Mainframe Specialist / Trasition Manager

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Mainframe Specialist / Trasition Manager

Responsibilities include coordination, creation, configuration, maintenance, elevation, testing, scheduling, documenting and providing technical level support for mainframe solutions such as TWS and Jobtrac.

  • Prepare, plan, implement, and monitor the processing on the mainframe for various processing environments (releases, sprints, maintenance, etc.).

  • Utilize change management process to ensure modifications or upgrades are authorized, tested when applicable, approved, and implemented appropriately.

  • Identify and ensure correct configuration of mainframe running environments (technical standards and processes)

  • Possesses expert understanding of all complex JCL practices (create, change, etc.).

  • Maintain and Manage TWS and Jobtrac schedulers.

  • Ability to perform ad-hoc scheduling tasks.

  • Manage process of migration to production activities.

  • Maintenance of Control D (test, print missions, backup/restore of printfiles, etc.).

  • Problem prevention – analyze system and software information on a regular basis.

Incident and Change Management handling.

  • Work with advanced level 3rd party and vendor support teams to resolve complex issues.

  • Capable of leading medium to large project teams.

  • Proficient at creating upper management level business proposals (Executive Summaries etc.)

  • Oversees development of processes and documentation for entire transition management area, fitting everything together.

  • Directs analysis of new software or hardware with vision to solve business needs.

  • Drive process standardization and improvements across transition management processes and tools globally.

  • Ability to interact effectively with staff and management at all levels.

  • Effectively communicates ideas and thoughts through verbal and written communication

  • Frequently interacts with others at all levels outside of their team.

  • Effective at giving and receiving feedback.

  • Participation in audits, ensuring controls and processes are followed and all audit findings and compliance tickets

  • Successfully guides the technical and behavioral performance of others

  • Assist in supporting disaster recovery testing exercises where needed

  • Project work both internal AGT and Business Unit driven.

  • Understanding risk and compliance controls and working with AGT Compliance team to ensure controls are met and/or mitigated.

  • Other duties as assigned based on divisional needs.

  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all health and safety rules.

  • Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance.


  • Educated to a degree level or equivalent

  • Recognized industry professional qualifications unique to technical specialism.

  • Appropriate level of ITIL qualification.

  • In depth knowledge of: TWS, Control-D, XCOM, FTP, TSO/ISPF, JCL, Z/OS Utilities, Incident Management, Change Management.

  • High level of behavioral skills and technical skills present.

  • A self-motivated person able to self-manage tasks and workload with minimal direction.

  • Experience working in an IT Infrastructure environment.

  • Ability to quickly transition from tactical to strategic thinking when working with a diverse set of client needs.

  • Knowledge of z/OS and open systems related components as they relate to the transition management function.

  • Familiar with associated industry standard third party software.

  • Have sufficient knowledge of business needs in order to perform problem resolution as well as provide solutions that involve new product features. This requires that ability to bridge the business language/ technical language gap.

Open system skills.

  • May have responsibility for evaluation of new and existing software products working with minimal supervision.

In depth problem resolution skills– from root cause to resolution.

  • Problem prevention - reviewing system information on a regular basis.

  • Work with first level 3rd party and vendor support teams to resolve basic software issues.

  • Capable of creating documentation on all supported software and associated roles.

  • Well-developed awareness of cultural differences working within a global company.

  • Testing skills including analysis and documentation of test scripts and procedures.

  • Demonstrated skills in both verbal and written communication to be able to convey complex topics to AGT customers and stakeholders.

  • Well-developed understanding across the entire spectrum of Infrastructure services provided by AGT including their delivery and support mechanisms (ITIL disciplines).

  • Analytical Thinking skills: Acquiring understanding of a problem or situation by breaking it down systematically into its component parts and identifying the relationships.

  • Persistence: Frequently meeting targets and fulfilling agreements even when adverse circumstances prevail.

  • Attention to Detail: Applying relevant quality standards to tasks undertaken.

  • Awareness / familiarization with appropriate legislation including the Data Privacy Act.

Involvement in major business and technical initiatives and sizeable projects.

  • Developing leadership skills; may mentor other team members.

Ability to work in a highly-collaborative working environment with colleagues and customers from different cultural backgrounds.
Complies with information security policies.


  • Working knowledge of: Z/OS, CICS, DB2, CA-11, REXX, COBOL, RACF

  • Control M knowledge as a Scheduling tool for Distributed.

  • Reasonable knowledge of the products, target customers and market in

  • Well versed in System Level Development Methods, Lifecycle, Techniques and Standards.

  • Skilled in the identification, implementation, and automation of repetitive technical/specialist tasks.


Den Haag


01-01-16 tot 01-07-16


maandag 14-12

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