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z/OS Systems Programmer Lead
Costa Mesa, CA

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Job Description

The Automobile Club of Southern California is seeking a z/OS Systems Programmer Lead to be part of our Mainframe team.


* Provide z/OS operating system (parallel sysplex) support for two large CICS / DB2 mainframes (along with associated disaster recovery) - processing 25 million CICS transactions / day.
* Perform standard system programming activities like: hardware configuration, installation & maintenance using SMP/E, and vendor software installations in the IBM mainframe environment.
* Support storage management, performance tuning, capacity planning, security, networking and operating procedures.
* Build and support automation to prevent, resolve or detect problems.
* Work with technical, operations and application development staff to enhance the mainframe environment.
* Participate in software deployments and various support functions as defined by the department manager.
* Possess interpersonal skills needed to foster good relations with business and development users.
* Assist line manager with contracts, purchasing, and overall team planning


* Experience supporting IBM mainframe operating system environments.
* Proven experience in administering related software products, including installing maintenance and new releases.
* Demonstrated experience with SMP/E, ServerPac, TSO/ISPF, SMF and RMF.
* Familiarity with CICS, DB2 and WebSphere MQ.
* Strong customer service and follow-up skills.

Bonus Points for:

* Team leadership experience;
* Experience with contracts and vendor relationships.
* Experience with the mainframe z/VM operating system and/or running SuSE or RedHat Linux on the mainframe.
* Experience with installing or administering IBM Integration Bus (formerly MQ Message Broker) and/or Operational Decision Manager.
* Ability to learn new software and technologies.


* Health Coverage for Medical, Dental, Vision
* Paid time off including Vacation, Illness and Holidays
* Life Insurance
* Disability Coverage
* Pension
* 401k Savings Plan
* Employee Discounts

"Creating members for life by exceeding our members' expectations through valuable products and legendary service "

AAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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