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z/OS Mainframe Systems Programmer - REMOTE

  • Location: Addison, 75001
  • Salary: $50.00 - $60.00 / hour
  • Job Type:Contract to Hire

Posted 21 days ago

This nationwide insurance industry leader has an immediate 6 month contract-to-hire opportunity for a z/OS Mainframe Systems Programmer.  Can work 100% remotely from anywhere in the United States, working CST hours.  The z/OS Mainframe Systems Programmer will be responsible for the analysis, development, modification, installation, testing and maintenance of mainframe operating systems software. This person needs to possess a strong understanding of mainframe systems programming and control languages. This can involve writing code, testing code for bugs and working with other developers to ensure all components of the mainframe function properly. Will modify and/or debug vendor-supplied utilities and packages. Will modify, install and prepare technical documentation for system software applications. Will diagnose and debug software problems and perform problem resolution. Will also monitors systems capacity and performance, plan and be responsible for execution of disaster recovery procedures.


  • Z/OS operation

  • Z/OS support including problem analysis and resolution

  • Provide technical support of the mainframe infrastructure to provide high quality customer service and meet SLA expectations.

  • Collaborate with other IT areas and serves as a technical resource and subject matter expert.

  • Significant involvement in upgrade of operating systems to new release

  • Significant involvement in upgrade of third-party software products to new releases

  • Contribute to research and development projects as required.


  • Must have 10 years of experience in mainframe technical support.

  • Working Knowledge Of:

  • Z/OS Operation

  • JES2 Operation and Internals

  • Z/OS Security (ACF2)

  • Z/OS Networking (VTAM, TCPIP)

  • Z/OS Scheduling, Automation (CA-7)

  • SMP/E Software

  • WorkLoad Manager

  • JCL

  • GRS

  • VSAM

  • TSO

  • 3rd Party Software (Broadcom including CA products, BMC products, etc.)

  • Assembler

  • Catalog Maintenance

  • Programming Skills:

  • System Exit Development and Support

  • Utility And Toolkit Skills

  • IDMS


  • RMM

Soft Skills Required:

  • Effective Communication Skills (Written and Oral), Adaptability, Self-Motivation, Problem Solving, Analytical Thinking, Time Management, Customer Focused, Detail Oriented, Team Player

Preferred Skills (Rank in Order of Importance):


  • REXX

  • SMP/E

  • SMF

  • SMS

  • RMF