Job Description :

This Engineer role will have 8+ years’ experience in systems programming, and be responsible for z/OS and z/VM systems programming, design, configuration, and support of a large enterprise-class z Series mainframe environment in a leading financial services company.


· Act as support and subject matter expert for z/OS and z/VM operating systems and system components; provide direct technical support as needed in the planning, coordination, installation, implementation and testing of releases, upgrades, or changes to z/OS operating system, network, and component software.

· Primary support for assigned ISV products.

· Support for CPU hardware including planning and coordination of microcode/firmware upgrades, troubleshooting efforts with the vendor and other hardware support such as IOGEN requests

· 24×7 on call 3rd-level support for an enterprise-wide z/OS platform systems and ISV products

· Diagnose z/OS platform system and product issues and follow up with root cause analysis

· Analyze performance issues

· Support for technical consultation and inquiries from the other IT technical teams

· Support for new product installation and evaluation as needed

· Can act as the technical lead on internal team projects or participate on project teams that impact the z/OS platform

· Participate in Disaster Recovery planning and tests as scheduled by Technical Continuity


Required Skills:

· 8+ years of programming experience

· Experience with z/OS, JES2, Unix System Services, SMP/E, HCD

· Experience with z/VM, CP, CMS, REXX, RSCS

Desired Skills -

1. z13 hardware implementation/management

2. z/VM Operating System

3. z/VM SSI (Single System Image)

4. z/VM Networking, including VSWITCH setup

The candidate will perform the following work:

1. Installation and implementation of the z13 systems following IBM’s physical installation (e.g. building the IOCDS, LPAR setup, etc

2. Installation and implementation of the z/VM operating system, including installing maintenance.

3. Installation and implementation of SSI (Single System Image)

4. Provisioning virtual machines (will be responsible for loading of standard Linux image and related software)

5. Configuration of network interfaces; VSWITCH setup and interfaces to Linux on System z guests.

6. Ongoing maintenance and support.

7. Good Skills in VM/VTAM, VSCS, TCP/IP