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Mainframe Specialist (CICS/MQ)

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    Up to £0.00 per annum + (NEG)-Excellent package on offer

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    Lyle Ritchie

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    about 1 month ago

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I am currently looking for a Mainframe Specialist to join a financial services client in Glasgow. Working within technology operations you will take a leading role in ensuring that core platforms meet the challenges of the digital world and be involved in change initiatives and provide expertise on their mainframe on CICS and MQ.

This is a great time to join a forward-thinking company with a continuous improvement mindset.

To be successful you'll need to bring:

*A deep expertise and enduring curiosity in the operation of IBM CICS on z/OS.
*A desire to explore and implement new technologies that transform our ways of working.
*A sound understanding of the principles of resilience, operability and security, and how they relate to CICS and MQ.
*Great experience of planning, preparing and delivering upgrades and Disaster Recovery Tests.
*A desire and aptitude to continually grow your own knowledge and skills, and help others do the same.
*A broad understanding of surrounding IT infrastructure: hardware, networking, data, and middleware.
*An aptitude to quickly assimilate and understand complexity under pressure in order to diagnose and remediate technical issues.
*A willingness to occasionally work outside normal business hours to deliver change, and to be on-call to provide 24x7 support as a member of a rota.
*Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-changing environment.

Candidates ideally need to have,

*A good working knowledge of the operation of Core Banking platforms.
*MQ administration experience, with knowledge of clustering and security.
*DB2 administration experience, with knowledge of database operational design and build.
*Experience and skills in other mainframe technologies, such as z/OS, VSAM, DS storage, FileAid, Innovation Access Method, Omegamon, and SYSB-II.
*Recent experience of core modernisation and managing digital demands on CICS infrastructure.
*Experience managing technical relationships with vendors and suppliers.
*Experience of identifying, quantifying and communicating technical risk.

If you would like to find out more, then please send an up to date CV