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Mainframe Analyst - IDMS


  • DP Professionals
  • 09/25/20
  • Des Moines, IA
  • 50319
  • Contractor
DPP is seeking a Mainframe Analyst to analyze current mainframe systems (Cobol/CICS, JCL, VSAM, ADSO, IDMS) and to document the system logic for our client in Des Moines, Iowa. Only candidates with significant IDMS experience will be considered for this position.

The Senior Technical Analyst will work with the business team to understand the business need and how the current code correlates to the same, document the system and to-be status of what would be needed for the system to be rewritten in a client server distributed environment.

Our client primarily has two environments: Legacy Cobol CICS IDMS VSAM systems and client server/Web .NET systems. Most systems are centralized but there are distributed systems as well that are used in field offices and DHS owned and operated facilities. Many systems are home grown while some systems use third-party applications.

Required Skills: Demonstrated through prior experience to:
Trace and document data system logic and flows by reading & analyzing JCL, COBOL programs, CICS definitions, ADSO/IDMS programs and 3rd party utility control cards, SPSS-Mainframe, IDCAMS, SYNCSORT and other common mainframe data manipulation processes.
Extracting and documenting Business Rules embedded in Mainframe programs, third party utilities, and other data manipulation products. This includes both business and functional aspects of the business rules.
Understanding, analyzing and documenting current Mainframe logic and flows and work with the users and business teams to correlate the same with how the systems support the current business, Federal and state requirements.
Create detailed documentation of system analysis that would become the basis for a system rewrite into client server .Net environment.
Must complete assigned task; communicate accurate and useful status updates; follow quality standards; Ability to work in a team environment; strong communication skills; both written and spoken.
Perform on-call duties for nightly and weekend batch cycles
Attention to details is a must since the documentation generated would be the basis of system rewrites.
Very clear, strong and precise Verbal and written communication skills are needed in order to work and coordinate with multiple teams.
Prior DHS experience would be a plus.
Work independently with little supervision or guidance.
Demonstrates a willingness to independently dive in and learn new systems, processes, and business functionality.

Call 803.978.1993 or email claude.lathan@dppit.com to learn more about this position (20-00580).

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