Mainframe Technical Specialist

Greater Toronto Area, ON | Contract

Job ID: 50905 Industry: Other Area(s)

Mainframe Technical Specialist

Location: Toronto

Type: 1-Year Contract

Our client, a major organization within government services, have asked Bagg Technology Resources to assist them in finding a Mainframe Technical Specialist to join their prestigious organization on a 1-year contract in Toronto. The Mainframe Technical Specialist will be responsible for technical tasks related to the test data management and delivery of test data to mainframe and open systems; maintain test data management technical platform, automate, and optimize test data management technical processes.

Why Join? 

This organization is within the public sector and will give you the opportunity to be a part of large projects that will directly benefit the society, and enrich your professional portfolio.

Key Responsibilities for Mainframe Technical Specialist:

  • Interact with technical teams, perform and communicate technical analysis around required test data in the mainframe, data sets and other tools
  • Perform test data files maintenance including file transfers, backups and restores, file compares, naming conventions, log validations, etc. in CICS / mainframe testing regions
  • Put together JCLs and ODJs for backup and restore and other maintenance activities and triaging of mainframe files, prepare detailed service requests for infrastructure vendor
  • Perform technical analysis around file delivery, triage file backup and restore related issues
  • Automate test data management processes as required using shell or Unix scripting
  • Review, and maintain test data deployment plans / run-books and templates
  • Participate in/ perform technical triages around test data assets in testing environments
  • Update, analyze test data management related technical documentation including technical approaches, master lists, technical logs, release notes for test data delivery
  • Perform and automate test data assets tracking on the technical level, automate technical reports generation around test data management
  • Maintain Test Data Management platform
  • Coordinate all above listed activities
  • Contribute to improvement of the technical practices and test data management processes
  • Other duties as required

Requirements for Mainframe Technical Specialist:

  • Working Knowledge of Mainframe ZOs
  • Working Knowledge of JCL language, Cobol
  • Working knowledge of mainframe storage environment. (DASD, VTS, TAPES, DFSMS, datasets)
  • Knowledge of storage management related software (IBM or OEM) and file maintenance
  • Working knowledge of UNIX or Shell Scripting
  • Solid knowledge of various file format and databased including but not limited to VSAM, FOCUS, flat, EDI, etc.
  • Solid understanding of open systems like SQL and DB2
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently


  • Working experience with SUPRA and supporting files, and Mainframe DB2
  • Knowledge of Oracle, Exadata or PeopleSoft
  • Knowledge of Java, JavaScript and Web Service
  • HP Quality Center or ALM


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