CICS Systems Administrator

  • Dillard's
  • Little Rock, AR, USA
  • 09/07/2018
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

Dillard's, Inc. ranks among the nation's largest fashion apparel, cosmetics and home furnishings retailers with annual sales exceeding $6.3 billion. The Company focuses on delivering maximum fashion and value to its shoppers by offering compelling selections complemented by exceptional customer care. The Company comprises of nearly 300 stores, spanning 29 states, all operating with one name - Dillard's.

Are you an IT professional looking for a change?  Dillard’s is looking for a seasoned CICS Systems Administrator to join our team.

We support many middleware products that integrate with the applications utilized by all areas of our retail business (Store personnel, Apparel buyers, Fulfillment staff, HR, Accounting, Executives, and much more).

Roles and Responsibilities

Take care of our business and development staff by ensuring operational systems are ready when they want to work.
CICS install and migration

SMP/E and maintenance work

CICS customization and configuration

Performance tuning for both CICS and Application

Problem Determination; troubleshooting of production and development issues

Capacity planning, review, and reporting (i.e. CPU utilization)

Share technical advice with development staff and occasionally provide technical training.
Keep abreast of the latest middleware products and features that are available, see if they make sense for Dillard’s, and implement if they do.

Participate in the on-call rotation.

Required Skills

Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.

You need to have 5+ years of CICS system administration experience.

Have worked with CICS 5.2 or later.

You’re a motivated individual that gets things done.

Ability to play nice with others and work on your own.

Can handle frequent interruptions.

Proven that you don’t mind hunkering down and doing some research.

Ability to speak and write in a professional and clear manner.

Enjoy working with people in various roles and at all skill levels.

Minimum Years of Experience

5 Years

Desired Skills

Application programming experience (COBOL, Java).

CICS support of Web Services

CICSPlex experience