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Mainframe Systems Programming Intern

Remote - United States JR008885

At Ensono, our Purpose is to be a relentless ally, disrupting the status quo and unleashing our clients to Do Great Things!  We enable our clients to achieve key business outcomes that reshape how our world runs. As an expert technology adviser and managed service provider with cross-platform certifications, Ensono empowers our clients to keep up with continuous change and embrace innovation.

We can Do Great Things because we have great Associates. The Ensono Core Values unify our diverse talents and are woven into how we do business. These five traits are the key to achieving our purpose.

About the role and what you'll be doing: 

We are hiring for our 2023 Mainframe Internship Program and are excited to invite driven and self-motivated candidates to apply! As a recognized leader in IT infrastructure management, Ensono is dedicated to cultivating talented individuals with unique skillsets who know how to dream big and build bigger! 

Ensono’s Mainframe Internship is a 12-week program that begins the last week of May. The internship provides an introduction to various mainframe disciplines: Technical Services Support (TSS), Storage, Scheduling, Automation, Database/CICS, Disaster Recovery, Hardware, Network, Capacity Planning, Operating System and third-party software (ISV/zOS), as well as soft skills and project management. Interns will complete online coursework that is assigned to them through Ensono’s online learning tool. They will also work in test environments to complete labs and exercises to obtain necessary hands-on experience and gain exposure to various mainframe components. Working as a team, interns will engage in a wide array of learning activities, including weekly challenges consisting of fun games that encourage team building and reinforce key knowledge elements.

This internship could lead to a part-time or full-time position within Ensono’s Mainframe Apprenticeship program. This program is specifically designed to further train individuals on more complex aspects of mainframe with the ultimate goal of assigning them as a permanent associate onto one of our mainframe teams.

  • Be curious, have a thirst for knowledge and learning new things — ask questions and offer thoughtful solutions
  • Complete online training coursework as well as hands-on labs and exercises related to the various mainframe disciplines
  • Comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Capture verbal instructions and document the process steps in written form
  • Interact with teammates via various means of communication (face to face meetings, phone, email, instant messenger, conference calls) in order to exchange knowledge and information to successfully complete deliverables
  • Exercise professional integrity by seeking work during downtime, having respect of company required work hours, properly requesting time off and documenting time honestly in designated time tracking tools
  • Demonstrate organization and time management skills which includes acknowledging and attending meetings, deciphering and responding to important emails in a timely manner, completing assignments on time (by due date or earlier) or escalating to manager immediately if obstacles are identified
  • Be able to utilize problem solving skills in an effective and conclusive manner to analyze an issue, suggest a solution, and be involved in the direct implementation of that solution – providing necessary teamwork and research throughout the process
  • Be able to adapt and efficiently manage priorities in the ever-changing, fast-paced world of IT
  • Create meeting invites and send emails via Outlook

We want all new Associates to succeed in their roles at Ensono. That's why we've outlined the job requirements below. To be considered for this role, it's important that you meet all Required Qualifications. If you do not meet all of the Preferred Qualifications, we still encourage you to apply. 

Required Qualifications

  • Possess the drive and self-motivation to learn something new
  • MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Word) or MAC equivalent products
  • Decision making skills – know when to ask for guidance/help or when to escalate an issue
  • Proactive attitude
  • Strong Analytical/Problem solving skills
  • Dependable
  • Ability to…
    • manage stress levels in a highly dynamic environment
    • actively participate within a team and collaborate with others effectively  
    • take constructive criticism or receive corrective instructions with a mature temperament
    • present ideas in a clear and concise manner – sharp communication skills both verbal and written
  • Currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or STEM related area of study (Related Associate Degrees, Professional Certificates, and work experience in a technical role will also be considered.)


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


Why Ensono?

Ensono is a place to make better happen – for our clients and for your career. You can do great things through innovation or collaboration, by learning or volunteering, or to promote diversity and inclusion. You can do great things for your own health or for a healthier planet. Whatever it means to you to do great things we want Ensono to be the place you can do it. Our robust intern program will provide you with some real life on the job experiences that you can take with you where ever you go! 

Ensono is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to providing equal employment to our Associates and building a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Pay transparency nondiscrimination statement/posting OFCCP’s pay transparency policy can be found on OFCCP’s website.

If you need accommodation at any point during the application or interview process, please let your recruiter know or email [email protected]



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