Senior Mainframe Administrator

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Fort Knox, KY

8 - 10 years

Posted 273 days ago

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Info Tech Sys Systems Administrator Principal – Senior Mainframe Administrator Description of Duties:

- Responsible for providing comprehensive Mainframe Operations support for the Fort Knox Data Center.
- Must have experience in z/OS environment, such as memory, processors, devices, and file systems.
- Familiar with mainframe operating sophisticated products that enables the best use of the computer’s various resource, and ensure the maximum amount of work is processed as efficiently as possible.
- Propagate third party software across multiple mainframe environments.
- Provide problem resolution services for third party software.
- Provide required data to vendors in order to resolve issues.
- Implement vendor supplied fixes.
- Must be able to perform optimization and performance testing, provide technical support for incident response.
- Must be able to implement and maintain a secure environment in compliance with all IA and DoD STIG guidelines.
- Maintain and administer the disaster recover environment.
- Install and configure other software, IBM and OEM, through upgrades and application of maintenance using SMP/e and any other vendor prescribed method.



- Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.4 additional years’ related experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.


- Possess a SECRET clearance or have the ability to get one.
- Must have at least an interim SECRET to begin work on the contract


- Experience with Mainframe operating systems in providing stability, security and continuous available for applications running on the mainframe.
- Experience with MVS, HMC, CA Roscoe, CA Datacom, software for job scheduling and management
- Maintain required software patches
- Experience with operating and managing z/VM hypervisor infrastructure and support other operating systems running on the mainframe, such as Linux.
- Provide operations services and support 24 hours a day, by 7 days a week (24/7/365)
- Respond to all system failures at time of failure and work with support teams or vendors to minimize downtime
- Provide technical support to the user community as well as operations, production control and applications programming. To include furnishing solutions to issues arising from processing in the mainframe environment
- Provide mentoring, advice and skill set knowledge to other members of the contract team as needed.
- Maintain z/OS system software through upgrades and application of maintenance using the IBM ServerPac software and SMP/e.
- Install, configure and maintain the automation product (OPS/MVS) for controlling the operating system and associated tasks.
- Install and configure other software, IBM and OEM, through upgrades and application of maintenance using SMP/e and any other vendor prescribed method.
- Facilitate the implementation of DISA STIG requirements.
- Monitor the mainframe to keep unlicensed and unauthorized software from executing on the mainframe processor.
- Maintain and administer the disaster recovery (COOP) environment. This includes: o Maintaining and configuring the replication of data to the recovery site o The documentation of the procedures to utilize the recovery site o Creation and support of the recovery site hardware IOCP (Input Output Channel Program) o Activation of the recovery site for testing or full COOP o Support end user community with regard to operating within the COOP environment
- Completed Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field. Four years of additional general experience
- Knowledge of ISO/ITIL processes and documentation standards is desired
- Must be able to obtain a Security+ Certification and be enrolled into CompTIA’s Continuing Education program before start date
- Must have possession of a secondary certification relevant to computing environment Microsoft Certification
- Must sign privileged level access agreement

- MVS, JES2 commands, IBM 3000 ,TSO, VTS, and SMS
- Manage hardware issues with vendors
- Create and maintain the IOCP (Input Output Channel Program) for mainframe environments:
- Primary processing site

- Administer the HMC as to user management and availability:
- Processor
- Tape

- Monitor the utilization and performance of mainframe computing resources:
- Processor
- Tape

- Provide analytical reporting utilizing SAS, MXG, and SMF data in regard to adhoc requests concerning the mainframe processing arena
- Build and maintain the Image Profiles on the processor HMC (hardware management console)

(Job Number:432893)