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Senior Software Engineer - Test Data Management job in Slough

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Company Name:  CA Technologies
Location:  Slough
Country:  United Kingdom

CA Technologies provides IT management solutions that help customers manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business services. Organisations of all sizes leverage CA Technologies software and SaaS solutions to accelerate innovation, transform infrastructure and secure data and identities, from the data center to the cloud.

Title: Senior Software Engineer - Test Data Management
Location: CA Technologies, Ditton Park, Riding Court Road, Datchet, Berkshire,
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
Posting Date: 1st February 2017 - Posting Close Date 1 st March 2017

This is a Senior Software Engineer position, but involves much more than the scope of a pure developer role. The job involves delivering support for existing Test Data Management (TDM) features on the mainframe as well as the development of new features for the mainframe.


  • Designing/coding/testing is about 20% - 30% of the role.
  • This includes responding to support issues, supporting and training sales, pre-sales and services staff. Supporting proof of concepts. Helping with the installation of the software. Documentation.
  • Running web demos.
  • Significant part of this role is educationing and management of expectations, to those without any Mainframe background working with files feels like very hard work compared to relational DBMS's.
  • Basic understanding of TDM concepts: subsetting, masking, data generation, test matching, and how these are implemented in Datamaker/TDMWeb, eg registering objects, creating transformation maps, creating subsets, setting up generation rules, publishing to different targets.
  • However, note that TDM knowledge is not a prerequisite and can be learnt on the job.

Technical Skills:

  • Mainframe Operations: JCL, TSO/ISPF, Endevor, SMPE and FTP
  • Programming Skills: PL/1, COBOL and Java
  • Databases and Data Management: DB2 / DB2 Connect, IMS, VSAM and Filemaster

Interpersonal skills:

  • Patience
  • Resilience
  • Determination
  • Ability to train others / impart complex information in an accessible manner
  • Ability to manage sensitive customer situations

If you want to fulfill your potential, be acknowledged for your achievements, and be given autonomy to make decisions for your business and customers; if you want to work with a company that respects you as an individual - recognizing both your needs at work and your responsibilities outside of it - then CA Technologies is where you belong.
At CA Technologies your passion and expertise can directly impact the business and you'll help offer our customers practical approaches to delivering new, innovative services and value through IT.

Industry:  IT
Job Ref:  145359
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