Senior Infrastructure Architect in Eagan, MN at Pyramid Consulting, Inc

Date Posted: 6/30/2020

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    Eagan, MN
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Job Description

Immediate need for a talented Senior Infrastructure Architect with experience in the IT Industry.
This is a 12+ Months Contract opportunity with long-term potential and is located in Eagan, MN. Please review the job description below.
Job ID: 20-21627

Key Responsibilities:
  • Daily calls to track the status of incidents, problem management, changes, project status, etc.
  • Keep Service Now, iServer, and other internal systems updated for the assets and applications associated with the mainframe platform.
  • Collect business requirements and drive for aligned infrastructure solutions.
  • Review the performance of the system and request tuning changes as needed to meet business requirements.
  • Assist team members to solve problems, make innovative improvements and make decisions.
  • Identify and implement system and process improvements in the z/OS environment with application support teams and other internal customers to facilitate business initiatives.
  • Review and Approve documentation of system software products including usage instructions, configuration notes, test plans, details of customizations necessary for our environment, as well as process and procedure guides.

Key Requirements and Technology Experience:
  • While we the IBM Services Organization (SO) to support the Client-MVS platform as a Mainframe-as-a-Service (MaaS) offering, there is much cross organization communication, checks-and-balance needs, and coordination that must be constant.
  • This role facilitates most of the activities for the Client-South portfolio of infrastructure and applications that run production within the RCC and ATL1 data centers.
  • Knowledge of DR best practices, high-level mainframe infrastructure architecture, platform technology understanding, and of general technical operations to be successful.
  •  Technologies – mainframe hardware, z/OS operating system, IBM major subsystems (CICS, DB2, IMS, MQ, JES2, etc.), ISV software products (CA, BMC, etc.), RACF and Top Secret basics, usage of ISPF/TSO, etc.
  • DesirableSoftware AG technologies (Natural language, COM-PLETE, ADABAS, etc.).
  • zTPF operating system The Senior Systems Advisor is responsible for the day-to-day infrastructure oversight of the Client-MVS platform and its adjacent internal and external platforms.
  • The Sr. Systems Advisor works on multiple products, activities and projects.
  • The Senior Systems Programmer works independently on complex tasks, projects, activities and support assignments that require advanced skills in multiple technical environments.
  • This is done within the best practices processes and procedures and in collaboration with other teams.
  • College Degree Preferred with experience managing multiple technologies. Industry certifications for the subject matter area, ITIL, Six Sigma would be a plus.
  • 10+ years of technical work experience supporting mainframe system software products including operating systems, utilities and ISV software.
  • Experience in a multi-tiered mainframe to AIX or open systems configuration experience a plus.
  • Technical knowledge and understanding.
  • Knowledge of the following technologies and skills will contribute to success in this position.
  • Operating Systems installation experience would be a plus.
  • General knowledge and concepts for subsystems including: disk, virtual tape, print (Client), TCPIP Experience maintaining and testing disaster recovery plans.
  • Third party (non-IBM) vendor package installation and support experience.
Our client is a leading IT Industry and we are currently interviewing fill this and other similar contract positions. If you are interested in this position, please apply online to for immediate consideration.