Software Engineer Level 3 Developer (LOC - Multiple)

Company: IBM
Location: San Jose, California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 31.AUG.2021
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IntroductionSoftware Developers at IBM are the backbone of our strategic initiatives to design, code, test, and provide industry-leading sol...

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IntroductionSoftware Developers at IBM are the backbone of our strategic initiatives to design, code, test, and provide industry-leading solutions that make the world run today - planes and trains take off on time, bank transactions complete in the blink of an eye and the world remains safe because of the work our software developers do. Whether you are working on projects internally or for a client, software development is critical to the success of IBM and our clients worldwide. At IBM, you will use the latest software development tools, techniques and approaches and work with leading minds in the industry to build solutions you can be proud of.Your Role and ResponsibilitiesYou will work with a team of fellow Level3 and Development Software Engineers on two z/OS products, CL/SuperSession ( CL/SS ) and AF/Operator to complete defect fixes via APAR/PTF delivery along with the occasional small New Function development project in response to customer Request for Enhancements ( RFE ). The two products share common source code for their 'Engine Components'. CL/SuperSession is IBM's strategic Session Manager product in the z/OS environment. CL/SS is in active marketing/sales strategy and in active development. It is an important component of IBM's strategy to compete with OEM competitors for application and middleware business in z/OS.AF/Operator is a z/OS automation product that is written in Assembler for the base product and REXX for the applications that run on it with 3 currently supported applications. It can automate the IPL of the entire LPAR and as such is normally the very first application that is started during an IPL. AF/Operator uses the z/OS SSI and therefore will see all messages and commands in the system. Apart from normal message trapping for automation purposes, AF/Operator will also trap on operator commands allowing for disabling certain commands or resubmitting commands after verification of format or changing commands to enforce client standards. All these tasks are programmable in REXX. AF/Operator also provides infrastructure monitoring capabilities like establishing and maintaining connections between AF/Operators, TCPIP connections, PLEX connections to the coupling facility, etc. It also has several independent tasks like AFTCI that provide for TSO commands within the AF REXX scripts as well as POVI that provide screen scraping of 3270 sessions and key stroke logging and playback. AF/Operator is an essential part of the data center and most AF customers have a lot of locally developed automation procedures that are essential for stable processing of their workloads.Required Technical and Professional Expertise+ Assembler language reading/coding including Macro level.+ Dump analysis SVC, system and SLIP dumps.+ z/OS internal knowledge including z/OS SSI interface, SYSPLEX and coupling facility.+ TSO, ISPF and JCL+ REXX and the REXX function package+ TCP/IP and VTAM+ Drive and eagerness to learnPreferred Technical and Professional Expertise+ Strong problem solving and communication skills+ Some knowledge in general software development, including language, programming, testing, debugging.+ Knowledge of z/OS and Systems Programming along with SMP/E, RACF, TCPIP, Catalogs, Storage Management, etc.+ IBM Z products knowledge, working experience or industry knowledge on client a plusOptionally it would be nice to have some knowledge of the following:+ SMP/E+ SMF+ JES3+ Interfaces knowledge to Omegamon, Netview and IMS+ Basic knowledge of z/OS setup and customization as related to system IPL and workload analysis+ Work from home or IBM zSystems hub lab ( SVL, Raleigh, etc.)About Business UnitIBM Systems helps IT leaders think differently about their infrastructure. IBM servers and storage are no longer inanimate - they can understand, reason, and learn so our clients can innovate while avoiding IT issues. Our systems power the world's most important industries and our clients are the architects of the future. Join us to help build our leading-edge technology portfolio designed for cognitive business and optimized for cloud computing.Your matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge?Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we're also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.Being is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

 
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