Tista Science and Technology Corporation

Senior Mainframe Storage Software/Systems Architect

Job Locations US-Remote-United States
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/12/2024 7:25 AM)
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Are you an Senior Mainframe Storage Software/Systems Architect wizard eager to wield your expertise for the betterment of millions? If the answer is yes, an exciting opportunity may be on the horizon for you.


TISTA associates enjoy above Industry Healthcare Benefits, Remote Working Options, Paid Time Off, Training/Certification opportunities, Healthcare Savings Account & Flexible Savings Account, Paid Life Insurance, Short-term & Long-term Disability, 401K Match, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program, Paid Holidays, Military Leave, and much more!


  • Analyze and configure Mainframe DASD storage availability, SMS constructs, ACS routines
  • Monitor, support, maintain, and enhance associated storage, backups, and data replication for Sysplexes
  • Analyze and determine cause of Mainframe DASD space concerns
  • Configure Mainframe DASD space capacity where required
  • Analyze and configure required SMS modifications
  • Analyze and configure required Mainframe ACS code modifications
  • Monitor DASD storage resources for performance and available space
  • Process required Mainframe SMS construct modifications online using TSO logon
  • Test all changes using the test environment prior to installation.
  • Analyze, identify and perform catalog reorg’s
  • Analyze and configure management class constructs defining retention requirements for data sets.
  • Analyze and configure Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) parameter library members assigned to control execution
  • Fulfill SNOW ticket requests for mainframe customers in a timely manner as they pertain to Mainframe Storage administration and related products
  • Analyze and perform the steps to reorganize control data sets
  • Support and configure IBM Mainframe storage management disciplines utilizing DF/SMS ACS routines
  • Review Mainframe DASD storage thresholds to determine adequate space availability
  • Analyze and determine cause of DASD space concerns
  • Analysis of Mainframe DASD storage usage availability
  • Provide estimates and recommendation of DASD and storage requirements
  • Configure DASD storage space available to correct DASD space shortage
  • Review Mainframe backup schedules to determine adequate recoverability
  • Review data replication resource availability and status
  • Analyze, determine and provide resolution of DASD backup and data replication failures
  • Document, report and address in ticketing system, the status of tape storage availability issues
  • Review Mainframe DASD performance with 3rd party vendor personnel verbally and in writing
  • Brief management, customer, team, or vendors using written or oral skills at appropriate technical level for audience
  • Provide DASD and tape storage administration support for our customers
  • Manage storage pools for multiple customers and LPARs
  • Perform problem diagnostics and resolution
  • Create and oversee jobs for daily, weekly, and monthly backups
  • Perform data and volume recovery
  • Provide support on 24 x 7 x 365 basis across multiple time zones
  • Interact with hardware and software vendors as required
  • Maintain documentation of issue cause, action, and resolution in the designated problem tracking system.
  • In joint co-operation with the Disaster Recovery Services and other technical teams, successfully execute tasks associated with any given customer's disaster recovery plans
  • Aid and assist other mainframe teams as required to support them and our clients.
  • Adhere to a schedule that efficiently manages resources and allows timely implementations
  • Follow SNOW change control procedures


  • Experience with z System architectures (z/OS/z/VM)
  • Must have experience with DASD
  • Must have experience with storage
  • Knowledge in z/OS , z/VM, SMP/E, JES/EJES , TSO / ISPF , DFSMS Management, Capacity Management, VTAM,  and JCL
  • Knowledge on hardware such as IBM TS7700 series and EMC, VMAX
  • Experience in Installation and using IBM TS7700 series and EMC, replication software
  • Must be able to support 24 x 7 x 365 basis across multiple time zones
  • Knowledge of MS teams
  • Knowledge and experience with SAS
  • Understanding of JES3
  • Knowledge of doing SMF or RMF research
  • Ability to perform ISPF commands to manipulate data file editing


  • Master’s degree (computer science, electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline) and 10 years of prior relevant experience
  • Ten (10) years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education (20 years total)


  • The ability to pass a Tier 2/Modest Background Investigation 


  • Remote, USA
  • Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST)

Pay Range:

  • The pay for this position ranges from $42,730 to $98,500
  • The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience, and location
  • Also, certain positions are eligible for additional forms of compensation, such as bonuses
  • TISTA associates are eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefits plan! More information can be found here: https://tistatech.com/working-at-tista/




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