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Mainframe Systems Engineer Colorado

Company: Monster
Location: Boulder
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Job Overview:

PENNEP is seeking a talented and dedicated zOS systems programmer (IBM Mainframe Systems) to join our client's dynamic team. ---Successful candidate will be performing the tasks of a zOS Systems Programmer maintaining and upgrading the zOS Operating System and supporting users.

Roles & Responsibilities

---The experienced z/OS systems programmer candidate will join a small team of technical system experts who manage, upgrade, and support IBM zOS Mainframe systems.
The Development Support team provides valuable systems, expertise, and support to Development professionals who are responsible for multiple stages of development from requirements definition, architecture, implementation, and customer support for software and hardware print products.
The successful candidate will be provided an opportunity to immediately contribute to zOS Mainframe-related tasks and projects, as well as opportunities to utilize, increase, and share their technical knowledge and skills in the mainframe operating systems.
The candidate will leverage their expertise of mainframe operating systems and strong problem-solving skills to upgrade systems, resolve system issues, and assist and educate users and other team members.
The new team member will be expected to assume additional responsibilities as assigned.
Must work effectively in a team environment, but also be able to carry out tasks independently while working alongside industry experts

Required Skills and Experience:

Midrange zOS
ZOS support
Mainframe zOS systems software programming experience and expertise
Experience working with hardware to include a basic understanding of FICON/ESCON connectivity, DASD architecture [alias (PAV) management, cryptographic coprocessors, data encryption techniques] and virtual (VTS) tape libraries.
zOS experience with catalog management, ISPF/SDSF, z/FS Filesystems, Unix System Services, RACF, JES parameters, SYS1.PARMLIB, SYS1.PROCLIB members.
zOS SYSPLEX management including couple dataset definition and coupling facilities.
Dataset/Storage/Disk/Tape management (allocation, backup, restore, etc.) including DFDSS, DFSMS storage constructs, DFHSM Mgmt/Cleanup, DFRMM, XCF, System Logger, etc.
Ability to debug and resolve Mainframe operating system software issues (across older to current z/OS levels)
Work well in a team environment
Ability to teach and assist users and other team members
Availability to work some weekend / off-shift coverage and maintenance windows
Deep knowledge of zOS and JES System Programming
VTAM and TCPIP, OSA and Virtual Interfaces, Hiper Sockets and VSWITCH
System operator experience
zOS experience with JES2 and JES3
zVM system experience
Linux on z System
zCX (z/OS Container Extensions) Linux on z/OS
Experience providing z/VM hosting support for z/OS and z/VSE Guest systems.
zVSE Mainframe systems software programming experience and knowledge
DS8000 Disk Subsystem, Flash Copy
RACF Security
Experience using z/OSMF and Workflows


Bachelor's degree preferred with at least 5 -- 7 years of work experience, or equivalent zOS experience.


PENNEP works with national, multinational clients and thrives to become one of the world's leading professional services companies with a vision to transform clients' business, operating, and technology models for the digital era. Our leaders have 50 PLUS Years of combined and unique industry knowledge with a consultative approach that helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses.

Applicants may be required to attend interviews in person or by video conference. In addition, candidates may be required to present their current state or government-issued ID during each interview.

PENNEP is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We provide engineering excellence practices training for all our employees.

Keywords: Monster, Boulder , Mainframe Systems Engineer Colorado, IT / Software / Systems , Boulder, Colorado

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