Systems Analyst - MVS and Distributed Operating Systems

  • Highlands Ranch, CO
  • Full-time

Company Description

As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company's dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

As a System Analyst at Visa, you will be responsible to support the Visa Clearing and Settlement Platform and Core System and Applications in a multi-data center environment. The daily duties would include extensive research, troubleshooting and problem resolution. As a team player, you will possess excellent communication skills and have the ability to multitask, and prioritize those issues that need immediate attention.

Essential Functions:

  • Proactive analysis of the Visa complex core systems and applications to detect potential problems and when necessary make preventive corrections.

  • Work closely with the Engineering/Development groups to implement long-term corrective measures and offer solutions where applicable.

  • The analyst is responsible for second-level problem determination and recovery of the Visa's Core applications, operating system, and services.

  • Extensive experience with large server (IBM mainframe) and Tandem Non-stop technologies and architectures in a complex, heterogeneous systems environment.

  • Strong working knowledge of MVS & Tandem operating systems and related software/hardware.

  • Run Ad hoc scripts against Tandem database for problem resolution or customer metrics.

  • Strong comprehension and understanding of the Visa applications and the services they provide in relation to the service levels and impacts to Visa's customers.

  • Experienced in analyzing processing environments with focus on identifying improvement opportunities and efficiencies to process, procedures, and Visa applications while working closely with 3rd level support groups.

  • Experience in working with various technical teams, which include application support and engineering teams.

  • Must be able to multi task, analyze and diagnose complex issues when working with various support groups.

  • Strong understanding in Incident, Problem and change management per the ITIL process.

  • Strong reporting and documentation skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Shift work, 12 hours shifts, US Days on a rotating basis.

  • Required to work OT as requested.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Technical staff member with general hardware/software system configuration and troubleshooting skills.

  • Includes but not limited to MVS Systems, ESP Scheduling, OPS MVS (REXX/CLIST) Management, and OFD Tandem Support.

  • Demonstrated strong ability in resolving routine problems with (JCL, Job abend, Job Schedules, and Rexx/Clist script errors) within technical areas of responsibility, following documented handling procedures.

  • Uses sound judgment in determining priorities and enlisting support of others to prevent compromises to Visa's business or client, service level agreements.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Responsible for enhancements, configuration changes, apply application patches or fixes for various monitoring products such as; ESP, Netmaster, OPS/MVS (REXX/CLIST), JCL/PROC in relation to job abend resolution.

  • MS Office Proficiency

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2 years of work experience with a Bachelor's Degree or an Advanced Degree 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 or more years of work experience or more than 2 years of work experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD)
  • Working / practical knowledge of the Windows & Tandem environments.

  • Extensive knowledge of MVS z/OS, C:D, FTP, SFTP, SDSF, Solve (Netmaster), CA-ESP(scheduling package),

  • TSO & TPX, JCL, Sysview, Tandem, C1 Endeavor, Data Express, Prognosis, Netcool Alerting Tool, REXX/CLIST, Hadoop, application support, and Remedy reporting tool.

  • Have an understanding of Hadoop's infrastructure

  • Working / practical knowledge of the RHEL 7.6 commands

  • Work with various Engineering and Operations teams to analyze and optimize Hadoop

  • Working knowledge of CICS, DB2, MQ Channel, and tape processing.

  • Experience with large server (IBM mainframe) technologies and architectures in a complex, heterogeneous systems environment.

  • Subject matter expertise in REXX, OPS/MVS, Systems State Manager, Windows, Tivoli, Network & ESP scheduling.

  • Run Ad hoc scripts against Tandem database for problem resolution or customer metrics.

  • Experienced in analyzing processing environments with focus on identifying improvement opportunities and efficiencies to process, procedures, and Visa applications while working closely with 3rd level support groups.

  • Experience in working with various technical teams, which include application support, development, and engineering teams.

  • Strong understanding in Incident, Problem and Change management per the ITIL process.

Additional Information

Visa has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and visitors. As a condition of employment, all employees based in the U.S. are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

Work Hours: Varies upon the needs of the department

Travel Requirements: This position requires travel 5-10% of the time.

Mental/Physical Requirements: This position will be performed in an office setting.  The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers.

Visa is an EEO Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.  Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local law, including the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

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