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IBM z/OS IMS System Programmer in Katowice, Poland


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Your Role and Responsibilities

Currently, we are looking for z/OS IMS System Programmer. As IMS Systems Programmer you will be responsible for the installation, maintenance, upgrades, problem investigation and solution. You will be also responsible for the IMS programs and transaction and actions towards them (problem solving, adding, removing, etc.). Problems, Incidents and Change management are part of the BAU for the SME.

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


  • Update & customize the following tools:

  • IMS

  • BMC (Mainview)

  • OEM: CA (including RCmigrator, RCcompare, RCquery. RCupdate)


  • Negotiate go-live software evolutions with clients.

  • Analyze and optimize software performance.

  • Solve issues related to the software.

  • Work towards incident prevention

  • performance analyze, optimization z/OS or associated software.

  • Offer applications support

  • Perform and document the implementation of new software or upgrade of the functionality of existing software

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

  • Documented experience working with IMS, BMC (Mainview) & CA applications:

  • IMS for z/OS

  • IMS for z/OS Utility suite

  • IBM IMS Administration Tools

  • IBM IMS DB/DC Tools

  • BMC DB/DC Tools

  • Knowledge of SMP/E and proven experience of mainframe software upgrades

  • Knowledge of installing & tuning monitoring tools, eg. Omegamon

  • Providing support with various backup/recovery scenarios

  • Candidate should be self-organized, eager to learn with a strong sense of analysis & troubleshooting skills person

  • Good English knowlegde

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Knowledge related with Db2 is an advantage

  • Familiarity with z/OS, JES2, TSO ISPF, DFSMS, IPCS, EREP, RACF, WLM

  • Expert knowledge of SMP/E

  • Expert knowledge of IPCS and EREP

  • Expert knowledge of JCL, ISPF skels and macros, CLIST and REXX


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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