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IBM z/OS Systems Programmer in Houston, Texas


At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

JRSS - Systems Programmer, z/OS System Support - This skill set contains the skills a z/OS systems engineer has to have regarding the use of mainframe products and processes. Software Installation – Coordinate the Ordering, Installation and Customize the z/OS Base Operating System Platform coordinating complex upgrades across the other MF delivery teams.

• Meetings - Facilitate calls to resolve software issues, plan for Disaster Recovery exercises and assist management with balancing department workloads across service team

• Leadership - Provide Strategic leadership for the Customer, Account and Delivery teams for new Project requests or when resolving complex delivery related issues. Manage and assist delivery team with work load balance between members.

• New Business - Build effective working relationships with our new Customers during Transition and Transformation ensuring a smooth cutover to Steady State

• Architectural – Work with Client and Account Team staff to design optimal server solutions.

• Support – Drive investigation and implementation of new tools for increase productivity and improve quality of the environment. Educate staff on proper use of server based tools.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Ability to Install maintain and perform problem resolution on z/OS System Software and associated supporting products. Can independently install and upgrade z/OS running on z/OS, using currently supported versions

  • Can independently install and upgrade commonly used z/OSTools from IBM & 3rd party vendors

  • Can independently build & configure z/OS system environments on z/OS

  • Can independently support problem determination efforts (prime & off-shift) involving z/OS & related software

  • Can independently manage day to day z/OS system admin requests (e.g. z/OS security, z/OS Healthchecking utilities, etc.)

  • Can independently execute z/OS system level recoveries (local and in support of Disaster Recovery)

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • An Associate’s degree in Computer Science or other related discipline is preferred, but not required

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!

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

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

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.