Software Configuration Coordinator

Permanent contract, Freelance


Partial remote

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Contraste Europe

Join Contraste as a Software Configuration Coordinator.

Permanent or freelance contract

Location : Brussels

This function is responsible for implementing, maintaining, and upgrading an integrated set of management tools for automating, controlling, and monitoring the mainframe software development lifecycle. At our client they use ChangeMan ZMF from Microfocus.

ChangeMan is used to maintain software applications and track their versions to support the build and deployment of projects on time, cost, and specification.

Your challenges:

  • Supports project teams by providing guidance in the development and implementation of complex projects and resolving service requests within agreed SLAs.
  • Regularly reviews team change/configuration management control processes, tools, and procedures to streamline and facilitate overall improvement to service delivery. Analyses processes and contributes to recommendations for improvements or new models as appropriate.
  • Change/Configuration activities include activities to build software release, run launch control process, (LCP), as well as perform change reviews.
  • Responsible for the requirements definition and the acceptance of tools (improvements) that support and automate processes for application/software product change, configuration, and release management.
  • Makes sure that change and configuration management activities always keep the software configuration management repositories consistent.
  • Incumbents will also work with QA, Legal & Compliance, and project configuration management teams.

To succeed you should:

  • Ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and performance guidelines.
  • Focus on customers.
  • Strives to exceed customer expectations and metrics.
  • Builds strong relationships with customers.
  • Deliver Quality Results
  • Stays focused, overcoming distractions and obstacles to achieve goals.
  • Carries out assignments with thoroughness, accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Act Ethically
  • Act in accordance with the Group's values.
  • Act as a Team Player
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships with team members.
  • Actively shares information and expertise.
  • Support Change and Innovation
  • Maintains a positive attitude in response to change and uncertainty.
  • Effectively handles shifting demands and multiple priorities.
  • Continually looks for ways to streamline processes, reduce costs and accomplish goals.

Your profile

Required Skills:

  • At least 5 years of experience in Mainframe environment
  • Good experience with the IBM z/OS utilities and software: ISPF, DB2, CICS, SDSF, JCL, VSAM, Scheduling software (CA7)
  • Skills in ISPF application programming
  • Skills in one of the following languages: Cobol, Assembler, REXX,…
  • Minimum 5 years working experience with Changeman (as an administrator or advanced user)
  • Strong skills writing and maintaining Cobol and PL1 compiler and link editor.
  • Experience coding and supporting applications written in computer language (PL1, Cobol, Assembler, C)
  • Experience providing technical support and troubleshooting help to developers.
  • RACF knowledge

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Software Configuration Management (SCM) and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Administration of Changeman including metadata management
  • Knowledge with Changeman customization (HLLX)
  • Knowledge of tools for mainframe modernization such as IDE (VS Code, Eclipse, Git, ... etc.) appreciated.
  • Knowledge of batch processing
  • MS Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Experience using a Service Desk (ServiceNow)
  • Agile knowledge (Scrum and Kanban) and Azure DevOps Server

Discover Contraste Europe

Contraste Europe is a key player in the IT sector and operates on an international scale. We are committed to supporting the growth of our customers in diverse sectors such as finance, healthcare, retail and the public sector. Our values, which include understanding customer needs, competence, independence, team spirit and social responsibility, are at the heart of every project we undertake.

Becoming a Contraster means joining a company where excellence is a mission. At Contraste, every member has the opportunity to express his or her talent in a variety of fields, from cloud solutions development to digital transformation and much more. It's a chance to contribute to innovative projects and shape your future in an environment that values your personal and professional development.

Ready for the challenge?

Apply now to join our team and become a pillar of digital transformation at Contraste.