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Some of your responsibilities will be the installation, maintenance,
and support of all software applications.
You will also perform software upgrades and check that installations
are complete and all working properly including developing accurate
plansfor successful implementations.
You will be working closely with the staff to schedule installations,
maintenance, and upgrades.
Supporting implementations as well developing new implementation ideas.
You will need to report problems with the software to vendors and get
the corrective action then proceed to correct the problems.
You will need to have mainframe systems programming experience
including expertise knowledge of TSO and JCL. - Including the knowledge
of and working experience to customizing the software applications to
fit your company’s requirements.
You need to have a thorough knowledge and
understanding of software installation procedures using the SMP/E
environment. Software installs, maintenance, and upgrades.
You would also need to have knowledge and understanding of
z/OS components including:
1. Data Transmission Facility (DTF)
2. Application Program Interface (API) User Interfaces
3. Sysplex Requester Facility (SRF)
You will be required to thoroughly understand the CD processes and be
more than capable to build and modify each one: Generating and loading
the Network Map, setting or changing the parameter values and any
You will also need to be able to troubleshoot/diagnose failed processes
and repair them.
How to Become a Software
Software mainframe developers need a bachelor’s degree, most common in
computer science, or software engineering, or a related field.
Computer science degree programs would be your best bet, they will be
teaching a wide variety of topics in this field. You should concentrate
your efforts on classes that teach building software as this occupation
will deal with a lot of creating software.
A master’s degree would be more preferable to most companies looking to
Mainframe Developer Job
Employment of software mainframe developers will grow 17 percent from
2014 to 2024, which is a very high growth rate compared to other
The medical insurance industry needs updated software to manage all the
new healthcare policy enrollments after our government replaces what we
now have in place.
So working for the government could be an option to examine further.
Demand for software developers will grow as they transition into the
Mainframe Developer Pay.
The median annual wage for software developers, systems software was
$105,570 in May 2015.
The lowest 10 percent earned less than $64,600,
and the highest 10 percent earned more than $159,850.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for software developers in the top
industries in which they worked were as follows:
Computer and electronic product manufacturing $112,070
Software publishers 108,950
Finance and insurance 100,970
Management of companies and enterprises 98,330
Computer systems design and related services 97,590
Most software developers work full time, and long hours are common.
Source for payscale: Bureau of Labor
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