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Specialist: Systems Engineer

Job Ref
281956
Job Type
Permanent
Employer Type
Recruitment Agency
Date Added 19 Jul 2019
Expiry Date 16 Aug 2019
* There have been 3 applications to this job.
* This job has been viewed 1116 times.
Employer:
BCX

Location:
Western Cape

Salary:
Market related

Benefits:


Role details:
• To ensure operational effectiveness, availability and performance of the storage landscape with a key focus on Mainframe z/OS during and after hours
• Responsible for installation and operational support of Storage Area Networks with key focus on Mainframe
• Responsible for installation and operational support of Mainframe Storage Devices
• Effectively executes all related tasks within the support areas with the focus on SLA management and delivery against these
• Ability to assess, document, and propose recommendations to management and clients.
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Key Deliverables / Primary Functions
• Ensure storage landscape remains optimal in both configuration, software and hardware with specific focus on Mainframe. Including z/OS, IBM DS8884, DS8886 and IBM 7760 Virtualization Engine
• Administration, Maintenance, Troubleshooting, Monitor and Implementation of SAN infrastructure with specific focus on Mainframe and FICON protocol with inter-site links
• Maintain, Recommend, Implement, Troubleshoot, Monitor and Improve the use of Storage Features used for DR (e.g. Metro/Global Mirrors and Failover and Failback) via DSCLI Scripting
• Support IBM disk, tape and virtual tape systems including IBM DS8884, DS8886 and IBM 7760 Virtualization Engine
• Consult with and coordinate all operational components concerning the scheduling of systems time for multi-vendor remedial service or preventive maintenance
• Troubleshoot in a multi-vendor enterprise environment and articulate issues and symptoms

Core Functional Knowledge/ Skills
• In-depth z/OS functioning and understanding
• Extensive experience in IBM Enterprise Storage (DS8884, DS8886, 7760 VTL);
• Extensive knowledge and experience in IBM DSCLI Scripting;
• Extensive Brocade DCX experience
• Extensive knowledge in FICON and DWDM
• Enterprise knowledge and Experience with inter-site SAN environments

Core Functional Knowledge/ Skills
• In-depth z/OS functioning and understanding
• Extensive experience in IBM Enterprise Storage (DS8884, DS8886, 7760 VTL);
• Extensive knowledge and experience in IBM DSCLI Scripting;
• Extensive Brocade DCX experience
• Extensive knowledge in FICON and DWDM
• Enterprise knowledge and Experience with inter-site SAN environments

Qualifications
• Matric or Grade 12 or NQF4
• Information Technology - national diploma or bachelor’s degree
• Relevant Information Technology technical qualification
• ITIL Foundation v3/v4
• Driver’s license minimum code 08

Certification/ Professional Registration
Suggested (as applicable):
• ITIL Foundation v3/v4
• Brocade Certified
• zOS Certified
• IBM Enterprise Storage Certified with z/OS
• IBM Mid-tier storage
• IBM SVC

Experience (length and type of experience)
Minimum of 15 years relevant technical experience in:
• Design, Implementation, Administration, Troubleshooting and Monitoring of Enterprise storage in a Mainframe environment
• Design, Implementation, Support and troubleshooting an Enterprise SAN environment with FICON as a protocol.
• Z/OS system, ICF Catalogs and IDCAMS
• CA-1 and TLMS tape management systems
• Disaster Recovery with storage technologies
• Proficiency with IBM Job Control Language (JCL), TSO/ISPF, SDSF, ISMF, IBM DFHSM, DFSMS, DFDSS, IBM Utilities and SMS ACS Routine coding

Special Requirements
• Standby twice a month
• Work with sale team to provide input into solutions
• Travel when required between clients and offices and support remote and local clients
• Document, Update and Baseline the environment as per client contract requirements
• Capacity management
• Proactive health management of environment
• Understanding iSeries Environments to be able to support the SAN and Storage infrastructure
• Automation


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