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Systems Administrator VI in Washington, DC at Volt

Date Posted: 5/14/2019

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Job Description

Volt is seeking a Mainframe Systems Programmer for our client in Washington D.C.


  • Responsible for the installation, configuration, monitoring, automation, integrity, technical support and maintenance of the Department’s IBM System Z mainframe environment
  • Serves as a systems programmer for z/OS with support of z/VM only for IOCD (I/O configuration) and configuration of resources on the CEC
  • Handling day-to-day activities, some storage admin duties, Disaster Recovery planning/preparation and testing
  • May serve as the administrator for PARMLIB changes for all LPARs that are implemented at PM outages
  • Maintains a familiarity with the shutdown REXX code that is used to shut down all LPARs just prior to PM outages in a clean and timely fashion
  • Serves as the backup for automation issues when primary support is unavailable. Serves as a backup for mainframe storage SME when the primary support is unavailable


  • Must have an Active US Government Security Clearance
  • Thorough knowledge and proven ability to perform installation, maintenance, problem analysis and prevention, system tailoring, customization and administration, performance monitoring and tuning, and documentation of IBM z/OS
  • z/OS System Support Knowledge including parmlib, authorize libraries, CLISTs, REXX and Procs changes
  • Experience maintaining mainframe IODF
  • Experience maintaining JES2 subsystem
  • VTAM experience (used for TN3270 type terminal communications and EE Pipes with both DOJ and external government customers)
  • TCP/IP experience (primarily IPv4 but in the early stages of IPv6). This includes all the IP-LU Mapping (an example is the Two Factor LUName requirements for Top Secret), OSA cards on all mainframe and working with Network Support Group and JUTNet. BIG-IP
  • Console communications with OSA-ICC experience
  • Required HW: General knowledge of mainframe hardware including IBM z14, or IBM z13, or IBM EC12, Virtual tape and enterprise storage Required SW: Operating Systems: Installing and maintaining z/OS; Experience maintaining mainframe IODF.
  • Using IBM SW: IBM Utilities, Tape Management Software, scheduler software
  • Languages: CLISTs, REXX

Desired Skills:

  • Operating Systems: using z/OS
  • SW: Websphere, Connect:Direct, CLIST, DB2, CA-Top Secret (or other external security manager on z/VM), CA-Scheduler, CA-1, Assembler
  • HW: Hitachi VSP, IBM TS3500, IBM TS7720/7740 VTL

Volt is an Equal Employment Opportunity