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Mainframe Administrator - Onsite

MSys Inc
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
November 05, 2019


Title: Mainframe Administrator - Onsite Interview

Location: Raleigh, NC, United States

Length: Long term

Restriction: W2 or C2C


Interview Type: In person; reasonable expenses will be paid for onsite interview *** Very long term project; initial PO till 6/30/2020 with yearly extensions *** Onsite - No Remote ***

This position requires experience with large, complex z/OS mainframe environments and excellent problem-solving skills. Experience with z/OS, IOGEN, SMPE, OEM software products, LPAR support, Sysplex support,, and VTAM/TCPIP Comm Services is required.


10 years of advance level Installing and configuring software running in z/OS environment

Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills

Advanced competency working in complex systems environments

Proficient project management skills and existing operating system software products

Advanced experience in installing, configuring and supporting all z/OS Software and Hardware

Advanced experience in installing, configuring and supporting of a Sysplex environment.

Advanced experience installing, configuring and supporting z/OS communication Services .

Advanced experience installing, configuring and supporting RACF security services.

Advanced experience supporting,EMC (or IBM) DASD and Virtual Tape, in addition to site to site replication

Effective communicator both written and orallyJob requirements:

Experience working in a large MVS, JES2 mainframe environment

Experience with IMS, DB2, CICS, and Assembler is a plus.

Perform storage administration and replications functions to support currently defined current recovery methodology.

Manage EMC DASD and EMC Virtual tape environment

Maintain Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Plan

Install, support, maintain current version of z/OS, and OEM software services

Manage, support and remediate all z OS hardware and software issues

Support and maintain Communications Server providing VTAM-TCP/IP services

Maintain and monitor security settings to control access

Provide application programming support as requested

Navigate hardware and software vendors' technical support portal

Determine root cause of problem using diagnostics and recommend/implement preventative action

Design, implement, and support a multiple logical partitions (LPARs) environment

Perform analysis and make tuning recommendations to improve performance

Lead complex projects for software/hardware upgrades

Facilitate the relationship with hardware/software vendors to coordinate upgrades; Maintain awareness of new/changes in hardware and software

Support all Access Control Facility (Vangaurd) RACF,

Coordinate and assist technical support staff in the installation, maintenance

Apply recommended z/OS system maintenance to ensure system reliability and performance

Maintain third party software products used by various departments to perform key business services

Support company effort upgrading IT infrastructure; analyze current hardware environment and provide specifications for new hardware environment

Support data storage requirements on the MVS environment

Provide technical support to developers and users of long and short-term application development projects as required.

Maintain clear communications with management and peers regarding production systems status and related problems

Performs all other duties as assigned by Management