IBM Z Hardware IT Specialist ( Dallas TX)

    • Dallas, TX

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Your Role and Responsibilities

As an IBM Z Hardware IT Specialist you are responsible for maintaining computer systems and networks in top working condition, and for providing assistance and guidance as needed. The role is split between maintenance duties and a general support role which requires strong problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills. An employee in this position will typically provide one or more of the following: systems analysis, programming, troubleshooting, security/product administration, software and hardware installations. The right candidate will be able to participate as needed in the design through implementation process on specialized systems projects. Develops and administers security functions as it relates to data, physical, and user access to the systems. Participates in the maintenance of hardware and software. Assist with significant special projects as required. Performs other job-related duties as assigned. This candidate will assure prompt response to and recovery from systems and network related production interruptions, across multiple hardware platforms, networks and operating systems.

Position will be based in Dallas, TX

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
5+ years of IBM Z hardware and software - experience with system installation, hardware replacement procedures and firmware upgrades. Experience interpreting and diagnosing system error logs.
Technical planning, ability to discuss technical issues effectively with other mainframe professionals as well as non-technical users. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work independently and manage tasks in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and requirements
Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Experience working with IBM Z and Linux on IBM Z
Self-motivated and passionate about helping others and interacting with the wider developer community
Ability to work with cross-functional team members
Ability to travel up to 25%
Knowledge of web server and API management tools and IBM Cloud
Understanding of emerging technologies and the latest digital trends
* Knowledge of web development tools such as Wordpress

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IBM Systems helps IT leaders think differently about their infrastructure. IBM servers and storage are no longer inanimate - they can understand, reason, and learn so our clients can innovate while avoiding IT issues. Our systems power the world's most important industries and our clients are the architects of the future. Join us to help build our leading-edge technology portfolio  designed for cognitive business and optimized for cloud computing.

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