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Mainframe Specialist

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    Our Client in the Ontairo Public Sector is looking for a Mainframe Specialist on a 7 month Contract



    5-8+ years of demonstrated experience supporting large zOs mainframe systems and applications eg TSO/ISPF and JCL.
    5-8 years of demonstrated knowledge of CA7 automated scheduling tools and client scheduling process, batch and online applications IMS and DB2.
    Demonstrate Incident and Change Management activities with strong documentation and communication skills

    Must be able to work shift 7am-7pm and 7pm-7am (rotating shifts, candidate must be flexible to different shift times)
    Must be able to work weekends and Stat holidays (Operational Work,)
    Must be able to be onsite in office at Guelph

    Advantages
    Long Term Contract
    Hybrid Work
    New Technology
    Payment Every week
    Contract will extend for an additional year

    Responsibilities
    End to End monitoring of mainframes Scheduling and batch processing systems 24/7/365 to ensure these are available as per defined SLAs by taking prompt necessary actions or escalating to Technical supports as needed. These services include critical, essential, time sensitive public facing applications, websites, systems, subsystems which are hosted in OPS Guelph and Kingston datacentres.
    Responsible for analysis, investigation and resolution of production batch processing failures.
    Responsible for escalation of batch processing incidents to technical support teams, clients and management.
    Provide Operational system updates/upgrades and address issues involved during these tasks.
    Implementing batch and online system Change requests.
    Ensuring Service level commitments to ITS clients and stakeholders and broader public sector agencies are met.
    Participating in developing and delivering related training communications and procedural documentation.
    Participate in Yearly Systrust Audit.
    Plan and participates in semi Annual Disaster/contingency recovery exercises. Running and testing recovery procedure and plans on all application systems.
    Responsible for providing specialized automated scheduling expertise and to advice to peers and clients regarding batch processing scheduling options.
    Responsible for modifying the automated scheduling tools to meet client needs for increased operational efficiency.
    Responsible for providing technical expertise and guidance relating to technical standards for production batch processing and the use of automated scheduling tools.
    Providing technical expertise in the area of job optimization, problem analysis and use of processing utilities.
    Planning, leading and performing development testing and implementation of new automated schedules for clients and in-house applications within established time frames.
    Co-ordinating the collection of data for statistical analysis of production performance results to use in assessing workload and production scheduling.

    Qualifications
    5-8+ years of demonstrated experience supporting large zOs mainframe systems and applications eg TSO/ISPF and JCL.
    5-8 years of demonstrated knowledge of CA7 automated scheduling tools and client scheduling process, batch and online applications IMS and DB2.
    Demonstrate Incident and Change Management activities with strong documentation and communication skills

    Summary
    5-8+ years of demonstrated experience supporting large zOs mainframe systems and applications eg TSO/ISPF and JCL.
    5-8 years of demonstrated knowledge of CA7 automated scheduling tools and client scheduling process, batch and online applications IMS and DB2.
    Demonstrate Incident and Change Management activities with strong documentation and communication skills

    Randstad Canada is committed to fostering a workforce reflective of all peoples of Canada. As a result, we are committed to developing and implementing strategies to increase the equity, diversity and inclusion within the workplace by examining our internal policies, practices, and systems throughout the entire lifecycle of our workforce, including its recruitment, retention and advancement for all employees. In addition to our deep commitment to respecting human rights, we are dedicated to positive actions to affect change to ensure everyone has full participation in the workforce free from any barriers, systemic or otherwise, especially equity-seeking groups who are usually underrepresented in Canada's workforce, including those who identify as women or non-binary/gender non-conforming; Indigenous or Aboriginal Peoples; persons with disabilities (visible or invisible) and; members of visible minorities, racialized groups and the LGBTQ2+ community.

