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TSR is a relationship-based, customer-focused IT and technical services staffing company.

For over 40 years TSR, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, TSR Consulting Services, have prospered in the Information Technology staffing business, earning the respect of companies both large and small with well refined candidate screening, timely placement, and a real understanding of the right skill sets required by our clients.

Mission & Vision

We do not believe in building a vision around the company but building a company around our vision, which is simply;

Every employee’s voice matters, their effort is appreciated, and their talent is rewarded.

We challenge each employee daily, to raise the bar on how we treat our consultants and candidates. For far too long in this industry, candidates have been ghosted, lied to, or placed at a client and then forgotten about. Each day our staff works tirelessly at qualifying and placing, top talent with our clients, in a compassionate and caring manner.

Not every candidate is a match for the job, but every candidate and consultant will be treated with respect and professionalism.

Sr. Mainframe Developer

Job Description

  • Location: Alpharetta, GA
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #74013

Our client, a leading financial services company is hiring for a Sr. Mainframe Developer on a long term contract basis.

Work Location:

Alpharetta, GA (Remote)


Our Team Mainframe Computing (MC) is a technology enabler for the business by providing a strong, resilient, and stable platform to host and enable business innovation/growth in our lines of business and global locations. MC consists of experienced administration, operations and engineering staff required to support the platform. In addition to flexible hours, the Firm enables its staff to work remotely. The mainframe engineers work with the latest hardware and software technologies. The IBM z platform and the mainframe disk and tape technologies are frequently refreshed across our datacenters. Mainframe CICS Engineer The Mainframe CICS Systems Programmer is responsible for all phases of CICS engineering, system and software maintenance, and CICS related operation functions.
The candidate must be capable of working with CICS in a 24×7 large scale Sysplex and CICSPlex environment and must be able to interface with application developers and operations teams, provide guidance to junior members in the team. The CICS engineer should have in-depth knowledge in CICS performance & tuning, debugging and dump analysis, as well as strong organizational and communication skills, project management skills. On-call support and maintenance outside of normal working hours are needed to support the CICS environment and to resolve issues.

Skills Required:

– 15+ years of experience working in a 24×7 large scale, parallel Sysplex, CICSPlex, MQ sharing and DB2 data sharing environment with skills in CICSPlex SM implementation, customization and dynamic transaction routing, etc.
– Knowledge of all CICS parameters that control performance in a CICSPlex environment.
– Knowledge of the CICS resource definitions that pertain to CICS region functionality and performance
– Proficient in problem determination, dump analysis such as IPCS, and performance tuning
– Web services application support in a CICS TS V5 environment
– Knowledge of SMP/E, software upgrade and maintenance
– Knowledge of CICS SMF record structure and the CICS Performance Analyzer tool to gather statistics necessary to tune CICS regions
– Knowledge of the CICS monitoring tools such as Sysview for CICS
– Knowledge of Cobol to support application developers
– Good oral/written communication skills
– Experience with auditing of CICS environment using U.S. standards
– Project management skills using tools such as Agile, Jira and Kanban

Skills Desired:
– Assembler and COBOL coding and knowledge of CICS Exits
– Understanding of z/OS facilities such as: APF, Linklist, VSAM, LPA, Coupling Facility
– Project Management skills
– Knowledge of the CICS Performance Analyzer and CICS Interdependency Analyzer tools
– Working knowledge of the z/OS & CICS Explorer
– Knowledge of Natural language & Adabas
– Experience in CICS application programming

Pay Range: $45 – $60/ hour

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