z/OS Systems Programmer

Chantilly , Virginia
Aug 21, 2017
Aug 30, 2017
Full Time

PenFed is hiring a z/OS Systems Programmer in Chantilly, VA. The primary purpose of this job is to administer the z/OS operating systems and 3rd party software; to include installation, testing and implementation of mainframe system software (VTAM, RACF, TSO/ISPF, system utilities, JES2, mainframe logical partitions (LPAR’s), and software development libraries (COBOL, JCL, PROC’s, PARM’s, copybooks), 3rd party software (Omegamon, CA Products, Librarian, Mobius, LRS) and hardware components while maintaining a stable operating system environment for business applications. Provide technical support to Computer Operations, Applications Delivery and other users of the mainframe systems in areas related to program coding, performance and the use of z/OS tools and utilities. Plan and implements corporate strategies for new technology, and assists with development of corporate technology standards.

Essential Functions

  • Keep software current and under existing maintenance agreements, applies maintenance and new releases as needed.
  • Maintain data files and monitors system configuration to ensure data integrity. Supports new systems and existing applications developed in-house or those supplied by 3rd party vendors.
  • Develop, plan, and implement the overall strategic goals of an organization's mainframe software infrastructure. Perform system backups and recovery.
  • Provide on-call support as required by PenFed.
  • Establish and meet service level agreements with clients. Insure system performance, redundancy, and fault tolerance.
  • Monitor and establish procedures to maximize productivity and to minimize the occurrence of errors.
  • Work with other internal departments to understand current and future projects to insure the systems programming infrastructure is able to meet the demands of future growth.

Education and Experience

Equivalent combination of education and experience is considered.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Combination of education and experience required
  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience as a z/OS (MVS or OS/390) systems programmer required.
  • Knowledge of z/OS internals, SMP/E, IPCS, JES2, TSO/E, ISPF/PDF, JCL, LE, IDCAMS, DADSM, VSAM, SMS, and z/OS system software as well as other vendor software is required as well as the ability to debug system software problems by analyzing system dumps in both hardcopy and IPCS format.
  • Knowledge of coupling facility structures, CF policies, ICF, memory requirements, data sharing and hardware configurations for coupled environments preferred.
  • GDPS, XRC, PPRC and SAZOS (AOC) experience preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility

    This position will mentor and supervise employees.

Licenses and Certifications

    There are no additional certifications required.
Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to an indoor office setting with moderate noise.


Limited travel to various worksites is required.


Physical Demand


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to meet the following physical demands:

Physical Demand






























Bending, Stretching or Reaching










Talking on the phone, person-to-person & in group





Hearing on the phone, person-to-person & in group





Vision for near, mid-range, far, peripheral, depth and color





Use of computer





Use of telephone





Use of office equipment





Pushing/pulling/lifting/ carrying from 5 to 50 lbs.







About Us

Founded in 1935, and still growing, we began as the War Department Federal Credit Union.  Today, PenFed is one of the country’s strongest and most stable financial institutions with over 1.5 million members and over $21 billion in assets.  We serve members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as on military bases in Guam, Puerto Rico and Okinawa. 

Our mission isn’t simply to help our members get by. We exist to help them realize every ounce of their potential. We exist to educate, and to encourage. We exist to usher their dreams into the land of reality.

We provide our employees with a lucrative benefits package including robust medical, dental and vision plan options, plenty of paid time off, 401k with employer match, on-site fitness facilities at our larger locations, and more.


PenFed is an Equal Opportunity Employer

PenFed will maintain and observe personnel policies which will prohibit discrimination or harassment against a person because of race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status or obligation, the presence of a physical and/or mental disability and all other statuses protected by applicable state or local law in all recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, overtime, position classifications, work assignments, facilities, promotions, transfers, employee treatment, and in all other terms and conditions of employment.  PenFed will also prohibit retaliation against individuals for raising a complaint of discrimination or harassment or participating in an investigation of same.

PenFed will also reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability so that they can apply for a job or perform the essential functions of a job unless doing so causes a direct threat to these individuals or others in the workplace and the threat cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation or if the accommodation creates an undue hardship to PenFed. Contact human resources (HR) with any questions or requests for accommodation at 703-838-1568.


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