When I was looking for a job recently, I was surprised to find that there were several z/OS or System z shops close to me that I did not even know about. Unfortunately I found them after accepting a position 3 state away from my family. If I had known about the z/Shops in my own backyard, I could have at least attempted to knock on their doors before accepting the traveling and far away job.
After looking around a little I could not find a list of Mainframe shops and their locations on the internet. So I decided to set forth and create, not just a LIST, but a MAP, a LIST and a Directory of Institutions that runs IBM Mainframes (z/Shops).
I will attempt to populate and maintain the list but I will not be able to do that without the help of the z/Community. Any registered CICSWorld member can add an Institution and it’s location by selecting the “Add a z/SHOP” menu item on the left side navigation bar, or from the “z/Shops” drop down menu from the top menu bar.
Fill in as much information as you can. Fields like the “Postal Code” (Zip Code) are not required, but it will make the data more reliable and complete and will make geo searches more accurate.
If you have it available, please add the link to the Institutions career page to make it easy for job seekers.
The search function is still a work in progress but seeing that the list is still very short it should not be a problem.
If you have any questions or comments, please let me know!
Edit: 27 May 2011
Email addresses at cicsworld.com are available on request.(hosted by google)
After some positive feedback I will start working on the list below.
- Add Search Functions
- Add link buttons
- Attempt to list available jobs on the institutions page display.