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Compuware Corporation

New technologies offer incredible potential: revenue growth, improved customer satisfaction and stronger brand image. However, these innovations can also make technology environments more complex.To reach its full potential, technology must be easy to use. And it must perform.For nearly 40 years, Compuware has delivered software, experts and best practices to make your applications work well and deliver business value. Our people and software ensure that critical technologies work like they s... Read More

Address      One Campus Martius Detroit Michigan 48226 United States of America
Website      www.compuware.com/
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Planning Performance Specialist

Company Message:

Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, provides software, experts and best practices to ensure the world's most important technologies work well and deliver value. Compuware customers include 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites. The company's ongoing success depends on our employees--a diverse team of people with a set of key, common attributes. We seek positive, assertive team players who have a strong desire to succeed in a team- and customer-oriented environment. Learn more: http://www.compuware.com.
Position Description & Responsibilities:

Compuware has an exciting opportunity for a SAS MXG Capacity Planning Performance Specialist.


    * Provide specific expertise in regards to capacity planning and performance analysis and associated reporting
    * Provide ongoing systems programming and performance support, maintain SAS MXG software, and develop system capacity and performance reporting to support the performance analysis effort
    * Estimate the resources needed to support planned software/hardware upgrades.
    * Validate correct performance of features supporting the IBM Parallel Sysplex.
    * Analyze Sysplex configuration for proper performance by studying appropriate Resource Management Facility (RMF) reports.
    * Identify daily performance problems, evaluating appropriate cost-effective change, predicting the effect of those changes, and then implementing them.
    * Analyze workload characteristic and setting initial service levels for that workload.
    * Analyze I/O configuration and subsystems considering the performance implication of the interactions of the components.
    * Customize RMF facilities to monitor workload performance and resource utilization.
    * Customize Allen Systems Group’s TMON suite of products to monitor system health and workload productivity.
    * Produce monthly reports to satisfy Sub-Capacity Workload Charging implementation using IBM SCRT (Sub-capacity Report Tool).


    * Eight (8) years of demonstrated experience supporting IBM OS/390 or later versions as an IBM Systems Programmer.
    * Three (3) years of recent experience as an IBM z/OS System Programmer providing expertise in z/OS
    * Three (3) years of recent demonstrated experience implementing IBM zSeries technologies with IBM Enterprise/zEnteprise Server hardware systems
    * Three (3) years of recent demonstrated experience evaluating workload performance.
    * Demonstrated experience in using IBM’s RMF tool to monitor workload performance, analyzing performance bottlenecks and resource utilization
    * Demonstrated experience in using Allen Systems Group’s TMON performance monitoring or equivalent performance tool to monitor system performance
    * Demonstrated experience in defining workloads, service levels, and classification rules used in defining service definitions under IBM’s Workload Manager
    * Demonstrated experience working with IBM’s Sysplex workloads
    * Demonstrated experience with IBM’s Performance Monitor of z/OS and The RMF Distributed Data Server
    * Demonstrated experience with IBM’s RMF Spreadsheet Reporter
    * Recent experience using IBM’s Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) reporting tool
    * Demonstrated experience using ISPF as an editor
    * Demonstrated experience utilizing SAS MXG Software



Bachelor’s degree in information technology or related field.  Experience may substitute for education.



Must be able to obtain a government issued clearance for the position.  Proof of U.S. Citizenship will be required to be eligible for the clearance.



We offer a competitive benefits package to include: paid holidays, paid time off, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, long and short term disability and company paid life insurance, 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plan, referral bonuses and continued education reimbursement.


We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

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