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z/OS Mainframe Network Systems Administrator - Programmer in Atlanta, GA at Spartan Resources, LLC

Date Posted: 3/10/2018

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z/OS Mainframe Network Systems Admin/Programmer

Atlanta, GA

Duration: 5-6 months C2H


Job Description

Our client is seeking a highly motivated self-starter as a z/OS Mainframe Network Systems Admin/Programmer.  The applicant will join a small but critical team in the ongoing day to day operations within the z/OS Mainframe Systems Admin/Programming group.  The successful candidate will have significant experience supporting and maintaining mainframe communication networks and infrastructure including FTP, TCPIP, VTAM, and telnet.  Additionally, the candidate will support our Enterprise Content Management system, mainframe print environment, mainframe telnet access including our external mainframe Web Terminal Portal.  The candidate must work well with vendors and partner groups, ramp up quickly on large projects, work independently to troubleshoot and understand business needs, design solutions to produce highly available environments, and be available to support 24x7 on-call support.


Job Requirements


  • 4-yr College Degree preferably Information Systems or Computer Science

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) not required but a plus.



•         Configure, maintain, & support mission critical mainframe network infrastructure consisting of TCPIP, VTAM, telnet, and FTP.

•         Troubleshoot and diagnose communication issues both within the mainframe and between the mainframe and the corporate network 

•         Monitor and manage mainframe network performance

•         Define and activate mainframe printer definitions

•         Support Network team during corporate network changes

•         Troubleshoot TN3270/printer connectivity issues

•         Use network monitor tools to manage and diagnose mainframe network resources including IP trace

•         Install, upgrade, and maintain monitoring tools and software applications supported by the group.

•         Provide 24x7 on-call network support including daily monitoring of problem management ticket queue for reports of service issues.

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

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

•         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 8 years of experience installing, configuring, and implementing mainframe network protocols in a large IT environment

•         Minimum of 8 years of experience with all facets of z/OS Communications Server including TCPIP, FTP, TN3270, and Enterprise Extender

•         Minimum of 8 years of experience in mainframe systems z/OS, ISPF, JCL 

•         Minimum of 5 years of experience with LPD, PCL, and AFP print technologies

•         Minimum of 5 years of experience with mainframe third party software installation (SMP/E) and support

•         Extensive experience supporting and implementing DVIPA

•         Experience with Cobol, REXX, Assembler, JCL

•         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 VPS, XPTR/Content Server, Content Integrator, ChangeMan or other Change control tool (i.e. ISPW), TN3270 emulators (ex. IBM Personal Communications, Jolly Giant QWS)

•         Experience reading IP traces…Wireshark knowledge a plus

•         Experience working with vendors and customers for support and troubleshooting

•         Familiarity with HP Service Manager from a user perspective