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Z-Connect Mainframe / Cobol Engineer

Kforce Technology Wilmington, DE Contractor
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Kforce has a client that is seeking a Z-Connect Mainframe/Cobol Engineer in Wilmington, Delaware (DE). Our client one of the world's largest financial institutions is building a team of Z-Connect/Z/os Engineers that will help modernize their Credit Card platform. Essential Functions:
  • Designs, develops, installs, configures, and maintains enterprise operating and infrastructure systems as well as installed third-party systems components to ensure reliability in accordance with user needs and technical specifications while meeting defined service level agreements
  • Recognizes and troubleshoots problems with hardware and operating systems and assigned third-party software running on a Mainframe system
  • Establishes and documents standards and procedures (including disaster recovery procedures) for management review
  • Communicates with and provides reporting and technical support to system users and clients
  • Assists with research through review of assigned aspects of Mainframe operating system; Provide findings with supporting details to Lead for review and determination; Supports roll-outs and testing of upgrades and new product installs to various environments, as directed
  • May modify existing communications rules within native or third-party applications; Understands set up of communication channels; Monitors communications paths and pulls capacity reports for higher level review and assessment
  • May build and configure new, or maintain and monitor existing, databases as directed by higher level System Administrator
  • Provides higher level system administrators feedback on procedures to improve clarity, readability, and accuracy; Understands and demonstrates a thorough knowledge of disaster recovery techniques
  • Collects and reports data need by higher level System Administrators in capacity and resource planning and management


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Typically, minimum 2 years of relevant experience
  • Cobol/Mainframe/Java Development experience is strongly preferred
  • Skills/knowledge - Developing professional expertise, applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues
  • Job Complexity - Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors; Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action; Builds productive internal/external working relationships
  • Supervision - Normally receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new projects or assignments
  • Operating Systems Knowledge (Mainframe Skills)
  • General Business Knowledge - A basic level of understanding of the Credit Card/Payments Industry; General knowledge of the enterprise infrastructure systems and how they work together to provide payment services
  • Exposure/experience with Rest Services specifically in support of API development and interface with Mainframe is highly desired skill
  • Exposure/experience with Monitoring tool(s) is a plus (team uses Splunk)
  • Future state skills Z-Os, TCIP, Cloud are a plus
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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