Job #: 2393

Title: Mainframe Scheduler


  • New York City, NY
  • Job Type:

  • Contract
  • Salary Range:
  • $75,000 to $100,000

    • Anywhere
    • Posted 12 months ago

    Responsibilities include:

    • The candidate will run batch job streams via CA Workload Automation (d-series) scheduler, and must understand and be able to verify job condition codes for validations. The candidate will interact with all support groups in problem determination and resolutions.

    • Manages the timing and execution of ClearQuest tickets to ensure that they are carried out in a timely manner.
    • Adjusts the schedule as needed for Technicians to focus on high-priority tasks.

    • Works with the team to resolve schedule impacts.

    • Identifies schedule impacts due to changes and proactively escalates to team.

    • Produces indicators and reports to provide management a clear and accurate picture of the project status.
    • Monitors and updates integrated event plans and schedules so that projects can be executed in the most efficient manner possible. ·

    • Gets involved in event scheduling meetings and/or interactive planning meetings as required by the team and or “clients.

    • Document all changes made to the master schedule that the Technicians in the Job Administration team can follow. ,

    • The candidate will be expected to gain a deep understanding of the interaction between the IBM mainframe and the various AIX Servers (and the various intra system job relationships).


    Preferred Skills


    • Demonstrated ability to manage the design of CA Workload Automation/ d-series and CA Scheduler tools

    • Demonstrated ability to monitor the health of running of job flows (e.g., stalled flows or batch job condition codes) using the CA Workload Automation/ d-series.

    • Ability to schedule and process adhoc requests in AIX and mainframe environments as requested – using the tools above

    • Candidate should have in-depth knowledge of the IBM Mainframe, z/OS Processes, such as JCL; IBM UTILITIES; working knowledge of ISPF

    • The candidate will be expected to have knowledge of the UNIX Shell scripting and debugging capabilities.
    • Strong diagnostic and problem solving skills

    • Ability to plan, manage and work independently with minimal direction

    • Process Backups/Restores as required

    • Strongly preferred – Experience with Advantage Financial applications

    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to produce quality work under pressure.

    • Extensive years of related scheduling experience with a Windows-based scheduling system.

    • Years’ experience escalating and documenting critical job failures and schedule problems.

    • Extensive years of experience with hands-on work with executing and performing preliminary troubleshooting activities involving: scheduler, batch processes, and cycle flows.


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