Senior System Administrator Mainframe ZSeries

Senior System Administrator Mainframe ZSeries

Category: Infrastructure/Cloud
City: Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Position ID: J0321-0077
Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

Your main responsibilities will be the administration and support of zSeries systems in a large, multi-client, multi-vendor and multi-protocol complex network/systems environments. You will also have to participate in the evolution of the zSeries platform by working on the development of scalable and innovative service offerings, oriented towards the future and which meet the current and future needs of our clients. You will collaborate with your teammates, technical specialists (Operating System, Databases, telecommunications, security, Web applications) evolving in a constantly growing context.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Install, propagate, maintain and support z/OS and related software products on centralized zSeries servers.
• Master the tools of centralized zSeries servers (JCL, Scheduler, operation, Automation, Storage, printing, process of changes and incidents).
• Ensure the performance of the systems and monitor the different components;
• Support the daily systems maintenance activities;
• Perform problem determination and resolution;
• Diagnose complex problems, propose and implement solutions adapted to customer needs;
• Manage service request and/or reported problem, follow up until resolution;
• Create and maintain technical procedures and solutions documentation;
• Provide functional analysis for new requirements and service offerings;
• Develop solutions aimed at improving processes that involve the support of our clients;
• Ensure the performance of the systems and monitor the different components;
• Participate in Audits;
• Participate in Disaster Recovery tests;
• Provide on-call support as scheduled.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• In-depth: HLAsm, REXX / CLIST, TSO / ISPF, JCL, SMPE;
• Functional: z/OS, JES2 products, Storage (backup, archive, Tape Manager, IOGEN), Monitors, automation, SDSF / IOF, RACF / TSS / ACF2, Sysplex, testing and debugging tools;
• General: Products such as DB, CICS, IMS and other MF software
• Experience using Microsoft Word , Excel

• Excellent organizational skills;
• Ability to work in a team;
• Autonomy, creativity and proactivity;
• Focused on customer service;
• Be part of the on-call support team
• Bilingual: excellent command of English and French, spoken and written;

• Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent experience
• 10 years minimum of experience in IT *
• Expertise of IBM zSeries (z/OS) platforms


  • CICS
  • IMS
  • JCL
  • Mainframe
  • Rexx
  • TSO
  • zSeries/Operating System(z/OS)

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