Z/os Systems Programmer

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From core to cloud to edge, BMC delivers the software and services that enable over 10,000 global customers, including 84% of the Forbes Global 100, to thrive in their ongoing evolution to an Autonomous Digital Enterprise.


This position is for a Staff Platform System Admin at BMC Zsolutions Research and Development. The candidate must be internally motivated, and possess a successful work record. Experience with working in a team environment and be flexible in working hours to work with a US-based team is a requirement.


  • This person is responsible for packaging, enhancing, and monitoring internal systems used to deliver mainframe products to BMC customers.
  • This includes monitoring and maintaining automated processes, troubleshooting failures, and coordinating with the product, teams to ensure fixes, releases, and enhancements are delivered. 
  • Working knowledge of SMP/E, CLIST, TSO, REXX skills are required.
  • Must be able to work with JCL and IBM utilities to perform maintenance tasks.
  • Must be able to resolve issues and be familiar with systems software not limited to, but including z/OS, CICS, IMS, MQ, DB2, and storage management practices. 
  • Should be familiar with BMC software products, especially from an installation and customization perspective. Expert SMP/E knowledge is a plus.


  • 5 to 10 years of IBM zSeries (mainframe) System Programming expertise.
  • Must have experience in diagnosing and troubleshooting mainframe issues. Familiarity with IBM system utilities and JCL is needed.


  • Excellent diagnostic and problem-solving skills, a demonstrated ability to work issues to resolution. 
  • Ability to meet set deadlines for daily/weekly/monthly PTF management processes.
  • Familiarity with TCP/IP, CICS, DB2, MQ, IMS as well as TSO, CLIST, REXX, and ISPF. JES2/JES3, USS, and file transfer products experience a plus.
  • Proficiency with software installation, configuration, and maintenance processes.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency with IBM products and utilities; prefer strong experience with BMC products.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in customer-support/customer service situations.
  • Ability to remain calm, cordial, and effective during the resolution of the time-critical system interruptions/difficulties/failures.
  • Proven ability to develop relationships with peers and product teams.
  • Be proactive and take initiative to work independently as well as a member of a team.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.
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