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Mainframe Services Virtual Platform Engineer

Request Technology - Robyn Honquest

Posted on Jul 13, 2021 by Request Technology - Robyn Honquest

Jersey City, NJ 07097
Immediate Start
$100k - $140k Annual


Mainframe Services Virtual Platform Engineer

Looking for an Mainframe Services Virtual Platform Engineer with 5 to 10 years RedHat Linux with IBM Z and z/VM.

The Mainframe Services Virtual Platform Engineer provides technical support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM Z and z/VM.


  • Participating in design, development and implementation of systems engineering activities, to include operating system technical support, systems programming and data center capabilities
  • Responsible for components of complex engineering and/or analytical tasks and activities
  • Serving as a seasoned/proficient technical resource; providing tech knowledge and capabilities as team member and individual contributor
  • Influencing and directing activities of a team related to special initiatives or operations
  • Providing problem determination and resolution, installing and updating newly developed software to assigned systems
  • Responsible for the operating system and associated subsystems
  • Providing system-level support of multi-user operating systems, hardware and software tools, including installation, configuration, maintenance, and support of these systems
  • Identifying alternatives for optimizing computer resources.
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions
  • Collecting information to analyze and evaluate existing or proposed systems
  • Researching, planning, installing, configuring, troubleshooting, maintaining and upgrading hardware and software interfaces with the operating system
  • Working as a team member with other technical staff, such as networking and storage, to ensure connectivity and compatibility between systems.
  • Writing and maintaining system documentation
  • Matching current technology with the needs of the company

Required Job Skills:

  • 7- 10 years in Information Technology
  • 5 years Linux engineering experience
  • Experience with building packages
  • Experience with Bash and other Scripting
  • Knowledge of IBM Mainframe technologies including z/VM
  • Good communication skills both written and oral are required as the individual must interface with application developers, support teams, software vendors and management staff

Desired Job Skills:

  • 5 - 10 years Red Hat Enterprise Linux engineering experience
  • IBM z/VM Mainframe systems programmer experience
  • REXX, TCPIP, Computer Associates products, Web-Interfaces
  • Experience with building Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) packages
  • Experience or familiarity with Ansible, OpenShift, Bitbucket, Jira, Confluence, and Artifactory
  • Information Technology degree from an accredited university

Job Profile:

  • Leads and/or participates in the design, development, and implementation of complex system engineering activities involving cross-functional technical support, systems programming and data center capabilities.
  • Responsible for components of highly complex engineering and/or analytical tasks and activities.
  • Establishes input/output processes and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility, coordination of subsystems design, and integration of total system.
  • Viewed as a technology subject matter expert; able to provide and communicate complex technology solutions across differing audiences including technical, managerial, business executives, and/or vendors.
  • Will have responsibility for multiple, complex projects; will direct activities of teams related to special initiatives or operations and may have direct reports.
  • Leads the resolution process for complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criterion for obtaining results.
  • Information Technology degree and/or technology certifications preferred or substantial equivalent experience.
  • Typically 7-10 years of IT experience.

Reference: 1254120647

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