• Create, modify, test and implement COBOL/IMS code for 24/7 mission critical mainframe application based on industry best practices.
  • Load/unload and reorganize data within a variety of IMS Data Communications (DC) Databases including partition databases with secondary indexes.
  • Work with BMC database utilities to optimize and troubleshoot errors and abends.
  • Modify Variable-length Block (VB) and Fixed-length Block (FB) files, Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM) and Hierarchical Indexed Direct Access Method (HIDAM) databases.
  • Write IMS update programs to insert/update/delete segments in IMS databases.
  • Analyze and resolve errors. Coordinate fixes with the client programming staff and the Office of the Assessor’s customer department staff.
  • Use Endeavor for source and version control.
  • Provide weekly status reports to task supervisor on assigned tasks.
  • Create documentation on mainframe transactions, and all related processes and procedures performed.
  • Transfer all programming codes, scripting, and knowledge to the client technical staff.

 Required Skills:

  1. Five (5) years’ experience within the last 7 years with IMS/Cobol utilizing all of the following skills:
    • JCL
    • TSO
    • OS/390 or z/OS systems.
  2. Three (3) years’ experience within the last five (5) years’ utilizing the following technologies:
    •  ISPF/SDSF
    • Control-M Scheduler
    • BMP/DLI jobs
  3. One (1) year experience within the last five (5) years using ENDEVOR for source control and production migrations.
  4. Seven (7) years’ experience within the last ten (10) years creating IMS DB/DC utilizing FB, VB, VSAM, HIDAM with partitioned databases and secondary indexing.
  5. Seven (7) years’ experience within the last ten (10) years developing IMS/COBOL programs

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