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