Systems Programmer, Insurance

Job Title: Systems Programmer, Insurance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney CBD, New South Wales
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 176143_1502431066
Contact Name: Vanessa Knispel
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 15, 2017 14:11

Job Description

Working for this Australian business as the Systems Programmer, you will be responsible for all administration and support of Z/OS in a Sysplex environment on the mainframe. You will maintain a stable operating system environment for business applications and support the system utilities, software development libraries and third party software.


  • Analyse available monitoring tools to ensure systems performance conforms to service levels
  • Debug systems issues
  • Install, configure, test, implement and monitor mainframe systems software and hardware components
  • Monitor systems resources to ensure that software is operating within established performance guidelines
  • Prepare documentation
  • Assist with project implementations to ensure necessary infrastructure support is adequate
  • Assist with day-to-day problem analysis and debugging as necessary
  • Provide technical support to other areas of IT regarding the use of Z/OS tools and utilities
  • Provide the highest possible levels of system availability
  • Assist in capacity planning, system deployment and decommissioning


  • Ten years' experience directly related to Systems Programming
  • Knowledge of infrastructure maintenance best practice processes and change-management procedures
  • IBM and related mainframe skill set in z/OS, SMP/E, DFHSM, REXX, JES2, TSO/E, ISPF/PDF, SMS, TCP/IP, RACF, CICS, DB2, MQSeries, COBOL, JCL/Proc/Parm/Copybooks, VPS, NetMaster, Net/Mail, MAI, Auto-operator and Sysview
  • Performance and capacity skills as it relates to z/OS
  • Experience with logical partitions (LPAR)
  • Independent decision-making capability and pro-active problem-solving skills.
  • Good business, systems and process analysis skills.
  • Able to troubleshoot and quickly resolve server issues on critical business systems.
  • Good understanding of operating systems principals and corollary technologies.
  • Good understanding of system backup and recovery methods and techniques including disaster recovery processes.

Ability to be on-call 24x7 will be required on a rostered basis

Please APPLY NOW to Vanessa Knispel for consideration