A healthcare client of TEKsystems in Nashville is seeking a Systems Programmer for z/OS to join their team! This candidate will need to provide creative and innovative ideas and approaches that will improve the performance of organization, as well as assisting in meeting the business goals and strategies of the corporation.Responsibilities:*Top-level expertise in one or more highly specialized phases of Operating Systems Programming.*Provides technical consulting on complex projects.*Installs and maintains infrastructure systems programs.*Monitors and makes appropriate changes to systems products.*Has a full technical knowledge of software systems programming.*Tests, debugs, creates, and updates documentation.*Acts independently under general direction. Ensures system improvements are successfully implemented and monitored to increase efficiency.*Designs, tests, and debugs complex operating system components, software tools, and utilities.*Acts as a mentor to guide less experienced staff members. *Installation & maintenance of IBM DB2 software and related 3rd-party products utilizing SMP/E. This includes working with vendors to address product interoperability issues and usage requirements.*Configuration of DB2 subsystems in SYSPLEX data-sharing environment.*Perform problem analysis and resolution, both technical and application related.* Performance and capacity tuning utilizing various monitoring and reporting tools.*Responsible for DB2 availability and recovery strategies and procedures.Requirements:*Excellent communication skills - verbal and written*Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of staff and senior management*Thorough understanding of IBM z/OS Mainframe Operating System.*Thorough understanding of IBM DB2 versions 10 and 11 with advanced knowledge in the following; Buffer pool/memory management, DB2 internal structures, RID, EDM, BPs, Tablespace/Page structures, Backup/recovery/logging facilities and strategies, DB2 locking, ZPARMS, DB2 tracing/ IFCIDs.*Experience providing Mainframe systems support to include writing tools.*TCP/IP*Strong knowledge of personal computer systems and Microsoft Office suite of products*Excellent customer service skills
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