Mainframe Technical Advisor


Columbia, South Carolina

a month ago


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Mainframe Technical Advisor
Columbia, South Carolina

a month ago

Job Description

Job Title: Mainframe Technical Advisor
Location: Columbia, SC (Remote)
Duration: 12 Months

  • This role has a specific focus on ENDEVOR.
  • Maintaining a mainframe application environment, working closely with infrastructure and application teams to resolve issues and evolve our environment to support business growth. Provide application release and environment technical coordination across application projects, ensuring releases move from development to test to production smoothly, working closely with application teams, project managers and integrated system teams.
  • Must have a strong z/OS Mainframe development, support and administration background as well as experience with release management, and technical coordination of mainframe project deliveries.
  • Technical competencies
    • COBOL 6.x, z/OS 2.5, JCL, CICS 5.6
    • CA Datacom, VSAM, SQL
    • ISPF, ISPF Dialog Manager, Expeditor (or similar tooling) Endevor R16 or greater Application optimization in a JES2 environment
  • A self-starter, capable of working both independently and in team environments.
    Strong customer service, organizational skills, knowledge of applicable DoD/Government policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated exceptional ability to troubleshoot complex systems required.
  • Solid understanding of industry standard availability and security practices required.
  • 10+ years' experience with z/OS mainframe support, administration and development, demonstrating advanced knowledge in key technologies preferred.
Required Education:
Bachelor's degree Computer Science, Information Systems, or other job related field or 4 years of job related work experience or 2 years of job related experience plus an associate’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other job related degree.

Required Work Experience:
10 Years IT experience including 5 years progressive responsibility within area of expertise.

Other Job details:
  • Provide technical expertise on decisions and priorities regarding the enterprise’s overall systems architecture. Provide technical guidance to project team areas as appropriate.
  • 20% Diagnose, isolate, and debug software problems and perform problem resolution. Identify issues that the vendor is responsible for and refer those issues appropriately.
  • 20% Provide technical guidance to project team areas as appropriate. Evaluate vendor-supplied software packages and make recommendations to IT management. In coordination with Project Leads, provide input on all proposals that could potentially impact systems. May perform sizing on proposed new services and systems through simulations of system configurations and capacity modeling for multiple platforms to establish capacity requirements.
  • 20% Serve as an expert resource to IT groups in planning the resource requirements for systems under development. Review and design system software and hardware builds analyzing system options, risks, cost vs. benefit, and impact on the enterprise business process and goals. Develop and document the framework for integration and implementation for changes to technical standards.
  • 20% Coordinate installation, testing, and maintenance of systems software. Provide data needed to ensure reliability and availability of platforms to meet business objectives. Schedule system downtime in a way that minimizes user impact.
  • 10% Review customer requests, security patches, and audit requirements for additions or changes to systems, and evaluate feasibility to determine if/how to handle the request while maintaining an adequate/appropriate overall systems infrastructure. To determine if requested changes are possible, review system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. Ensure data integrity and space requirements are met across a variety of platforms.
  • 5% Facilitate the establishment and implementation of standards and guidelines that guide the design of technology solutions, including architecting and implementing solutions requiring integration of multiple platforms, operating systems, and applications across the enterprise.
  • 5% Provide technical and disaster recovery support for systems software.
Required Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong analytical and logical thinking skills. Thorough understanding of operating systems and foundation architecture.
  • Expert knowledge of the following as applicable: systems programming, graphical user interfaces, control languages, development, quality assurance, integration methodologies, and the use of currently utilized programming productivity tools.
  • Expert knowledge in the analysis of system software, tools, technologies, and/or products and making recommendations for performance enhancements.
  • Thorough understanding of the implications of multiple systems software products.
Required Software and Other Tools: Standard office equipment. Work Environment: Fast paced, multi-platformed environment which may require action and response 24X7 to support the technical business needs of the customer. 

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $60.00/hr.