Mainframe Engineer- REMOTE! CTH!!


Strategic Staffing Solutions


Strategic Staffing Solutions is currently looking for a Mainframe Engineer for a contract opportunity with one of our largest clients!

Candidates should be willing to work on our W2 ONLY.

Job Title: Mainframe Engineer

Job #: 235172

Pay Rate: 75-85.00/hour on W2 

Duration: Contract through September, looking to roll full-time. 

Location: 100% remote

Industry: Financials

Key Skills:

Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or similar is required

  • Knowledge of Parallel Sysplex
  • 8 + years of experience in Mainframe Engineering, Unix/Linux Administration, Database Systems or related
  • 8+ years CICS Systems with knowledge of CICS Plex environments

Job Description/Responsibilities:


  • Monitors the mainframe system hardware/software for performance degradation, connectivity issues, system events and alerts. Updates and manages tickets through resolution with vendors and internal support groups. Tests, analyzes, performs corrective actions, and restore availability and services in a timely and accurate manner to eliminate/reduce application impact. Provides timely notifications to management/outage team and escalate tickets to appropriate internal and external management as needed.
  • Participates in pager rotation to provide 24×7 support for Mainframe Systems (Prod, Test, Development).
  • Plans and performs scheduled changes (patching, maintenance, deployment, decommission, configuration, performance tuning) for all hardware and software used to support the mainframe infrastructure.
  • Provides consultative services to infrastructure and application teams regarding project work, POCs and/or troubleshooting exercises.
  • Contributes to product delivery, influenced by strategic direction across Business Technology and enterprise including investment decisions (i.e., build vs buy) across multiple products. Uses automation, system tools, open-source solutions, observability and ‘security first’ principles in daily work.
  • Contributes to team agile ceremonies, leads demos and presentations, helps new engineers learn established norms.
  • Bridges desired Business features to BT capabilities and executes groundwork in requirement translations and design. Initiates detailed level solution design approaches across multiple domains, and guides team to achieve desired key software delivery capabilities using automated, coded enterprise and observability.
  • Participates in (internal/external) speaking and advocacy events. Coaches core technology communities and is actively engaged in understanding and researching new technologies.
  • Researches and adopts new technology solutions and ways to build technical capabilities.
  • Continues professional education and creates opportunities for broader engineering teams to learn industry best practice

Mainframe Engineering core contributor, including the below –

  • Provide leadership in mainframe on-line and batch design with an emphasis on high availability design.
  • Provide expertise in performance tuning and enhancements.
  • Participate in a pager rotation to provide 24×7 support for all DFS mainframe environments.
  • Support several major applications (Development, testing, & production installation).
  • Provide mainframe consulting services to infrastructure and application teams on project development.
  • Provide support for managed service team.
  • Research and implement new mainframe technologies to enhance existing infrastructure.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors – Computer Science or related
  • 6+ Years – (Software) Engineering, DevOps or related

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8 + years of experience in Mainframe Engineering, Unix/Linux Administration, Database Systems or related
  • 8+ years CICS Systems with knowledge of CICS Plex environments
  • 8+ years of Mainframe knowledge
  • Knowledge of Mainframe MQ
  • Knowledge of Mainframe DB2
  • Knowledge of Mainframe Modernization
  • Knowledge of Parallel Sysplex
  • Knowledge of CTG and zOS Connect
  • Knowledge of VSAM
  • Knowledge of JCL, TSO REXX, ISPF, and other core mainframe skills
  • Knowledge of Mainframe Communication Server
  • Knowledge of zOS Connect (zCEE) and an understanding of DB2 Rest Services

Job ID: JOB-235172
Publish Date: 26 Apr 2024

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