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Mainframe Modernization Engineer

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Ensono is conducting a search to fill a position on our Mainframe Engineering team. You will join our elite Mainframe Product team as an IBM Z Product Engineer. Leveraging modern technologies to develop leading edge solutions to bring forward offerings to our managed services clients. If this sounds interesting and you feel you’re the right person for this amazing opportunity let’s continue.

Members of Ensono’s Mainframe Product Engineering team align to the Product Management organization in development of innovative product offerings. These offerings are established on defined requirements and you will be responsible for designing, testing, and documenting these leading-edge mainframe capabilities. This role is a core component of Ensono’s hybrid IT approach, and a critical position of our engineering team.

The Z Modernization Engineer will work closely with key business partners, vendors, and internal Ensono teams to design and test solutions that meet our client’s needs. An emphasis is placed on delivering highly scalable, cost effective, and high performing designs that integrate seamlessly with distributed and cloud products and solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to development of modern solutions for Ensono’s managed services client base
  • Develop comprehensive understanding of strategic direction and priorities of Mainframe Product Management
  • Design and refine solutions that meet and align with the technology strategy and roadmap
  • Engineer new modern mainframe solutions in our R&D sandbox
  • Own all aspects of POC testing to create new products and solutions
  • Responsible for the design, build, test, automation, and documentation solutions using agile methodologies
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams when new products are developed and tested
  • Develop documentation to be leveraged during training of our technical teams for incremental services
  • Provide technical expertise and governance for new service introductionupdate processes
  • Advance Ensono mainframe product portfolios integration with IBM Z and off platform solutions

Desired experience

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in a large-scale IT environment
  • Strong hands-on experience with installation and configuration of mainframe products and software
  • 3+ years’ experience in design & implementation of modern IBM Z capabilities
  • Previous experience designing integrated solutions, including technical documentation, testing, validation, and problem resolution
  • Ability to create vendor technical evaluation criteria and test plans for mainframe technologies
  • Self-motivated and driven to define and complete deliverables
  • Excellent analytic, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Proven ability to adapt to rapidly changing technologies
  • Participate and help inform corporate or business unit-level strategic planning is desired
  • Moderate level understanding of network/security concepts

Required technology expertise

  • Hands on experience and conceptual understanding of the IBM Z platform architecture
  • Experience in creating architecture designs with consideration to modern hybrid IT hybrid cloud technology architecture
  • Capable of standing up R&D z/OS LPARS on our LAB environment
  • Fearless to research, deploy, and leverage IBM Z modern capabilities
  • z/OS fundamental concepts is a must
  • Thorough working knowledge and experience with SMP/E installations of IBM and ISV SW products
  • Fluent in JCL, Python, and REXX
  • Knowledge of catalog structures, LPARS, SYSPLEX, and resource sharing
  • Working knowledge of storage (disk and tape) solutions
  • Working knowledge of CICS, Db2, MQ, and other RDBMS solutions
  • Conceptual knowledge of ACF2, TSS, and RACF dataset and resource rules
  • Excellent TSO, JCL, IBM UTILITIES, JES2, and ISPF a must
  • Familiarity with how developers use CI/CD tooling, containerization, API integrations and the like

Desired technology expertise

  • Linux One is desired and experience along with hosting solutions on IFL or Linux One environments
  • Conceptual understanding of RMF, SASMXG, and system monitors to perform z/OS and subsystem performance studies is a plus
  • Conceptual knowledge of data virtualization and hybrid analytics is a plus
  • Experience with AI/ML technologies is a plus

Preferred Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems, computer science, or equivalent work-related experience
  • Certifications in related technology fields is a plus

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