Are you a determined individual who likes a challenge? Do you have the drive to meet your goals and those of the company? Are you and avid learner and are keen to learn new skills. Then we have the job for you. The Contraste Europe Group builds strong relations with its clients. It offers a range of IT services such as: Consulting, Application and Managed Services. The Group’s sector focus is with finance, utilities, public institutions and non-commercial organisations. It has three major offices located in Belgium, Luxemburg and France. For one of our major clients in the financial sector, we are looking for a Mainframe Operation Analyst.

Your role: 

·         Working in a team who is in charge of integrating new applications into the 24 hours a day mission critical production cycle.

·         Reviewing, in close collaboration with experts (System Engineers, Middleware Engineers, Architects), the technical designs produced by the application developers.

·         Focusing on the production aspects: control, monitoring, performance, availability, reliability of the application.

·         Analysing, implementing and deploying the integration of the application in the production.

·         Addressing the following topics: scheduling, monitoring, backup, alerting, definition of application objects: MQ Series Queues and DB2 tables.

·         Integrating applications within the production environment.

·         Designing (analysing the impacts of a new/modified application on the production environment) and implementing the following topics in the production environment for new or re-worked applications:

o   Mapping the applications on the physical production topology. For the Mainframe Systems, this concerns the design of batch chains and on-line systems.

o   Application

§  Backup and Recovery.

§  Monitoring and Alert Management.

§  Scheduling and Control.

o   Production Operations readiness: Operational Procedures (stop, start, restart, operation scheduling, control system, rerun), Operational Documentation, Operational Tools.

o   Participating in testing strategy and providing test cases to validate the production acceptance criteria.

·         Deploying applications within test and production environments.

·         Launching applications in test and production environments.

·         Training Production Operations staff to applications' operational procedures, documentation and tools.

Your profile: 


Knowledge of the following Technical skills:

·         Overall MVS knowledge (TSO, JCL, PL/1, COBOL, DB2, CICS, MQSeries, ISPF,...)

·         CA-7, Cortex

·         REXX, ISPF development expertise

·         Enterprise Output System, file transfer protocols,

·         Production Integration methods (CA7 scheduling, backup, control, unattended production, monitoring...)


You are:


·         Structured, organized, quality minded

·         Team player

·         Communicates clearly and openly

·         Service-minded

Fluent in English. French and/or Dutch are an asset 

We offer: 

·         A challenging position in a fast growing company with an international presence.

·         A stimulating working environment with a really good team spirit maintained by lots of internal events (teambuilding, ...).

·         A dynamic culture focused on personal development.

·         A wide range of training and career development opportunities.


If you think you have what it takes, then send us your CV as soon as possible to join-us@contraste.com  Or search for us online at www.contraste.com to find out more information.

Interested ?

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