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Mainframe Disaster Recovery Systems Programmer


Reporting to the Mainframe Operations Optimize organization, you will be part of the Disaster Recovery team. As a Mainframe Disaster Recovery Systems Programmer, you will be responsible for working with the Disaster Recovery team to recover a client’s production environment at a Disaster Recovery location. This will include anything from restoring tape and storage, applying authorization codes, and IPL the system to ensuring all tasks are up and available for the client to test. The role will require the DR Systems Programmer to work closely with their peers on the Disaster Recovery team as well as with the BCDR team and associates from other towers to ensure the clients production environment is reflected in the Disaster Recovery environment.

Using your proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills you will help identify, communicate, and resolve issues to optimize our clients’ Disaster Recovery process.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support during Client Disaster Recovery drills
  • Work with other Mainframe technical teams to ensure all recovery processes are current
  • Review all Disaster Recovery processes with support team prior to DR drill and revise as needed before and after drill
  • Ensure access to client environments is in place prior to upcoming Disaster Recovery drills
  • Ensure Disaster Recovery SharePoint has a current copy of the DR processes.
  • Work closely with the BCDR team in DR planning, execution and attend all planning meetings
  • Assist in updating the weekly dashboard with DR status and completions
  • Logon to systems periodically to ensure access remains active
  • Will participate in Knowledge Transfer activities for new client on-boarding activities to transition support DR for the MF teams.


  • Familiarity with one or more mainframe functional areas such as TCP/IP, VTAM, SNA, SFTP, automation, Database, CICS, Session Manager tools, and Disaster Recovery concepts.  Technical implementation skills required for Communications Server and related ISV software products on the z/OS platform.
  • Understanding of IBM, EMC, DASD and Tape Replication Technology
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite (Excel, Word, Powepoint)  
  • Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer Service skills at management / client level
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Experience establishing and documenting processes and procedures
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Understand a large-scale 24×7 production environment
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills with knowledge of problem analysis
  • Willingness to take ownership of issues and progress to resolution
  • Basic Sharepoint Knowledge


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience within mainframe systems programming. 
    • Technical knowledge across multiple Mainframe teams preferred
    • Disaster Recovery experience a plus.
  • Experience with client and Service Delivery communication
  • Experience of working within a managed services environment is advantageous.
  • College degree preferred


Desired candidates will have a degree and/or equivalent experience.

Our Values

Whether providing unprecedented solutions for clients or collaborating with each other to make unexpected connections, our teams are to exhibit these core values across every endeavor:

Honesty – We’re transparent and accountable

Reliability – We deliver on our promises

Collaboration – We thrive as a team

Curiosity – We relentlessly innovate on behalf of our clients

Passion – We love what we do and share our enthusiasm

Ensono is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  Ensono provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.


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