Senior Mainframe z/OS Consultant - France

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up to 10%

Secondary locations

BEL Office at Home
This role can be based remotely in France

Description and Requirements

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Mainframe z/OS Senior Consultant - France

Description and Requirements

BMC Mainframe Services (BMS) has an exciting opportunity to grow our team in France with the opening of a z/OS Senior Consultant.  We are forecasting BMS to be the largest Services unit within BMC and are looking for the right people to help develop and grow our European-based practice.

The BMC z/OS Senior Consultant provides leadership on technical delivery engagements by implementing\delivering mainframe infrastructure projects and contributing to Architectural Technical Design.

A Senior Consultant works closely with the Practice Lead (PL) and Project Management (PM) team to meet the approved Customer requirements.  The Senior Consultant performs the technical hands-to keyboard software and configuration changes on customer systems. The Senior Consultant translates logical design into physical designs, contributes to detailed design documentation, and contributes to the development of procedures and standards within BMS.

These candidates will ideally be based in France, speak fluent French, and must be available to travel when necessary.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Works interactively with all project staff, both BMC internal and Customer.
  • Performs complex analysis of customer projects based upon the SOW and delivery deadlines. Ensures the customer is prepared and ready for agreed start dates and that all environments are ready for project implementation
  • Performs and coordinates the Install, Configuration, Migration, and Implementation activities of z/OS Software changes, adhering to customer software delivery life cycle, all change controls, and blackout periods
  • Contributes to Customer ready design documentation to support all Functional requirements, Technical Solution Design, Test Strategy, and Deployment Plans
  • Advises on updates to the Project or Service Schedule to the PM, PL, SA or SDM
  • Recognizes customer requests that fall outside the scope of the SOW or any new opportunities and brings it to the attention of the PM/PL for further review.
  • Successfully moves Customer into production on the target BMC solution, transitioning the project to closure with both the customer and BMC teams.
Mandatory Experience:
  • 10+ relevant years mainframe technical experience as a z/OS Systems Programmer:
    • 3+ years working in Services or projects, preferably Customer facing in a professional consultative capacity
    • Expert experience in z/OS Operating System and Program Product installs, SYSPLEX, system configurations, upgrades, user mods/exits, in large complex environments. Strong experience with SMP/e, testing and deployment strategies, problem determination and resolution. Architectural skills in SYSPLEX layout, system standard naming conventions, and software distribution skills
    • Consultative skills with customers, and contractors when driving deliverables and setting priorities
  • A self-starter, willing to work without a net with a proven ability to meet assigned timelines with high quality, complete deliverables in unsupervised, often remote, situations.
  • Willingness to mentor and share ideas and knowledge with other colleagues promoting best practices.
  • Demonstrable experience in deployment lifecycle across multiple environments (Test, Dev, QA, and Production).
  • Demonstrated success in building key relationships in the past with Sales, Technical Support, Application Teams, and Product Engineering.
Desirable Experience:

Strong experience with install and configuration of OEM software products, BMC, IBM and CA-Broadcom products


Great Communicator, Problem Solving, Coaching / Mentoring

Professional Behaviours: 

Technical Solution Expert, Change Champion, Self-Starter, Strong Leadership, Influencer


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