z/OS Systems Programmer

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z/OS Systems Programmer

z/OS Systems Programmers collaborate to support McMaster-Carr’s large-scale computing environment, which includes IBM mainframe and enterprise storage. Our dynamic business requires agile professionals with a growth mindset to tackle challenges and add value across a variety of initiatives. Programmers experience an intentionally inclusive and equitable work environment that champions diversity of identity, perspective, and background.


Culture of Development

z/OS Systems Programmers experience a culture of development through collaborative learning, mentorship, and the ability to explore new topics. We’re committed to a culture that builds careers around learning, and provides opportunities to learn about different technologies, work on interesting projects, and build relationships with teammates. We offer:

  • A structured onboarding program
  • Ongoing professional development through tech conferences and workshops
  • Learn Before Lunch seminars and Town Halls
  • 1-1 and group mentoring opportunities
  • Employee Resource Groups like Women in Tech, Mi Gente, Black Employees and Pride Alliance


Imagine What You Could Build at McMaster-Carr!

McMaster-Carr is a digital-first company offering more than half a million products used to keep businesses in motion. High-quality publications, product design, and technology bring over 350,000 customers to our website each day to innovate and solve problems.

Joining McMaster-Carr is an opportunity to take on projects like:


What You’ll Be Doing

As a z/OS Systems Programmer you will:

  • Interact with all aspects of the mainframe, from supporting CICS and Db2 subsystems, to applying system maintenance, and replacing physical software.
  • Use software to automate call center and distribution center activities to make work safer and more efficient.
  • Write code to connect modern web applications to mainframe systems to bring value to customers.
  • Leverage data to support product development and marketing decisions.
  • Build technical knowledge through learning groups, book clubs, and one-on-one mentoring.


Are you Set Up For Success?

McMaster-Carr encourages you to apply and share your unique experience even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications below. We look forward to your application.

  • At least 2 years of experience with technologies such as z/OS, CICS, DB2, JCL, SMP/E, SMS/ACS, VTAM, Zowe, z/OSMF
  • The ability to thrive in a highly collaborative team environment with agile practices.
  • Curiosity and a passion for creating exceptional customer experiences.
  • Excellent communication, time management, and organizational skills.
  • An interest in developing skills to lead projects and mentor other engineers is a plus.


Our Tech Stack

We implement the technology that best solves our business challenges, including COBOL, DB2, CICS, JCL, .Net, C#, React, Python, Kotlin, Swift, MongoDB, SQL Server, and others.


Be Rewarded

The starting pay range for this role is $125,000 – $175,000. Exact compensation will be determined based on skills and experience. In addition to your base salary, you will also be eligible for Cash Profit Sharing and Retirement Fund (DPS) contributions. The role may also be eligible for a discretionary signing bonus and/or relocation assistance.

We are committed to comprehensive benefits to support employees and their dependents, such as:

  • Zero-dollar premiums for medical, dental, pharmacy, and vision plans for employees, spouses, and dependents
  • 100% tuition reimbursement for employees
  • First-time home buyer assistance
  • College assistance for your dependents
  • Paid time off to cover vacation and personal time


For more information on McMaster-Carr, please visit: https://www.mcmaster.com/careers

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C#Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • JestFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • DB2Databases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • Neo4jDatabases
    • MiroDesign
    • TrelloManagement
    • Azure DevOpsManagement

What are McMaster-Carr Perks + Benefits

McMaster-Carr Benefits Overview

Benefits at McMaster-Carr are designed to be inclusive, generous and support a positive workplace that allows you to do your best work. However, work is just one part of a full life. We strive to create a balance that meets your needs and those of our customers.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Remote work program
There is work that makes sense to complete from home and work that benefits from an in-person, collaborative experience in the office. Both options are available.
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Comprehensive healthcare benefits are available to employees, spouses and dependents. McMaster‐Carr does not require participants to pay monthly premiums, making the plan an excellent value.
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
McMaster‐Carr offers employees and dependents mental health and wellness care that is quick, convenient, and high‐quality including six free annual therapy sessions.
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
McMaster-Carr's profit sharing benefit is an indication of how well we worked together across the company to take care of our customers and support the profitability of the company.
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
McMaster-Carr offers a range of shuttle options to serve people commuting from the city via public transportation.
Company-sponsored outings
Onsite office parking
Employee parking is available including covered spaces and EV-charging.
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
McMaster-Carr offers financial assistance for relocation as well as support for visiting in order to find your new home.
Fitness stipend
McMaster-Carr offers an allowance toward fitness expenditures including health/fitness club fees and classes, yoga, Pilates, martial arts, ballet, marathons, and swimming.
Home-office stipend for remote employees
McMaster-Carr provides the equipment that employees need to be productive when working from home.
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Take classes outside of work with our 100% tuition reimbursement benefit that covers tuition, books and eligible fees.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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