IS Mainframe Manager
Alleare Consulting - Fort Worth, TX

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The IS Mainframe Manager is accountable for planning and overseeing the development and support of a specific functional area under broad direction. Manages and leads direct reports. Provides technical support for Programmer/Analysts.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

: Assesses the department's needs and requirements by conferring with department management.

: Assesses, establishes and assigns work priorities by determining cost and time requirements.

: Prepares high-level and/or detail-level project plan by use of appropriate methods (i.e. Flowcharts, Word documents, Project Planning Software, etc.)

: Assists team members in developing project plan by reviewing current user processes and application functionality, and by verifying team members understand the requirements and scope of the project.

: Ensures that team members understand the user's needs and the project's impact on the system by reviewing project plan submitted by team members.

: Ensures projects are tracked by using the project tracking software provided by Information Services.

: Ensures project objectives are being met and timely completion of projects by overseeing and reviewing on a regular basis.

: Ensures policies and procedures are being followed by periodically checking documents prepared by Programmer/Analysts.

: Ensures management is informed of current issues by providing periodic updates of project status.

: Satisfies user requirements to improve performance and productivity by evaluating and recommending third party software packages.

: Provides resolutions to problems by taking the initiative to use all available resources for research and corrective action.

: Ensures systems are running smoothly and efficiently at all times by periodic monitoring of system performance.

: Maximizes system performance by evaluating methods to improve program application efficiency.

: Improves procedures by writing project reports and documentation for new or existing program application enhancements.

: Provides management support on a 24 hours basis by participating in Project Manager of the Week (PMOW) rotation.

: Ensures competent Programmer/Analysts staff by providing technical assistance and support.

: Motivates, develops, leads and manages Programmer/Analysts staff to achieve fullest potential by establishing mutually satisfactory goals, providing necessary training and receiving regular feedback that is consistent with the company's appraisal process.

: Administers performance appraisals for Programmer/Analysts by measuring performance and quality of tasks performed throughout the year.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

High School Diploma or GED required. A Bachelor's Degree in computer science preferred; five to eight years Programmer/Analyst experience required; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Five years management experience preferred managing people. PMP Certification heavily preferred.

SKILLS & CERTIFICATIONS

: Technical knowledge of Unix (AIX); z/OS, COBOL, JCL, C, Perl scripting.

: Possesses strong analytical and problem solving skills.

: Possesses strong attention to detail skills.

: Possesses strong organizational skills and multitasking ability.

: Possesses self-managing skills and high degree of initiative.

: Possesses interpersonal skills.

: Ability to type 40 words per minute.

: PMP Certification heavily preferred.

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