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DB2 Systems Programmer 

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Req Number KTS20-0020  
Category Information Technology  
Division Koniag Technology Solutions, Inc.  
Location KTS Baltimore, MD  

Koniag Technology Solutions (KTS) has an exciting opportunity for a DB2 Systems Programmer to join our team in Baltimore MD. This is a direct, full-time position with our company working at our customer’s site. The hours are Monday-Friday, 8.5 hrs./day within the core hours of 6am-6pm, to include a 1/2-hr. nonbillable meal break. Occasional weekend work may be required.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401K, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, and a PTO program.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a client-sponsored HSPD-12 Suitability

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The DB2 Systems Programmer is part of a team that supports performance testing and troubleshooting of applications developed using CICS and web-based platforms.

Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Update any systems of the client’s Online Software Release Form (OSRF) of record required by the client to release software
  • In accordance with software release schedules, the contractor shall:
    • Review progress of change records to ensure timely migration to / installation in the appropriate Integration environment. Software is scheduled for testing on daily basis.
    • Report testing progress via appropriate venues -- Team Leads and Branch Chief once the testing is complete
    • Effectively interface with all division branches and appropriate testing individuals to ensure migration of workloads to appropriate integration test environments per agreed-upon timelines
    • Attend appropriate release coordination meetings.

In order to effectively perform the job, the contractor shall possess demonstrated knowledge of, and previous experience in, the following:

  • Supporting online transactions for an enterprise/large-scale environment utilizing z/OS operating system
  • Utilizing Customer Information Control System (CICS) technology and the Work Load Simulator (WSIM) tool
  • Knowledge of Job Entry Subsystem (JES/JES2) technology and CA Integrated Database Management System (IDMS)
  • Utilizing TSO (Time Sharing Option)/ISPF (Interactive System Productivity Facility) technology to perform various tasks including (but not limited to) submitting/monitoring jobs via JES and creating datasets
  • Developing, modifying and troubleshooting JCL (Job Control Language)
  • Utilizing IBM DB2 and DB2 utilities such as, but not limited to: SQL Processing Using File Input (SPUFI) and/or Unicenter for data management tasks
  • Developing, modifying and troubleshooting Structured Query Language (SQL) statements
  • Creating and/or modifying Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM) datasets using utilities such as FileAid/AbendAid
  • Knowledge and experience of the following within an enterprise or large-scale environment:
    • Data management techniques
    • Performance testing methodologies
    • Troubleshooting/resolving problems with application code, data management issues and wide-ranging issues impacting the execution of successful performance testing
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with a large-scale multi-LPAR multi-system environment, software development lifecycle (SDLC) environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with enterprise-level change management practices, procedures and tools
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience using HP LoadRunner, QuickTest Professional or Unified Functional Testing (QTP/UFT), Selenium, Cucumber, JavaTest (J-unit)
  • Knowledge of Agile/DevOps methodologies.


Position Requirements

Work Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related technology (equivalent experience may be substituted in lieu of degree)
  • 5-7 years previous experience

Required Technical Skills

  • Develop and/or modify new or existing WSIM test scripts and/or automated test scripts

  • Provide test data support for the execution of high-volume performance testing and/or automated test scripts

  • Execute and/or monitor low/high volume WSIM performance tests and/or automated test scripts

  • Execute jobs needed to support test data needs for performance testing and/or automated test scripts

  • Troubleshoot WSIM/performance testing script issues, data management issues, and/or automated test scripts

  • Convert or assist with the conversion of WSIM scripts to modern platforms such as HP LoadRunner, QuickTest Professional or Unified Functional Testing (QTP/UFT), Selenium, Cucumber, and JavaTest (J-unit)

  • Monitor and provide reports on performance testing using WSIM, Strobe, and/or automated test scripts

  • Re-baseline test data required for high-volume testing and/or automated test scripts

  • Write ad hoc SQL/JCL to support performance testing (including automated test scripts)

  • Document, update, and implement test plans (including automated test scripts).


Working Environment & Conditions

This position is primarily indoors, consistent with a standard office position and has a noise level of mostly low to moderate. The incumbent is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The work load may require the incumbent to sit for extended periods of time. The incumbent must be able to read, perform simple math calculations and withstand moderate amounts of stress. The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities required in connection with the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The company is an equal opportunity employer. The company shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity (except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification), national origin, age, disability, military/veteran status, marital status, genetic information or any other factor protected by law. We are committed to equal employment opportunity in all decisions related to employment, promotion, wages, benefits and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.

The company is dedicated to seeking all qualified applicants. If you require an accommodation to navigate or to apply to a position on our website, please contact Heaven Wood via e-mail at or by calling 703-488-9377 to request accommodations. This contact information is used for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire on a status of your application.


Travel Requirements  
Security Clearance Must be able to obtain and maintain HSPD-12 Suitability  
About our Company

Offering innovative and cutting-edge IT solutions, Koniag Technology Solutions is uniquely positioned in the federal marketplace. An ANC program combined with the full corporate support of Koniag Inc.'s Government Services Sector, KTS is backed by a full range of industry partners. Innovative technology, highly qualified professionals and proven processes are the hallmarks of KTS. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service to our clients and maintaining a supportive environment for team members and partners.


Our Equal Opportunity Policy EOE Minorities/Female/Protected Veterans/Disabled. Shareholder Preference in accordance with Public Law 88-352  

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