System Programmer/Analyst AS400 (closed)

Orlando, FL
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Job Description

Experis is seeking a Senior Programmer Analyst for a contract-to-hire opportunity with our client in Maitland, Florida. The client is seeking candidates that have experience with programming operating systems (COBOL/IBM iSeries AS/400) systems.

Job Description:

Reviews, analyzes, develops, installs, modifies, maintains and/or supports major systems and software components in a large computing environment across multiple production data centers

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides technical support activities for a production processing environment
Installs, maintains and supports operating system and/or its components and subsystems
Analyzes and resolves problems related to failures in operating system and ancillary software components
Provides technical assistance to programming staff in analyzing application software abends, performance, and resource consumption
Creates and maintains complete documentation as it relates to installation and status of software
24x7 support for operating systems and ancillary software
Educates internal users on software capabilities and use
Other related duties assigned as needed

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related technical discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience as required for the specific job level.

Experience Requirements:

Must have Strong IBM i AS/400 systems background.
Pluses: Operational background for HORIZON or Bankway core application a plus.

Additional Skills: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of specific architecture of hardware platforms supported (e.g., CKD vs. FBA, multiple engines technology, channel configurations, environmental concerns)
Thorough knowledge of specific language compilers (e.g., COBOL, C, Assembler), architecture, and low-level code generation
Thorough knowledge of general installation methods and procedures
Thorough knowledge of the capacities and performance capabilities of system components
Thorough knowledge of sources of needed information for research
Thorough knowledge of communication protocols (e.g., LU2, LU6.2, BSC, ASYNC, OSI)
Thorough knowledge of company data center management products (e.g., PCS, PPS, ET, Endeavor)
Thorough knowledge of industry-standard architecture (e.g., system view, SAA, SNA, OSI, X.25)
Thorough knowledge of network protocols, connectivity and communications (e.g., TCP/IP, SNA, etc.)
Thorough knowledge of practices, guidelines and procedures for planning, implementing and monitoring local software infrastructure
Thorough knowledge of procedures and technologies for backup, archival and retrieval of network and enterprise data
Considerable knowledge of emerging technology issues and trends
Skill in coding and problem solving
Skill in system design/project analysis
Skill in research and documentation
Skill in testing/production turnover
Skill in consulting/client support
Skill in training and programming/project estimates
Skill in performance tuning/capacity plan
Ability to maintain sound system security procedures
Ability to exhibit solid decision-making and problem solving skills
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, clients and public

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