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Mainframe Engineer - Remote

  • Location: Des Moines, 50392
  • Salary: 58.37
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 27 days ago

Long term contract Opportunity!

Position:  Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Location: Des Moines, IA 50392
Term: 12 Months Contract

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Ability to dive in and troubleshoot mainframe performance related issues
  • Experience at trouble shooting performance issues within the z/OS environment (if they have experience looking beyond the z/OS environment even better, but I know that may be a large ask)
  • Proactively monitoring the system and addressing performance issues before they impact the system
  • Deep technical understanding of z/OS performance items
  • Installing, maintaining and customizing performance & reporting related software
  • CPU Statistics
  • Memory Utilization o CF Utilization
  • May be required to provide on-call support
  • Some travel may be required, including overnight stays

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):
  • 10+ years of work related experience within the mainframe (z/OS) environment as a Performance Monitoring expert
  • Familiarity with IBM monitoring & reporting tools such as Omegamon, TDS, ZDS, IZPCA, etc.
  • Ability to dive and troubleshoot performance related issues
  • Experience tuning various z/OS components (coupling facilities, CP's, zIIP's, memory, etcs.,)
  • Proven experience as an IT professional
  • Strong knowledge of RMF, RMF Monitor III, Omegamon and SMF data collection and reporting (TDS today)
  • Excellent planning, organizational, problem-solving, analytical and decision-making skills required
  • Proficiency with database applications, knowledge of mainframe, distributed and/or web programming language
  • Experience tuning the environment for the various z/OS Subsystems (i.e., knowing that a DB2 group buffer pool/local buffer pool may need resized)
  • Experience creating/consuming performance reports
  • Must be able to maintain a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality
  • Must have the desire and ability to learn new technology and continuously grow
  • Ability to work on cross-functional teams and collaborate with both IT and non-IT partners
  • Experience converting to log streams would be a huge plus
  • Basic leadership skills preferred
  • Excellent time management skills preferred

If this sounds like the perfect fit,Apply Today!


Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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