Mainframe Systems Engineer
Mainframe Systems Engineer Union Center Plaza, Washington DC ALTA IT Services has an immediate opening for a Mainframe Storage and Systems Engineer to support a respected health insurer in downtown Washington DC. This is a 12 month + contract engagement with strong potential for follow-on work. The primary function of the position will be CICS, MQ, Mainframe Storage, Mainframe Product installation, maintenance and support Candidates must be eligible for work in the United States without sponsorship. The candidate selected for hire must pass a pre-employment background investigation. C2C OK. RESPONSIBILITIES Provide 24 x 7 support to the corporate Mainframe Infrastructure Manage and troubleshoot z13 z14 hardware Manage and troubleshoot zOS V2 operating systems Maintain and support multiple IBM Mainframe and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) software WebSphere MQ, CICS, COBOL, ASG TMON Suite, CA products, Compuware products and SAS SMS code updates Monitor DASD storage group space and address any issues Add volumes as requested Monitor tape scratch pools and address any issues Support and maintain storage related system software products Lead andor support any storage hardware upgrades REQUIREMENTS Experience with the installation and patch management tool SMPE Fluent in TSO, ISPF, JCL, JES2 and RACF Experience with planning and executing a Disaster Recovery exercise Experience with VTAM - TCPIP networking protocols on multiple LPARS Experience with SSH, SFTP, FTPS and Connect Direct file transfer protocols Experience managing and troubleshooting EMC and IBM Storage Systems Experience managing and troubleshooting a Virtual Tape Environment Experience with BRMABARS backup and recovery processing Experience with BRMASAP and BRMAllStar database Experience with CA Vantage Ability to respond quickly to production environment demands and to work well within a team environment Hourly Rate 60hr. range W2. C2C OK For consideration please contact Melissa McNally via ALTA IT Services, LLC is an equal opportunityaffirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor.