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IBM CICS/MQ Mainframe Sys. Programmer/Administrator in Katowice, Poland


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Your Role and Responsibilities

Currently we are looking for CICS/MQ Mainframe Sys. Programmer/Administrator to join our Mainframe Middleware Team. As a selected candidate you will be responsible for the CICS transaction servers and MQ Websphare on z/OS LPARs. Our team perform all functions related to supporting CICS and MQSeries including: administration, configuration, installation, maintenance, upgrades, performance and problem solving.

This job ad is for IBM CIC in Katowice, but work can be done remotely from any place in Poland.


  • To provide technical support for customer. Own and action requests for service,

  • Implementing changes and resolving assigned problems (may involve some after hours and weekend work).

  • Personal compliance and ownership on security, audit and systems integrity posture

  • To highlight areas for improvement in current processes, and implement improvements

  • To provide on-call support as required for products supported by the team

Additional Benefits:

  • Internal and external trainings and certifications

  • Upskilling programs, wide possibilities of skills' development

  • Multisport card

  • Private medical package (Medicover) and insurance package

  • Fresh fruits in the office

  • Cinema, ski, and mountain trips for IBMers

  • Holiday camps for children

  • Discounts for IBMers (for a wide range of services/products)

  • Social Fund benefits

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience with working with CICS like: installing, upgrading and maintaining (monitoring infrastructure, using tools like: OMEGAMON/Tivoli, System Automation feeds, etc/ Control and investigate CICS CPU usage)

  • Experience with Creating, maintaining and administration of CICS regions (used by the applications including Assembler and Cobol programs)

  • Experience with providing and analyze SMF statistics on usage to various parties (eg. developers, managers, Operational Security Department)

  • Experience with Investigating and resolving problems in CICS and related areas

  • To provide support to the application programming groups including handling inquiry and new resource, requests, coding design questions, assist in resolving issues and abends

  • Good written and verbal skills in English

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience with Investigation and evaluation of new products in the area (eg. the CICS Explorer)

  • Knowledge of coding programs in REXX and COBOL

  • Experience with MQSeries and MQClients on distributed platforms

  • Experience with MQ, in the area of:

  • Control and investigate MQ CPU usage, queues usage, Space usage

  • Deliver and analyze SMF statistics

  • Define MQ objects (channels, queues, aliases, etc.)

  • Maintain and adapt according to application growth (eg. new page sets, etc.)

  • French language skills are not required, but is a plus


About Business UnitThis position currently sits within Global Technology Services (GTS) Infrastructure Services (IS) or a shared services function supporting GTS.

As announced in October 2020, IBM intends that its managed infrastructure services business of the GTS organization will become an independent company named Kyndryl by the end of 2021, creating two distinct and powerful market-leading companies.

Together, we will advance the vital systems that power the digital economy. Serving over 4,600 technology-intensive, highly regulated customers, including over 75% of the Fortune 100, our people will design, run, and manage the most modern and reliable technology infrastructure that the world depends on today.

We will work flexibly and in partnership with our customers to amplify business outcomes while always pushing ourselves to improve and meet all opportunities. Come join our team of diverse, devoted, and empathetic technology experts who are at the center of discovering what's next.

Please note: The final decision if this position will transition from IBM to Kyndryl is yet to be confirmed.

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