    Randstad Canada is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace for all its candidates and employees by supporting their accessibility and accommodation needs throughout the employment lifecycle. We ask that all job applications please identify any accommodation requirements by sending an email to accessibility@randstad.ca to ensure their ability to fully participate in the interview process.
    Our Client in the Ontairo Public Sector is looking for a Mainframe Specialist on a 7 month Contract



    5-8+ years of demonstrated experience supporting large zOs mainframe systems and applications eg TSO/ISPF and JCL.
    5-8 years of demonstrated knowledge of CA7 automated scheduling tools and client scheduling process, batch and online applications IMS and DB2.
    Demonstrate Incident and Change Management activities with strong documentation and communication skills

    Must be able to work shift 7am-7pm and 7pm-7am (rotating shifts, candidate must be flexible to different shift times)
    Must be able to work weekends and Stat holidays (Operational Work,)
    Must be able to be onsite in office at Guelph

    Advantages
    Long Term Contract
    Hybrid Work
    New Technology
    Payment Every week
    Contract will extend for an additional year

    Responsibilities
    End to End monitoring of mainframes Scheduling and batch processing systems 24/7/365 to ensure these are available as per defined SLAs by taking prompt necessary actions or escalating to Technical supports as needed. These services include critical, essential, time sensitive public facing applications, websites, systems, subsystems which are hosted in OPS Guelph and Kingston datacentres.
    Responsible for analysis, investigation and resolution of production batch processing failures.
    Responsible for escalation of batch processing incidents to technical support teams, clients and management.
    Provide Operational system updates/upgrades and address issues involved during these tasks.
    Implementing batch and online system Change requests.
    Ensuring Service level commitments to ITS clients and stakeholders and broader public sector agencies are met.
    Participating in developing and delivering related training communications and procedural documentation.
    Participate in Yearly Systrust Audit.
    Plan and participates in semi Annual Disaster/contingency recovery exercises. Running and testing recovery procedure and plans on all application systems.
    Responsible for providing specialized automated scheduling expertise and to advice to peers and clients regarding batch processing scheduling options.
    Responsible for modifying the automated scheduling tools to meet client needs for increased operational efficiency.
    Responsible for providing technical expertise and guidance relating to technical standards for production batch processing and the use of automated scheduling tools.
    Providing technical expertise in the area of job optimization, problem analysis and use of processing utilities.
    Planning, leading and performing development testing and implementation of new automated schedules for clients and in-house applications within established time frames.
    Co-ordinating the collection of data for statistical analysis of production performance results to use in assessing workload and production scheduling.

    Qualifications
    5-8+ years of demonstrated experience supporting large zOs mainframe systems and applications eg TSO/ISPF and JCL.
    5-8 years of demonstrated knowledge of CA7 automated scheduling tools and client scheduling process, batch and online applications IMS and DB2.
    Demonstrate Incident and Change Management activities with strong documentation and communication skills

    Summary
    5-8+ years of demonstrated experience supporting large zOs mainframe systems and applications eg TSO/ISPF and JCL.
    5-8 years of demonstrated knowledge of CA7 automated scheduling tools and client scheduling process, batch and online applications IMS and DB2.
    Demonstrate Incident and Change Management activities with strong documentation and communication skills

    Randstad Canada is committed to fostering a workforce reflective of all peoples of Canada. As a result, we are committed to developing and implementing strategies to increase the equity, diversity and inclusion within the workplace by examining our internal policies, practices, and systems throughout the entire lifecycle of our workforce, including its recruitment, retention and advancement for all employees. In addition to our deep commitment to respecting human rights, we are dedicated to positive actions to affect change to ensure everyone has full participation in the workforce free from any barriers, systemic or otherwise, especially equity-seeking groups who are usually underrepresented in Canada's workforce, including those who identify as women or non-binary/gender non-conforming; Indigenous or Aboriginal Peoples; persons with disabilities (visible or invisible) and; members of visible minorities, racialized groups and the LGBTQ2+ community.

    Randstad Canada is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace for all its candidates and employees by supporting their accessibility and accommodation needs throughout the employment lifecycle. We ask that all job applications please identify any accommodation requirements by sending an email to accessibility@randstad.ca to ensure their ability to fully participate in the interview process.