OS Mainframe Sr Server Engineer

  • Newark, NJ

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Responsibilities You will determine mainframe z/OS software upgrade requirements to maintain all products at current and supported levels determined by IBM and third party vendor(s) Coordinate and schedule all major software upgrades between different Mainframe Technical support teams Define resource requirements in conjunction with other managers within Technical Services group to support software and hardware upgrade requirements Develop and maintains standards for all Software Infrastructure and Program Products Monitor CPU, memory and DASD trends to maintain service levels of supported software Perform Project Management for all major product upgrades to ensure mainframe stability and reliability objectives are sustained You will stay abreast of vendor software trends and product release schedules for the z/OS technology software on the IBM mainframe Manage multiple projects, develops detailed implementation plans and schedules, and prepares periodic status reports Consult with management and technical staff on other related mainframe software and hardware initiatives Provide WebSphere MQ technical and operational support in a highly technical, large, and global IBM mainframe environment Lead the strategic direction of z/OS Messaging & Integration technologies. Develop middleware integration standards and best practices for onboarding clients. Collaborate with application developers and infrastructure architects on latest industry trends. Guide MQ Engineering and Operate team practices in line with team goals. Knowledge of the latest mainframe industry technologies and best practices. Ability to drive vendor direction to deliver solutions needs. Maintaining operational performance metrics and driving efficiency improvements. Perform project scoping, consultation and design deliverables on time and within budget. Conduct software proof of concept and product evaluations in partnership with vendors. Research emerging technology, industry practices and develop and maintain Roadmaps. Serve as Point of Contact for Vendor relationships and engagement. Lead the global mainframe MQ Operate team on incident management, disaster recovery, sustained resiliency, testing events and capacity planning requirements as needed. Evaluate, install, test, and implement the MQ software to support software applications. Maintain installed MQ software in an on-going basis and apply appropriate patches to maintain system integrity. Give technical guidance to customer analysts and programmers involved in the design, development, and implementation of software applications using the MQ software. Check and maintain MQ software products for its performance and resources utilization. Maintain systems and provide technical support. Provide training for MQ support staff. Give reports of projects and status of services to their senior management. Qualifications MS/BS or equivalent work experience. 10+ yrs. of related technical experience providing large-scale computing infrastructure technical and operational support in a highly technical environment. Working knowledge of highly available MQ Sysplex environments. Implementation, configuration and support experience with: VTAM, SNA, APPN and HPR technologies CP/IP in a z/OS Parallel Sysplex environment Connect: Direct NetView Network Management You have experience in supporting enterprise system communications and file transfer protocols and enterprise encryption applications processes such as TCPIP AT/TLS Excellent communication skills, analytical ability, strong judgment, and systems management skills Ability to work with clients, vendors and other Infrastructure Services functional areas The ability to follow a project through to completion, and/or to work as part of a larger team to complete the components of a complex project. Exhibit a collaborative style that promotes teamwork Support and participate in Disaster Recovery exercises Provide on-call support.Salary Range: NAMinimum Qualification11 - 15 years

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