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Mainframe Systems Programmer - zVM

Company: Ensono
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: July 7, 2024

Job Description:

Mainframe Systems Programmer - zVMRemote - United StatesJR010235
Mainframe Systems Programmer - zVM
At Ensono, our Purpose is to be a relentless ally, disrupting the status quo and unleashing our clients to Do Great Things ! We enable our clients to achieve key business outcomes that reshape how our world runs. As an expert technology adviser and managed service provider with cross-platform certifications, Ensono empowers our clients to keep up with continuous change and embrace innovation.
We can Do Great Things because we have great Associates. The Ensono Core Values unify our diverse talents and are woven into how we do business.Honesty, reliability, curiosity, collaboration, and passionare thekeyto achieving our purpose.
Position Summary
A Senior IBM z/VM Systems Programmer ensures the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of information systems that support core organizational functions and clients. This is achieved by monitoring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all operating systems assigned.
Key Areas of Focus for this Role
Manage z/VM systems:

  • Software

  • Availability

  • Network

  • Capacity and performance

  • Storage

  • Directory and security

    Working in a collaborative multi-client Environment.
    Knowledge preferred of software:
    Velocity Performance Suite (zVPS)
    Broadcom / CA VM:Manager
    IBM Dirmaint
    Office Hours Support as required.
    Participate in On-Call Schedule.
    Platforms: z/VM, z/VSE, Linux on IBM Z
    Additional Job Description

    • This position reports to the Manager of the z/VM, z/Linux, z/VSE team and is responsible for assisting in the management of the z/VM operating systems across multiple LPARS and multiple clients

    • Ability to upgrade and maintain z/VM using VMSES

    • Install/administer z/VM related ISV products (e.g. CA-VM: Manager)

    • Secondary emphasis is on VMSecure/RACF administration, performance/capacity tuning & reporting

    • Experience with Installation and implementation of SSI (Single System Image) desired

    • Experience with, storage administration and DFSMS/VM desired

    • Experience supporting Linux on IBM Z series servers is desired

    • Ability to provision virtual machines by manually manipulating VM directory and/or using tools such as VM:Secure or DirMaint

    • System network design and configuration at operating system level required with OSA, TCP/IP, and VSWITCH. Experience with OSA-ICC, RSCS and VTAM is preferred.

    • Storage management, system backup/restore, tape encryption, disaster recovery planning

    • Support Incident and Change Management processes

    • Provide metrics tracking operational performance and quality of services delivered

    • Assist Data Center Operations to ensure SLAs are met

    • Coordinate system modifications with IT and business unit managers

    • Support multiple annual Disaster Recovery exercises across a diverse set of client environments

    • Mentor junior team members with all areas of responsibility

    • Familiarity with the following tools: Service Manager, CASD Service Desk or ServiceNOW Configuration Management Database, Inventory asset management, is preferred

      What the Ideal Candidate Brings to this Role
      We want all new Associates to succeed in their roles at Ensono. That's why we've outlined the job requirements below. To be considered for this role, it's important that you meet all Required Qualifications. If you do not meet all of the Preferred Qualifications, we still encourage you to apply.
      Required Qualifications

      • Minimum of 10 years of experience managing a team within a mainframe environment within a large enterprise or equivalent combination of education and experience

      • College degree preferred

      • Technical knowledge across multiple Mainframe teams

      • Proficient in Microsoft suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) to a level of creating documents which can be shared with clients.

      • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

      • Customer Service skills at management level

      • Experience establishing and documenting processes and procedures

      • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills

      • Understand a large-scale 24--7 production environment

      • Strong problem solving and analytical skills with knowledge of problem analysis

      • Must be self-motivated and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

      • Strong communication skills to liaise with cross-functional teams as well as provide guidance to junior team members.

        Why Ensono?
        Ensono is a place to make better happen - for our clients and for your career. You can do great things through innovation or collaboration, by learning or volunteering, or to promote diversity and inclusion. You can do great things for your own health or for a healthier planet. Whatever it means to you to do great things we want Ensono to be the place you can do it.
        We are a client-facing business, but we do encourage clients to allow us to work remotely most of the time so if you are not required to be on client site, you can choose to work from home or in our Ensono offices.

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