Lead Platform Systems Admin - India

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"At BMC trust is not just a word - it's a way of life!" 

We are an award-winning, equal opportunity, culturally diverse, fun place to be. Giving back to the community drives us to be better every single day. Our work environment allows you to balance your priorities, because we know you will bring your best every day. We will champion your wins and shout them from the rooftops. Your peers will inspire, drive, support you, and make you laugh out loud!  

We help our customers free up time and space to become an Autonomous Digital Enterprise that conquers the opportunities ahead - and are relentless in the pursuit of innovation! 
The IZOT product line includes BMC’s Intelligent Z Optimization & Transformation products, which help the world’s largest companies to monitor and manage their mainframe systems. The modernization of mainframe is the beating heart of our product line, and we achieve this goal by developing products that improve the developer experience, the mainframe integration, the speed of application development, the quality of the code and the applications’ security, while reducing operational costs and risks. We acquired several companies along the way, and we continue to grow, innovate, and perfect our solutions on an ongoing basis.

You will be working as a member of the Mainframe Technical Services infrastructure support team.  Our mission is to provide the IBM system Z infrastructure (hardware and software) required by the zSolutions business unit of R&D organization.  You will work in conjunction with the Mainframe Technical Services team members and various zSolutions teams to define, configure, install, modify and deploy the appropriate z/OS, z/VM and Linux on SystemZ hardware and software products to be used for their product development and testing.  In addition, you will be responsible for installing the software service, e.g., IBM RSU & PUT, provided by the manufacturers.

Here is how, through this exciting role, YOU will contribute to BMC's and your own success:

  • Experience: 7 or more years’ experience as a zOS systems programmer with knowledge of a current zSeries operating systems (z/OS, z/VM), its components, and zSeries hardware.
  • A minimum of five years of systems support background, including a strong working knowledge of SMP/E and applying IBM software service.

Other qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge of and proficiency with IBM products and utilities; prefer experience with BMC utilities.
  • Thorough problem-solving skills, a demonstrated ability to work issues to resolution, and independent work habits are necessary requirements.
  • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous tasks.
  • Ability to remain calm, cordial, and effective during the resolution of time critical system interruptions/difficulties/failures.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency with z/OS systems administration, including USS, HCD, Sysplex, GRS, TSO, ISPF, SDSF, JES2/JES3, JCL, SMF, SMP/E, and ISV Program Products.
  • Performance and capacity planning (MXG, SAS coding) a plus
  • zOS Networking (TCP/IP, VTAM) a plus.

To ensure you’re set up for success, you will bring the following skillset & experience:

  • Install, test, implement, maintain, enhance, interface and support IBM operating systems, its subsystems, and infrastructure applications and/or associated facilities. 
  • Provisioning z/OS, z/VM and zLinux LPARs or virtual systems.
  • Ongoing maintenance and support including review of vendor-supplied maintenance materials, for example IBM RSU & PUT, to insure installation of recommended levels of software/firmware service.
  • Assist team with hardware technology selection and configuration. 
  • Insure interoperability of operating system and programs products from IBM and/or ISV’s. 
  • Perform problem analysis and work with IBM to resolve problems on all supported subsystems. 
  • Communicate effectively with R&D users and management at all levels. 
  • Work with members of the Mainframe Technical Services support group to test operating system and program products to insure compatibility with vendor-supplied changes. 
  • Participate in vendor early ship/early support programs as needed. 
  • Participate in BMC beta/early ship/early support programs whenever possible and feasible. 
  • Implement new hardware and software technologies as required. 
  • Develops documentation and provides knowledge transfer to peers.
  • Participating in project teams as subject matter expert, relating to the support of existing technologies and the selection and implementation of new technologies.
  • Demonstrate teamwork support by expressing a collaborative attitude and sharing technical know-how.
  • Support BMC disaster recovery/business continuity programs as directed.

Our commitment to you! 


BMC’s culture is built around its people. We have 6000+ brilliant minds working together across the globe. You won’t be known just by your employee number, but for your true authentic self. BMC lets you be YOU! 


If after reading the above, You’re unsure if you meet the qualifications of this role but are deeply excited about BMC and this team, we still encourage you to apply! We want to attract talents from diverse backgrounds and experience to ensure we face the world together with the best ideas! 


BMC is committed to equal opportunity employment regardless of race, age, sex, creed, color, religion, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender,  gender expression,  gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy, disabled veteran or status as a protected veteran.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, visit the accommodation request page.

BMC Software maintains a strict policy of not requesting any form of payment in exchange for employment opportunities, upholding a fair and ethical hiring process.
At BMC we believe in pay transparency and have set the midpoint of the salary band for this role at 3,315,400 INR. Actual salaries depend on a wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training, licensure, and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. 

The salary listed is just one component of BMC's employee compensation package. Other rewards may include a variable plan and country specific benefits.

We are committed to ensuring that our employees are paid fairly and equitably, and that we are transparent about our compensation practices. 


Had a break in your career? No worries. This role is eligible for candidates who have taken a break in their career and want to re-enter the workforce. If your expertise matches the above job, visit to https://bmcrecruit.avature.net/returnship know more and how to apply.

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