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  Company Profile
HBO Consulting is currently one of the fastest growing IT consulting companies in South Africa, offering clients' an array of IT and business related services.

We believe that potential exists everywhere... tapping into it effectively is the key to our and our clients success. Being a proudly South African (BEE) company we want to play an intrinsic role in advancing business solutions across our country and beyond its borders.

  Job Details 

MVS Systems Programmer

Posted On:  4/28/2021 7:04:55 AM

MVS Systems Programmer

No. of vacancies:  2
Qualifications:  Bachelor Degree
Essential Skills: 
Not specified
Minimum Total Experience:  3
Job Tenure:  No Preference/Any
Salary Offered:  DOE
Job Location:  Gauteng GAUTENG South Africa

  Job Description
Job Role Breakdown (work areas and tasks)

- Working as part of a Team

- Acquisition, installation, configuration and customisation of IBM and ISV network software.

- VTAM, TCP/IP, SSP, Netview, NPM, HCF, Netview FTP and JSX all come as part of the OS/390 and z/OS ESMA platforms.

- Manage and Implement network definition changes (VTAM, NCP, TCP/IP, TPX, printer software etc...) to customer requests.

- Project Management and implementation of network software upgrades - including close liaison for testing and implementation with client network teams

- Create and maintain documentation of network hardware configurations and software implementations.

- Specification and configuration of Network Communications Controller hardware (3745, 3746/900 and 4745) - liaising with client network support teams over wide-area network connections (both SDLC and LAN)

Problem resolution:

- Monitor problem queue, team mailbox, respond to phone calls

- Problem diagnosis

- Liaison with client network support team, client technical support teams, client applications teams and directly with end users of the systems.

- Liaison with IBM support centre

- Application of config changes/software maintenance or other corrective actions

- Monitor and apply preventative maintenance - done in conjunction with z/OS and VM Sysprogs)

Network Performance monitoring and tuning

- Periodic analysis and tuning of VTAM storage and buffer utilisation

- Monthly analysis of FEP Capacity Report incl. NCP CPU cycle, buffer, TIC and channel usage

- Periodic analysis and tuning of VTAM storage and buffer utilisation

- Periodic analysis and tuning of TPX / Multsess storage and slot utilisation.

- Periodic analysis and tuning of TPX / Multsess storage and slot utilisation.

- Periodic analysis and tuning of TCP/IP storage utilisation and pool sizes

- Planning and implementation of SNA routing and class of service tables to ensure resilience and performance criteria are met.

- Network software evaluation (as an ongoing task to ensure appropriate support for production services) - functional comparisons of software, compatibility with existing software base, and supportability/operation.

- Provide product information, education and presentations on network software (IBM and ISV) for client

- Provide strategic advice to customer and consultancy for customer run projects (eg TCP/IP network hardware infrastructure project)

- Provision of support and consultancy for the Clients' owned in-house written network/user access software

Change and Problem Management

- All changes to systems are logged on the system.

- All problems are similarly logged on the system.

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