Mainframe Performance Optimization Expert

Location: Buffalo, New York, United States
Date Posted: 29-11-2017
Tangentia America is a Global Boutique Technology Solutions company offering bespoke customised solutions to our customers via a global delivery model. Tangentia America is a Platinum Partner of IBM and  works alongside IBM at many customer accounts globally. Besides IBM, Tangentia is a partner of Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, Blackberry, Sailpoint, Salesforce and other software vendors and well as partners with many IT services companies like Cap Gemini, Deloitte and TCS providing key niche technical resources as well as implementing entire projects on their behalf.

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Job Title: Mainframe Performance Optimization Expert
Job ID #: 171162
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Duration: 1 Year +
Start Date: ASAP
Interview Type: Skype 

Looking for: 
  • Consultant with a proven track record of tuning complex mainframe applications. 
  • A performance optimization expert with a wide spectrum of available legacy skill sets (i.e. COBOL, DB2, CICS, JCL, TPF, VSAM, ENDEVOR, TWS etc.) 
  • He/she should have a hands-on experience on variety of third party performance monitoring tools like Omegamon, Strobe, IBM PA etc. 
  • He/she should also have experience of developing/leveraging tools for statistical analysis and reporting. 
The efforts will include exploring optimization opportunities in the following areas and beyond: 
  • TWS Schedule adjustments and Prioritizing jobs within batch code 
  • Determining jobs that can run in parallel rather than sequentially 
  • Eliminating redundant processes and unused business functions 
  • Understand inter and intra application dependencies within the batch processes and eliminate wait time where possible. 
  • Identify file transmission based dependencies which may be causing delays in batch and work towards possible resolution. 
  • SQL statement optimization and Database tuning 
  • NDM (C:D)compression 
  • DASD and Tape cost reduction opportunities looking at redundant data and poor archiving policies 
  • VSAM optimization 
  • Output reduction 
  • MIPS or CPU Reduction 
  • Batch Window Reduction and Critical Path Optimization by boosting long-running critical path jobs and eliminating file contentions and I/O’s. 
  • Batch job clean-up 
  • On-line Transaction Optimization in addition to Batch if it can result in a better ROI. 
  • Capacity Planning & Consultancy for current application performance 
Personal Skills: 
  • High attention to detail. 
  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships and communicate to management in a clear, concise manner. 
  • Ability to maintain high standards despite pressing deadlines. 
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently. 
  • Ability to step back and understand the context of problems before applying analytical skills to address the issues. 
  • Ability to handle highly sensitive, confidential and non-routine information. 
  • Self-starter with excellent anticipation skills; problem-solving; follow up. 
  • Demonstrated dependability and sense of urgency about getting results. 
  • Ability to work well under pressure, adapt to unexpected events, prioritize and multi-task in a deadline driven environment. 
  • Must be able to prioritize a variety of time-sensitive tasks. 
  • Must have excellent judgment; an independent thinker and resourceful.  
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