Managed Services Mainframe Engineer - z/OS

Sirius Computer Solutions - United States3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $66,000 - $93,000 a year
Sirius' growing Managed Services division is seeking an experienced, customer focused Mainframe z/OS Engineer. This role can be based from most major US cities, and can be a telecommute role.

Position Summary:
The primary purpose of this position is z/OS operating system installation and customization using the IBM ServerPac for z/OS process program. This position will apply operating system and program product fixes on a regular basis, as well as analyze and debug operating system and program product related issues. This role will also install and support commonly used ISV products (i.e. CA, BMC, Rocket Software). In addition, this position will also estimate and plan for installation and upgrade activities, as well as new customer transition projects.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provides technical assistance regarding Disaster Recovery (DR) exercises and Business Continuity Processes (BCP)
  • Ensures system improvements and/or modifications are implemented. Develops, enhances and/or supports technical approaches that allow successful audits and scalable implementations of large, complex mainframe environments
  • Identifies and resolves performance issues
  • Facilitates project planning efforts by establishing and meeting work estimates, target dates, milestones and schedules
  • Participates in ongoing development and improvement of installation standards
  • Updates customer incident tickets and change orders with effective communication, providing internal management and customer account managers with status information
  • Works with project managers in the development and implementation of project plans and timelines
  • Provides team members with technical training and/or mentoring as needed
  • Provides primary support for reported problems related to software in assigned area of responsibility and related products
  • Fulfills ServiceNow requests for customers as they pertain to software in assigned area of responsibility and related products
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field
  • At least five (5) years experience installing, maintaining, and supporting mainframe software products for IBM mainframes and performing system management functions (software installations, version upgrades, product maintenance, and configuration management)
Other Position Requirements
  • Demonstrated experience with z/OSMF Configuration Assistant
  • Demonstrated experience supporting Parallel Sysplex
  • Demonstrated experience configuring debugging and maintaining TCPIP subsystems configuration
  • Demonstrated experience configuring, debugging, and maintaining VTAM subsystems configurations
  • Demonstrated communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and to prioritize workload under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to execute tasks associated with customers’ disaster recovery plans
  • Demonstrated skills in the majority of the following
o z/OS Assembler language programming
o SYSPLEX Operations
o Coupling Facility Management
o UNIX Systems Services
o z/OS
o ISV product installations, upgrades and maintenance

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience with File Transfer Protocol (FTP)/Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) IP Connectivity
  • Demonstrated experience with configuration of the JVM on the Mainframe
Essential Functions
The position is part of a 7 day per week, 24 hour per day managed services operations. To provide the required coverage, must be willing to work other shifts including weekends, holidays, and overtime.

Sirius is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. As a government contractor, Sirius takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans; maintains a drug-free workplace; and participates in E-Verify.

Individuals who receive job offers will be required to complete pre-employment screening that includes a background check verifying name, residences, education, work experience, and criminal convictions consistent with the Fair Credit Reporting Act; and a drug test for controlled substances consistent with the Drug-Free Workplace Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Sirius will not sponsor work eligibility.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.