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Mainframe Systems Administrator

Job ID: 2212450
Location: KEARNEYSVILLE, WV, United States
Date Posted: Aug 29, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Part-Time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Remote
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Job Description


We are currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Mainframe Engineer to begin an exciting and challenging career with SAIC Federal Systems.


The Mainframe Engineer will work as part of a managed Storage-as-a-Service environment for a large Government client and will be responsible for the management of the client’s enterprise storage infrastructure.


Specific duties include:

  • Manage enterprise storage infrastructure in support of client’s Mainframe computing.
  • Provides a deep technical subject matter expertise and leadership for analyzing hardware and software needs.
  • Work independently and with vendors and customer to install, support, upgrade and configure mainframe storage infrastructure.
  • Work with client and storage vendors to maintain supported microcode levels.
  • Work with storage vendors to review microcode release notes: Evaluate risk based on runtime and machine hours then work with client to plan for and conduct maintenance on storage arrays.
  • Troubleshoot escalated storage hardware, configuration and availability issues.
  • Investigate and resolve storage performance issues.
  • Monitor the environment for performance and stability issues to meet Service Level Objectives.
  • Provides oversight and tracking of support tickets, ensuring that issues and requests are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Pro-actively monitor the environment and correct potential or present issues as identified.
  • Provides senior technical consulting internally to teammates and externally to a variety of IT teams.
  • Follow the clients’ and internal procedures for change management, incident management, and escalation.
  • Work with peers across multiple business units. Participate in a 24/7 on-call rotation.
  • Provision storage per Storage-as-a-Service requirements.
  • Document new technical procedures and processes developed in coordination with Storage-as-a-Service business goals.
  • Identify new process and procedure improvements.


Position Requirements:

  • Ability to obtain Government agency BI security clearance with drug screening
  • Bachelor's degree and 8 years overall experience
  • Good Verbal and Written communication skills.


zOS Storage Administration

  • Mainframes host critical core IT for: 92 of the world’s top 100 banks; 23 of the 25 top airlines; 10 of the world’s top 10 insurers; and 71 percent of Fortune 500 companies.
  • Mainframes run 30 billion transactions per day, hold 80 percent of the world’s business data and handle 90 percent of all credit card transactions.
  • Mainframes host more transactions daily than Google (1.3 million/second on CICS vs. 68,542/second on Google), including 55 percent of all enterprise transactions.


IBM Storage Admins - IRS ESS:

  • Required Experience with IBM DS8K (Mandatory)
  • Required Experience with IBM HW planning, site prep, installs and upgrades (Mandatory)
  • Required Experience with IBM technology including DASD replication (PPRC, GDPS & HyperSwap) in support of HA and DR (Mandatory)
  • IBM HyperLink and HyperWrite knowledge (Desired)


Additional knowledge of open systems references below is a plus.



Preferable experience with HP EVA, IBM DS8K, Hitachi VSP/USP, Netapp

  • Experience with Brocade SAN Fabric switches
  • OS Administration: zOS,

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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