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Sr. Mainframe Systems Administrator - Programmer in Atlanta, GA at Spartan Resources, LLC

Date Posted: 3/10/2018

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Sr. Mainframe Systems Administrator - Programmer

Atlanta, GA

5-6 months C2H


Job Description

Our client is seeking a highly motivated self-starter as a Senior Mainframe Systems Admin/Programmer to manage the corporate mainframe environment.   The successful candidate will be a self-starter, have significant experience with supporting mainframe hardware and software, be familiar with mainframe performance management and tuning, work well with vendors and hardware providers, ramp up quickly on large projects, work independently to understand business needs, and design solutions to produce high availability environments.  The candidate’s responsibilities will include both hardware and software support duties, planning for future capacity, execution of projects to implement new hardware and software, and on-call support.


Job Requirements

Education: 4-yr College Degree preferably Information Systems or Computer Science



•         Install, maintain, & support zOS upgrades and patches

•         Install, maintain, & support mainframe hardware solutions

•         Install, maintain, & support mainframe software

•         Monitor and manage mainframe performance

•         Coordinate with hardware and software vendors for support and future project work

•         Budgetary planning for mainframe hardware and software

•         Create comprehensive documentation, conduct thorough testing, and follow defined change control processes.

•         Provide support for mission critical application infrastructure and products

•         Effectively communicate with end-users, application programmers, co-workers, managers, and other stakeholders

•         Demonstrate a high level of initiative and attention to detail during daily operations


Skills Required

•         Minimum of 7 years of experience in mainframe systems zOS upgrades

•         Minimum of 7 years of experience in mainframe hardware support

•         Minimum of 7 years of experience in mainframe capacity planning and performance tuning

•         Minimum of 7 years of experience in mainframe third party software installation and support

•         Minimum of 7 years of experience in Cobol, REXX, assembler, & JES2

•         Experience using automated unit testing and writing test code

•         High level of initiative and attention to detail

•         Familiarity with application build tools

•         Strong analytical and problem solving skills

•         Excellent customer support skills

•         Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Skills Preferred

•         Familiarity with Zeke, Zebb, ISPW, TMON, JCLPrep, QuickRef, SAS

•         Experience with Virtual Tape libraries, infrastructure, and support

•         Experience working with vendor contracts

•         Familiarity with HP Service Manager from a user perspective for change, incident, and problem management