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    zOS System Hardware/Mainframe Engineer

    Yorkshire | J & C Associates Ltd

    Job Details
    Category: I.T. & Communications
    Posted Today

    We are Global IT Recruitment specialist that provides support to the clients across UK, Europe and Australia. We have an excellent job opportunity for you.

    Role Title: zOS System Hardware
    Location: Sheffield/Hubrid (2 days onsite)
    Duration: 10 Months
    Rate: £430 inside of IR35

    Role Description:

    The z/OS Systems Hardware candidate should have technical, domain level and specialist skills to ensure that all the Mainframe Processors are operated, maintained and constantly upgraded as technology advances.

    Your responsibilities will include:
    Supporting and maintaining the UK Mainframe Processor estate within a multi-LPAR, multi-site Sysplex environment
    Upgrading the UK Mainframe estate to the next generation of IBM Processor
    Upgrading the Microcode levels on the Mainframe Processors, Coupling Facilities, HMCs and TKEs
    Building and activating IODF/IOCDS configurations in support of changes to the Storage estate and other key projects
    Update PR/SM definitions via HMC

    The ideal candidate for this role will have the below experience and qualifications:
    Must have extensive experience of Mainframe hardware support and configuration. This is essential to the role
    Must have knowledge of z/OS, HMC, HCD, TSO/ISPF, SDSF, JCL, CHPID Mapping tool, JES2
    Must have knowledge of the latest IBMz processor generations z14, z15, z16
    Must have Sysplex and Coupling Facility knowledge
    Troubleshooting for day-to-day incidents and problems records.
    Must have excellent problem determination skills and be a true team player.
    You will be required to provide out-of-hours support for the implementation of hardware changes and support for other projects requiring hardware expertise
    Excellent written and spoken communication skills; an ability to communicate with impact, ensuring complex information is articulated in a meaningful way to wide and varied audiences
    Build effective networks across business areas, developing relationships based on mutual trust and encouraging others to do the same
    Have some experience of creating and deploying comprehensive business/operating plans which consistently deliver desired results
    A comprehensive understanding of risk management and proven experience of ensuring own and others' compliance with relevant regulatory processes

    In addition to the details listed above, the ideal candidate should have the following complimentary skills (although these are not essential):
    Automation, GDPS, Rexx and CLIST skills
    OSA-ICC definition/configuration
    Basic understanding of DWDM
    Knowledge of Disk/Tape infrastructure

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