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Today, mainframe computers especially System z, play a central role in the daily operations of most of the world's largest corporations including Fortune 1000 companies. While other forms of computing are used extensively in business in various capacities, the mainframe occupies a coveted place in today's e-business environment. In banking, finance, health care, insurance, public utilities, government, and a multitude of other public and private enterprises, the mainframe computer continues to form the foundation of modern business.

The z/OS team based at IBM Bangalore works on existing and emerging technologies on System z. The team is responsible for MVS Service Aids, a mature group of programs that assist system programmers at z/OS installations and the vend or personnel who interact with them to isolate causes of performance and functional problems. The team also works on L3 Support, FVT and Enhancements for z/OS Java Security and z/OS Java Batch (JzOS, JRIO). The primary area of work is on existing and emerging technologies on System z. To capitalise on this opportunity we are looking to build a highly skilled and self motivated team that will evangelise System z.

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Why would someone want to come and work in z/OS area?

Over the years IBM's mainframe class has proven to be remarkably adaptable and resilient. We have met every competitive challenge that has threatened to erode its mainframe base w and are now on a steady growth path. Meanwhile, IBM has continued to use mainframe architecture to prototype and deliver market-driving advanced technologies in areas such as Virtualisation, Provisioning, Security and more.

IBM has the right mix of technologies, the right product plan, and a healthy ecosystem in place to support System z growth both now and in the future. Its primary challenges will be to increase the size of its System z technical support community. And, to change market thinking from the System z9 as a high-end server to a server that can cover the entire midrange as well as the high-end. Solid growth over the past few years shows that IBM's market plan is working and as long as IBM continues to keep its eye-on-the-target, mainframe technology will be with us for decades to come.

Skills important to the z/OS:

Applicants will need to be experienced System programmers ideally with z/OS experience and knowledge on like technologies Java and XML. Enthusiasm coupled with a desire and ability to learn new things is essential. Key technical skills such as PL/X, Assembler, C, C++, Security Concepts, z/VM system architecture / concepts, Testing (Manual / Automation), OS internals and Shell Scripts are necessary pre-requisites.

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