z/OS Systems Programmer
Oaks, PA 
Posted 15 days ago
Job Description

When you step into SEI - anywhere in the world - you know you're not inside a traditional financial services company. We have no offices. Our open innovation spaces spur creativity, the provocative artwork inspires conversation, and the flexible work-life balance drives personal and professional growth. We are a place to inspire your work, build your voice, and grow your community. We're different. And we're proud of it.

You will be part of a team that manages and supports IBM Systems Z hardware and software; provides primary support for mainframe related issues; manages lifecycle of IBM zOS environment, including 3rd party software, and provides support for various SEI business and technology units. You will work in a 24/7 highly available, on-call, large scale z/OS Mainframe environment. Participation in after-hours support rotation is required.

What you'll do:

  • Work collaboratively with Service and Developmental teams to build and support production processes.
  • Work with various internal teams around software releases, new products and ongoing testing.
  • Manage mainframe backup and recovery processes.
  • Participate in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning, testing and execution.
  • Provide detailed root cause analysis, workarounds and/or permanent solutions for recurring issues.
  • Provide support for all stages of customer implementations and/or related projects.
  • Maintain mainframe architecture and strategies to ensure performance, availability, integrity of SEI systems.
  • Monitor and improve system performance and capacity utilization to provide availability and achieve customer SLAs.
  • Apply and support IBM software maintenance, Service Desk solutions and applications
  • Apply and support software maintenance of 3rd party software packages, primarily Broadcom

What you bring to the table:

  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience in the Information Systems field.
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in IBM Mainframe technologies, CICS, MQ, SMP/E and general IBM mainframe systems programming, financial services a plus.
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience maintaining 3rd party software packages on IBM mainframes including Broadcom-CA.
  • Project management experience, organizational, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Customer service and client management experience.
  • Ability to identify and resolve/escalate problems

Attributes we value:

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and organize time effectively with a sense of urgency.
  • Requires little oversight in day to day functions.
  • An interest in process improvement, knowledge sharing and documentation.
  • Communication skills with various groups across technology teams.
  • Ability to be flexible to help achieve all team project goals.

SEI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and so much more...

After 50 years in business, SEI is a leading global provider of investment processing, investment management, and investment operations solutions. Reflecting our experience within financial services and financial technology our Oaks, PA office encompasses an open floor plan and numerous art installations designed to encourage innovation and creativity in our workforce. We recognize that our people are our most valuable asset and that a healthy, happy, and motivated workforce is key to our continued growth. At SEI, we're (literally) invested in your success. We offer our employees paid parental leave, back-up childcare arrangements, paid volunteer days, education assistance and access to thriving employee networks.

SEI is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
8+ years
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