Mainframe System Programmer

Leidos Washington , DC 20319

Posted 3 months ago

Job Description:

No two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself. We welcome your perspective and ideas, in order to foster collaboration and deliver world-class solutions.

We look for solutions that not only transform businesses, but change the world.

Our Civil business is helping to modernize and manage infrastructure, systems and controls, and cybersecurity for civilian agencies and commercial clients around the globe. With core competencies in information technology, energy and environment, complex logistics, and specialized engineering, we solve technical challenges and implement newfound efficiencies on a number of programs including those that:

Power homes and businesses

Guide air traffic

Streamline tax returns

Protect digital footprints

Contain environmental incidents

Heighten port security

Enable scientific discovery

Protect yourself and your family, with the benefits of working for a world-class employer.

When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute's "World's Most Ethical Companies"

Leidos...We strive to make the complex clear

Leidos is seeking a Mainframe Systems Programmer!

Primary Responsibilities:
Serves as a Systems Programmer in the mainframe environment, which provides mainframe systems support for DOJ-wide customers in an Enterprise data center environment.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Mainframe Automation Systems Programmer -Responsible for the installation, configuration, monitoring, automation, integrity, technical support, and maintenance of the Department's IBM System z mainframe automations and user application Software environment.

  • Open Systems (Red Hat Linux) BMC MainView Console Management for zEnterprise (formally known as IO Concepts) - responsible for the installation, configuration, monitoring, automation, integrity, technical support, and maintenance of the Department's remote MVS console emulator application software environment and coding of all automated alert notifications.

  • Installation, customization, and patching of the CA-Scheduler and CA-OPS/MVS software products.

  • Provide onsite support of OSS PM activities 10 weekends per year supporting products for which he or she is responsible.

This position requires:

Systems Programming Support:

  • Must install, maintain, and support software that executes on the mainframe and Red Hat Linux systems. Requires strong automation strategy and REXX coding skills.

  • Thorough knowledge of the installation , customization, and configuration of CA OPS/MVS, CA OPS/MVS Multi-System Facility (MSF), CA-ENF, CA- Datacom/AD, CA Scheduler, and BMC MainView Console Management for zEnterprise.

  • Thorough knowledge of z/OS Parmlib procedures and error checking, critical for successful mainframe CPU Initial Program Loads (IPL's).

  • Strong analytical, performance tuning, and problem resolution skills.

  • Proven ability to identify, analyze, and resolve automation software and customer application software related problems.

  • Thorough knowledge of code writing required by the various software packages.

  • Extensive experience installing and migrating to new software releases.

  • Thorough knowledge of coding scripts that are processed through BMC's XMATTERS that generates automated alerts.

DB2 Support:

  • Ensure integrity, availability and performance of DB2 database systems by providing technical support and maintenance.

  • Monitor database performance and recommend improvements for operational efficiency.

  • Assist in capacity planning, space management and data maintenance activities for database system.

  • Perform troubleshooting and maintenance of multiple databases.

  • Monitor databases regularly to check for any errors such as existing locks and failed updates.

  • Oversee utilization of data and log files.

  • Manage database logins and permissions for users.

Clearance required: Active Public Trust upfront. May need/be required to be able to obtain Top Secret clearance if customer needs it later on

Typically requires BS degree and 8 - 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 - 10 years of prior relevant experience.

Basic Qualification:

Required Skills HW:

  • IBM z196, IBM z10, IBM EC12, IBM TS3500 VTL

Required Skills SW:

  • Operating Systems: z/OS, Red Hat LINUX

  • IBM SW: DB2, JES2, TSO, ISPF, SDSF, RMF, SMF, JCL, FTP, VTAM, SMP/E, CA-OPS/MVS, SyslogD, Teleview, IBM Utilities, Unix System Services (USS), ZFS File System, Tape Management Software (CA-1), HSM, CA-Scheduler, CA-ENF CA-MSM

  • Languages: Assembly Languages, CLIST, REXX,

  • Other: BMC Remedy Change Management, Reflections, CONNECT:DIRECT, FDR

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to apply user requirements to the analysis, planning, and design of technology systems.

  • Ability to communicate problems and solutions both verbally and in writing to the Government Lead.

  • Ability to work independently and troubleshoot problems with speed and efficiency.

  • Ability to work closely with others in a team environment

  • Ability to interface with all customer levels.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Leidos is a Fortune 500 information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.


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