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Senior Manager Mainframe Automation

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Reporting to the Director of Mainframe Automation, you will lead a team of Mainframe Automation SMEs, with the goal of reducing manual labor hours through automation.

This position will be part of a newly established team focused on accelerating the design and performance of our development of automation, integration into platforms (Envision X, AIR, Sidekick), and architectural design of multiple platforms: Automation Point, OPS/MVS, zOSMF, Zowe, Ansible and Ansible Readiness.

Our Mainframe capabilities are well recognized in the market and this role ensures that we achieve even greater success in the future by developing a strategy that creates the efficiencies needed to secure growth and scale of our market leading position in MF. Working with our product development, engineering, and marketing teams you will together ensure that we define and implement plans for the team to exceed sales objectives.

Key Areas of Focus for this Role

  • Leading a team of highly skilled Mainframe Automation SMEs you will be responsible for Recruitment, Performance Management, Development, engagement, and retention
  • Coach and mentor the team on strategies to drive automation
  • Actively foster an environment of teamwork, transparency, creativity, and continuous improvement
  • Accountable for defining and achieving key metrics and scorecard with clear linkage to productivity gains
  • Identify and drive opportunities to improve automation for code deployment, management, and visibility of application services
  • Represent Automation Engineering in design review and work cross-functionally with Engineering teams on operational readiness
  • Partner with product and client account teams to develop and execute successful deployment of our automation tools for net new MF clients and existing base
  • Working with our clients and our Mainframe Operations teams to understand challenges and act as a trusted advisor to developed automation solutions
  • Engineering solutions to bridge tool capabilities with business requirements for a superior client experience
  • Identify and design solutions that reduce or eliminate the need for human intervention, enabling our teams to focus on problem management tasks by automating corrective steps in response to specific alert types.
  • Deliver solutions using agile development methodology
  • Assess and analyze the performance of the existing tools to identify gaps and opportunities to ensure proactive detection of issues before they become availability-impacting incidents.

What the Ideal Candidate Brings to this Role

Required Qualifications help to assure new Associates are set up for success in their role with Ensono. To be considered for this career opportunity, it is important that you meet all Required Qualifications. Candidates that may meet some, but not all, Other Qualifications are still encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

  • BS Degree in computer science or related field and 10 years’ development experience is preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Passionate about creating a world-class client experience and building quality solutions via technology.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; must be capable of creating and presenting highly professional content to audiences ranging from the C-suite to front-line operators
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to influence, convey information at an appropriate level to the intended audience, and build trusted relationships.
  • Motivated by solving complex problems through leveraging data, identifying opportunities to consistently improve the performance of tools with automation.
  • Self-disciplined, self-managed, self-motivated, and able to collaborate and rally support
  • Passion and aptitude to learn, curious, sees every challenge as an opportunity.
  • Brings curiosity, keen technical insight, passion for learning that will be instrumental in assessing, analyzing, and uncovering new and better ways to deliver solutions.

Skills and Experience

  • Strong leader capable of motivating and leading teams to achieve meaningful productivity gains through automation
  • Proven track record for taking responsibility for results with a strong sense of initiative, collaboration and determination required to achieve these results
  • Software development and Programming languages: Python, C++, REXX, Cobol, Assembler
  • Ansible Framework and Playbooks
  • Code hosting platforms for version control and source code management such as Github
  • Software Development Issue tracking and Agile project management Tools such as Jira or Bugzilla (Scrum and Kanban Boards)
  • Mainframe Operating systems and their sub-components – z/OS, MVS
  • Software packaging and distribution
  • IT Service Management (ITSM)
  • IT operations management (ITOM)
  • ITIL Framework
  • DevOPS and Agile methodology principles and practices

Why Ensono?

Ensono is a place we unleash Associates to Do Great Things – for our clients and for your career. This could mean achieving a professional goal, collaborating with your team on an innovative idea, learning a new skill, reaching a wellness milestone, or engaging in your community through volunteer programs. Whatever it means to you, we want Ensono to be the place where you can do great things.

  • We value flexibility and work-life balance. Positions that are not required to be onsite to support a client may offer the ability to work remotely or hybrid at an Ensono office location.
  • Unlimited Paid Day Off (PDO) Plan
  • Two robust health plan options through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 401(k) with a generous company match
  • Eligibility for dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life and AD&D coverage, and flexible spending accounts
  • Depending on location, ability to take advantage of fitness centers
  • Wellness program
  • Flexible work schedule

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.

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