Job summary:

Mainframe/AS400 Administrator

Harrisburg, PA, United States

Length and terms:
Long term - W2 or C2C

Position created on 01/15/2021 03:52 pm

Job description:

*** Very long term project; initial PO till 6/30/2021 but expected to go for 3+ years ***Webcam interview; initial remote due to covid then onsite *** Must pick up laptop in person ***

 looking for an IBM Mainframe Systems Administrator to provide systems administration support for the Unemployment Compensation Mainframe and Insurance Department Mainframe. This position provides IBM mainframe z/OS technical support and advice to various areas who rely on mainframe services, programming support for the Department and works with the contracted resources on z/OS issues and changes. Manages the z/OS sandbox and development instances that are utilizing the IBM zPDT z/OS emulator, and works with UC Legacy application team to provide the necessary resources to offload application development to the development instance. Manages performance of the production LPAR, analyzes and requests changes to MSUs, memory, disk, etc. to ensure optimal performance of the mainframe, and manages mainframe capacity to ensure the best cost value to the Department without sacrificing performance. Manages mainframe 3rd party product software licenses and ensure the best value to the department. An important aspect of this work includes advising the CTO on all activities involving enterprise mainframe operations and services. These responsibilities are inclusive of the planning, design, implementation, and maintenance of information technology systems.   Position also manages the Insurance Departments iSeries system, providing systems administration and support.  The Insurances iSeries systems include a production system, test system and DR system in a remote datacenter. Work is performed independently under the general direction of the EBR CTO.

Required Skills

  • 5 years of Experience administering and providing technical support for IBM z/OS V2R2/V2R3 or above
  • 5 years of Experience utilizing various IBM z/OS mainframe utilities
  • 2 years of Experience with IBM zPDT z/OS emulator
  • 5 years of Experience with mainframe capacity planning
  • 5 years of Experience with IBM mainframe disaster recovery planning and implementation
  • 2 years of Experience with IBM iSeries (AS/400) systems

Highly Desired Skills

    • 5 years of Experience administering IBM IMS Database version 14.1/15.1 or above
    • 5 years of Experience administering IBM DB2 Database version V11/V12 or above
    • 5 years of Experience with IBM DB2 Administration Tools
    • 5 years of Experience with IBM IMS Solution and Recovery Packs
    • 5 years of Experience managing and implementing backup and recovery strategies for DB2 and IMS databases
    • 5 years of Experience working with IMS DBRC

Contact the recruiter working on this position:

The recruiter working on this position is Gowtham Reddy(Krishna Team)
His/her contact number is +(1) (205) 5983015
His/her contact email is

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