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Software Development Engineer II

Travelport LP
801 Doug Davis Drive (Show on map)
November 14, 2022

Travelport is a place of opportunity. It's our incredible team that makes our company great - our people drive our winning culture.

What's Travelport?

Travelport is a worldwide travel retail platform that provides easy ways for businesses like airlines, hotels, and car rental companies to connect through personalized content to agencies and travelers. The world is changing, and our industry must change with it. We're leading the change; we are the change.

We are on a mission to power the future of travel; come join us.

What does a great Systems Software Development Engineer II do?

As a Mainframe Systems Developer Engineer, you will work with other Systems Development Engineers, zTPF Database Engineers, Applications Programmers, and Support teams performing daily activities ranging in complexity. You will be responsible for the configuration, maintenance, development, and reliable operation of our z/TPF environments.

You will own and drive work efforts through all stages of the development, quality, and implementation life cycle. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, talented, technical, proactive person who embraces team culture, challenges, problem solving, and has a proven track record of delivering.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, enhance, and maintain the z/TPF operating system and database functions, including supporting software and utilities to meet Travelport's business requirements
  • Develop new functionality, integrate IBM APARs, maintain proprietary operating system modifications, utilities and zTPF database management
  • Generate and implement enhancements to improve overall system design and/or streamline delivery of product. Proactively identify opportunities to improve delivery of daily work
  • Manage and support tools for z/TPF database management and performance including Recoup, PDU, pool functionality, zTPFDF and traditional Databases
  • Infrastructure resource allocation and capacity data collection and reporting.
  • Provide operational and production support for Travelport z/TPF Systems and Database. Provide 24x7 on-call availability and support on a rotating basis with other team members

Who we are looking for in this role:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Information Systems or any equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training in the TPF application development field.
  • Strong z/TPF assembler and C/C++ programming languages
  • Ability to navigate adjacent systems such as z/VM, z/Linux, and z/OS
  • Working knowledge of z/TPF development and testing tools, such as zTPFGI, IBM Toolkit, CP trace, z/Linux, maketpf, VPARS
  • Excellent analytical, technology, communication, decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Organized with an ability to prioritize workload, meet deadlines, and utilize time effectively

Our ambition is to hire for potential not just experience, and you're likely to succeed if you:

  • Are always ready to give it your all and deliver high quality work
  • Are excited to use your creativity and innovative thinking to try new things
  • Take responsibility and ownership, be passionate about delivering high quality work
  • Are courageous and ambitious to challenge what's been done before
  • Ideally you will have a background in the Airline industry
  • 4 or more years of experience working TPF application development a plus

Benefits of working at Travelport

We believe all employees contribute to the success of the company and should be able to share in that success, which is why all jobs are eligible to participate in our bonus program with any payouts being subject to individual and company performance. We offer a comprehensive benefit program that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, a competitive 401(k) match.

We make health and wellness a priority and offer a generous paid time off policy as well as contributing to our communities with an annual volunteer day off.

Salary Target: $120,000.00 - $130,000.00

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training.

Interested? We'd love for you to get in touch!*

*Please note that if your application is progressed, you may be asked to complete a self-recorded video interview, at a time that works best for you. This is your chance to bring your skills & experience to life in your own words and style. Ensure you keep an eye on your junk folder just in case our invitation finds its way there.

We are an equal opportunities employer and will consider all qualified applicants purely on their skills and abilities. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation, if needed.