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Senior Systems Programmer/Engineer – Mainframe
Ref No.: 18-22277
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Job Title: Senior Systems Programmer/Engineer – Mainframe
Duration: Long Term Contract
Location: 1709 New York Avenue NW Washington DC 20006

Qualifications: Seeking senior SYSPROG with recent specific experience to provide advanced support of z/OS upgrade from v2.1 to v2.x and hardware upgrade from zBC12 to next generation machine (z14 ZR1). Duties include hands on administration, configuration, maintenance, and monitoring of mainframe System z and related infrastructure components. At least seven (7) years of experience and specific advanced z/OS generalist knowledge, WLM, SMP/E, TSO, JES2, DFHSM/SMS, DASD (Hitachi VSP), IBM VTL TS7720 as well as the ability to interact with third-party sub-systems such as ACF2, MIM, and CA-Common Services.
Additional requirements and description of duties: The scope of responsibilities includes leading z/OS upgrade from v2.1 to v2.x and hardware upgrade from zBC12 to next generation machine, installing and maintaining software, monitoring performance, tuning system, maintaining backups, developing and implementing storage strategies, DASD replication, disaster recovery support scenarios, and problem resolution including troubleshooting and working with other teams to ensure 24×7 mission-critical applications availability, reliability and performance. 
This is a long-term position for an experienced z/OS systems programmer with a broad support background. Qualified applicants will have a solid mainframe support background that includes z/OS installation, maintenance and troubleshooting as well as systems programming support, z/OS and storage management (DFSMS-DFP/DSS/HSM).

Detailed and specific experience with one or more of the following technologies:
Specific advanced mainframe z/OS generalist knowledge and experience spanning z/OS, SMP/E, TSO, JES2, DFHSM/SMS, DASD, and supporting third-party sub-systems such as ACF2 and other CA products is highly desirable. Skills in other areas such as System Automation, ACF2 security, MXG, SMF record extraction and analysis, process automation (REXX), CA product support to facilitate data transfers are all pluses. Specific proficient knowledge and experience of advanced virtual tape (IBM VTL TS7720), storage (Hitachi VSP), data replication, automated operations and how to interact with them is highly desirable.