z/OS Mainframe Engineer

Columbus (Easton Location), OH

Posted: 04/20/2019 Job Number: 285000625072

 

Responsibilities:

•         Provide Level 3engineering support for the enterprise mainframe platform

•         Verify hardware/software requirements

•         Install software products

•         Make recommendations for parameter changes, data analysis, and tuning

•         Must possessmature critical thinking skills, self-direction, and expert-leveltroubleshooting abilities

•         Must be able toperform daily tasks while also striving to improve process and technology

 

RequiredSkills:

•         10 years as aMainframe Systems Programmer

•         Expertise in:

o   z/OS performancetroubleshooting

o   Experiencedetermining the root cause for system and sub-system performance issues

o   Well-versed inSMF details and using SMF to isolate problems

o   Deep experience withDB2, CICS, and MQ subsystems performance from the z/OS perspective

o   Expert skillsworking in a Parallel Sysplex environment

•         Core z/OSinstallation, configuration, and management (1.13 or higher)

o   Applying PTFs and APARS on a regular basis

•         Hardware (HCD, HCM)

•         IBM HMC setup andoperations for Reset/Image/Load profiles

•         zEC12 and/or z13installation

•         Automation (AutoOperator and/or Tivoli System Automation)

•         Communication andpresentation skills

•         Effectivecommunication on a technical level, and at a strategic executive level(C-Suite)

•         Working Knowledge of:

o   z/OS Networking (CommServer)

o   z/OS Security (RACF)

o   CICS, DB2, MQ

o   CICSPlex, DB2 Data Sharing, MQ Shared Queues

o   z/OSMF (installation, configuration, usage)

o   Mainframe Storage

  DFSMS

  Tape management

o   GDPS

Bachelor's Degree

21. Must Haves: 1) Bachelor's Degree 2) 10 years as a Mainframe Systems Programmer 3) Expertise in: a. z/OS performance troubleshooting b. Determining the root cause for performance issues c. SMF details and using SMF to isolate problems d. DB2, CICS, and MQ subsystems performance from the z/OS perspective e. Working in a Parallel Sysplex environment 4) Core z/OS installation, configuration, and management (1.13 or higher) a. Including applying PTFs and APARS on a regular basis 5) IBM HMC setup and operations for Reset/Image/Load profiles 6) zEC12 and/or z13 installation 7) Automation (Auto Operator and/or Tivoli System Automation) 8) Working Knowledge of: a. z/OS Networking (CommServer) b. z/OS Security (RACF) c. CICS, DB2, MQ d. CICSPlex, DB2 Data Sharing, MQ Shared Queues e. z/OSMF (installation, configuration, usage) f. Mainframe Storage g. GDPS 22. Soft Skills: a. Communication skills on a scale of 1 to 10 for this role? 9 23. Interview Process: 1
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