Tista Science and Technology Corporation

Senior Mainframe Software/System Architect

Job Locations US-IL-Hines
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/21/2024 2:55 PM)
Job ID
2024-5325
# of Openings
1
Category
Information Technology

Overview

Are you an Senior Software/System 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!

 

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Responsibilities

  • Mainframe Support
  • Troubleshooting during non-peak hours and support during disaster recovery events.
  • Mainframe Support (z/OS and z/VM)
  • Mainframe areas such as z/OS and z/VM operating and systems software
  • IBM or equivalent mainframe hardware
  • Mainframe performance and tuning tools
  • Mainframe transaction processing software Customer Information Control System (CICS)
  • Mainframe communications subsystem components
  • Mainframe and network attached printers
  • IBM and IBM compatible tape hardware and Direct Access Storage Devices (DASD) systems and associated tape and disk management software tools
  • Support installation and maintenance of products from the following independent software vendors (ISV)currently in use and any future products added such as Action Software, Allen Systems Group, MicroFocus, BMC, Chicago-soft, CA, Computer Management Sciences, Compuware, Correlog, Dino Software, Elixir Technologies, IBM, Infor Global Solutions, Innovation Data Processing, Levi Ray and Shoup, MacKinney Systems, Merrill Consultants, Nearstar, Open Software Technologies, Oracle, Phoenix Software, Pitney Bowes, PKWARE, Rocket Software, RSD, Serena, Statistical Analysis System (SAS), Software Diversified, Sterling Commerce, Syncsort, Tectia, and Xerox
  • Mainframe Support (Bull/Atos GCOS)
  • Mainframe areas such as GeneChip Operating Software (GCOS)
  • Bull/Atos or equivalent mainframe hardware, mainframe performance and tuning tools
  • Mainframe transaction processing software Bull/Atos Transaction Processing 8 (TP8)
  • Mainframe communications components, mainframe and network attached printers
  • Bull/Atos, and Bull/Atos compatible tape hardware and Direct Access Storage Devices (DASD) systems and associated tape and disk software tools
  • Support installation and maintenance of products from the following independent software vendors currently in use and any future products added such as Bull/Atos, Fixed Asset Software (FAS), Gallagher Robertson (G&R), Network Executive Software and The Other Software Company (TOSC)
  • TP8 Administration

Qualifications

  • Must be able to Install/implement new releases of IBM and Bull/Atos or equivalent-provided maintenance for components of the IBM and Bull/Atos or equivalent Mainframe Operating System
  • Must be able to Research, analyze, and provide recommendations for systems enhancements, performance improvements, and process improvements, and perform evaluations on hardware, software, operations, scheduling that impact system operation and performance, and provide all recommendations to and for approval by COR/VA RESOURCE LEAD(s) prior to any implementation
  • Must be able to Quantify Automatic Data Processing (ADP) capacity for both present and proposed utilization
  • Must be able to Establish and /or maintain multiple logical partitions (LPAR) on the IBM and Bull/Atos or equivalent Mainframe system
  • Must be able to Provide administration and maintenance of the complete z/VM environment to include all performance, security (z/VM RACF) and management tools to effectively provide a robust environment for supporting virtual Linux instances on the mainframe
  • Must be able to Monitor and maintain the security databases for mainframe LPAR systems. Maintain automated processes for security reports and prepare ad hoc reports as requested. Monitor the environment for adherence to VA security standards
  • Must be able to Write, execute, and analyze benchmark programs to test proposed new hardware or software features
  • Must be able to Create Solaris 11 type application packages for in all environments including development, test, preproduction, performance, and production. Install Solaris application packages in all environments including development, test, preproduction, performance, and production
  • Must be able to Develop and/or maintain JCL/Cobol programs and/or GLink scripts involved in the automated operation of GCOS TP8 environments
  • Must Have operational knowledge of the use of third-party tools such as PERSUE-8 for analysis of dump files
  • Must be able to Document operational steps and/or procedures necessary to perform the assigned administrative duties

 

Education:

  • 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)

 

Clearance:

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

Location:

  • Hines, IL (100% Onsite)
  • Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM CST)
  • Hines Information Technology Center 

    Department of Veteran's Affairs 

    5000 South 5th Ave. 

    Building 215 

    Hines, IL 60141 

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