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Lead, Mainframe System Programmer



Software Engineering
O'Fallon, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.

Title and Summary

Lead, Mainframe System Programmer Platform Services Mainframe is a team of mainframe system programmers that install, maintain and support the mainframe infrastructure for MasterCard.
• Platform Services Mainframe interacts with many internal development and operations teams to support the MasterCard core applications and customer file transfers.
• This job requires a Mainframe Systems Programmer especially familiar with IBM z/Architecture and z/OS
• This job actively participates in planning the direction and implementation of data processing software as they relate primarily to mainframe communication server and related systems software. It includes configuring, installing, maintaining and supporting infrastructure software mostly related to mainframe communications server.
• Other primary responsibilities include installing, configuring and updating file transfer software. Specifically Connect: Direct and Inter.Pel.
• Have you installed z/OS Communications Server?
• Have you worked with z/OS file transfer software (specifically Connect: Direct or Inter.Pel)?
• Have you regularly supported other development and operations teams with implementations and issues?

• Establish and change customer connectivity. i.e. create new connections and modify file transfer software to include or modify customer connections.
• Provide Level 2 problem determination in regards to mainframe communications server issues and customer connection issues.
• Complete status reports, implementations, troubleshooting and maintain project plans as required.
• Provide technical assistance to Operations teams and development programmers to facilitate independent utilization of new and existing software. Assist with diagnosis of issues as reported through our incident / problem tracking tool.
• Accurately document duties and procedures to aid the department in cross-training and absentee coverage. Complete audit requirements on a monthly and quarterly basis by verifying software releases and implementations.
• Support business disaster recovery procedures or fail over testing for assigned areas of responsibility. Prepare and coordinate appropriate training to data center staff.

All About You

• Experience in mainframe z/OS Systems Programming with an emphasis in communications server and related software
• Strong inter-personal, written and oral communication skills
• Ability to effectively work with vendors, internal departments and management
• Ability to diagnose and resolve problems quickly and completely
Solid understanding and experience with communications server in a z/OS mainframe environment.
• Experience with third party vendor products (TCP/IP monitor, Netview, NetMaster) a plus.
• Knowledge of and experience with Transaction Server, MQ, WebSphere and related tools a plus.
• Ability to install, support and diagnose third party software. Mastercard is an inclusive equal opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In the US or Canada, if you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process or during the recruitment process, please contact and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.

In line with Mastercard’s total compensation philosophy and assuming that the job will be performed in the US, the successful candidate will be offered a competitive base salary based on location, experience and other qualifications for the role and may be eligible for an annual bonus or commissions depending on the role. Mastercard benefits for full time (and certain part time) employees generally include: insurance (including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, disability, life insurance), flexible spending account and health savings account, paid leaves (including 16 weeks new parent leave, up to 20 paid days bereavement leave), 10 annual paid sick days, 10 or more annual paid vacation days based on level, 5 personal days, 10 annual paid U.S. observed holidays, 401k with a best-in-class company match, deferred compensation for eligible roles, fitness reimbursement or on-site fitness facilities, eligibility for tuition reimbursement, gender-inclusive benefits and many more.

Pay Ranges

O'Fallon, Missouri: $112,000 - $187,000 USD