Mainframe Software Consultant - Japan

Basic Information

Country

Japan

State

NA

City

Tokyo

Date Published

25-Oct-2022

Job ID

35479

Travel Amount

up to 50%

Description and Requirements

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BMC works with 86% of the Forbes Global 50 and customers and partners around the world to create their future. With our history of innovation, industry-leading automation, operations, and service management solutions, combined with unmatched flexibility, we help organizations free up time and space to become an Autonomous Digital Enterprise that conquers the opportunities ahead.

Senior Technical Software Consultant 

DevOps Specialist


Organizations must embrace intelligent, tech-enabled systems across every facet of the business to thrive during seismic changes—in short, become an Autonomous Digital Enterprise. BMC works with the largest customers across the globe to help them on their journey to become an Autonomous Digital Enterprise.


As part of the journey companies using IBM Mainframes are looking to modernize the platform and BMC provide a wide range of Solutions to enable that modernization.

We do this by delivering highly innovative mainframe application development, System Management and Database Management solutions that uniquely enable IT to drive business value. 

The company's ongoing success depends on our employees, a diverse team of people with a set of key, common attributes. We seek positive, high-energy, innovative and assertive team players who have a strong desire to succeed in a team and customer-oriented environment.


Position Summary:

We are currently seeking a Solution Consultant to provide pre and post-sales support for the BMC CPWR DevOps Solutions, that bring DevOps to the IBM Mainframe. The successful applicant will work with the BMC Sales Team in developing sales strategies to assist customers as they modernize the Mainframe. The successful applicant will also work with existing customers to ensure their existing BMC CPWR DevOps Solutions provide real value to their businesses.


Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the sales team with pre-sales activity such as proposal preparation, product demonstrations and presentations, product installations and pilot projects for proof of concept.
  • Participate in pre and mid-evaluation reviews with Prospects and Sales Executives
  • Coordinating installations activity and providing support to customers during installation. Includes hands on user education, training and problem resolution
  • Provide Post-Sales Support and assistance to customers on an ongoing basis to ensure they receive value from the BMC Solutions.
  • Conducting customer education courses and seminars
  • Keeping management aware of potential areas for product, services and educational sales, being continually aware of new products and releases through regular updates with the Product Manager. Attending and presenting at User Groups and Trade Shows. Functioning as back-up for other product areas
  • Providing input into product direction.  
  • Marketing support for customer seminars, and User Group meetings

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • A mainframe applications development background with a minimum of 5+ years’ experience
  • A good technical understanding of the IBM Mainframe environment.
  • Ability to learn new solutions and products.
  • Ability to explain the business value that DevOps Solutions on the Mainframe bring to Mainframe Development teams.  
  • Knowledge of CI/CD tools such as Jenkins/ CodeFresh / Bamboo/gitlab etc.
  • Understanding of a Git based repository such as GitHib / BitBucket
  • A language such as Jenkins script/Mavin/Python/Groovy etc.
  • Sound working knowledge of Mainframe programming languages such as: Cobol and PL1
  • Experience in development and operation of both CICS/IMS and batch concepts including JCL
  • Knowledge in ISPF functions (panel, skeleton, clist, REXX).
  • Knowledge of Z/OS, DB2, Websphere MQ
  • Experience with workload automation
  • Ability to apply a broad range of consulting methodologies to complex customer situations
  • Requires a blend of technical, business, consultative and support skills
  • Ability to build relationships with customers.  
  • Embraces change and moves from task to task readily; approaches new circumstances positively; is open to new ideas
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills and presentation skills
  • Ability to work both in a team environment and independently with limited supervision
  • Consistently acts in a manner that promotes an open, honest and respectful workplace
  • Takes personal responsibility for actions both, internal and external, to meet deadlines
  • Listens and responds to customer needs in a timely and effective manner

Optional Skills

  • uDeploy / Sonarsource / Artifcatory / Argo / Xebia labs
  • Experience in mainframe software product installation and upgrades.  
  • Knowledge of SMP/E installation.
  • Previous Pre-Sales and Post Sales experience

It is the policy of BMC Software to afford equal opportunity for employment to all individuals regardless of race, color, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, history of disability, ancestry, citizenship status, political affiliation, religion, gender, transgender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, status as a parent, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or other factors prohibited by law, and to prohibit harassment or retaliation based on any of these factors. 

BMC will never ask for payment in exchange for employment.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, visit the accommodation request page.