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Expert Mainframe System Programmer, z/OS Hardware Configuration

Expert Mainframe System Programmer, z/OS Hardware Configuration

United Kingdom


  • Create, modify and implement HCD and IOCP for z/OS, z/VM and z/VS in a complex, geographically dispersed multi data centre environment.

  • Be able to support multiple client hardware upgrades, migrations and data centre migrations.

  • Lead new customer hardware migrations and current client hardware upgrades with little direction. 

  • Build and maintain mainframe DR configurations for multiple client at multiple different Recovery Facilities. 

  • Participate in Disaster Recovery Tests 

  • Interact with account management and project managers

  • Interaction with vendors and geographically disperse Data Centre support staff and implementation teams. 

  • Lead in Data Centre migration projects: tape and disk to disk methodologies. 

  • Mentor and train Jr. Hardware Configuration team members.



  • Senior level familiarity with Z Series HMC and support element.  

  • Above average knowledge of the z/OS operating system. Knowledge of z/VM / z/Linux and sysplex a must.

  • Above average understanding of the network connectivity requirements for the mainframe, DASD and Tape subsystem HMCs.   

  • Familiarity with tape and DASD replication methodologies for various mainframe vendors.

  • Strong analytical, problem definition, and problem resolution skills. 

  • Able to follow multiple ITSM processes and procedures 

  • Good familiarity with Excel, Visio and MS Project or their equivalent

  • Familiarity with data encryption technologies on the mainframe 

  • Familiarity with Putty 

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently. 

  • Demonstrated ability to respond quickly and effectively to support requests from multiple clients

  • Must be able to multi-task and work under short deadlines and in high pressure situations.

  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentations)

  • Able to work as part of a team, as well as independently.

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