Systems Programmer II
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina - Columbia, SC

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Write or debug programs to maintain and control computer systems software, such as operating systems, networked systems and database systems.
  • Provide technical and disaster recovery support for systems software.
  • Install, configure and monitor z/OS software, including VTAM, TCPIP, NetView, Omegamon for MainFrame Networks, Connect: Direct (NDM), TPX and TIBCO MFT (Cyberfusion).
  • Provide timely resolution of problems related to hardware and software.

  • Required Education

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or another job-related field
    • Or four years of job-related work experience
    • Or four years of combined education and experience

    Required Work Experience
    • Four years of IT experience, including varied programming experience.
    • Experience adding, removing, modifying and changing VTAM and TCPIP communications settings on ZOS
    • Experience/ability to plan and participate in Disaster Recovery exercises for VTAM and TCPIP communication network for ZOS
    • Experience installing, configuring, administering, and troubleshooting NetView, Connect: Direct, TPX, and TIBCO MFT
    • Experience/ability to ensure the provision of data integrity, maintenance and utilization of ZOS communications environment to identify and resolve server faults.
    • System administration experience on Windows, AIX, Linux and zLinux.
    • Experience installing, configuring, administering, and troubleshooting IBM Sterling Contol Center, File Gateway, and Secure Proxy.
    • Experience with Omegamon for MainFrame Networks and Tivoli Enterprise Portal including creating and modifying workspaces and situations.

    Required Skills and Abilities

    • Strong analytical and logical thinking skills.
    • Comprehension of advanced data storage techniques, basic database philosophy, database management and advanced programming techniques.
    • Understanding of the requirements for maintaining production systems and the effect of systems changes.
    • Solid understanding of currently used programming productivity tools and their use.
    • Solid understanding of quality assurance and implementation strategies of systems software.
    • Ability to acquire knowledge of programming languages and tools used in the department.
    • Ability to analyze software specifications for completeness and compatibility with operation systems.
    • Knowledge of z/OS networking including VTAM, TCPIP and SMP/E.
    • Knowledge of CA-TPX, NetView, Connect: Direct (NDM), and Tibco-MFT (Cyberfusion).
    • Working knowledge of SAS and SMF records
    • Working knowledge of Advanced Networking Concepts (TCP/IP, Routing, Firewalls, Network Security, Enterprise Extender, APPN)

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