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Cobol CICS Mainframe Programmer / Analyst, St. Paul MN 55121

Description:
PDS TECH INC. is seeking Mainframe Programmer / Analyst located in Eagan, MN 55121. Contact Elisabeth Laspe for details. 314-669-8020 elaspe@pdstech.com 

8 month contract to hire.  Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder).  Must have lived in the US for the last 5 years. Must not have been outside the US for a combined total of 6 months or more in the last 5 years.  
Must be able to obtain a Position of Public Trust Designation. 
Notes: Prefer local candidates for face to face interviews 
Summary:
  • Work the technology you need to succeed….
  •  The Mainframe Programmer Analyst will build and code applications and/or modules using languages such as COBOL 
  • and CICS.
  • Provides patches and upgrades to existing systems.
  • May design graphical user interface (GUI) to meet the specific needs of users. Prepares operating instructions, compiles documentation of program development, and analyzes system capabilities to resolve questions of program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques, and controls.
  • May also build add-on modules using application program language. The ideal candidate will have previous experience with the Agile methodology. 

Roles and Responsibilities include, but not limited to: 
Advanced knowledge of IBM batch, CICS, VSAM, online and database mainframe systems. 
Knowledge of how to retrieve, edit and restore program code using the Changeman software 
Senior level analyst ability to research and investigate data problems and program abends in a JCL batch and online CICS environments. 
Senior level experience in a development environment using MS suite tools to help: define customer specifications, create project plans work load estimates and design adequate testing requirements. 
Must have great soft skills. Will be dealing directly with customers 
Working with a team utilizing Agile methods. 

Basic Qualifications: 
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below: 
Bachelors degree in related discipline and 5 Years experience. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of degree 
5 years COBOL development and support 
5 years CICS development and support 
5 years IBM mainframe experience 

Knowledge of FTP, AFT, EASYTRIEVE,FOCUS, JOBSCAN, FILEAID, SYNCSORT and MS access
Past experience and familiarity with Agile 
Knowledge of how to retrieve, edit and restore program code using the Changeman software 
Advanced knowledge of IBM batch, online and database mainframe systems. 
Senior level analyst ability to research and investigate data problems and program abends in a JCL batch and online CICS environments 


Preferred Qualifications
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration: 
Bachelor's or Master’s degree 
10 years COBOL development and support 
10 years CICS development and support 
10 years IBM mainframe experience 
10 years DB2/Oracle development and support 
Local to the Eagan, MN area. This position doe
s not provide relocation assistance
 
Job Number: 1810085419
Job Location: Saint Paul, MN
Duration: 8 months
Input Date: 05/22/2018
Firm Name: PDS TECHNICAL SERVICES
Attention: Elisabeth Laspe
Address: 1215 FERN RIDGE PKWY STE 231
City, State: ST LOUIS, MO 63141
Phone: 314/628-9143
800 Phone: 800/472-3737
Fax Phone: 314/628-9485
Email: cecjstlouis@pdstech.com
Website: http://jobs.pdstech.com/job-detail?id=a1i50000002mQJcAAM&URLSource=cjhunter

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