terms of monitoring and problem determination
• CICS knowledge
• MQ knowledge:

Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise
  • Knowledge and experience with WebSphere on Mainframe
    • Experience with MQSeries and MQClients on distributed platforms
    • General knowledge and understanding of DB2 on Mainframe concepts
    • Data Propagator knowledge
    • Support, administration and maintenance of MQ with Data Propagator - Qreplication
    • To be able to provide performance statistics on usage to various parties (eg. developers, managers, Operational Security Department)


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