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IBM Mainframe Production Control Specialist in BRNO, Czech Republic


System Administrators are the gatekeepers to the many systems that run our company and our clients. As a System Admin with IBM, you will have the opportunity to provide high-value IT services and leverage our leading-edge technology portfolio in our global network. Your work has a direct impact on the day-to-day productivity of our business by ensuring integrity of, and access to, our most important resource: data.

Your Role and Responsibilities

As a member of this team you will be responsible for creating new streams, what means modification of TWS database, changing existing streams, event driven workload automation, special resources and operator instructions. You will be also responsible for creation and maintaining new and existing JCL, and other program-cards (pre-run, post-run, print cards). You will be also responsible for solution of repetitive problems and for defect prevention. You will have to work with file transfers also – setup and maintenance of FTP, SFTP, SCP and NFTP transfers between IBM systems and also between IBM and customer systems.

Daily work includes also complex failure analysis, job restarts and other auxiliary actions like datasets handling - creation, copy, move, delete of various types of datasets. You will have to work with common DB2 problems like contentions, SQL codes, DB2 utility abends etc Another task will be support of system operations team in daily workload and also on long-term basis. You will be responsible for creation of documentation, escalation paths and error handling instructions. Moreover you will participate on change/incident management, implementation of new solutions, tasks automation and supporting customer on production releases which includes the implementation of new programs and release management.

Additional tasks:

• Optimization (TWS)

• Create/maintain definitions for alerting/ automation

• Communication/ adjustment/ coordination with customer

• Support 3rd level functions

• Support for disaster recovery (end-to-end-tests)

• Cover on duty if requested by customer or baseline

• Monitoring of applications/ products regarding interfaces/ other applications/ products

• Performance

• Quality and security requests

• Automation

• Support Deployment Management for all products attended in the WB regarding Requests for Service preparation and execution

Do you have experience in different area of Mainframe (Storage, System programming, Security, Databases etc.)? If yes, apply anyway with your updated CV in English. We are looking for IT Specialist in any of these areas.

We offer:

• Development in a unique technical environment (z/OS with TWS)

• Challenging workload

• Possibilities for further professional growth, learning and self-development

• Opportunity to participate in future workload transfers and to work in one of Europe's emerging markets

Your benefits:

  • The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in one of Europe's emerging markets (Czech Republic),

  • The successful candidate will work in a motivating multicultural environment gain for exposure to many areas of the business across the IBM Brno Site,

  • Employees can avail of the E-learning self-study facility, free language classes & the IT Lab.

  • Possibility to learn and grow in all other areas like soft skills, leadership, project leadership

  • Obtaining training certificates (e.g. Windows, Unix, ITIL, TWS)

  • Relocation assistance

  • Medical Plan by co-funded by IBM,

  • Additional 5 days of paid vacation

  • Transparent career path and potential to growth within leading company in IT

  • Pension and life insurance

  • Employee stock purchase plans

  • Referral Program

Please, take in consideration, that should your application be successful, our recruiters will contact you.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

• Fluent English

• Minimum two years of mainframe experience.

• Working knowledge of TSO/ISPF dialogs, Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS, JCL coding, IBM utilities and programs

• Basic knowledge of DB2 utilities, SQL, SQL codes and abends

• General technical knowledge of FTP, SFTP, NFTP

• Basics knowledge of IMS skill

• Basics of RACF/Jupiter

• Communication skills

• Flexibility, Teamwork, Responsibility

• Ability and willingness to learn

• Willingness to cover on duty coverage

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise


About Business Unit

At Global Technology Services (GTS), we help our clients envision the future by offering end-to-end IT and technology support services, supported by an unmatched global delivery network. It's a unique blend of bold new ideas and client-first thinking. If you can restlessly reinvent yourself and solve problems in new ways, work on both technology and business projects, and ask, "What else is possible?" GTS is the place for you!

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About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.