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Training the Next Generation of Mainframe Engineers Joe Bedell (Marist ‘09) Jason Breen (Marist ‘10) Jim Kokoszynski (Tulane ’xx) Joe Parisi (Marist ‘09). 9 June 2014. Agenda. CA’s ASE Program ASE Perspective Leadership & Career Opportunities Agile Environment Q&A.

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Training the Next Generation of Mainframe EngineersJoe Bedell (Marist ‘09)Jason Breen (Marist ‘10)Jim Kokoszynski (Tulane ’xx)Joe Parisi (Marist ‘09)

9June 2014


Agenda
Agenda

  • CA’s ASE Program

  • ASE Perspective

  • Leadership & Career Opportunities

  • Agile Environment

  • Q&A


Associate software engineer ase program
Associate Software Engineer (ASE) Program

  • 7wk Program – Plano, TX… this year at our Pittsburgh Lab

    • zOS Basics, TPX, TSO/ISPF, JCL, SMP/E, REXX, Assembler, Linux, Java, MSPS

    • Teaming Events & Speakers: Pirates game, Rocky Bleier, Ducky Tour, BBQ

    • SHARE Pittsburgh 3-8 Aug

  • School & Community Partnership

    • 2-3 Key Schools… Build Pipeline, Access

    • IT-oLogy, Carnegie STEM Outreach, Speakers – Superintendent

  • Benefits

    • Foundation

    • Morale – Generational, Career, Sustainability

    • Budget Neutral

    • ROI on education… Tangible, Point to, Companies hiring, Career


Ase perspective
ASE Perspective

  • Foundation for new employee

  • 6-8 week intensive training program

    • Class of approximately 20 ASEs (31 ASEs this month)

    • Mostly recent college graduates with no mainframe experience and some engineers with 5+ years prior mainframe experience.

  • New engineers gain a technical background on the mainframe before joining their teams at CA offices around the country.

  • ASE program gives the new hires a group of contacts from their ASE class as they begin their careers at CA.


Ase perspective continued
ASE Perspective (continued)

  • ASE program builds a community in each class of new hires

    • ASEs stay in a hotel together

    • Weekend activities planned

    • Rental cars provided for ASEs

    • ASEs get an AMEX corporate card and a daily allowance of spending money

  • Going forward, the ASEs have a group of contacts in their age group at CA


Leadership career opportunities
Leadership & Career Opportunities

  • Every year hiring new employees. One team for example added the following ASEs each year: 3, 1, 3, 2, 1, 1

  • Responsible for training the next year of new hires

  • Wide range of skill on the team and everyone is able to contribute

  • Flexible career path

    • Level 1 – Customer facing

    • Level 2 – Sustaining engineering

    • Scrum team – Development or Quality Assurance

    • Scrum Master – New role

  • Self directed scrum teams

  • Relocation availability – IL, MA, NJ, NY, PA, TX


Agile @ ca
Agile @ CA

  • Why is Agile good for an ASE?

    • Constant collaboration

    • Work explicitly defined for each Agile sprint

    • Roles are fluid on the team

    • Customer interaction



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