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z/OS Storage Specialist
Ref No.: 18-24260
Location: Washington DC, District of Columbia
Position Type:Contract
Skill Type
Skill Type:Information Technology
z/OS Storage Specialist - Washington DC

Duties and Responsibilities
Monitor and maintain the DASD space contained with z/ OS's System Managed Storage subsystem and non-SMS DASD, UNIX Systems Services' HFS and z/FS file systems, and DASD space used with the Linux Virtual Servers

Required Skills/Certifications:
  • Mainframe Storage Administrator
  • Installing, customizing, and implementing storage management software products.
  • Planning and carrying out DASD migrations/conversions.
  • Performing analysis and producing management reports on resource utilization.
  • Providing technical assistance to programming and operations staffs.
  • Analyzing requirements and recommending software and hardware solutions.
  • Evaluating existing systems and application software and recommending improvements for response times.
  • Developing, testing, and implementing System Managed Storage's Automated Class Selection (Client) routines to implement storage management policies.
  • Assists OPM business partners in the development of the requirements for SMS constructs to satisfy their data set life cycle management policies.
  • Monitoring and tuning on Virtual Tape Server and Automatic Tape Library.
  • Matching the logical needs of users' data to the physical characteristics.
  • Implementing and maintaining data mirroring software running on the z/OS system used to communicate with contracted software residing in the DASD hardware controllers for the purpose of data mirroring.
  • Reclaiming wasted DASD space in z/VM, z/Linux, and z/OS MVS.