Mainframe Engineer



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Job Function and Key Duties & Responsibilities

Responsible for designing, developing, testing, configuration, contingency planning and technical support of mainframe technology. This includes CICS & MQ Infrastructure as well as multiple IBM and independent vendor software products and tools. Manages products lifecycle to assure operational availability; gathers data and analyzes capacity and performance. Specific responsibilities include but not limited to fulfilling engineering responsibilities in the area of mainframe languages, software change management solutions, development and productivity tools.

  • Serve as mainframe Subject Matter Expert (SME) in IBM CICS and MQ
  • Participates in infrastructure planning, providing insight into the future of their area(s) of technology. Maintains thorough understanding of current and future infrastructure.
  • Responsible for establishing, maintaining, documenting, and publishing the mainframe language and development tools directions and technology roadmaps as well as coordinating cross-departmental projects that involve mainframe application migrations to newer versions of compilers and run-time environments.
  • Demonstrates broad technical knowledge of multiple technologies, or an in-depth knowledge of one technology including its impact on other technologies.
  • Maintains an industry awareness of new developments in their area of expertise; learns and applies new and emerging concepts very quickly.
  • Forms productive networks with internal and external customers, the vendor community and peers in the industry.
  • Ensures proper documentation of complex technical systems to facilitate effective handover to operations.
  • Leads implementation efforts - leads the analysis of vendor proposals, evaluates build versus buy, formulates the complete project plan, establishes the critical path, coordinates vendors, builds and conducts tests, and tracks project progress.


Required Qualifications:

  • Typical candidates will possess 3+ years of relevant experience and BA/BS Degree in Computer Sciences or equivalent experience
  • Requires knowledge and experience in multiple disciplines within the mainframe domain as well as strong application design and development skills
  • Uses best practices and understanding of internal and/or external business issues to improve service.
  • Has excellent analytical skills and able to resolve most issues independently, analyzing solutions using judgment, knowledge and prior experience; develops a new perspective using existing solutions
  • Candidate should have a track record of rapidly learning and mastering new technologies with the resources at hand, whether or not formal training is immediately available.
  • Excellent written and communication skills. Must be able to clearly and concisely document standards and procedures for various tasks needed to be performed by the user community.
  • Strong leadership skills with the capability to work closely with other technical areas


Desired Technical Skills and Product Experience:

  • Expert knowledge of the Mainframe Operating System and Hardware, specifically Z/OS internals, PRSM management concepts, DLM, ISMF, VMAX, SMP/E, HCD, disk I/O gens , IPCS, JES2&3, TSO/E, ISPF, JCL, IDCAMS, and VSAM


  • Excellent knowledge of the mainframe storage, specifically core components such as DFSMS ( Data Facility System Managed Storage) would include SMS, HSM, DSS, DFP, ISMF, ACS.


  • Strong Rexx coding skills.


  • Good understanding CA-1 Tape Management Software, VMAX disk arrays, SRDFA replication, OAM for SMS tape and DLM virtual tape hardware/software


  • Skilled in supporting user exists. Good working knowledge of High Level Assembler language to maintain many NYL usermods and system exits.


  • Good working knowledge of the Mainframe UNIX System Services.


  • Good working knowledge of zVM and guest environments.


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