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Mainframe Systems Programmer III (IDMS & ADABAS)

Company: Epsilon Inc.
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Mainframe Systems Programmer III (IDMS & ADABAS)



Required Clearance: Must be able to pass a federal background Investigation and obtain a Public Trust

Location: Kansas City, MO

Remote Flexibility: 100% Remote



Position Responsibilities:


  • Will manage/maintain, configure -and install Integrated Database Management Systems (IDMS).
  • Will manage/maintain, configure -and install adaptable database systems (ADABAS)
  • Provide 24x7/365 remote support services and on-premises facility response as needed.
  • Utilize IBM's SMP/E software products installation and maintenance utility process.
  • Utilize IBM's Job Control Language (JCL) and utility programs (i.e. IEBGENER) to maintain z/OS software products.
  • Utilize IBM's file structure(s): (i.e. HFS, ZFS, and PDS's).
  • Utilize TSO ISPF panels.
  • Utilize IBM's SDSF and/or equivalent ISV product.
  • Utilize IBM data storage product DFSMS.
  • Technical consulting and analysis of new technologies, implementation strategy, and impact to production.
  • Independently diagnose and resolve trouble calls in technical areas.
  • Develop technical specifications, in accordance with established requirements and schedules.
  • Develop and implement technical documentation, in accordance with established requirements and schedules.
  • Review proposed policy, regulations, and procedural changes to determine impact on area of responsibility.
  • Develop on the job training (OJT) programs on new developments in technology and software packages.
  • Participates in Agile project management and a DevSecOps culture as required

    Mainframe System Services: DISC uses IBM systems.


    • Installation, configuration and ongoing maintenance
    • z/OS Systems, currently running z/OS 2.4
    • IODF
    • Firmware upgrades
    • COTS software support
    • Database infrastructure / engineering (Not DBA) work includes (DB2, IDMS, ADABASE, may change as requirements change)
    • Mainframe networking (from the mainframe side)
    • Pagent encryption setup / configuration
    • SSH, TLS, sFTP, FTPs,
    • BMC Control-M

      Essential Skills, Experience, and Certifications:


      • As a requirement of this position, all candidates must be either a U.S. Citizen or have official legal status in the United States. In accordance with , Epsilon will not consider candidates for this position who do not meet the aforementioned conditions.
      • 4-6 years of experience of IBM mainframe systems programming experience spcifically with: -

        • Must have -experience managing / maintaining and installing -Integrated Database Management Systems (IDMS).
        • Ideally have experience managing / maintaining and installing adaptable database systems (ADABAS) -


        • Strong written and oral communication skills in the English language. All contractor employees must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.
        • Contractor personnel performing in a leadership capacity shall be capable of directing contractor personnel and interfacing with the Government and customers.
        • Exceptional customer service skills.
        • Strong time-management and prioritization skills.
        • Ability to communicate applicable technical subject matter expertise to management and others.
        • DISC follows the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) service operation best practices and requires the following: -

          • ITIL v4 foundation certification within 6 months of hire
          • Ability to apply and provide feedback on service operation model and practices.



            Physical and Mental Job Requirements:

            Listed below are the physical or mental requirements necessary in the job's performance. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

            • Prolonged periods of computer desk work.
            • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, and other computer components.
            • Speaking and hearing sufficient to converse and understand conversations, both in-person, telephone and virtual meetings.
            • The cognitive skills needed to complete tasks, including abilities such as learning, remembering, focusing, categorizing, and integrating information for decision making, problem-solving, and comprehending.
            • Ability to learn new tasks, remember processes, maintain focus, complete tasks independently, make timely decisions in the context of a workflow, and the ability to communicate with managers and co-workers.
            • Mental aptitude to respond appropriately in high pressure situations or deadline driven environments.
            • Maintain a professional emotional response when working with others.



              Epsilon Benefits:

              Medical, Dental, Vision Plan

              AD&D and Life Insurance

              Paid Federal Holidays

              Paid Time Off

              401(k) Retirement Plan

              Education reimbursement

              Referral Bonuses






              Epsilon is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. EEO/AA: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Vets.



              Please click to review your rights under EEO policy.



              If you are an individual with a disability and need special assistance or reasonable accommodation in applying for employment with Epsilon, Inc., please contact our Recruiting department by phone 828-398-5414 or by email .

Keywords: Epsilon Inc., Kansas City , Mainframe Systems Programmer III (IDMS & ADABAS), IT / Software / Systems , Kansas City, Kansas

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