Teltech Communications, LLC

Software Engineer 2 (Mainframe IMS Database Administrator)

Job Locations US-TX-Austin
ID
2022-1263
Category
Information Technology
Type
Full Time
Max
USD $125,000.00/Yr.
Min
USD $115,000.00/Yr.

Overview

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Submission Deadline:  2/24/2022

RRC176844

 

Location:  The primary work location(s) will be Austin, Texas 78701.  No relocation is available for this position.

 

Duration:  Services are expected to start 03/21/2022 and are expected to complete by 08/31/2022. This service may be amended, renewed, and/or extended.

 

Railroad Commission of Texas requires the services of 1 Software Engineer 2, hereafter referred to as Candidate(s), who meets the general qualifications of Software Engineer 2, Applications/Software Development and the specifications outlined below.

 

Responsibilities

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The Railroad Commission of Texas ITS division requires the services of a Mainframe IMS Database Administrator to provide administrative support for agency mainframe system and services, hereafter referred to as Worker. 

 

  • Provides technical leadership and guidance to the mainframe IMS application teams and collaborate with the Mainframe Systems teams to ensure the applications are highly available. Provide DBA maintenance and development support of application databases in all environments (development, acceptance, and production). Work will involve highly advanced (senior-level) systems administration in support of agency mainframe applications and supporting infrastructure, and coordination of day-to-day system administration functions. As the DBA, you will conduct performance monitoring and tuning activities, backup and recovery as well as troubleshooting applications on IMS databases.
  • Routine system administration functions to include security administration support, performance monitoring, security monitoring, and maintenance.
  • Work includes supporting production control processes, overseeing and coordinating mainframe operations in the State’s Consolidated Data Center Services (DCS), and working with the Network Administration, Customer Support and Applications Development & Support teams to provide support necessary for day-to-day mainframe operations.
  • The Worker will apply their expert knowledge and experience as a Mainframe IMS Database Administrator to support both the needs of the Legacy Systems as well as those for the Mainframe Transformation Team.

 

Qualifications

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Minimum Requirements:
Candidates that do not meet or exceed the minimum stated requirements (skills/experience) will be displayed to customers but may not be chosen for this opportunity.  Candidates with prior experience working with a State of Texas agency are highly encouraged to apply.

Years

Required/Preferred

Experience

7

Required

Experience with z/OS Systems administration

7

Required

Experience in basic z/OS utilities: TSO, SYSVIEW and/or ISPF, Basic IBM utilities IDCAMS, IEFBR14

5

Required

Experience with mainframe IMS database administration; Experience with DBRC

5

Required

Experience with Batch and CICS Cobol, IMS programming and problem resolution; Experience developing and troubleshooting complex JCL

5

Required

Experience with JCL, CICS, VSAM, and TSO; Working knowledge of Top Secret setup, administration, and reporting

2

Required

Experience writing, analyzing, and debugging REXX programs in a z/OS environment; Experience maintaining mainframe printer assignments, including working knowledge of IPPrintway

10

Preferred

10+ years’ experience with z/OS Systems administration

10

Preferred

10+ years’ experience in basic z/OS utilities: TSO, SYSVIEW and/or ISPF, Basic IBM utilities IDCAMS, IEFBR14

8

Preferred

8+ years’ experience with mainframe IMS database administration

2

Preferred

Working knowledge of BPXBATCH processing for remote executes • Working knowledge of batch SFTP and FTPS processing

2

Preferred

Working knowledge of Informatica Power Exchange software using mainframe datasets (IMS and VSAM) as either a source or target for change data capture

2

Preferred

Experience with logically related databases

 

Other Qualifications:

  • Administer mainframe IMS databases.
  • As the DBA, you will conduct performance monitoring and tuning activities, backup and recovery as well as troubleshooting applications on IMS databases.    • Proficient with using DBRC/RECONS and List reports
  • Experience with selecting points in time to do valid recoveries and performing actual database recoveries.
  • Knowledgeable of IBM IMS utilities and familiar with vendor utilities    • Create, modify and maintain IMS database descriptions.
  • Add, remove and re-org database records as needed.
  • Monitor and maintain IMS database performance.
  • Application support issues that involve IMS databases.
  • Assist application programmers on DBRC issues in the test environment
  • Research and resolve DBRC related abends in the production environment
  • Refresh Dev/Test databases with prod backup images as requested.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot mainframe mail and print systems.
  • Maintain Mainframe Operating Systems Administration.
  • Setup and maintain process for account creation, user access profiles and generate account access review reports.
  • Coordinate testing of mainframe software upgrades and Disaster Recovery plans with DCS vendor.
  • Assist primary agency DCS contact with problem management and change management activities.
  • Maintains knowledge of DCS vendor standards and reports agency system non-compliance to management.
  • Coordinates the testing and deployment of mainframe software upgrades with DCS contractor.
  • Reviews and tests mainframe disaster recovery plans with DCS contractor.
  • Maintain and provide technical support for Mainframe Production Control and Support Jobs and monthly Mainframe Job Scheduler.
  • Support agency application development work by creating and maintaining procedures for use during application deployments; and creating and expanding application environments during development.
  • Provide technical assistance to programmers and operations personnel for all problems and testing that involve mainframe operations.
  • Provide after-hour support for nightly batch Mainframe schedule COBOL and JCL programs.

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