Mainframe Security programming engineer


Mainframe Security programming engineer

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Sector:

    IT Security

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  • Salary::

    Up to £0.00 per annum + HIGHLY COMPETTIVE SALRY + BENEFITS

  • Contact:

    Gail Maguire

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  • Job Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Mainframe engineer with either SAS, REXX, or Assembler experience - Glasgow

My client is a highly dynamic and globally successful financial services organisation. They currently have an opportunity for a Mainframe engineer to join their team who has security and programming experience.

The role:
-Engineering support of Mainframe Security products (RACF, CA-TSS, CA- Auditor, CA-Cleanup, CA-Compliance Manager, CIA, CA-CHORUS, ZSecure suite) and initiatives (Separation of Production and Development environments, Entitlements cleanups, etc.)
- Escalation point for Mainframe Security outages
- Interaction with technology teams such as Systems Programming, DBA, CICS/MQ Support etc.
- Scheduling/coordination of upgrades/patches
- Testing/System check outs of upgrades/patches
- Develop technical solutions to business problems based upon security best practices
- Develop automation, tooling, reports, utilities, and batch programs
- Troubleshoot and track issue tickets with various vendors
- Participate in an on-call rotation for level 3 escalations and monitor mail groups for questions and issues
- Attend weekly mainframe turnover planning meetings
- Coordinate with Security Management team to review security proposals and assess technical feasibility

Skills required:
- Advanced knowledge of IBM-RACF or CA-TSS mainframe security software internals, configuration, etc.
- Experience with z/OS utilities and facilities (such as: ISPF, TSO, SDSF, JES)
- Experience with distributed technology (such as: UNIX, USS file systems, structure)
- In-depth knowledge of Kerberos or SSL, SSH.
- Experience with database technology (such as: Sybase, DB2, SQL)
- Experience with middleware (such as: MQ Series, etc.)
- Systems Programming skills (such as: SMP, SYS1 datasets, assembler language programming)
- Ability to program in at least one command Mainframe batch and reporting language (such as: JCL, REXX, CLIST, ISPF, SAS)
- Knowledge of PKI and experience working with the implementation and support of digital certificates - Understanding of security concepts and technologies
- Capable of working independently with limited oversight
- Good project planning, organization, and time management skills

Skills Desired:
- Knowledge of PERL, shell scripting, OpenSSL, SSH.
- Knowledge of CA-Top Secret Security mainframe security software internals, configuration, etc.
- Experience in Financial Services
- Good understanding of information security policies and practices
- Project and People Management skills

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a highly dynamic and visible team