Mainframe Performance Analyst

*Reference: JHB-MM1-2*One of our clients in the banking sector, based in Johannesburg is looking for a Mainframe Performance Analyst to ensure that the performance obligations of in-house computing systems is met, this includes gathering and analyzing data in support of systems management, maintenance and performance. **This is a working from home opportunity as the banks have not returned to the offices. Most of our clients are talking about a hybrid working model**The Mainframe Performance Analyst will also responsible for generating and compiling reports based on their findings, complete with probable causes and possible solutions to systems issues. This individual will apply proven communication, analytical and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate and resolve malfunctions and make the appropriate recommendations in order to maximize the benefit of IT systems investments. *In order to be considered the following is required:* * College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science, information science, or management information systems and 3 years related work experience * Proven experience in the operation and analysis of database hardware, software and standards, as well as data retrieval methodologies and mainframe applications * Extensive practical knowledge in importing data for use in report software, spreadsheets, graphs, and flow charts * Extensive experience with core software applications, including z/OS TSO Microsoft Office (Excel) * Working technical knowledge of SAS MICS MXG * Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and mathematical skills * Excellent written and oral communication skills * Excellent listening and interpersonal skills * Excellent understanding of the organizations goals and objectives * Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment * Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment * Ability to conduct research into systems issues and products as required * Ability to communicate ideas to technical and non-technical audiences *Responsibilities:* *Strategy & Planning:* * Support project managers, systems administrators and end users to define systems goals and identify and resolve systems issues * Identify and establish scope and parameters of systems analysis in order to define outcome criteria and measure-taking actions * Develop and document research, data retrieval and data analysis methodologies for use by other personnel * Develop strategies for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems or for further leveraging these systems *Acquisition & Deployment:* * Assist database administrators, programmers and software engineers in the deployment and performance analysis of new systems and enhancements to existing systems * Conduct research on hardware and software products to justify recommendations and to support purchasing efforts *Operational Management:* * Create systems and performance models, specifications, diagrams and charts to provide direction to key systems staff * Coordinate and perform in-depth tests, including end-user reviews, for modified and new systems * Analyze day-to-day functions and processes of software and database resources to ensure they are performing within predetermined guidelines, limits and specifications * Identify and resolve operating system issues in order to maintain services, enhance capabilities and prevent system outages * Prepare and deliver reports, recommendations, or alternatives that address existing and potential trouble areas in operating systems across the organization Information displayed above not limited to advertisement. Please contact for further information. Please consider your application as unsuccessful if you have not received a response within 14 days of submitting your application. However, please keep a lookout on our website, ( for available positions which you may be suited for.R plus Medical Aid, Pension Fund, Provident Fund, Preferential Banking Rates
Johannesburg, GT, ZA