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Senior IBM Z operating system programmer

Pennington, New Jersey;

Job Description:

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection. Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We’re devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organization.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

Job Description:

This job is responsible for tool and service designs within a technical domain that enable business strategies in accordance with architectural governance, standards and policies. Key responsibilities include creating infrastructure tools and their integration as a service, facilitating deployment of technical solutions by developing templates, playbooks and automation used during implementation. Job expectations include looking for opportunities to improve efficiency when implementing and maintaining tools/services and embracing a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.


  • Provides subject matter expertise and consulting services on a range of technologies and assists Technical Analysts and Infrastructure Engineers to ensure that technology solutions comply with enterprise system design and engineering standards

  • Assists with translating business requirements into technical definitions, reference models, blueprints, and playbooks for deployment in compliance with architecture standards and policies

  • Assists in the evaluation of reference models, blueprints and playbooks to ensure they are fit for purpose

  • Develops software solutions to address manual and repeatable work or inefficient processes

  • Conducts on-site evaluations of third-party products being considered for firm adoption

  • Promotes an inclusive and healthy working environment and helps to resolve organizational impediments/blockers

  • Contributes to the creation/selection of functional and non-functional product evaluation requirements within and across domains


  • Analytical Thinking

  • Application Development

  • Automation

  • Production Support

  • Risk Management

  • Adaptability

  • Business Acumen

  • DevOps Practices

  • Solution Delivery Process

  • Solution Design

  • Architecture

  • Collaboration

  • Innovative Thinking

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Technical Strategy Development

Position Summary:

Senior Systems Programmer with extensive experience on IBM System Z operating systems and related IBM Z hardware support. Candidates should be able to work in with a group as well as independently on tasks assigned to them.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Senior IBM Z operating system programmer with extensive experience on IBM System Z operating systems and related IBM Z hardware support.

  • SMPE -Configure SMPE, Order Software, Install Software.

  • Assembler Programming - Analyze svcdump, logrec diagnostic data.

  • zOSMF - Install software release upgrades using dialogs, Build software maintenance workflows.

  • IBMLINK – Order software, Create IBM problem ticket, Research IBM software issues.

  • RACF -Develop software security.

  • SYSPLEX - Configure Coupling Facility policies.

  • HMC -Configure server , Configure monitor server Ops (IPL Profiles), Configure HMC security.

  • Debug Tools – Analyze diagnostic data.

  • EREP - Analyze logrec diagnostic data.

  • GTF – Capture diagnostic data.

  • IPCS – Analyze scvdump diagnostic data.

  • SLIP – Capture diagnostic datra.

  • Rexx Programming - Develop, maintain system exits, utilities.  

Desired Qualifications:

  • SAS Programming – Mine SMF data, Mine MICS data.

  • Chpid mapping tool - Map chpids for server installation.

  • Vanguard tools - Analyze software security.

  • HCD – Configure server/device GENs.​


1st shift (United States of America)

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Full time


Manages People: No

Travel: Yes, 5% of the time