Tista Science and Technology Corporation

Senior Mainframe Storage Software/Systems Architect

Job Locations US-Remote-United States
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/5/2024 4:55 PM)
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Are you a Senior Mainframe Storage Software/Systems Architect who would like to have a positive impact for millions of people? If so, we may have an opportunity 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 (7:00 AM - 3:30 PM CST)

Pay Range:

  • The pay for this position ranges from $55,730 to $103,500
  • 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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