Senior Z/OS Mainframe System Programmer


Location: 833 E Michigan St #1480, WI

Contract: 6 mos.

Rate: 60/Hr.

Sorry no third party candidates can be considered for this role. This is for W2 hourly candidates as this is a contract to hire role.

For immediate consideration you can email Senior Technical Recruiter Deborah Ronca at

Or you can apply to job # 18204691 on


The system programmer might be presented with the latest version of the operating system to upgrade the existing systems. Or, the installation might be as simple as upgrading a single program, such as a sort application. We are NOT looking for an application programmer.

The system programmer must be skilled at debugging problems with system software. These problems are often captured in a copy of the computer's memory contents called a dump, which the system produces in response to a failing software product, user job, or transaction. Armed

with a dump and specialized debugging tools, the system programmer can determine where the components have failed. When the error has occurred in a software product, the system Programmer works directly with the software vendor's support representatives to discover whether the problem's cause is known and whether a patch is available.

Candidate must be local to Milwaukee, WI, 100% onsite role, no travel funds available.


System programmers are needed to install and maintain the middleware on the mainframe, such as database management systems, online transaction processing systems and Web servers. Middleware is a software "layer" between the operating system and the end user or

end user application. It supplies major functions that are not provided by the operating system. Major middleware products such as DB2®, CICS®, and IMS™ can be as complex as the operating system itself, if not more so. Required Skills: IBM System Z (z/os) installation, operations, and planning skills.

* Planning hardware and software system upgrades and changes in configuration

* Training system operators and application programmers

* Automating operations

* Capacity planning

* Running installation jobs and scripts

* Performing installation-specific customization tasks

* Integration-testing the new products with existing applications and user procedures

* System-wide performance tuning to meet required levels of service


* Programming language experience (COBOL, CICS, C, Java, etc.)

* Light database experience (DB2, IMS, Oracle, SQL, etc.) Engineering/analysis/operating/administration requirements

* Mainframe middleware engineering and support requirements (web servers, messaging, transaction managers, etc.)

* Intermediate to expert experience with mainframe systems engineering (online and batch skills, CICS MQ Series, support with integrations with other systems and production reporting overall system support)

* Experience working with in an IBM z/OS Sysplex environment.

* Superior knowledge of computer programming, with emphasis on IBM Mainframe systems software.

* Knowledge of IBM Mainframe applications and systems.

* Knowledge of complex banking applications and programming needs.




* Z/OS

* mainframe automation (Automation implementation is conducted during weekend maintenance windows)

* Assist with the development of solutions for operational problems

* Participate in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Tests

* Resolve request and incident tickets

* Participate in proof of concept projects and evaluate automation products and make acquisitions recommendations to management

* Program mainframe solutions and provide support to programming teams in an Agile development environment

* Ensure performance to Service Level Agreements (SL

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