z/OS Storage Administrator - Charlotte, NC

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Job Description

  • Monitor, support, maintain, and administer disk storage and virtual tape subsystem infrastructure and software
  • Provision and allocate storage in response to the needs and requests of application and technical support areas
  • Analyze production mainframe DASD space availability; determine the cause of any issues and proactively address them
  • Manage backups and data replication across all LPARs in multiple sysplexes and locations
  • Customization and maintenance of SMS, RMM and HSM
  • Analyze, recommend and execute required SMS modifications
  • Respond to and take appropriate action on mainframe storage related user inquiries, service requests and incident tickets
  • Engage in proactive maintenance activities to ensure optimal use and availability of mainframe storage resources
  • Assist Storage and z/OS Engineering teams with implementation and upgrades of mainframe DASD and virtual tape infrastructure and software
  • Participate in the development of manual and automated procedures to increase the efficiency of the storage administration
  • Actively contribute to a current project to migrate data from HDS DASD to IBM DS8K DASD
  • Actively contribute to the implementation of IBM's Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex (GDPS) solution
  • Administration and execution of GDPS Global Mirror scripts
  • Support and administer HSM, SMS and ACS
  • Manage and administer the Oracle virtual tape infrastructure and software (HSC, SMC and VSM)
  • Analyze and administer management class constructs defining retention requirements for data sets
  • Analyze and administer HSM parameter library members
  • Actively participate in and contribute to disaster recovery planning and exercises
  • Participate in an on-call rotation to provide 24x7 support; be available for project and maintenance activities outside normal working hours, as needed.

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience administering IBM storage in a z/OS, multi-sysplex environment
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing a virtual tape environment
  • Proficiency working with SMS, HSM and ACS
  • Proficiency working with HSC, SMC, VSM and RMM
  • Experience administering and provisioning IBM DS8K storage hardware is preferred
  • Experience implementing and/or managing IBM Global Mirror replication environment is preferred
  • Proficient with JCL coding and IBM utilities (IDCAMS, IEBCOPY, ICEGENER, etc.)
  • Proficient using TSO, ISPF, ISMF
  • SAS and/or REXX programming experience is a plus

Competencies and Experience:

  • College degree or equivalent work experience
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Ability to coach and train less experienced employees under general direction
  • Ability to resolve difficult problems and implement solutions after evaluating multiple alternative
  • Ability to operate effectively as part of a geographically dispersed team
  • Ability to access, understand and adhere to established standards and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration and team skills
  • Strong oral and written communication

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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