CICS Systems Programmer - Open to flexibility

Location
London, Central Scotland
Salary
£46755 - £64469 per annum
Posted
05 Oct 2016
Closes
19 Oct 2016
Ref
574530
Contact
Lloyds Banking Group
Role
IT
Contract Type
Permanent

CICS Systems Programmer - Open to flexibility

As the UK's largest Retail and Commercial bank, Lloyds Banking Group has a footprint that touches nearly every community and household in the UK. Its aim is to be the best bank for customers and we have a big responsibility to support the UK economy and help it prosper.

The overall remit of this role is to ensure that the delivery and technical support of products, applications and services meet the agreed standards for the environment. Additionally you will provide input into the improvement of services and processes and the mitigation of risks associated with the environment. We will look to you to provide expert technical input to multiple projects at any one time; working on projects with substantial value to the organisation.

Your accountabilities will include installing and maintaining products and services according to Group standards and policies, and to agreed service levels; the provision of technical support (including incident and problem resolution) for systems and processes in complex environments and carrying out technical activities in support of project delivery, service improvement and ongoing support of the platform.

You'll also be identifying and implementing improvements to technical processes and toolsets to improve resource and cost efficiency and identifying and remediating risks associated with the environment.

We will see you provide consultancy on your specialism across other areas of Service Delivery; provide support to the management team and the wider team, and actively investigate and promote Industry best standard practices across z/Platform. Additionally you'll be resolving incidents and problems across the LBG estate, representing z/Transaction team in WAR room/conference calls and supporting testing cycles providing feedback to test managers on results.

We'll need the following from you:

  • Extensive knowledge across the CICS environment , displaying the required skill set to assist Service Managers and colleagues with the expertise, leadership and consultancy to deliver the business requirements.
  • Thorough working knowledge across the IMS environment , displaying the required skill set to assist Service Managers and colleagues with the expertise, leadership and consultancy to deliver the business requirements.
  • Proven and extensive experience of installing, maintaining and configuring CICS and associated ISV tools in all z/Platform environments.
  • Excellent knowledge of CICS and associated ISV Product usage across the LBG estate.
  • Experience of supporting and troubleshooting critical on-line systems
  • Proven ability to work with key stakeholders and communicate technical issues and concepts in an appropriate manner.
  • Proven ability to recognise and drive through improvements related to products and processes across the z/Transaction Platform.
  • Proven experience of dealing with software vendors and support centres in dealing with problems and issues with the installation, support and fault diagnosis of system software on z/Platform infrastructure
  • Practical knowledge of DR capabilities and testing scenarios
  • In return we'll offer you a great package with:
  • A performance related bonus
  • Car/allowance
  • Generous pension contribution
  • 30 Days leave plus bank holidays
  • A flexible cash pot to spend on benefits
  • Wider corporate benefits and perks


We'd also support work/life balance friendly options such as occasional home-working and we're passionate about diversity in the workplace.

So, if you have the experience we're seeking then get in touch, we'd like to hear from you…

 

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