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Hays - Mainframe Subsystem Specialist IMS / CICS

Our customer is looking for a freelancer specialised in IMS CICS.

This is a 3 months projects (from January until March) which will be extended.

To apply for this position you need to be available beginning of January.


This is a full remote position.



Your responsibilities will include 

  • Management of transaction portal subsystems (CICS, IMS) : installation, maintenance, support, assistance to release management
  • Z/OS support including problem analysis and resolution
  • High quality customer service within SLA expectations, respect of ITIL processes
  • Collaborate and liaise with other teams and serve as a technical resource and subject matter expert.
  • Open cases with HW & SW suppliers, follow-up of cases.
  • Significant involvement in upgrade of operating systems to new release and maintenance
  • Significant involvement in upgrade of third party software products to new releases (DB/2, Datacom, CICS, Cobol, IBM MQ, IWS, ...)
  • Team spirit, willing to work within a team of Z/OS experts.
  • On-call periods, and evening or weekend work possible.




Mandatory knowledge:

  • Z/OS Transaction Portal major subsystems (IMS, CICS)
  • Z/OS system installation, maintenance, tuning and monitoring
  • Z/OS major functions/facilities (JES/2, Dfsms, SMP/E, Uss) : installation, management, tuning
  • Z/OS major scripting languages JCL, REXX, Clist

Would be an asset:

  • z/Series subsystems DB/2,Datacom, MQ, IWS, Tpx,
  • Automation OPS/MVS

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Our people work with job seekers and employers to place the right people in the right jobs; we invest heavily in equipping our staff with the skills to perform to the highest standards while developing their careers.
We serve over 20 specialisms, covering everything from accountancy and finance to construction, IT, education and healthcare. Across many of these sectors, we also have further specialised teams dedicated to public services, not-for-profit, executive and international recruitment.
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