z/OS GDPS Automation Engineer

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Job Description

Job Description
The z/OS GDPS Automation Engineer is responsible for developing and implementing automation solutions to support the overall operation of the mainframe platform. This role requires the ability to effectively consult with the platform engineering and operations teams and leverage System Automation, NetView and automation scripting to support their needs. A significant accountability of this role is supporting the automation and scripting required for the Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex (GDPS) product to function effectively. Troubleshooting and diagnosing issues with existing automation processes is also a key aspect of this position.

Job Description

• Analyze and provide consultation on automation requests
• Develop and implement sustainable and repeatable automation solutions
• Perform policy updates, builds and deployments
• Develop and support automation procedures to support GDPS
• Develop new automation procedures for daily/routine tasks
• Provide support for existing ISPF/TSO workstations
• Maintaining existing automation policies and tables
• Perform problem determination and resolution for automation issues
• Administering NetView user access
• Provide rotating on call support and off hours support as necessary

Job Qualifications

• 10 - 12 years engineering level experience in a complex z/OS environment, with an emphasis in system automation
• Advanced knowledge of Tivoli System Automation and NetView products
• Advanced knowledge of mainframe monitoring and automaton concepts and practices
• Extensive experience using REXX
• Experience with GDPS functionality, automation, scripting, control, and testing
• Proficiency with JCL, TSO, ISPF and SDSF
• Experience with ISPF/TSO workstations
• Experience in automated message handling and suppression
• Experience in automating multi-LPAR environments
• Strong problem determination, analysis and resolution skills
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
• Strong interpersonal, collaboration and team skills

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