Category Archives: enterprise systems

Dollar Bank Currently Hiring Programmers

Do you graduate in December? Are you still looking for a job? Do you have an interest in programming, specifically Cobol? If you answered yes to these questions, Dollar Bank may be the right fit for you. Dollar Bank is currently hiring entry-level programmer analysts. This is a full-time position focused on “producing programs which contribute to the solution of business problems or needs of the Bank.”

Objectives of the position include:
•Codes Cobol programs and tests for accuracy.
•Prepares documentation for Systems and Programming
•Implements program changes.
•Tests programs for accuracy.
•Designs systems and performs associated tasks involved with the system’s design, including running tests and implementing new development and existing projects.
•Solves problems that tend to arise in the normal course of business, including off-hours calls.
•Communicates accurate task status to supervisor and peers.

Qualifications include:
•Graduate from an IT Technical school or college degree with concentration in Information Technology required. Will consider commensurate.
•Must have course work or knowledge of programming.
•Must possess excellent analytical skills as the candidate will be required to determine what changes are necessary to accomplish project requirements.
•Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Candidate must be able to work under pressure and have proven ability to meet deadlines.
•Cobol classes or knowledge of Cobol is a plus.

Interested applicants can apply online at https://www.dollar.bank/Company/Careers and by searching for the position by its title (Programmer Analyst) or job reference number (1412BR).

Resco Products, Inc. seeking IT Applications Support Specialist

Resco Products, Inc. is seeking recent graduates and/or upcoming May 2016 graduates for an IT Applications Support Specialist position.

Job Summary

This position is a critical part of Resco’s IT team by providing support, testing, implementation and troubleshooting for business critical applications including but not limited to ERP, business intelligence, and Salesforce.com software.  This technical and analytical role will be responsible for supporting key components of the business in the definition, development and implementation of business technology solutions and for maintaining systems.  In addition, this position provides assistance to other members of the IT team for network support.  Will report directly to  the Information Technology Manager.

Requirements:

  • Some experience preferred but not required
  • B.S. in Computer Science / Information Systems or related field
  • 0-2+ years administrating Salesforce
  • Experience with ERP applications
  • 0-2+ years experience in IT administering Windows environments
  • Proficiency in Windows 7/8/10 and Office 2010-2016
  • Knowledge of Active Directory, Remote administration
  • Excellent customer service and communications skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and a high attention to detail
  • The ability to prioritize, self-manage and seek help when necessary
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Limited travel

The following qualifications would be a plus:  A+ Certification, Experience with BI software, Knowledge of QAD enterprise applications, SQL or Progress 4GL knowledge and experience

To Apply:

Please send resume and letter of interest to:

Dan  Wertz, IT Manger:  dan.wertz@rescoproducts.com

Please contact the Career Center for more information at careers@rmu.edu or call 412-397-6333.

Ford Motor Company – Mainframe Positions

Ford Motor Company is seeking recent graduates who have completed mainframe courses for their special “Mainframe Operations Hiring Program” in Dearborn, MI.

Position Description: This is an entry level technical position where you will complete a two-year mainframe program that includes training, hands on experience and placement into one of the 10 mainframe groups (e.g. Automation, MF Software, CICS, IMS, DB2). You will learn how to support the mainframe (zSeries) infrastructure. Here are the specific job titles:

  • Mainframe Software Engineer: Support IBM Operating Systems (e.g. z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE) and related ISV software. Also provide support for Mainframe performance and Host Communications (e.g. TCPIP, SNA). Both JES2 and JES3 are supported. Support Automation Software and in-house developed tools. Support tools that are used for Source Code Management.
  • Database Engineer: Support CICS, IMS, DB2, WebSphere, Focus and MQ and related ISV software.
  • Security Engineer: Support the RACF environment, assuring that mainframe access is properly controlled. Work with Application groups to develop proper rules to secure their resources.

Skills Required:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new technologies
  • Willingness to learn
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good organization and time-management skills
  • Understanding of MS Office or equivalent software
  • 0-3 years of experience in information technology or related field

Experience Preferred:

  • Information Technology training with or without mainframe courses or experience. Mainframes are at thousands of large companies that need the power, reliability and scalability to process millions of transactions quickly. The mainframe is just a very large computer. Examples of the types of companies that have mainframes are automotive, banks, manufacturing, insurance, mobile computing, etc. not applicable

Education Required:

  • Bachelor of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineer or related field (must be completed no later than December 2015)

Ford would like to have all candidates identified by November 1st. The Mainframe Training Program will begin on January 4, 2016 in Dearborn, MI.

