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POST DATE 8/17/2016
END DATE 11/16/2016

Express Scripts Franklin Lakes, NJ

Franklin Lakes, NJ
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Schedule: Full-time

Job ID: REQ20003491


The mainframe communications system programmer is responsible for all network software and supporting components. This includes VTAM, TCP/IP , FTP, Connect Direct, Netview, CA-TPX. Tasks include day to day network support, resolving issues that arise with performance , problems and operations. Job responsibilities include working closely with all areas on the mainframe as well as other platforms that interface with the mainframe. Resolve problems by determining cause; provide technical assistance to applications and other support staff. Implement and integrate new hardware into the existing mainframe infrastructure. Create and implement mainframe administration procedures, standards to meet the business needs. Participate and coordinate efforts to facilitate successful disaster recovery testing successful disaster recovery testing.


* Install, customize, test, and implement z/OS network software and ISV software

* Provide implementation and support for parallel sysplex, multi-lpar environment

* Problem management/incident management perform root cause analysis and identify resolution

* Perform day-to-day maintenance of system resources, controls, definitions and configuration

* Analyze requirements and recommend software and hardware solutions

* Provide technical assistance to programming and operations staff

* Develop and maintain business continuity plans and contingencies for disaster recovery

* Function well in large-scale, complex, cross-functional / platform environment

* Solid individual performance while also providing direction for others

* Share knowledge, coach and mentor others in area of expertise

* Responsible for delivery and success of assigned projects. Optimizes results within business and time constraints

* Work on special projects as assigned

* Provide on-call support, coverage to solve technical problems 7x24x365


* Bachelor's Degree


10 years experience with strong systems programmer background in z/OS, VTAM, TCP/IP network performance and tuning


Expert knowledge of large IBM system network hardware and software, ISV software


Knowledge of mainframe systems software and components (JES2, RACF, USS, SMF, RMF, Exits, WLM, etc)


Knowledge of large IBM systems hardware architecture (HCD/IODF), GDPS Global Metro mirror, Hyperswap


Experience with IBM s ISPF, JCL, SDSF, CLISTs, REXX execs


Knowledge of CICS and DB2 systems is beneficial


Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward project completion


Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills


Advanced written and verbal communication skills


Willingness to work a flexible schedule to accommodate business requirements
* Experience with GDP/Hyperswap, Active/Active , advanced parallel sysplex data sharing



This expansive group is accountable for planning, building and driving core technology solutions and services across virtually every aspect of the business, including Infrastructure, Engineering, Operations, Architecture, Pharmacy Technology, Home Delivery, Specialty and IT Service Management. The following teams help comprise this ever-important group:

IT ARCHITECTURE & INNOVATION defines and drives the company s architecture strategy.

IT ENGINEERING manages all engineering activities associated with the company s architecture and attendant technology.

IT OPERATIONS manages all the technology that supports the company s operational functions.


Advance your career with the company that makes it easier for people to choose better health.
Express Scripts is a leading healthcare company serving tens of millions of consumers. We are looking for individuals who are passionate, creative and committed to creating systems and service solutions that promote better health outcomes.
Join the company that Fortune magazine ranked as one of the 'Most Admired Companies' in the pharmacy category. Then, use your intelligence, creativity, integrity and hard work to help us enhance our products and services.
We offer a highly competitive base salary and a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, life insurance, paid time off, tuition assistance and an employee stock purchase plan.
Express Scripts is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Applicants must be able to pass a drug test and background investigation.
Express Scripts is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Express Scripts is an EOE
Express Scripts is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, disability or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, citizenship or membership in any other legally protected class. None of the questions in this application are intended to elicit information regarding any protected characteristics, nor imply any limitation, illegal preferences or discrimination based upon non-job-related information or protected characteristics.Applicants must be able to pass a drug test and background investigation and, depending on position requirements, a Department of Defense background investigation. AA/EOE.


One of the largest pharmacy benefits management (PBM) companies in North America, Express Scripts administers the prescription drug benefits of millions of health plan members in the US and Canada. Express Scripts processes claims for about 750 million prescriptions per year, designs drug plans, and offers such services as disease management programs and consumer drug data analysis.

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