Senior IBM OS/390 Systems Automation programmer to manage the mainframe systems of a large financial institution.
Our client is seeking a Senior IBM OS/390 Systems Automation programmer to manage the mainframe systems
Duration 1 year plus extension, 100% remote work
As an IBM OS/390 Systems Automation Expert, you will play a critical role in ensuring the smooth operation and optimal performance of mainframe systems running the OS/390 operating system. Your expertise in systems automation and proficiency in managing IBM mainframes will be vital in maintaining a highly available and efficient computing environment.
- IBM mainframes running OS/390
- Proficiency in scripting languages like REXX and JCL for automation
- IBM Z systems and virtualization technologies
- performance monitoring and optimization
Nice to Have
- Relevant certifications, such as IBM Certified Specialist for IBM Z
1. System Automation:
- Design, implement, and maintain automation scripts and routines to streamline OS/390 system management tasks.
- Develop and optimize automation procedures for system monitoring, error detection, and recovery.
2. Mainframe Management:
- Perform routine system checks, updates, and patches to ensure the stability and security of OS/390 mainframes.
- Configure and manage hardware and software resources, including storage, memory, and CPU.
3. Problem Resolution:
- Identify and troubleshoot hardware and software issues, promptly addressing system failures and performance degradation.
- Collaborate with support teams to diagnose and resolve complex problems.
4. Performance Optimization:
- Monitor system performance, analyze performance data, and implement optimizations to maximize mainframe efficiency.
- Evaluate and implement performance tuning recommendations to enhance system throughput.
5. Scripting and Script Management:
- Develop and maintain automation scripts using scripting languages such as REXX and JCL.
- Version control and documentation of scripts to ensure traceability and consistency.
6. Backup and Recovery:
- Implement and maintain backup and recovery procedures to protect critical data and applications.
- Develop disaster recovery plans and conduct regular tests.
- Ensure the security and integrity of OS/390 systems, applying best practices in access control, data encryption, and threat mitigation.
8. Documentation and Training:
- Create comprehensive documentation for system automation procedures, configurations, and troubleshooting processes.
- Provide training and guidance to junior staff members on IBM OS/390 system automation.
9. Compliance and Standards:
- Stay updated on industry best practices, compliance requirements, and IBM OS/390 system enhancements.
- Ensure systems are compliant with relevant regulations and standards.