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Senior Mainframe Administrator Job

Senior Mainframe Administrator Job

Date: Sep 29, 2018

Location: Fort Knox, KY, US

Company: SAIC

Senior Mainframe Administrator (Job Number:432893)


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)

SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC has approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Dec 13, 2017, 12:00:00 AM
Primary Location: United States-KY-FORT KNOX
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time

Nearest Major Market: Elizabethtown

Job Segment: Mainframe, Engineer, Developer, Computer Science, Linux, Technology, Engineering

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