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Mainframe Engineer

Newark, NJ

Our client is looking for a Mainframe Engineer for either a contract to hire or a direct perm opportunity.

The selected candidate will work in an agile structure with the Global Mainframe Product Services team. Primary function would be IT Analytics and Automation of all Mainframe systems in a multi-campus environment. This includes, but not limited to Data Mining, Performance Metrics, System Health Analysis, Process Efficiencies (automation), and Self-Service for Global Mainframes.

Other responsibilities would include automating day to day processes with a self-service mindset, systems development, monitoring and reporting, alerting, and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

The ideal candidate should have a bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science or related field; however, candidates with significant prior experience instead of a degree will be considered. This candidate should be highly motivated, have excellent leadership and writing and communication skills.

Experience in the following areas required:

Hardware and Software:
  • Mainframe Z Series
  • IBM Storage and Virtual Tape Systems
  • Cisco Switches
  • IBM and ISV product and vendor support tools
  • Experience with IBM Assembler
  • Experience CICS, DB2, IMS, Batch Scheduling, Change Management, Storage Management, ISPF dialog development HTML
  • Certifications in:
    • SMP/E
    • Planning for z/OS • z/OS Installation
    • z/OS Configuration and Customization
    • z/OS Maintenance Best Practices • z Systems Hardware / Architecture
    • Parallel Sysplex Clustering • TSO / ISPF / USS • Job Control Language (JCL)
    • Batch and JES2 / JES3 • Security (SAF)
    • z/OS Performance Basics
    • Workload Manger (WLM)
    • z/OS Operations and Commands
    • Transaction Management • Database Management
    • Networking (Communications Server)
    • WebSphere Messaging and Queuing
    • HTTP Server
    • WebSphere Application Server
  • Service Now
  • Splunk
  • Scripting (PowerShell, Perl, Python, KSH/BASH, Ansible)
  • Jira / Jira Align
  • APIs
  • Power BI or Tableau
  • One Drive & SharePoint
  • Microsoft Teams
Experience in the following would be a strong plus:
  • Ability to automate via scripting or vendor tooling
  • Experience with Cloud Computing/Technology
  • Fluent in Japanese


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