Sr Mainframe Z/OS Consultant - Remote

Basic Information

Country

United States

State

NA

City

Remote

Date Published

28-Apr-2022

Job ID

33834

Travel Amount

None

Description and Requirements

Mainframe Senior z/OS Consultant - USA

Description and Requirements

BMC Mainframe Services (BMS) has an exciting opportunity to grow our team in the US with the opening for a Senior z/OS 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 US based practice.

The BMC Senior z/OS Consultant provides leadership on technical delivery engagements by implementing and delivering mainframe infrastructure projects.  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 and contributes to detailed design documentation, as well as contributes to the development of procedures and standards within BMS.

The ideal candidate can be located anywhere in the mainland USA 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 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 all z/OS Software changes, adhering to customer software delivery life cycle, all change controls and black- out 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 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
    • Solid experience in Mainframe Network/TCPIP/USS/SNA, RACF, SMS
    • Consultative skills with customers, 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, share ideas and knowledge with other colleagues promoting best practices.
  • Demonstrable experience of 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:

  • Migration experience with Automation tools, Scheduling tools, Tape Management Data Center, Storage and DR.
  • Strong experience with install and configuration of OEM software products, BMC, IBM and CA-Broadcom products

Strengths: Great Communicator, Problem Solving, Coaching / Mentoring

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


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