Systems Programmer - MQ
2305 Chino Roces Ave. Ext., Manila, PH
1d ago


Able to install MQ and create queue managers

Able to upgrade to a new release of MQ

Familiar with commands to manage MQ resources such as runmqlsr, endmqm, runmqsc, etc

Able to perform basic server commands such as chmod, chown, mkdir, etc

Understand the functionality of the remote queue definition for multi-qmgr hopping

Understand the functionality of the client channel definition table


Understand the relationship between the bootstrap data sets and log files

Understand the relationship between pagesets and storage classes

Able to build-out MQ datasets for a new installation

Able to upgrade to a new release of MQ

Familiar with console commands to manage MQ resources such as DEFINE PSID, etc

Understand the attributes of the zparm member

Understand the CICS adapter, triggering

Day to Day Request and Maintenance Work (Lower Level Skills)

  • Manage MQ resource definitions online and via batch, including define / alter / delete of queues, channels, process definitions, etc.
  • for both distributed and mainframe environments

  • Maintain z / OS MQ JCL started task members with current libraries and datasets
  • Maintain z / OS MQ initialization-parameter member (zparm) with appropriate system and logging values
  • Build from scratch as well as clone MQ sub-systems
  • Assist in defining MQ connections in CICS regions
  • Configure / initiate listener tasks
  • Document changes and new procedures
  • Update and complete change / request / incident tickets within appropriate timeframes
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Take call 24X7 for MQ issues during 1-week time frame within team rotation
  • Monitoring, CICS Configuration, Problem Resolution, and Upgrade Skills (Higher Level Skills)

  • Create historical reports using Tivoli and SMF data in response to customer inquiries regarding MQ transaction response time, storage & CPU usage, etc.
  • Monitor CICS performance using Omegamon and TMON in response to client calls about transaction response time, storage & CPU usage, etc.
  • Participate in workload migrations moving into or out of FIS tech centers
  • Participate in annual Disaster Recovery exercise activities : attending meetings, making MQ resource definition changes, etc.
  • Perform upgrade activities required when moving MQ to newer versions or releases
  • Update MQ regions with changes required for z / OS, DB2, 3rd party product upgrades
  • Research and apply fixes to MQ and MB

  • Provides technical support activities for a production processing environment.
  • Installs, maintains and supports operating system and / or its components and subsystems.
  • Analyzes and resolves problems related to failures in operating system and ancillary software components.
  • Provides technical assistance to programming staff in analyzing application software amends, performance and resource consumption.
  • Creates and maintains complete documentation as it relates to installation and status of software.
  • 24x7 support for operating systems and ancillary software.
  • Educates internal users on software capabilities and use.
  • Other related duties assigned as needed.

    Bachelor’s degree in computer science or information technology or the equivalent combination of education, training, or work experience.


  • Communicates ideas both verbally and in written form in a clear, concise and professional manner
  • Requires knowledge of one or more operating systems used by FIS
  • Ability to understand and apply technical concepts
  • Ability to solve problems using learned techniques and tools
  • Basic understanding of installation methodologies and toolsets as well as networking concepts and protocols
  • Team skills including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Flexibility, versatility, dependability

    Entry level role. Fundamental knowledge of basic skills / concepts with moderate level of proficiency. Works under close to moderate supervision with limited latitude for independent judgment.

    Works with management or senior peers on non-complex projects or as part of a team on more-complex projects, to learn through experience.

    Is an active team member, shares ideas and suggestions appropriate for level of experience. Typically requires less than two years programming experience in a technical environment.

    With a 50-year history rooted in the financial services industry, FIS™ is the world's largest global provider dedicated to financial technology solutions.

    We champion clients from banking to capital markets, retail to corporate and everything touched by financial services. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, our 53,000 worldwide employees help serve more than 20,000 clients in over 130 countries.

    Our technology powers billions of transactions annually that move over $9 trillion around the globe. FIS is a Fortune 500 company and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index.

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