Senior Mainframe Operations Lead in Arlington, VA at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 9/4/2019

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    Arlington, VA
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Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Mainframe Operations Lead with our industry-leading client in Arlington, VA.

We will accept corp to corp or w2 contractors. For our w2 consultants, we offer a great benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits, 401k with company matching, and life insurance.

Responsibilities of the Senior Mainframe Operations Lead:

  • Work with application partners to tune, troubleshoot and maintain a DB2 environment 
  • Analyze problems and provides recommendations for application improvements where appropriate 
  • Create, tune and monitor z/OS DB2 systems for performance 
  • Assure integrity of databases, backups and logs Perform data refreshes in lower environments as needed 
  • Assist applications groups with system and database level issues and research 
  • Work with application groups and peers to determine implementation details for enhancements and applications 
  • Work with software vendors to provide timely support and resolution to issues 
  • Available to provide non-business hours support as assigned 
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with internal customers, internal IT support groups and vendors to achieve project goals 
  • Identify and develop strategic approaches for effectively evaluating and implementing new technologies and performance enhancements 
  • Recommend modifications to operating policies through process improvement initiatives 
  • Responsible for maintaining mainframe z/OS and z/VM systems software at most current level release and communicate resulting impacts of the overall health of the mainframe environment

Requirements of the Senior Mainframe Operations Lead:

  • Undergraduate degree in CS/CE/CIS/MIS or Engineering/Technology or related field or equivalent experience/training
  • 8+ years of z/OS mainframe experience
  • Understanding of z/OS subsystems and their roles IBM z/Series processors 
  • IBM z/OS and z/VM operating systems 
  • EMC Disk Library for Mainframe 
  • Experience with a maintaining mission critical, high availability z/OS DB2 systems in a 24x7 environment 
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines and prioritize projects in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment 
  • Proficient in MS Office applications 
  • Mainframe OEM software 
  • Mainframe configuration management 
  • Experience with Linux on a System z Enterprise Storage Solutions 
  • Performance management Capacity and predictive management 
  • Experience with large scale technology infrastructure Data Center operations, hardware and software 
  • Demonstrated conceptual understanding of the relationship between distributive and mainframe environments 
  • Demonstrated experience with managing performance metrics that must conform to SLAs

Keywords: IBM, z/OS, DB2, OEM, z/VM

Job ID: 328875

About Eliassen Group:

Eliassen Group provides strategic talent solutions to drive our clients’ innovation and business results. Leveraging over 30 years of success, our expertise in IT staffing, Agile consulting, creative services, managed services, and life sciences enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Headquartered in Reading, MA and with offices from coast to coast, Eliassen Group offers local community presence, deep networks, as well as national reach. For more information, visit

Eliassen Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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