IBM Mainframe Consultant

Networking For Future Washington , DC 20319

Posted 4 months ago

About NFF

Networking for Future, Inc. (NFF) is a Washington, DC based company offering a performance-focused approach to delivering transformational IT business solutions. We take pride in keeping users productive and engaged by providing business and IT teams with the solutions they need to improve their performance in a dynamic, connected world.

NFF is the only Cisco Gold Partner headquartered in the District of Columbia with Advanced Specializations in all major IT disciplines. In addition to Cisco, NFF holds key strategic partnerships with VMware, NetApp, Microsoft, Riverbed, Splunk and many System Integrators. NFF is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company and has been ranked in Inc. Magazine's 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies list since 2007.

We offer expert solutions relevant to: Network Infrastructures, Data Center & Cloud, Network & Endpoint Security, Application Assurance, Collaboration & Mobility and Staff Augmentation.

About this Position / Responsibilities

A hands on Project Lead for the support of Mainframe hardware and operating systems with a focus on the IBM z/OS.

  • Evaluates, plans, installs and maintains the z/OS and z/VM Operating systems and related software products.

  • Develops operational standards; may coordinate the conversion of existing sytems to enable exploitation or coexistence with new computer hardware and/or software.

  • Plans, coordiates, and monitors project activities.

  • Maintains and analyzes system performance, identifies trends and potential problems, and recommends solutionsand alterations based on analyses.

  • Provide training for system products and procedures.

  • Troubleshoots problems.

  • Coordinates IT project management, engineering, maintenance, QA and risk management.

  • Plans, coordinates and monitors project activities.

  • Develops technical applications to support users.

  • Develops, implements, maintains and enforces documented standards and procedures for the design, development, installation, modification, and documentation of assigned systems.

  • Provides training for system products and procedures.

  • Performs application upgrades.

  • Performs, monitoring, maintenance, or reporting on real-time graphics and logic applications.

  • Troubleshoots problems.

  • Ensures project life-cycle is in compliance with District standards and procedures.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or related field or equivalent experience required.
  • 8-10 years' Mainframe operating systems programming required.
  • 8-10 years' experience with z/OS structures and flow, key parameters and security required.
  • 8-10 years' experience installing, using SMP/e customizing, tuning, and performing capacity planing for mainframe z/OS and assocaiated products.
  • 8-10 years' leading projects, ensuring they are in compliance with established standards and procedures.
  • 8-10 years' experience diagnosing and resolving errors in major operating systems and subsystems components (e.g., z/OS, VTAM, TCP/IP, JES2, z/VM, and z/Linux).
  • 8-10 years' experience with Mainframe Storage Management, familiarity with SMS, TMS (CA1), Hitachi Disk subsystems.
  • 8-10 years' installing, customizing, tuning, and performing capacity planning for Mainframe z/VM and/or z/Linux and associated products.
  • 8-10 years' Mainframe operating systems, programming experience, familiar with z/VM and/or z/Linux structure, flow, key parms and security.

NFF Disclosures

NFF offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and flexible paid time off options, for eligible employees:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account

  • STD, LTD, Supplemental Life insurance and AD&D

  • Comprehensive 401k plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • 10 paid holidays

NFF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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