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Mainframe Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2117081
Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States
Date Posted: Feb 3, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


SAIC has a contingent job opportunity for a Senior Mainframe Systems Engineer (MCTFS) to support the Technology Services Organization (TSO) Information Technology (IT) Services Contract program under the US Marine Corps. This position is contingent upon contract award, expected in the Fall of 2022.

This position will be located in Indianapolis, IN. Daily work location is still TBD. At a minimum, you will need to be within commuting distance for local meetings in Indianapolis. 

We are seeking a “Hands on” team leader, responsible for overseeing team’s daily initiatives, while also providing technical support for Mainframe Services.

The Senior Mainframe Systems Engineer:

  • Participates in design, development and implementation of systems engineering activities, including operating system technical support, systems programming and data center capabilities. Responsible for components of complex engineering and/or analytical tasks and activities. Serves as a seasoned/proficient technical resource; provides technical knowledge and capabilities as a leader on the team. Will influence activities of the team for initiatives and operations.


  • Provide leadership to team, acting as a main point of escalation, as well as collaborate on activities within the team and across mainframe engineering teams
  • Provide system-level support of multi-user operating systems, hardware and software tools, including installation, configuration, maintenance, and support of these systems
  • Research, plan, install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain and upgrade hardware and software interfaces with the operating system.
  • Write and maintain system documentation
  • Collect information, analyze and evaluate existing or proposed systems
  • Identify alternatives for optimizing computer resources


Clearance Requirement

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance, or must be able to obtain and maintain a government-issued security clearance of Secret or higher; interim may be required before starting
    US citizenship required

Experience, Education and Certification Requirements

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in mainframe systems programming role  
  • Subject Matter Expert in IBM Mainframe z/OS operating system, control, structure, logic, security 
  • Strong knowledge and experience with SMP/E, JES2, JES3, JCL, ISPF dialog management, REXX. 
  • Extensive understanding of IBM zEnterprise server hardware and facilities 
  • Previous experience managing large scale global deployments 

Desired Skills 

  • Experience with wide range of IBM and ISV product and vendor installation support tools 
  • Experience with IBM Assembler 
  • Experience with System Automation, Performance Monitoring, Communication Server, CICS, DB2, IMS, WMQ, Batch Scheduling, Change Management, Storage Management, ISPF dialog development HTML 



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Target salary range: $125,001 - $135,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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