OS Mainframe - Senior Server Engineer


Newark, NJ

Industry: Business Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 5 days ago

  by    Amit Mustafi

Job Title: OS Mainframe – Senior Server Engineer (highly available MQ Sysplex environments)

Location: Newark, New Jersey OR Lake Success, New York

Compensation: Base salary + Excellent Benefits package *NO Relocation


IDEAL CANDIDATE will have all the following:

  • Sr. level OS programming position - heavy networking skills.
  • 10-15 years of experience
  • Heavy MQ series- software infrastructure on O/S mainframe.
  • Extensive experience in bulk data transfer - IBM Connect: Direct
  • IBM Tools for Network management - NetView and OMEGAMON XE product suite.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Guide MQ Engineering and Operate team practices in line with team goals.
  • 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.
  • Provide training for MQ support staff and Give technical guidance to customer analysts and programmers involved in the design, development, and implementation of software applications using the MQ software.
  • 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).
  • Define resource requirements in conjunction with other managers within Technical Services group to support software and hardware upgrade requirements
  • Serve as Point of Contact for Vendor relationships and engagement.
  • Ability to drive vendor direction to deliver solutions needs.
  • Perform Project Management for all major product upgrades to ensure mainframe stability and reliability objectives are sustained
  • Develop and maintains standards for all Software Infrastructure and Program Products
  • Monitor CPU, memory and DASD trends to maintain service levels of supported software
  • Conduct software proof of concept and product evaluations in partnership with vendors.
  • Manage multiple projects, develops detailed implementation plans and schedules, and prepares periodic status reports
  • Perform project scoping, consultation and design deliverables on time and within budget.

Essential Qualifications:

  • MS/BS or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 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:
  1. VTAM, SNA, APPN and HPR technologies
  2. TCP/IP in a z/OS Parallel Sysplex environment
  3. Connect: Direct
  4. NetView Network Management
  • Must have experience in supporting enterprise system communications and file transfer protocols and enterprise encryption applications processes such as TCP/IP, AT-TLS
  • Support and participate in Disaster Recovery exercises
  • Provide on-call support
  • 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.
  • Excellent communication skills, analytical ability, strong judgment, and systems management skills