IMS Database Systems Programmer (Mainframe, Linux, UNIX)

Horsham, South East, UK
Highly Competitive
17 Oct 2016
26 Oct 2016
Contract Type
JOB TITLE: IMS Database Systems Programmer (Mainframe, Linux, UNIX) Location: Horsham, South East, UK Salary: Highly Competitive Wipro GIS-DCS is a leading IT Infrastructure Outsourcer helping customer's access cutting-edge technologies without incurring significant capital expenditures. Wipro GIS-DCS accomplishes this by delivering a highly reliable and secure infrastructure solution to our customers in a wide range of industries across multiple platforms including zSeries, iSeries, UNIX, Windows, and Linux. General Job Description: Mainframe Systems Programmer for IMS subsystems REQUIRED SKILLS of the IMS Database Systems Programmer (Mainframe, Linux, UNIX) : • Bachelor's degree required and/or equivalent work experience. • 10 years of professional experience in IMS for administration and systems programming support. CA and IBM tools for IMS a plus • Extensive experience with the following: • Knowledge in best practices of software management, maintenance and documentation • Configure and manage IMS in a parallel sysplex environment • Develop innovation, strategies, processes and best practices in IMS systems programming • Establishing policies and procedures pertaining to database management, DR, security, maintenance and utilization • Reviewing new versions of IMS for functionality, advising how they benefit the client • Evaluating change requests and determine impact to assigned clients • Vendor consultations for problems and questions • DR recovery of application objects • Troubleshooting and solving production database issues • Demonstrated ability to respond quickly and effectively to support requests from multiple clients • Supporting multiple customer for after hours on-call • Must work customer's business hours. Main Responsibilities of the IMS Database Systems Programmer (Mainframe, Linux, UNIX): • The successful candidate will perform mainframe database software upgrades coupled with administration and tuning to support our customers' IMS environments. • The individual will need to work with vendor personnel to achieve timely solutions of database problems • The individual will be responsible for day-to-day database maintenance such as creating backups, performing restores, monitoring file extent growth, scheduling reorganizations, creating and maintaining DR procedures and overall support of customer needs and requests. • The successful candidate will be called upon to perform a variety of database optimizations that will include general reporting and analysis of the efficiency of the database configuration and periodic review of database performance. • Expertise and work efforts will focus on the development and support and/or the customization of new services and support efforts. • System programming knowledge of multiple DBMS's is a bonus. • The individual will need to participate in on-call responsibilities. • Establish and maintain documentation for client runbooks, systems processes and standards specific to Wipro DCS IMS support. To apply for the IMS Database Systems Programmer (Mainframe, Linux, UNIX) role, please click the 'Apply now' button.