Singapore Expats Forum

mainframe jobs in singapore 2011

Discuss about getting a well paid job or career advancement. Ask about salaries, expat packages, CPF & taxes for expatriate.

priyav
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue, 08 Mar 2011

mainframe jobs in singapore 2011

Postby priyav » Tue, 08 Mar 2011 12:42 pm

Hi,
I'm currently residing in singapore. Can you pls let me know if there are any openings for mainframe.

i have 3.5 yrs of IT experience in Mainframe technology. My skills are COBOL,PL/1,DB2,IMS DB,JCL,VSAM,CICS and MQ series.

Thanks,
Priya

FaeLLe
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 485
Joined: Wed, 28 Feb 2007
Location: London

Postby FaeLLe » Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:21 am

Not much scope for your mainframe skills in Singapore.
There are still some financial institutions with mainframe systems here but most of them are either not hosted here or have most of the legacy systems work is outsourced to vendors.

No organization really maintains any real inhouse workforce with regards to mainframe systems development or maintenance.

User avatar
ecureilx
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 9810
Joined: Fri, 20 Aug 2010

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:55 am

FaeLLe wrote:Not much scope for your mainframe skills in Singapore.
There are still some financial institutions with mainframe systems here but most of them are either not hosted here or have most of the legacy systems work is outsourced to vendors.


There are enough legacy systems and growing, if I am to believe IBM :D

Nah, not kidding, but, a lot of jobs come up for mainframe, though they don't get published, and are through the consultants ..

If you are from India (I assume so based on your name) try the Indian Consultants supporting the BFI market here

Cheers ..

FaeLLe
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 485
Joined: Wed, 28 Feb 2007
Location: London

Postby FaeLLe » Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:02 pm

ecureilx wrote:
FaeLLe wrote:Not much scope for your mainframe skills in Singapore.
There are still some financial institutions with mainframe systems here but most of them are either not hosted here or have most of the legacy systems work is outsourced to vendors.


There are enough legacy systems and growing, if I am to believe IBM :D

Nah, not kidding, but, a lot of jobs come up for mainframe, though they don't get published, and are through the consultants ..

If you are from India (I assume so based on your name) try the Indian Consultants supporting the BFI market here

Cheers ..


Thanks for the post think it will help the OP.
I am not really into mainframe but more into IT Strategy and Infrastructure consulting related work.

PS. FaeLLe is not an indian name........ it stands for FaeLLe Darkshadow an old nick I used to use on an MMRPOG.

User avatar
ecureilx
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 9810
Joined: Fri, 20 Aug 2010

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:14 pm

FaeLLe wrote:Thanks for the post think it will help the OP.
I am not really into mainframe but more into IT Strategy and Infrastructure consulting related work.


One day, I would love to know what that means :D :D Yah, I am in IT, but more on Systems support .. and feeling left out of the race with the strategists .. :D

PS. FaeLLe is not an indian name........ it stands for FaeLLe Darkshadow an old nick I used to use on an MMRPOG.


I was referring to the OP- who's name sounded Indian ..

MMRPOG ? Well, was never a game addict .. :D

Cheers mate

serve_the_servants
Regular
Regular
Posts: 58
Joined: Tue, 30 Mar 2010
Location: Europe / Singapore

Postby serve_the_servants » Sat, 12 Mar 2011 10:32 pm

FaeLLe wrote:Not much scope for your mainframe skills in Singapore.
There are still some financial institutions with mainframe systems here but most of them are either not hosted here or have most of the legacy systems work is outsourced to vendors.

No organization really maintains any real inhouse workforce with regards to mainframe systems development or maintenance.


Where do you get your information???? 75% of big banks in Singapore (PM me for the names) uses mainframes with production and COB facilities in Singapore and HK.

As a project manager, I am responsible for the mainframe related projects in the world's biggest bank here and I can tell you, distributed solutions will never replace mainframes, simply because they are not capable of the transaction capacity required.

Mainframes are here for many, many years to come.

