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Tibco Mainframe Consultant

Information Technology | Tallahassee, FL | Contract

Job Description

Job Title : Tibco Mainframe Consultant
Location : Tallahassee, FL 32301 - Onsite

Job description:
General Experience Expectations:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a field of study related to technology or finance. Work experience can substitute on a year for year basis for the degree.
Required Qualifications:
  • Candidate MUST have a minimum of 2 years' experience in Tibco Mainframe Focus or WebFocus.
  • Experience with MS Power BI is preferred.
Job Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):
  • Experience developing programs in mainframe Focus
  • Experience developing processes and reports in WebFocus
  • Familiarity with IBM mainframe and Job Control Language (JCL)
  • Strong SQL skills and experience with the IBM DB2 relational database management system
  • Well-versed in data governance best practices
  • Experience creating reports presenting financial data such as general ledger data, purchasing data, or revenue data
  • Analytical thinking for creating relevant data reports based on end user requirements
  • Understanding of how to implement solutions with multiple data sources
Preferred KSAs:
  • Knowledge of modern reporting tools such as MS Power BI, IBM Cognos, and Tableau
  • Knowledge of the SCRUM Framework
  • Knowledge of financial systems such as an ERP
  • Familiarity with data management concepts such as Data Warehousing, Operational Data Stores, Data Lakes, and Master Data Management
General Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs):
The submitted candidate must be able to apply common knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
  • Communication: Ability to clearly convey information, in both written and verbal formats, to individuals or groups in a wide variety of settings (i.e., project team meetings, management presentations, etc.). Must have the ability to effectively listen and process information provided by others.
  • Customer Service: Works well with clients and customers (i.e., business office, public, or other agencies). Able to assess the needs of the customer, provide information or assistance to satisfy expectations or resolve a problem.
  • Decision Making: Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions.
  • Flexibility: Open to change, new processes (or process improvement), and new information. Has the ability to adapt in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Ability to receive and give constructive criticism and maintain effective work relationships with others.
  • Interpersonal: Shows friendliness, courtesy, understanding, and politeness to others.
  • Leadership: Motivates, encourages, and challenges others. Adapt leadership styles in a variety of situations.
  • Problem-Solving: Ability to identify, evaluate, and use sound judgement to generate and evaluate alternative actions, and make recommendations as accordingly.
  • Team Building: Encourages, inspires, and guides others toward accomplishing the common goal.

Primary Job Duties/ Tasks:
The submitted candidate must be able to perform the following duties and/or tasks. Duties of the selected candidate will include, but not be limited to:
  • Analyze current Focus programs and WebFocus reports and document the specifications for these programs and reports.
  • Work with management to develop an overall remediation strategy for all Focus programs and reports.
  • Analyze existing reports and work with business users to determine how these reports can be improved based on current business needs.
  • Read and document WebFocus and Mainframe Focus queries and convert them to T-SQL queries.
  • Work with database administrators from the Office of Information Technology to create database views and stored procedures that will facilitate the remediation of WebFocus reports.
  • Update Focus programs to encapsulate a chart of account changes mandated by Florida PALM.
  • Update WebFocus Reports to encapsulate a chart of account changes mandated by Florida PALM.
  • Convert Focus mainframe programs using mainframe flat files as a data source to use database tables instead.
  • Analyze financial data and make recommendations to improve the data model of financial systems.
  • Provide administration of the WebFocus environment for the dedicated PALM remediation environment.
  • Perform knowledge transfer with technical staff of the office of the Comptroller.