Senior Systems Programmer: z/OS System Support (MVS Sysprog) Job at Kyndryl – Sandton, Gauteng
Kyndryl designs runs and manages the most modern, efficient and reliable technology infrastructure for the world’s most important businesses and organizations, with the industry’s most experienced services experts.
For more information, visit www.kyndryl.com
Your Role and Responsibilities
Responsible for management and support of the operating system and associated started tasks in a cost ecost-effective efficient manner. The zOS Specialist is primarily responsible for:
Planning and installation of new operating system release to maintain software currency.
Planning and application of cumulative PTF packages.
Planning and installation of upgrades/new software, including some local customization when required.
Planning and application of system software patches to fix identified problems.
Management of system & software configurations (via change control).
Ensuring that all work is actioned in accordance with security standards.
Use of the current processes/tools to assist with security healthchecking and maintenance of security standards.
Ensuring that Security APARS/PTFs are managed and applied as soon as possible.
Providing input to the planning/implementation of Disaster Recovery tests when required.
Creation and maintenance of documentation.
Working to establish and build on collaborative working relationships with customer groups and other teams.
Reviewing and approving change control plans.
24×7 support for diagnosis and resolution of problems relating to the operating system and associated software.
Build and test new operating systems/subsystems.
Tuning of systems/software to improve performance
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Minimum 8 years experience in the following:
Problem & Change Management disciplines
Disaster Recovery experience Installing ISV products ZSERIES hardware
TPX and other Session Managers Network e.g. TCPIP/Netview Parallel Sysplex
DUMP Reading DFSMS/HSM/DSS/RMM
Preferred Technical and Professional Experience
Associate’s Degree/College Diploma
State / Province
City / Township / Village
Kyndryl and IBM
In October 2020, IBM announced its intention to separate the IT Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division into a new, separate public company, creating two industry-leading companies – IBM and Kyndryl. The spin-off is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. To find out more about Kyndryl, including information relating to privacy, please visit Kyndryl.com.
Being You @ Kyndryl
Affirmative Action and/or EE candidates will be given first preference as per our employment equity strategies.
Other things to know
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.
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Up to 25% or 2 days a week (home on weekends- based on project requirements)
(Y063) Kyndryl South Africa (Pty) Limited
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About the Company
Company: Kyndryl –
Company Location: Sandton, Gauteng