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Systems Programmer

  • Location: Columbia, 29201
  • Salary: 65.0
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 19 days ago

Our client, a leading health insurance company headquartered in South Carolina is in search of a Systems Programmer to join their growing team.  If you have experience providing systems programming level services in Linux, Windows, or zOS this is the job for you.

Duration- 1 year
Location- 100% remote, must work eastern US time zone hours.
Key Skills- Linux, Windows, zOS, Docker, Red Hat Openshift, 

Job Description:
Responsible for ensuring all systems programming decisions maintain the integrity of the overall systems infrastructure. Write or debug programs to maintain and control computer systems software, such as operating systems, networked systems, and database systems. Provide technical and disaster recovery expertise for systems software.
•25% Diagnose, isolate, and debug software problems and perform problem resolution. Identify issues that the vendor is responsible for and refer those issues appropriately.
•20% Review and design system software and hardware builds analyzing system options and the impact on the overall systems infrastructure. Develop and document the framework for integration and implementation for changes to technical standards.
•20% Coordinate installation, testing, and maintenance of systems software. Schedule system downtime in a way that minimizes user impact.
•10% Review customer requests, security patches, and audit requirements for additions or changes to systems, and evaluate feasibility to determine if/how to handle the request while maintaining an adequate/appropriate overall systems infrastructure. To determine if requested changes are possible, review system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations.
•10% Provide technical guidance to project team areas as appropriate. May evaluate vendor-supplied software packages and make recommendations to IT management. In coordination with Project Leads and senior level staff, provide input on proposals that could potentially impact systems.
•10% Assist in the establishment and implementation of standards and guidelines that guide the design of technology solutions across the enterprise.
•5% Provide technical and disaster recovery support for systems software.

Required Skills and Abilities: Strong analytical and logical thinking skills. Thorough understanding of operating systems and foundation architecture. Extensive knowledge of systems programming, graphical user interfaces, control languages, development, quality assurance, and integration methodologies. Advanced knowledge of currently utilized programming productivity tools and their use. Advanced knowledge/skills in analyzing system software and making recommendations for performance enhancements.

Required Software and Other Tools: Standard office equipment. Work Environment: Fast paced, multi-platformed environment which may require action and response 24X7 to support the technical business needs of the customer.

Required Education: Bachelor's degree Computer Science, Information Systems, or other job related field or 4 years of job related work experience or 2 years of job related experience plus an associate’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other job related degree. Required Work Experience: 8 Years IT experience including extensive systems programming experience.