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We are a group of IBM alumni and current IBM mainframers who have come together to provide software support for the fellow mainframers all over the world. IBM has been the home for MVS programmers since year 2000 from the Y2K issues. A team of experienced professionals here providing a wide range of support and guidelines, where you can get advice from the experts including the original developers of IBM DFSORT, SYNCSORT, CA-7, Control-M, Abend Assist and more. We also offer unbiased advice from and to the community members on programming queries in COBOL, JCL, CICS, DB2, TSO, ISPF, REXX, IMS, IDMS, PL/I, JAVA and more.

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Looking for experienced IBM mainframe system programmers with experience in automation, GDPS, or z/OS (and Cobol, syncsort, IOF, CA, Assembler, etc...) who are interested in exploring an opportunity working in IBM mainframe within the federal government (Canada).

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I used to work there! The manager of my old department is looking for developers in the US (announced on Linkedin). Contact Alexandra directly

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We are looking for people with z/VM system programming experience. Details given below:

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