Mainframe Scheduler

Location: Maplewood, MN

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

The Mainframe Scheduler will provide technical support, in a team environment for timely and appropriate implementation of productive jobs/applications occurring within Corporate Legacy computers.  This includes scheduling, productive implementation processes, year-end processes, and problem coordination/escalation.

 

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Technical problem solving abilities; customer service skills; strong written and communications skills; competency in management and prioritization of multiple tasks; reliable, self-starter with ability to work in a team environment without immediate supervision; expectation to work beyond scheduled hours, when necessary.
  • MIS degree or equivalent work experience in one or more of the following areas: IBM, HP or DEC systems operation/support; SNA (IBM system network architecture PC-Windows, OS/2 or NT and PC bases software knowledge; MVS/VM; UNIX, or MPE operating systems or mainframe/server based software experience.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

1.  Analysis / Planning (25%) – Level 7

Analyze application changes and implementation requests in order to schedule implementation of those requests into the IT Operations productive environment Provide analytical analysis in setting up new applications, including site testing.  This includes:

  • Work flow analysis: application impact analysis of having dbms down.
  • Ability to read schedules and analyze what changes could impact schedules.
  • Ability to follow critical application job flows; to include multi-platform applications.
  • Review syslists and successfully navigate through to find error and system dump information.  Able to restore syslists.
  • Storage management:  understand principles, standards, data migration/backups
  • Planning year end processes jointly with IT Applications/Tech Services
  • Risk assessment on proposed changes – understanding multi-platform applications & the data flow.
  • NFT process:  understanding of file transfer process
  • Project management skills

 

2.  Support  (45%) – Level 7

Perform centralized application control responsibilities including:

  • Productive scheduling through CA7 or TWS, provide accurate and current job flow information. 
  • Ability to respond to new & rapidly changing applications.
  • Able to manage business critical applications.
  • Provide up-to-date flowcharts of batch schedules.
  • Establish testing schedules, create new schedules.
  • Use support tools to navigate through logs in problem analysis.
  • Handle client requests for tape, reports, scheduling.
  • Create change records
  • Provides mentoring & non-direct leadership to work group
  • Storage Mgmt – understanding of why the different management classes & dasd criteria
  • DBMS – ability to perform dbms commands to manipulate resources.
  • Perform program updates.
  • Ability to lead cross-matrix problem meetings.
  • File transfer knowledge, to include BCF, EDDE, FTP, IP

 

3.  Interaction (30%) – Level 7

Technical and analytical application problem and change implementation support insuring adherence to  standards and procedures regarding library maintenance, JCL updates and cancellations of application processing.  Work with Operations staff and other areas of Infrastructure to: Create, close, and escalate trouble tickets when warranted.  Assist clients, helplines, and technical staff in problem identification/coordination.  Regular contact with supervisory / management staff. 

 

Tools:

Tools used for central IBM legacy mainframe applications problem analysis, job scheduling, system performance, and storage analysis include:

Tools used for application problem analysis, job scheduling, system performance, and storage analysis include:

  • Data base monitors and resource controls:  IMS, CICS, DB2,  ARCR           
  • Application scheduling, resource control, and application balancing utilities:  CA1, CA11, CA7, UARC           
  • Mainframe tools:  ISPF, SYSVIEW, OPS/MVS      
  • Mainframe storage architectures and utilities:  STORVOL, HSM, SMS              
  • File transports:  JES, BCF, FTP                              
  • Mainframe batch reports:  EOS / WSF2                                  

Tools used for distributed legacy application problem analysis, job scheduling, system performance, and storage analysis include:

  • Database monitors, and resource controls and utilities:  SQL, Sybase, CICS                         
  • Data transfer utilities, monitors, and controls:  EDDE Logs, BCF pointers, FTP 
  • Distributed mainframe & server tools, and commands languages:  ISPF, UNIX, MPE                   
  • Automation and control tools:  SYSVIEW, OMEGAMON             
  • TN3270 Terminal Emulation - communications software:  Mocha                                               
  • Tools to support automated fax order processing:  Fax Manager 
  • Application scheduling, and monitoring tool set:  TWS                                                   

 

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