Category Archives: enterprise systems

Legends of Z Hackathon

RMU CIS and CA Technologies 2018 Master the Mainframe (MTM) Hackathon

Saturday, October 27th
RMU Campus
Wheatley Center 120

Schedule:
8:30-9:30am – Meet and Greet (donuts, juice, and fruit)
9:30-11:30am – Hackathon Activities
11:30-12:20pm – Lunch and CA Technologies Presentation – “Why I Love my z System Career”
12:30 – 4:00pm – Hackathon Activities

You may start and end at any time between 9:00am and 4:00pm.  Come late or leave early.  You may continue working on the MTM contest at home, class, or school until December 31, 2018.

Who is invited?
Any major, level of education, student, teacher, parent, or friend of any age above 16 are invited.  ANYONE with a desire to learn or use a mainframe is invited.  No computer experience is necessary!

What is a z System Mainframe?
A mainframe is the most reliable, scalable, and secured hardware platform.  Mainframes are used to support and process major credit card transactions, bank transactions, and more.  The processing power of one z/14 mainframe is comparable to 8,000 Linux or Windows servers on an Intel or AMD platform.

Please RSVP to Dr. Packy Laverty (laverty@rmu.edu, 412-397-6477) or Monique Howze (howze@rmu.edu) by Friday, October 26th.  It is recommended to pre-register for a Master the Mainframe Contest user ID at https://masterthemainframe.com before October 25th.

 

 

Highmark Health Enterprise/Mainframe Openings

Highmark Health has openings in enterprise/mainframe areas for new graduates.  You may qualify if you will be graduating in May and have experience with any mainframe courses such as:
INFS2130 / INFS6130  COBOL
INFS3130 / INFS6320  Advanced COBOL
INFS3212 / INFS6212   Enterprise Operating Systems (zOS)
INFS4242 / INFS6242  Enterprise DBMS (DB2)
INFS3131 / INFS6231  Enterprise TPS (CICS)
Interested students should contact Ashley Wodarek, University Relations Program Manager, ashley.wodarek@highmarkhealth.org

RMU Grad Torrie McLaughlin is one of the New Faces of IBM Z

IBM is producing a set of videos that are quick conversations with a new generation of coders and creators on the mainframe.  Watch RMU alumna Torrie McLaughlin, who works on the mainframe at a large financial institution, describe how COBOL is a key asset to her professional toolkit.

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.