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Associate Director - Principal Platform Engineer (z/OS, REXX)

Company: HireTalent
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:


  • The Principal Platform Engineer is responsible for design analysis, documentation, testing, implementation and support for the z/OS Operating System, Third Party Products, UNIX System Services environment, and System Automation.


    • Perform design analysis, documentation, testing, implementation, and support for the infrastructure mainframe systems environment
    • Install and manage mainframe software deployments in a highly granular SYSPLEX environment
    • Maintain high quality and consistency of systems software and automation processes
    • Enhance reporting and automation using supported mainframe tools such as JCL, REXX, SAS, SQL, PYTHON and Java/JavaScript
    • Complete assignments by due dates, without detailed supervision
    • Participate in team on-call coverage rotation, which includes tactical systems administration and provide weekend support
    • Aligns risk and control processes into day-to-day responsibilities to monitor and mitigate risk, advances appropriately
    • Participate in disaster recovery tests (on weekends)
    • Actively engage in strategic goals for mainframe engineering, the department and organization
    • Provide input and follow-through for continuous improvement to mainframe systems engineering processes and procedures
    • Maintain and enhance hardware configuration via HCD and perform basic HMC functions
    • Perform level 1 network fix for mainframe applications


      • Minimum of 8 years of related experience
      • Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent experience
      • A minimum of 5 years System Programmers experience in an IBM z/OS environment.
      • Knowledge in REXX and Automation programming experience.
      • Ability to identify and manage IT risk
      • COBOL and C/C++ knowledge a plus
      • Solid background in mainframe systems automation planning and design
      • Working knowledge of performance monitoring tools, especially Mainview
      • Working knowledge of z/OS UNIX System Services in z/OS environments
      • HTML, Java, Java Script, C, C++, and UNIX shell programming a plus
      • Familiarity operating systems (i.e., Windows, UNIX, LINUX) a plus

Keywords: HireTalent, Jersey City , Associate Director - Principal Platform Engineer (z/OS, REXX), IT / Software / Systems , Jersey City, New Jersey

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