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CICS Systems Programmer-Mid Level (Remote)

Company: USAA
Location: Plano
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Purpose of Job We are seeking a talented CICS Systems Programmer-Mid Level for our San Antonio, Plano or Phoenix Office facility. This person may also work 100% remotely from a remote work location.

This position sits within the Core Infrastructure Services organization, supporting the CICS system platform for USAA. The candidate selected will work with a team to support and manage the CICS system and supporting tools. Responsibilities include ensuring continuous availability, CICS system health, troubleshooting, CICS maintenance, researching issues, performance and optimization. Additionally, the selected candidate will identify and act on opportunities for monitoring and alerting, operational efficiency, and automation.

Responsible for creating, modifying, maintaining and supporting infrastructure and individual and integrated system components and solutions that enable and IT Services. Balance availability, security, efficiency and functional requirements to help provide an optimized production service. Identify and manage existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and ensure these risks are effectively identified and escalated to be measured, monitored and controlled.

USAA values a work culture that is highly collaborative, and we have found that a hybrid work type helps employees gain the best of both worlds - collaborating in-person in the office and working from home when needed to achieve focused deliverables. The actual days onsite are settled between each employee and the employee's manager.

Job Requirements

About USAA
USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.

Our most meaningful qualification isn't technical, it's human. Here, we don't just sit in front of a screen. We stand behind our 13 million members who rely on us every day.
We're proud of USAA's strong history -- and we're even more passionate about our future. That's why we have a team of supportive and collaborative hardworking technology professionals focused on doing more for our members. And why we're continuing to add innovative problem solvers to our team. With us, you'll find exciting challenges that inspire you to continue learning and growing.


Identifies and manages existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and the job role.

Ensures risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled.

Follows written risk and compliance policies, standards, and procedures for business activities.

Under limited supervision, designs scalable IT system infrastructure, implements system changes with consistency and autonomy, and automates service delivery and maintenance tasks; builds monitoring and tooling for systems.

Independently, resolves complex technology production issues by troubleshooting IT systems. Identifies opportunities for improvements and makes recommendations to management.

Analyzes complex outages and identifies opportunities for system improvements.

Understands and consistently exercises engineering best practices, concepts, and patterns

Understands the customer and identifies solutions and ideas for the customer with some assistance

Evaluates potential Technology solutions with some oversight

Mentors' junior engineers and may being mentoring peer engineer

Develop software defined infrastructure in code in CI/CD Pipelines

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's Degree or 4 additional years of experience beyond the minimum requirement can be used in lieu of a degree OR Approved certification from CodeUp, Galvenize, VetFIT (Veterans for IT) or eFIT (Employees for IT)

4 years of infrastructure experience demonstrating depth of technical understanding within a specific discipline(s)/technology(s) or applicable IT experience such as IT Management, Software Development, Data Engineering, and Agile Product/Release Management.

2 years of experience in creating, modifying, and maintaining infrastructure and individual system components.

Proficient level of business acumen in the areas of business operations, risk management, industry practices and emerging trends.

Knowledge and understanding of designing scalable IT system infrastructures, implementing system changes, or automating service delivery and maintenance tasks

When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them
at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses

Preferred Requirements :
Installation and Management of CICS subsystem including supporting products (3rd party CICS tools) to ensure continuous availability

CPSM setup and hands on experience


SMP/E & JCL skills

z/OS Connect in a large-scale mainframe environment

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

Compensation: USAA has an effective method for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range based on your experience and market position. The salary range for this skill is $88,200- $158,900 * (this does not include geographic differential it may be applied based on your work location)
Employees may be eligible for pay incentives based on overall corporate and individual performance or at the discretion of the USAA Board of Directors.

Geographical Differential: Geographic pay differential is additional pay provided to eligible employees working in locations where market pay levels are above the national average.

Shift premium: will be addressed on an individual-basis for applicable roles that are consistently scheduled for non-core hours.

Benefits: At USAA our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional wellness. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension, life insurance, parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time off program with paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and various wellness programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education assists employees with their professional goals.
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Relocation assistance is not available for this position

Keywords: USAA, Plano , CICS Systems Programmer-Mid Level (Remote), IT / Software / Systems , Plano, Texas

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