Please contact Whitney Willis if interested in this job. Her telephone number is 248-728-5089 and email address is wwillis@TEKsystems.com.

IBM’s Master the Mainframe 2015 Contest Starts Soon!

IBM, a worldwide leader in worldwide computing and technology, is hosting its 11th annual Master the Mainframe Contest.

What is it? Master the Mainframe is a contest that has been held every year for the past ten years. According to the FAQ section on IBM’s webpage, “no experience with mainframes is necessary. In fact, the contest is designed for students with little or no mainframe experience, increasing with difficulty as the contest progresses. Students just need to bring drive and competitive spirit and be ready to compete!”

Why should I participate? If you are even remotely interested in mainframe technology, you should consider signing up! Over the next decade, it is predicted that over 150,000+ mainframe professions will open up as current workers retire. Careers focused on mainframe technology start out at roughly double the average salary of other college majors. As was mentioned earlier, even if you have little to no mainframe experience, it wouldn’t hurt to register for the competition to see if you truly enjoy the material and possibly even win some prizes!

How do I sign up? Registration began on September 1st. The contest begins on October 1st and runs until December  31st. Registration can take place any time before the December 31st cutoff date!  Here is the link:

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/education/academic/masterthemainframe/contest/usca.html

One of the most important outcomes that can be attained through the contest is experience. As IBM states on their website, “Today’s mainframes are growing in popularity and require a new generation of mainframe experts. This contest is designed to equip students with basic skills to make them more competitive for jobs in the enterprise computing industry. Participation in the Master the Mainframe Contest could give you the edge you need.”

Good luck!

RMU Professor John Turchek Wins IBM Faculty Award

turchekibmFor the second year in a row, John Turchek, head of the Department of Computer and Information Systems (CIS), was awarded the IBM Faculty Award, a distinguished honor given to one full-time professor at an accredited university that offers degree programs in the nominee’s field.

IBM professionals nominated Turchek, professor of computer and information systems, because of his exceptional collaboration in research and teaching using IBM mainframes. The $40,000 award reflects the advancement and reputation of the Robert Morris CIS program in addition to Turchek’s numerous activities in the field, and must be used to enhance mainframe enterprise systems in some fashion. Turchek wants to use this year’s award for educational activities that will help meet the immediate demand for IBM mainframe enterprise systems professionals in the field.

(Excerpt from RMU News)  See the full article here:
http://www.rmu.edu/news_highlights.aspx?id=1108

Congratulations, Professor Turchek!

 

BNY Mellon Presentation on March 30

Monday, March 30, 2015
Wheatley Center Critique Space

Schedule:
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Registration

4:15 pm – Pizza will arrive
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm –  BNY Mellon Presentation
5:30 pm – 5:45 pm –  Question and Answer period

At BNY Mellon, Client Technology Solutions (CTS) powers the tools that their employees use every day, secures their clients’ sensitive data, keeps the “lights on” when disaster strikes, and makes it possible to process more than $1.7 trillion per day. To provide institutions, corporations and high net worth individuals with their secure services, technology must be at the forefront of everything they do. At BNY Mellon, technology is more than a way to facilitate business – for them, it is their business.

Come out on Monday, March 30th, 2015 to learn about the infrastructure that keeps one of the world’s largest financial institutions running, and meet the expert professionals who create the innovative solutions to keep them at the forefront of this technology.  You’ll hear about their internships and full-time position available in the Enterprise Infrastructure Program, which is geared toward university students and recent graduates.

If you register at the registration table, you will be able to receive SET credit for attending BNY Mellon’s event.

Summer 2015 Internship Opportunities for Students with Mainframe Experience

ZSkills Corp is a partnership with the IBM Academic Initiative System and IBM Master the Mainframe Program. ZSkills Corp connects students from these programs to the largest and most successful mainframe users in the world.
ZSkills Corp is currently looking for students with mainframe skills to fill summer internship positions for 2015.
More information is available here:
http://zskillscorp.com/services-for-students/
Interested students should contact Ron Fresquez directly at 952-922-6734 or ron@zskillscorp.com.