Senior Mainframe Programmer

Job Category: Technology & IT
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: Limerick


  • Leader in the mainframe space.  Ability to articulate and document mainframe product roadmap and bring a team on that journey.
  • Provides thought leadership and Technical Architect support for HW and SW solutions
  • Experience in the wider IT infrastructure and the interfaces with the z/OS platform (APIs/CICD software development pipelines/Linux)
  • The ability to translate product roadmaps to real business value.


  • 5+ years’ relevant technical experience
  • An Arts/Science degree or STEM qualification advantageous.
  • Responsible for implementing all or part of technical solution in accordance with an agreed technical design and GM standards. 
  • Provides technical support and input on the application of technology to a defined business segment. 
  • Proactively identify opportunities for automation and own through to implementation.  
  • Ensures project learning’s are documented and shared. 
  • Experienced in troubleshooting, researching, and resolving multipart issues.
  • Owns and produces documentation.  Ability to translate technical details into concise and easy to understand written form.
  • Established as Product SME and/or established as Product specialist
  • Ability to support systems in a 24×7 on-call rotation.
  • Vendor interaction experience (including experienced in searching their knowledge databases). 
  • Observe mainframe standards and audit requirements.
  • Work well as part of a team.
  • Cross company collaboration with one team mindset

Technical Expectations:

  • Working knowledge and skills with the standard z/OS tools. Db2 and/or IMS knowledge and experience advantageous.
  • Knowledge of SMP/E (commands, terminology, problem determination).  Ability to use SMP/E to apply maintenance, perform installs, and maintain SMP/E environments.
  • Knowledge with REXX, CLIST, ASSEMBLER, PYTHON, or other relevant mainframe programming with examples of code available on request.
  • Working knowledge and skills with RACF.
  • Demonstrable understanding of the z/OS subsystems, DASD Storage concepts and the command usage relating to these system components.  Includes knowledge of job submission, priority, and performance with WLM in a z/OS system.

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