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Mainframe Software Optimization Consultant

Mainframe Software Optimization Consultant

Job Description:


  • Mainframe Software Optimization specialist
  • Strong client collaboration
  • Employs strong mainframe tools domain expertise
  • Collaborates with Ensono mainframe SMEs
  • Provides creative expertise to communicate the value of competitive tools swaps
  • Guides software swap scoping exercises
  • Collaborates and coordinates with select tools rationalization partners
  • Understands how whole picture aligns to overall Ensono strategy
  • Accountable for working with the client to obtain the mainframe software tools portfolios
  • Accountable for the creation, coordination, and presentation of software tools rationalization sales team / client Ensono swap solutions & presentation materials
  • Accountable for the development and presentation of swap related Total Cost of Ownership rough order of magnitude analysis development
  • Accountable for results presentation design of the infrastructure solution that meets or exceeds the requirements utilizing Ensono guided best-of-breed tools swap listing
  • Accountable for being the technical subject matter expert for the scoping Statement of Work (SOW)  development
  • Accountable for the development of a comprehensive mainframe tools software swap delivery plan
  • Engages in project communications with the client using a consultative approach, anticipates obstacles, and recommends solution options to mitigate.
  • Accountable for the accuracy, process, integrity, quality and stewardship of client mainframe infrastructure solutions



  • Typically requires a minimum of 12 years of related experience
  • Extensive previous background with IBM mainframes, including previous experience as a systems programmer supporting complex mainframe environments
  • Preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science
  • Previous experience with the operation and/or replacement of mainframe tools across one or more functional domains i.e. Storage / Testing / Change / Systems / Automation / Database etc.,
  • Foundational understanding:
  • CICS
  • MVS
  • VSAM
  • zLinux
  • VSE/VM
  • Storage Platforms (EMC, IBM, Hitachi, Oracle)

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