Mainframe administrator 9/8/2016

Software Company Hines, IL

Company
Software Company
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29678646
AJE Ref #
576120460
Location
Hines, IL
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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GREETINGS,

We are looking for MAINFRAME ADMINISTRATOR at HINES, IL

ADDITIONAL JOB DETAILS

POSITION: MAINFRAME ADMINISTRATOR

LOCATION: HINES, IL 60141

DURATION: FULL TIME

JOB DESCRIPTION

AN EXPERT PROGRAM ANALYST MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE IN HOW TO PLAN, ANALYZE AND EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF OPERATING PROGRAMS. ABLE TO CREATE NEW METHODS OF GATHERING AND ANALYZING SOURCE DATA TO EVALUATE PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS AND ANALYZE BUSINESS PROCESSES. ABLE TO USE SOURCE DATA TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PROGRAMS AND BUSINESS PROCESSES. MUST BE ABLE TO USE QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYTICAL SKILLS TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE OPERATIONS.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

IBM MAINFRAME ADMINISTRATOR TO HELP SUPPORT VBA'S BENEFITS DELIVERY WITH EXPERTISE IN IBM MAINFRAME (Z/OS), IBM SUITE OF PRODUCTS, CA PRODUCTS, AND BMC CONTROL PRODUCTS INSTALLATION, ADMINISTRATION, MAINTENANCE, UPGRADE, TROUBLE SHOOTING AND PROBLEM RESOLUTION.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: EXPERTISE IN IBM MAINFRAME (Z/OS), IBM SUITE OF PRODUCTS, CA PRODUCTS, AND BMC CONTROL PRODUCTS INSTALLATION, ADMINISTRATION, MAINTENANCE, UPGRADE, TROUBLE SHOOTING AND PROBLEM RESOLUTION.

DESIRED SKILLS: EXPERTISE IN IBM MAINFRAME (Z/OS), IBM SUITE OF PRODUCTS, CA PRODUCTS, AND BMC CONTROL PRODUCTS INSTALLATION, ADMINISTRATION, MAINTENANCE, UPGRADE, TROUBLE SHOOTING AND PROBLEM RESOLUTION

THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE IN ADDITION TO IBM MAINFRAME SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR ROLE:

SYSTEM AND INDEPENDENT VENDOR SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE AND INSTALLATION

PERFORMS TASKS AS PART OF A TEAM TO INSTALL, ADMINISTER, MAINTAIN, UPGRADE, TROUBLESHOOT AND RESOLVE PROBLEMS ON IBM Z/OS OPERATING SYSTEM AND INDEPENDENT VENDOR SOFTWARE

PERFORMS TASKS AS PART OF A TEAM ON PROJECTS TO UPGRADE SOFTWARE AND APPLY FIXES.

PERFORMS TASKS AS PART OF A TEAM TO CUSTOMIZE SOFTWARE PROCESSES.

ASSISTS WITH THE COMPLETION OF COMPUTER CHANGE ORDERS (CO), OPERATING MEMORANDUMS (OM), AND COMPUTER OPERATOR PROCEDURES MANUAL (COPM).

ASSISTS WITH THE DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLICATION OF SYSTEM AND VENDOR USAGE STANDARDS. ASSISTS WITH THE COMPLETION OF SOFTWARE IMPLEMENTATION DOCUMENTS AND PLANS.

SYSTEM SUPPORT ACTIVITIES

* PROVIDES TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND GUIDANCE TO TECHNICAL SUPPORT TEAM MEMBERS, APPLICATION DEVELOPERS AND COMPUTER OPERATORS.
* ASSISTS WITH THE CREATION AND MAINTENANCE OF SYSTEM SUPPORT JOBS FOR DASD BACKUP, SMF, IPL PROCESS, DASD MAINTENANCE, ERROR REPORTING, CATALOG MAINTENANCE AND TMS MAINTENANCE.
* PROVIDE TSO ACCESS, DATASET ACCESS, PRODUCTION BATCH ACCESS AND FTP ACCESS.
* MAINTAINS JES3 OPERATOR INTERFACE PROCEDURES.
* MONITORS DASD USAGE, HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE ERRORS.
* FAMILIARITY WITH IBM TS3500 SUBSYSTEM AND ITS SOFTWARE COMPONENTS WHICH INCLUDE TAPE ENCRYPTION.
* FAMILIARITY WITH IBM Z10 AND Z13 WHICH INCLUDE KNOWLEDGE OF THE HMC AND CHIPIDS.
* PROVIDE KNOWLEDGE ON MIGRATION OF 3480 CARTRIDGES TO IBM TS3500 SUBSYSTEM.
* KNOWLEDGE OF CRYPTOGRAPHICS AND DFSMS.

EXPERTISE IN THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED

* Z/OS VERSION 1.09, 1.11, 1.13, 2.1 AND 2.2
* Z/OS OPERATIONS AND COMMANDS
* Z/OS INSTALLATION, UPGRADE, MIGRATION, DEPLOYMENT, CONFIGURATION AND CUSTOMIZATION
* Z/OS SERVICEABILITY: PERFORMANCE MONITORING, STORAGE DUMPS, LOGGING, MESSAGES AND TRACING
* Z/OS RELIABILITY, INCLUDING PROGRAM RECOVERY ENVIRONMENTS AND MAINTENANCE BEST PRACTICES
* ZSERIES OPERATING SYSTEMS SECURITY AND RELATED COMPONENTS OF Z/OS
* HOW THE HARDWARE AND ARCHITECTURE SUPPORT SECURITY OF THE MAINFRAME AND I/O ON SYSTEM
* GENERAL APPROACHES FOR ENABLING A HIGHLY AVAILABLE ENVIRONMENT
* BUSINESS CONTINUITY / DISASTER RECOVERY

FAMILIARITY IN THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED

* SYSTEM Z(tm) HARDWARE / ARCHITECTURE
* PARALLEL SYSPLEX CLUSTERING
* JOB CONTROL LANGUAGE (JCL)
* BATCH AND JES2 / JES3
* WORKLOAD MANGER (WLM)
* TRANSACTION MANAGEMENT
* DATABASE MANAGEMENT
* NETWORKING (COMMUNICATIONS SERVER)
* HARDWARE CONNECTIVITY TO THE MAINFRAME
* TCP/IP IMPLEMENTATION ON THE MAINFRAME
* TCP/IP ON Z/OS, TCP/IP IN A SYSPLEX
* SYSTEMS NETWORK ARCHITECTURE BASICS AND IMPLEMENTATION
* SNA AND SNA/IP IMPLEMENTATION ON THE MAINFRAME
* SNA ADVANCED PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKING (APPN)
* SNA/IP IMPLEMENTATION
* TN3270 ENHANCED
* UNDERSTANDING A WLM SERVICE DEFINITION
* ADVANCED SMP/E KNOWLEDGE