Mainframe Consultant

$100,000 - $140,000 yearly
  • The Resume Review - Recruiting Department
  • Jersey City, NJ, USA
  • Apr 06, 2021
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

Job description
The Mainframe Consultant helps to drive the technical strategic direction for the mainframe platform at this company.
Responsibilities include: 
  • Gaining a comprehensive understanding of current mainframe application services and infrastructure capabilities.
  • Assessing strategic vision across multiple lines of business and emerging technical requirements.
  • Developing and executing strategic roadmaps at a practical level from planning, analysis and testing to practical implementation and support.
  • Providing assistance to application developers, architects and infrastructure designers and support technicians.
  • Being highly self-motivated, intellectually curious with the capability and enthusiasm to learn and apply that learning in a practical sense.
  • Working outside normal working hours on occasions and may include periods performing on-call duties on a rotation basis.
Required Skills:
  • Strong z/OS based skills (TSO, JCL, ISPF, REXX, zOSMF, Mainframe Security etc)
  • IBM mainframe product knowledge and practical experience, ideally with middleware and/or database technologies (e.g. CICS, DB2, IMS, MQ)
  • Understanding of application design on multiple platforms
  • Self-motivated and a self-starter with a genuine desire to learn and apply new skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, written and oral. Proficient with the use of MS Office tools.  
  • Experience of mainframe resiliency solutions e.g. GDPS or similar  
  • Ability to work on a 24x7 on call rotational basis
Desired Skills:
  • Practical experience of Linux environments and other non-mainframe technologies  
  • Application programming in traditional and modern languages and techniques (e.g. COBOL, Java, REST, Python)
  • Practical experience of DevOps capabilities and tooling (e.g. Ansible, Jenkins, Openshift)