Allied Consultants, Inc. is an Austin-based firm which has for 25 years been a premier provider of technical and business professionals to clients in Texas. We are currently seeking an experienced Mainframe Systems Administrator to be a key resource on a technical services team.
Allied Consultants offers its family of consultants excellent rates, a local support staff, and an attractive benefits package which includes medical insurance (Allied shares a percentage of the cost), life insurance, a matching 401(k) plan and a cafeteria plan.
Candidates selected for interview will be required to undergo criminal background checks and may be required to complete a drug screen in accordance with Federal and State Law. Offers of Employment are contingent on a successful background check
Allied Consultants is an equal opportunities employer.
One of our Texas state agency clients requires an experienced Mainframe Systems Administrator to provide support for agency mainframe system and services. This role provides technical leadership within their infrastructure and operations section, which is responsible for administration of all applications in our client’s mainframe environment. The mainframe system administrator’s work includes supporting data entry and control work processes, overseeing and coordinating mainframe operations in the client’s data center. The mainframe systems administrator’s responsibilities include working with the Network Administration, Customer Support and Applications Development and Support towers to provide support necessary for day-to-day mainframe operations.
The mainframe system administrator will be involved in highly advanced (senior-level) systems administration in support of agency application software and hardware systems and supporting infrastructure and coordinates day-to-day system administration functions such as server configuration, break/fix, user support, and backups. The routine system administration functions will include installs and updates, performance monitoring, security monitoring, and maintenance.
This role includes coordination of work to meet agency goals and objectives as set forth by agency management. All work is coordinated with state contracted data center vendors and under supervision of the Infrastructure, Operations and Desktop Support Manager with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Experience with z/OS Systems administration.
Experience with mainframe IMS database administration
Experience in basic z/OS utilities: TSO, SYSVIEW and/or ISPF, Basic IBM utilities IDCAMS, IEFBR14.
Experience with Batch and CICS Cobol, IMS programming and problem resolution.
Experience developing and troubleshooting complex JCL
Working knowledge of Top Secret setup, administration and reporting.
Experience writing, analyzing, and debugging REXX programs in a z/OS environment.
Experience maintaining mainframe printer assignments, including working knowledge of IP Printway.
Working knowledge of BPXBATCH processing for remote executes.
Working knowledge of batch SFTP and FTPS processing.
Knowledge of Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) concepts and implementation.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, with major coursework in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field.
Experience and education may be substituted on a year for year basis.