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Scheduling Tools Technical Specialist

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Recruiter: Lloyds Banking Group
Listed on: 25th July
Location: Leeds
Salary/Rate: £48000 - £57900
Type: Permanent

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Consider the scale of our Enterprise for a moment…
The Group has approximately 40% of the nation's domestic payments passing through its systems, processing tens of billions in value every day with millions of direct debits, standing orders, interbank transfers, annuities, pension payments that need to pass through our category A and B systems.
To make this happen every hour and every day takes some expertise and some smart technology. TWS is a key component of our banking operations and ensuring TWS is maintained, configured, patched, upgraded and fully exploited is the responsibility of Group IT professionals.
Together we make it possible!
If you have extensive experience with z/os platforms, and ideally with TWS for z/os, and maybe associated technologies such as TWS Distributed, TDWC and even RACF/ACF2 and general IT platform skills then we'd be keen to broaden your horizons with TWS and exposure to some fantastic technologies.
You'll have a background as either a z-Platform SME or TWSz SME professional, or a strong scheduling toolset background as well as good Distributed technology skills (Unix, Linux, Windows) - and we'd build on all the skills you've gained and put them to good use across our bank's infrastructure.
And if you happen to already have previous banking experience then this would be ideal, but isn't expected.
Based out of West Yorkshire with the opportunity to enjoy an agile working environment that supports home-working and other options we're sure we'll give you the working environment and challenges with which to build an interesting career with us.
What will you be doing? Supporting the TWS service, predominantly across our z/os platform estate, but also among our distributed network.Ensuring privileged access is managed in line with LBG policies and to ensure the highest standards of security are attained for both our product and access.Maintaining compliance to SOX, ITEC and other internal processes.Delivering tasks to agreed timescales.Identify and lead the delivery of opportunities for automation and efficiency within the team.Identify and contribute towards continuous improvement.Provide guidance and support to programs and projects where engagement and tasks require it.Solve and diagnose complex problems and applying your expertise to lead incidents to successful resolution.Identify solutions to problems faced by our batch support teams and create innovative ways of solving complex issues.
What we'll need from you:Previous experience as a z/os mainframe specialist (or TWS Mainframe specialist).Detailed z/os skills with demonstrable knowledge required as is a solid understanding of z/os mainframe operating system and configurations.Experience of RACF/ACF2An understanding of the concepts of batch scheduling and the concepts or what schedulers are used for.A working knowledge of TWS/IWS scheduling software is crucial.Knowledge of CA7 advantageousA knowledge of Distributed systems (Windows, Unix, Linux) is desirable as there will be an element of supporting TWS on these systems also.Be able to participate in a 24x7 callout rota (approximately 1 in 4).
As well as a competitive salary, this role offers:A Flex cash sum of 4% salary to spend on lifestyle benefits28 days holiday (plus bank holidays)Generous pension contribution (15%) and various share schemesA total reward package that offers discounted lifestyle, financial and protection benefits you can tailor to suit your lifestyle
We're dedicated to giving you opportunities and support to develop you both professionally and personally to optimise your potential.
As a new colleague, you'll join us on our journey to build a 21st century bank that reflects modern Britain, and craft an inclusive culture where all colleagues feel encouraged and valued.
We're also passionate about diversity and equal opportunity - with industry recognition across gender, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQ+ and families.
And, being disability positive, reasonable adjustments can be accommodated in our Recruitment process, just let us know.
Working from home is supported and encouraged although this is a hybrid role requiring occasional presence in the office hub. We're supportive of flexible and part-time working and happy to have a conversation about what might work for you.
So, if this sounds like a role you could excel at then get in touch, we'd like to hear from you.