Mainframe Console Operations Specialist

Introduction
We build phenomenal products that our customers rely on so it's important they are running at their best. As a Systems Management Specialist, you will work with the latest software to keep moving business forward. Whether it's our Engineering teams that need a test environment or our software running in production, we are seeking skilled systems management professionals ready for the challenge.

Your Role and Responsibilities
Who you are
As Mainframe Batch and Console Operations Specialist, you are responsible for monitoring, controlling and operating complex computer systems, networks, applications, Batch and Console management. and/or Mainframe system in a multi-vendor environment.
What will you do

  • Responsible for computer operations environment - operating systems, application systems, terminology, infrastructures, languages, libraries, tools, processes, and procedures
  • Monitor and manage critical path processing for all systems in a multi-system environment
  • Provide first-level problem diagnosis and resolution using solving procedures to resolve moderately complex problems; they recognize a wide variety of problem conditions and may recognize the customer-base impact and severity of those conditions
  • Identify the need for, document, and update department procedures with approval from the manager
  • Provide technical support to customers, resolving moderately complex issues/inquiries regarding systems, applications, and data
  • Analyzing first level problems as per the service agreements, resolving and routing as appropriate, supporting the Systems Management Processes specific to their client requirements, performing I/O (tape and print) duties where appropriate


Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Minimum 7+ years of experience in executing mainframe batch & consloe jobs utilizing the ESP scheduling application
  • Ability to utilize MVS and JES2 commands to display jobs, queues, lines, and interact with attached hardware/peripherals
  • Experience in monitor and update dashboards with an understanding of service level agreements and critical issue
  • Demonstrated experience with JCL and restarting failed batch jobs
  • Willingness to work in 24/7 shift environment (including nights, weekends and holidays)


Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Demonstrable experience in tools like Netview, Control-M, OPS/TWS, CA7, Zeke
  • Demonstrated ability in MF skills: z/OS (OS/390) related operation Skill (JES2, VTAM,etc), CICS/ IMS/DB2 zHMC
  • Working Knowledge in assembling a SWAT team of technical support people (other levels of support, across platforms as required)
  • Experience in Driving restoration plans along with contributing to the outage review or RCA process as required
  • You love collaborative environments that use agile methodologies to encourage creative design thinking and find innovative ways to develop with cutting edge technologies
  • Ambitious individual who can work under their own direction towards agreed targets/goals and with creative approach to work
  • Intuitive individual with an ability to manage change and proven time management
  • Proven interpersonal skills while contributing to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Up-to-date technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing publications


About Business Unit
At Global Technology Services (GTS), we help our clients envision the future by offering end-to-end IT and technology support services, supported by an unmatched global delivery network.  It's a unique blend of bold new ideas and client-first thinking. If you can restlessly reinvent yourself and solve problems in new ways, work on both technology and business projects, and ask, "What else is possible?" GTS is the place for you!

Your Life @ IBM
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About IBM
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Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

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