Work

CICS Software Developer
IBM Hursley

In winter 2015 I was promoted out of the Graduate scheme, becoming a CICS developer.

The responsibilities are much the same, but with more focus of gaining z Systems skills to aid both the development and test teams. My main task is to test WebSphere Liberty features in a CICS Liberty JVM server, but this release I am also helping develop CICS code to fully integrate some of the more complex features. My main skills are in Java but, with the help of the internal z/Professions course, I am able to code in PL/X to some degree of proficiency.

In free moments I am also leading the way to provide analytics to the team on our delivery pipeline. This uses IBM SPSS and WebSphere Liberty in combination with a d3-based library for visualisation. The ultimate aim is to provide a better view on our test landscape, including being able to 'learn' the reliability of our tests.

Graduate Software Engineer
IBM Hursley

Advisor
Aberytwyth University

Demonstrator
Aberytwyth University

CICS L3 Service Tooling Engineer
IBM Hursley

Demonstrator
Aberytwyth University

Finishing Departmnt Employee
A Local Printer Ltd.