User avatar
ecureilx
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 9810
Joined: Fri, 20 Aug 2010

Postby ecureilx » Sun, 13 Mar 2011 3:00 am

serve_the_servants wrote:Where do you get your information???? 75% of big banks in Singapore (PM me for the names) uses mainframes with production and COB facilities in Singapore and HK.


me too am piqued by FaeLLe comments about Mainframe .. :D :D

mahan.kondapalli
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue, 23 Aug 2011
Location: Hyderabad,India

Mainframe Openings in SIngapore

Postby mahan.kondapalli » Tue, 23 Aug 2011 11:26 pm

Hi Seniors!!

Are there still Mainframe openings in singapore?
I heard that the economic slow down has impacted IT market across the glob.How well Singapore can with stand this!!

Thank you,
Mahan

User avatar
nakatago
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 8333
Joined: Tue, 01 Sep 2009
Location: Sister Margaret’s School for Wayward Children
Contact:

Re: Mainframe Openings in SIngapore

Postby nakatago » Tue, 23 Aug 2011 11:27 pm

mahan.kondapalli wrote:Hi Seniors!!

Are there still Mainframe openings in singapore?
I heard that the economic slow down has impacted IT market across the glob.How well Singapore can with stand this!!

Thank you,
Mahan


Have you tried searching the various job boards?

mahan.kondapalli
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue, 23 Aug 2011
Location: Hyderabad,India

Postby mahan.kondapalli » Wed, 24 Aug 2011 12:33 pm

Yes!! I have been trying since very long. every time i endup sending my resume but could not hear any thing back from the job boards..
Any help is appreciated in this regard...i have 5Yrs of exp on IBM Mainframe technologies.

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 34782
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Location: Still Fishing!
Contact:

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 24 Aug 2011 12:39 pm

Maybe they are not interested? Distinct possibility.

mahan.kondapalli
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue, 23 Aug 2011
Location: Hyderabad,India

Postby mahan.kondapalli » Wed, 24 Aug 2011 12:43 pm

Yes.. may be true!! not sure what they are interested in!
It forced me to take up an impression that the market slow down has started and so there are less job opportunities..

JonOfArimathea
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 15
Joined: Sat, 02 Apr 2011

Mainframe

Postby JonOfArimathea » Wed, 31 Aug 2011 9:47 pm

Plenty of companies out there using mainframes.

The problem you have (as a few commentators have pointed out) is:

a.) Increasingly, the development / support functions are being outsourced to Satyam, Infosys, IBM, etc.

b.) Just having 'mainframe' experience isn't enough. Most mainframe applications are seriously complex custom crafted pieces of architecture. The jobs remaining in-house are the design 'how do we get what we have to do this?' and the 'how do we change this without blowing it all up?' ones requiring specific company / application knowledge.

On the latter, typically the experience of specific applications required means that the guys are long-timers and sometimes even on long term contracts. And on BIG bucks to keep them there. But I say fair play - if for instance these are the guys supporting your core billing engine!

There is some consulting work around for porting mainframes onto new hardware / emulation for supportability purposes. But these are one off pieces of work and again are in the realm of consultancies and specialists rather than in-house work.

My advice... Your best bet is to find a company undertaking a big project which will involve mainframe application replacement with new systems (look around the IT press for CIOs making big announcements involving 'transformation' and the like). Typically they won't want their in-house support guys tied up full-time in project land, so you MIGHT just be able to find a door in and get a contract role on the project as a tech analyst type role...

goldfishtee
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 10
Joined: Sat, 03 Sep 2011
Location: Singapore

Postby goldfishtee » Sat, 03 Sep 2011 10:51 pm

To OP,

I have been working with mainframe since day 1 till now, looking back it has been 10 years. Definitely there are market for mainframe related jobs, not only in bankings, there are also manufacturing and logistics company who are using mainframe for their ERP system. Do check out Jobstreet website, there is one vacancy for IBM Mainframe/Cobol(Analyst,Lead,Project Manager) posted on 2-Sept. There aren't many vacancies on mainframe as people are not moving, but you need to keep on searching and trying. Good luck!

BR/
goldfish

User avatar
Karthikeyan Gurumurthy
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat, 28 Jun 2014

Mainframe Openings in Singapore

Postby Karthikeyan Gurumurthy » Sat, 28 Jun 2014 4:53 pm

Hi,

Could someone tell me the openings for mainframes in Singapore at present.
let me know the consultancies/job sites also.

thanks

Regards
Karthik


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Careers & Jobs in Singapore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests