System Architect ( SAS, Z/OS, JCL) - 100 % REMOTE

z/OS, Upgrades, Systems architecture, TRM, TSO, Troubleshooting, UPS, Unix, Software metrics, Software deployment, SAS, Software engineering, Software release life cycle, Storage, Swift, System implementation, Software development, Scheduling, Security, Release management, Reporting, Risk management, Root cause analysis, Security architecture, JCL, Oracle, Policies, Policies and procedures, Primavera, Process modeling, Cloud, COBOL, Configuration, Configuration management database, Compliance, Cost accounting, Database, Data storage, Data centers, Disaster recovery, Distribution, Documentation, Facilitation, Financial management, Financial software, Firewall, Hardware, ITIL, ISPF, IO, IT, Implementation, Information security, Information systems, Installation, Integration, Investigation, Linux, Debugging, Continuous improvement, SQL, SOW, SDLC, Program management, Project management, Process management, Mainframe, Load balancing, Hosting, Infrastructure
Contract W2, Contract Independent, 12 Months
Depends on Experience
Travel not required

Job Description


Those who are authorized to work without sponsorship are encouraged to apply pls !


Please send resumes to saakshi(at)zilliontechnologies(dot)com or call 703-955-1070 |571-281-3021



System Architect - SAS, Z/OS and JCL

2 plus years ongoing contract



Direct Client - Leidos- Department of Veterans Affairs 


Labor CATEGORY: software/systems architect sr. - Financial Management Systems

Technical experience: 5+ years of SAS statistical coding. 2+ years for Z/OS with JCL experience to include Job creation. Other skills desirable: TSO/ISPF, FILE-Aid, and EJES. Functional experience: Testing and Debugging Financial systems experience. 2.7

Resource to support for new development and sustainment activities for Financial Management Business Transformation work under Managerial Cost Accounting. (FMBT MCOA)


labor category description:


This task requires applying analytical processes to the planning, design and implementation of new and improved information systems to meet the business requirements of customer organizations.

A Senior Software/System Architect Sr. must have extensive experience in the coordination of program and project leaders to identify requirements for system architecture. Must be able to identify strategies for addressing requirements. Must have extensive experience with analysis of requirements against fiscal, schedule, and performance issues. Has extensive experience in taking program requirements and is able to create an architecture vision having experience in high volume and high availability networks and systems. Experience in creating and conveying to team members the architectural vision for a program or project. Is responsible for dictating design choices to software developers, including but not limited to: platforms, coding and technical levels. Experience in establishing and enforcing standards and practices. Overseeing the development team, he manages the full life cycle of the software development process. Has extensive software development experience and thorough knowledge of a variety of programming languages and logic.




Serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for one or more applications in the Sustainment lifecycle. Possess a working knowledge of the products used to monitor and measure application and infrastructure performance. 2. Perform as the subject matter expert (SME) for assigned applications, possessing a working knowledge of the application (including navigation and functionality) infrastructure, and security architecture. The Contractor shall be able to converse fluently with customers, architects, technical teams, product development, and other stakeholders. The Contractor shall maintain familiarity with UNIX, Linux, and Windows operating systems, Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL), Job Control Language (JCL) and associated utility programs, Oracle and SQL Database usage, and general datacenter infrastructure including cloud and virtual hosting services, server technology, Mainframes, Automated Scheduling, Electronic File Transfers, Print Production, disk and tape storage, backup methodologies, and disaster recovery. 3. Keep all components of product releases, and infrastructure changes, are organized and deployed in a controlled manner enabling a repeatable process. Manages the release and deployment process. Release Management activities include design and implementation of formal procedures, including checks and balances throughout the process. The Contractor shall identify and mitigate risk to ensure the integrity and recoverability of the production environment. The Contractor shall ensure the currency, accuracy, and completeness of the Configuration VA118-16-D-1004 36C10B18F2639 Page 100 of 169 Management Database (CMDB) for all business and technical data elements for assigned applications. 4. Keep the currency, accuracy, and completeness of the Configuration Management Database (CMDB), work management and mail group memberships, costs for assigned applications and projects, ATO (Authorization to Operate) and security artifacts, and security patches maintained. 5. Enforce compliance with VA security and privacy policies and directives, and the CRISP initiative. The Contractor shall take immediate action and ensure resolution of violations and non-compliance, Infrastructure Operations (ITOPS IO) policies, procedures, directives, and management handbooks, and ITOPS IO & VA approved data storage backup policy. 6. Monitor and analyze application performance, capacity, reliability, and stability metrics. The Contractor shall take immediate corrective action to mitigate unacceptable performance levels, and develop plans for resolution. 7. Proactively manage server certificates. The Contractor shall maintain and publish a plan that identifies and tracks tasks, schedule, and ownership. 8. Manage application outage and Swift Action Response Team (SWAT) events, and proactively engage in root cause analysis. 9. Analyze and manage the Automated Notification Response (ANR) process, ensuring accuracy and completeness. 10. Determine root cause analysis of application outages and creates effective remediation plans. 11. Participate in the ITOPS IO Operations Planning meetings, assessing change impact, performing risk mitigation, and organizing communication plans. The Contractor shall serve as the application’s primary technical SME point-of-contact, facilitating and coordinating customer requirements, integration efforts, and other actions, as required. 12. Provide SME recommendations to ITOPS IO during meetings, release management/operational readiness reviews, and other work sessions, such as planning and budgeting. 13. Participate in a matrix team environment, actively and effectively managing relationships with customers, build and release managers, technical teams, product development, project managers, and other stakeholders as required. 14. Keep the currency, accuracy, completeness, and timely close-out of change orders, service requests, and incident reports, verification of all data storage back-ups for assigned applications, accuracy of all labor hours recorded in Primavera for assigned projects, and accurate and timely completion of server worksheets, storage request forms, firewall spreadsheets, and other artifacts required by internal ITOPS IO teams. 15. Maintain recorded labor hours associated with change orders, service requests, incident reports, and activity codes that accurately reflect the work performed for assigned applications. The Contractor shall take immediate corrective action when labor hours are not accurate, reporting discrepancies to the on-site Contractor Manager for contract resources, and including the Program Manager Serve as Subject Matter Expert for internal-facing changes and activities, such as CRISP patching, load balancer upgrades, server builds and modifications, storage allocations, firewall changes, and other related activities. 16. Plan for systems implementation and continual improvement by participating in process design and implementation of procedures for the installation of changes to IT systems and infrastructure. 17. Keep the hardware inventory and software versions tracked and recorded in the CMDB 18. Keep the CMDB current, accurate, and complete for assigned applications. VA118-16-D-1004 36C10B18F2639 Page 101 of 169 19. Conduct monthly audits of the CMDB and take immediate corrective action as required when deviations or missing data is found. The Contractor shall provide monthly documentation to the Program Manager on findings and actions. 20. Plan and manage changes and other deployment activities for assigned applications following release, configuration, and project management requirements, and applying Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes according to ITOPS IO policies and procedures. 21. Ensure product releases are operational readiness while providing SME recommendation for the go/no go decision. The Contractor shall ensure that an approved plan is in-place with assigned ownership and schedule to resolve non-compliance issues. 22. Provide planning, coordination, and communication ensuring the successful deployment of software, and infrastructure changes. 23. Ensure that only approved and tested product versions are installed in accordance with the SDE and ITOPS IO approved Process Management website. 24. Verify the accuracy and reliability of product release back out instructions. 25. Communicate the impact of planned releases to all stakeholders. 26. Troubleshoot problems associated with a release. 27. Ensure compliance with ITOPS IO approved backup policy. Takes immediate corrective action when compliance requirements are not met. 28. Monitor the VA TRM (Technical Reference Model) and develop compliance plans. 29. Proactively ensure that the Knowledge Management database contains accurate and current lessons learned and “how to” information. 30. Create SBARs for Senior ITOPS IO Leadership for the purpose of notification and actions regarding policy and other issues requiring ITOPS IO senior leadership direction and approval. All work products shall be provided to COR/VA PM(s) for review prior to any distribution. 31. Ensure that Risk Based Decision (RBD) memos are created according to directives, and are renewed prior to scheduled expiration. All work products shall be provided to COR/VA PM(s) for review and approval prior to any distribution 32. Ensure that Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms) are resolved and responded to as required. 33. Comply with VA security and Information Security policies and directives, and the CRISP. The Contractor shall take immediate action and ensure resolution of violations and non-compliance. The Contractor shall ensure compliance with ITOPS IO and VA policies, procedures, directives, and management handbooks. 34. Support approval of application access requests by conducting access reviews in compliance with VA policy, including the closing of expired accounts. 35. Remain current on all VA required training requirements. 36. Provide monthly status and action plans for outages, root cause analysis, and remediation plans, risks and issues (in advance of a crisis), customer satisfaction, lifecycle plans, application metrics, trends, actions, and CRISP compliance. 37. Serve as backup to the Application, Build, or Project Manager, and other IT Specialists.


    • Master’s Degree and 10 years of experience or 10 years additional in lieu of degree
    • Knowledge of and experience with the VA IT computing infrastructure and architecture
    • Senior Software/Systems Architect experience
    • Application/Infrastructure performance and availability program management experience
    • Must have demonstrated experience with managing and analyzing large volumes of data for predictive analysis


  • Technical experience: 5+ years of SAS statistical coding. 2+ years for Z/OS with JCL experience to include Job creation.


DESIRED Skills: TSO/ISPF, FILE-Aid, and EJES. Functional experience: Testing and Debugging Financial systems experience. 2.7


Location: Remote


Travel: No




expected start date: 06/22/20


expected pERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: 1 year


Anticipated hours: 40 hours




Master’s Degree/10 years’ experience Computer Science, EE, or other engineering technical discipline. 10 years additional relevant experience substituted for education.


Subcontractor Reporting Requirements: (If your Program has specific reporting needs, please include as applicable to the work to be performed)


Please send resumes to saakshi(at)zilliontechnologies(dot)com or call 703-955-1070 |571-281-3021




Saakshi Sahni

Sr. Business Development Manager

Zillion Technologies, Inc


Phone: 571-281-3021 | Cell: 703-955-1070 | Fax: 703-349-6527

20745 Williamsport Place, Suite #250 | Ashburn, VA-20147


Posted By

Saakshi Sahni

20745 Williamsport Place, Suite 250 Ashburn, VA, 20147

Dice Id : 10124305
Position Id : 5993494
Originally Posted : 1 year ago
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