z/OS Systems Engineer

$140000 - $160000 yr

Full Time

  • Work from home



Job Description

Do you want more than just another job? Are you ready to team up with an organization that values your contributions? Then Hired by Matrix is the group for you!

Working with some of the US premier Fortune 500 companies, we excel at connecting candidates with positive cultures and dynamic teams. We even go the extra mile with our signature Consultant Appreciation Program (CAP) to help them in their future job searches.

Hired by Matrix has provided talent solutions to enhance organizations team capacities for over three decades. As a full-service search firm, we partner with companies across industries, including Financial Services, Fintech, Consumer Goods and Services, Security and Logistics, Pharmaceutical / Biotech, Technology, Automotive, Engineering, and Healthcare.

About the Role:
This position will support the efforts related to all Mainframe Application Environments and Interfaces while aiding the design and configuration of new systems, hardware, appliances, protocols, networks, and technologies. Projects will include, but not be limited to, software version upgrades, significant hardware upgrade support, testing, and system maintenance. Periodic off-hour support and work on weekends and holidays to complete such projects with minimal impacts on the business will be expected.


  • General Knowledge Requirements: TSO, ISPF, JCL, JES2, OMVS, TCP/IP, SDSF, WLM, SMS, SDSF, SMPE
  • Minimum 5 yrs experience as an MVS Systems Programmer with any of the following concentrations :
    • CICS System Administration and support
    • Db2 V12/V13 (with Data Sharing a plus)
    • zO/S V2 (with Sysplex a plus)
    • Storage Administration (DFSMS, DFHSM, FDR/ABR a plus, etc.)
    • Hardware Configuration a plus (HCD, IBM DS8000, DS7700 VTAPE, etc )
  • Must be able to investigate new techniques or methods and communicate those ideas to the team and upper management.
  • Must have strong analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to work under pressure and time constraints
  • Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently
  • College degree or equivalent preferred
  • Performance Monitoring tools (BMC Mainview or similar)
  • Security Administration (RACF or similar)
  • COBOL Applications Programming Environments (Batch / CICS / DB2 Stored Procedures)
  • Operations Restart and Scheduling Software (BMC Control-M and/or Control R)
  • OMVS Services/Linux on Z
  • Disaster Recovery / Global Mirror
  • WLM/System Tuning
  • Leadership and project management experience a plus

Approx. Duration: Direct Placement

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Who We Are
Since 1986, Hired by Matrix, Inc. has improved our candidates' lives with exciting job opportunities that provide outstanding career advancement. Hired by Matrix offers our contract professionals competitive salaries, benefits after 60 days, and a 401k option with a company match after one year.

Hired by Matrix is an Equal Opportunity Employer and proud to be certified as both a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise and a Woman-Owned Small Business.