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Principal Platform Engineer (Z/OS Storage)

Company: HireTalent
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:


  • The Principal Platform Engineer is a z/OS operating system storage architect.
  • This position requires the individual to be able to work independently, provide project leadership, and provide high-level expertise as related to projects and areas of responsibility within Data Resource Management and Mainframe Performance.


    • Responsible for all aspects of mainframe storage managements. This includes researching, architecting, installing, networking, programming, maintaining, administrating, operating, and monitoring all storage related hardware and software associated with storage for the enterprise. May also supervise installation and configuration.
    • Responsible for customer/user interfacing, storage allocations, day-to-day operations, backup/recovery, and disaster recovery planning and execution as it relates to the storage environment.
    • Additional responsibilities include understanding Z/OS internals, SAS/MICS.MXG, Thruput Manager and Work Load Analyzer
    • Collaborate with various stakeholder groups and team members to design and validate storage solutions that meet DTCC standards for security, resiliency, and reusability
    • Lead immediate support for production issues related to areas of expertise
    • Author system documentation and supporting documents to ensure transparency of design to minimize future maintenance costs
    • Deliver targeted business outcomes by participating in the technical decision-making process
    • Analyze changing business requirements to determine impact and optimal solution regarding defining the future state technical architecture
    • Follow established DTCC requirements, principles and models that guide technology decisions for the enterprise (best practices)
    • Applies knowledge of technology trends and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to contribute to the decision-making process
    • Monitor metrics to ensure system performance meets requirements
    • Direct and facilitates the research, evaluation, and selection of software/hardware technology and product standards, as well as the design of standard configurations.
    • Mitigates risk by following established procedures and monitoring controls, spotting key errors and demonstrating strong ethical behavior.


      • Minimum of 8 years of related experience
      • Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent experience
      • Strong knowledge of z/OS internals, software, and hardware architecture, including strong problem diagnosis skills.
      • Strong understanding of many of the following storage hardware technologies: EMC Symmetrix (including its replication features), EMC, Brocade DCX, IBM TS7700.
      • Strong understanding of many of the following storage software technologies: DFSMS (including SMS Client code and constructs), DFSMSdss, DFSMShsm, CA-1, CR Plus, IBM utilities
      • Knowledge of the following would be a plus: SQL, Assembler, COBOL, DTS Software Client and SRS products, RACF
      • REXX/SAS/MICS/MXG programming skills
      • Knowledge of Performance tools Mainview
      • Software installs SMP/E
      • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to coordinate multiple responsible groups and request processes in parallel, so that complex projects can move ahead expeditiously.
      • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Word.
      • Serves as a trusted coach or mentor within the organization.
      • Communicates openly keeping everyone across the organization informed.

Keywords: HireTalent, Jersey City , Principal Platform Engineer (Z/OS Storage), Engineering , Jersey City, New Jersey

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