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Mainframe Programmer Analyst (COBOL programmer)

We are Systematix and we are looking for a z/OSMainframe Application Programmer/Analyst who is a seasoned COBOL programmer with lots of VSAM experienceto fill a REMOTE 6-month+ contract positionfor one of our key clientele in the financial services industry.


Our client, one of Canada’s leading insurance providers, with regional offices across Canada, requiresa z/OS resource with a variety of z/OS mainframe tasks. Required skills include DB2 SQL tuning, COBOL programming, z/OS JCL and standard IBM z/OS tools and utilities. Position will require operational knowledge of IBM Access Method Services (IDCAMS) for defining VSAM data sets. Performance monitoring and tuning post conversion will require understanding of VSAM data sets accessed in by COBOL batch and CICS programs. Some technical knowledge of CICS file and buffer definitions is an asset. Will occasionallyrequire availability to work outside normal business hours on weekends.


    Having an advanced knowledge and understanding of z/OS operating system and facilities.

    Advanced knowledge and understanding of JCL, TSO/ISPF, JES2 commands.

    Experience working with Utilities such as: DFSort, IDCAMS, DFDSS, SDSF, FDR, FTP.

    Knowledge of CICS, DB2, VSAM, COBOL.

    An understanding of Microsoft Office.

    Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems or a related study — or equivalent project-related experience.

    At least 5 years’ experience in IT.

    5+ years’ experience with IBM Mainframes.


This is a 6-month+ contract position which can be done remotely reporting to management in downtown Toronto's financial district. Open to USA and Canada residents, any time zone but who can preferablywork Eastern time zone.


If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us or submit your resume, if you know someone who meets these qualifications, please forward this assignment opportunity to them.


Systematix is one of Canada’s largest privately-owned National Consulting and Resourcing firms. With offices across North America we provide the highest caliber consulting solutions to a diverse client base that includes all levels of Government and private industry sectors.

Systematix is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment and is proud to be anequal opportunity employer.

At Systematix, we bring people and projects together!


Job: Mainframe Programmer Analyst (COBOL programmer)

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