Tista Science and Technology Corporation

Senior Mainframe Software/System Architect

Job Locations US-Remote-United States
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/5/2024 4:19 PM)
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Are you an Senior Mainframe 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!


  • Definition and enforcement of Mainframe system standards
  • Troubleshoot of mainframe operating system and sub-system problems
  • Provide technical support to the Mainframe applications programming staff and Operations
  • Implement and administrate of the Security policy via Top Secret
  • Implement and configure all IBM & 3rd party mainframe software
  • Manage operations projects across the sub-departments
  • Provide support for all Mainframe operational issues
  • Adhere to change control standards via the SNOW ticketing system.
  • Trouble shoot and work with the following systems BMC – MAINVIEW, CMF, ControlM-Tape, AmiOps automation, Phoenix – EJES, Innovation – FDR, DSF, FDREPORT, IAM, Chicago Soft – QwickRef, IBM - z/OS, DFSORT, Jes3+ ,IBM - z/VM, Redhat z/Linux, Z15
  • Collaborate with other IT teams to develop and implement mainframe system upgrades, patches, and fixes, adhering to change management processes and minimizing service disruptions
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot system problems, coordinating with hardware and software vendors, as necessary, to resolve complex technical issues
  • Develop and maintain system documentation, including standard operating procedures, configuration guidelines, and disaster recovery plans
  • Provide off-hours support for critical system issues and emergencies
  • Using z/OS, SMP/e and Mainframe JCL, System Utilities, Microsoft Excel
  • Diagnose, isolate and de-bug software problems and performs problem resolution
  • Respond to emails and attend meetings


  • Must have experience trouble shoot and work with the following systems BMC – MAINVIEW, CMF, ControlM-Tape, AmiOps automation, Phoenix – EJES, Innovation – FDR, DSF, FDREPORT, IAM, Chicago Soft – QwickRef
  • Must have experience IBM - z/OS, DFSORT, Jes3+
  • Must have experience IBM - z/VM and  Redhat z/Linux
  • Good working knowledge of IBM and 3rd party software that VA installs:
  • Experience with Systems Programming installing, configuring and supporting the z/OS platform software
  • Good working knowledge of IBM Hardware:
  • Strong understanding of mainframe hardware, system components, and subsystems.
  • Must have experience Using z/OS, SMP/e and Mainframe JCL, System Utilities, Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing to technical and non-technical audiences of various levels within client organization
  • Must be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment with focus on timeliness, documentation, and communications with peers and business users alike
  • Experience utilizing USS
  • Excellent analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with TCP/IP, VSAM, User Exits, Sharepoint, Service Now, incident and change processes
  • Proficiency in programming languages used in mainframe environments, such as COBOL, PL/I, Assembler, or REXX
  • Experience with Project Planning, Mainframe Security, disaster recovery and business continuity
  • Programming experience in one or more of the following languages – REXX, SAS, Cobol
  • Solid understanding of mainframe networking protocols and technologies
  • Familiarity with mainframe storage systems, such as DFSMS, DFSMShsm, or DFSMSdss
  • Experience with mainframe security tools and practices, including Top Secret
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to diagnose and resolve complex technical issues
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge to support one of more of the following – CA-7, CA-OPSMVS, SAS, CA-DATACOM, BMC Control products
  • Working knowledge of Syncsort, ISPF, ISPF Dialogs, REXX, Fileaid, CA-ACF2, DF/DSS,  Unix System Services
  • Ability to use MS-Teams


  • 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 (7:00 AM - 3:30 PM CST)

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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