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Mainframe Systems Administrator

Harrisburg, PENNSYLVANIA | Contract
Post Date: 01/15/21
Job ID: 21-00054
Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Job Title: Mainframe Systems Administrator
Location:  Harrisburg, PA
Type: Contract
Duration: 5 months
Either Webcam or In person Interview
Job Description:
IBM Mainframe Systems Administrator to provide systems administration support . This position provides IBM mainframe z/OS technical support and advice to various areas who rely on mainframe services, programming support for the  works with the contracted resources on z/OS issues and changes.
Manages the z/OS sandbox and development instances that are utilizing the IBM zPDT z/OS emulator, and works with UC Legacy application team to provide the necessary resources to offload application development to the development instance.
Manages performance of the production LPAR, analyzes and requests changes to MSUs, memory, disk, etc. to ensure optimal performance of the mainframe, and manages mainframe capacity to ensure the best cost value to the  without sacrificing performance.
Manages mainframe 3rd party product software licenses and ensure the best value . An important aspect of this work includes advising the CTO on all activities involving enterprise mainframe operations and services. These responsibilities are inclusive of the planning, design, implementation, and maintenance of information technology systems. Position also manages the Insurance  iSeries system, providing systems administration and support. The Insurances iSeries systems include a production system, test system and DR system in a remote datacenter. Work is performed independently under the general direction of the Client.
Required Experience:
  • At least 5 years of experience administering and providing technical support for IBM z/OS V2R2/V2R3 or above
  • Experience utilizing various IBM z/OS mainframe utilities
  • IBM zPDT z/OS emulator
  • Mainframe capacity planning
  • IBM mainframe disaster recovery planning and implementation
  • IBM iSeries (AS/400) systems
Preferred Experience:
  • Experience with Unemployment Compensation Systems
  • IBM IMS Database version 14.1/15.1 or above
  • IBM DB2 Database version V11/V12 or above
  • IBM DB2 Administration Tools
  • IBM IMS Solution and Recovery Packs
  • Writing and maintaining JCL version V2R2/V2R3
  • Managing and implementing backup and recovery strategies for DB2 and IMS databases