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Mainframe Performance Capacity Tech Lead

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 by Request Technology - Robyn Honquest

Charlotte, NC 28201
Immediate Start
$120k - $135k Annual

Mainframe Performance Capacity Tech Lead

Location: Charlotte, NC

Looking for a candidate with 8 years capacity planning, performance tuning in a large enterprise. Executing over 30 billion transactions a day worldwide, IBM Z is critical to Company databases, transaction Servers, and applications that require high reliability, scalability, compatibility and security. Company's IBM Z (Mainframe) Engineers develop technical solutions which enable our business partners, customers, agents, and employees to reach and exceed their goals.

We're looking for a resource who can work with engineers and clients to optimize the enterprise Mainframe performance


  • Manages the enterprise Mainframe server strategy and capacity planning functions including the configuration, maintenance and implementation of Mainframe Servers in a multi datacenter, multi sysplex environment.
  • Maintains WLM policy definitions, capacity provisioning manager (CPM) thresholds, assesses sub-systems (DB2, IMS, CICS) and application systems performance and monitors server utilization.
  • Prepares and reviews regular health check reporting identifying trends and takes appropriate actions
  • Drives strategy for Mainframe performance by researching and exploiting new technology and capabilities.
  • Ability to work closely with Mainframe infrastructure teams and business application clients to resolve complex performance issues
  • Identifies performance tuning and configuration options opportunities to ensure the Mainframe systems are running in the most efficient and cost-effective manner
  • Controls cost by targeting performance tuning for high usage system and application components and uses of Mainframe configuration options.


  • Strong statistical and analytical skills with extensive knowledge and understanding of Mainframe capacity and workload planning concepts and analysis and be able undertake capacity forecasting
  • At least a minimum of 8 years' experience of capacity planning and performance tuning in the zOS multi sysplex architecture and Workload Manager (WLM)
  • In-depth knowledge of RMF, SMF, Omegamon, Tivoli Decision Support, MXG, IBM Capacity Products
  • Good knowledge of MF Subsystems CICS, MQ, IMS and DB2

Reference: 864542195

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