Senior Mainframe Modernization Engineer (Remote opportunity)

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Ensono is conducting a search to fill a position on our Mainframe Engineering team. You will join our elite Mainframe Product team as an IBM Z Product Engineer. Leveraging modern technologies to develop leading edge solutions to bring forward offerings to our managed services clients. If this sounds interesting and you feel you’re the right person for this amazing opportunity let’s continue. Members of Ensono’s Mainframe Product Engineering team align to the Product Management organization in development of innovative product offerings. These offerings are established on defined requirements and you will be responsible for designing, testing, and documenting these leading-edge mainframe capabilities. This role is a core component of Ensono’s hybrid IT approach, and a critical position of our engineering team. The Senior Mainframe Modernization Engineer will work closely with key business partners, vendors, and internal Ensono teams to design and test solutions that meet our client’s needs. An emphasis is placed on delivering highly scalable, cost effective, and high performing designs that integrate seamlessly with distributed and cloud products and solutions.
 

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to development of modern solutions for Ensono’s managed services client base
  • Develop comprehensive understanding of strategic direction and priorities of Mainframe Product Management
  • Design and refine solutions that meet and align with the technology strategy and roadmap
  • Engineer new modern mainframe solutions in our R&D sandbox
  • Own all aspects of POC testing to create new products and solutions
  • Responsible for the design, build, test, automation, and documentation solutions using agile methodologies
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams when new products are developed and tested
  • Develop documentation to be leveraged during training of our technical teams for incremental services
  • Provide technical expertise and governance for new service introduction\update processes
  • Advance Ensono mainframe product portfolios integration with IBM Z and off platform solutions

 

 

Desired experience

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in a large-scale IT environment
  • Strong hands-on experience with installation and configuration of mainframe products and software
  • 3+ years’ experience in design & implementation of modern IBM Z capabilities
  • Previous experience designing integrated solutions, including technical documentation, testing, validation, and problem resolution
  • Ability to create vendor technical evaluation criteria and test plans for mainframe technologies
  • Self-motivated and driven to define and complete deliverables
  • Excellent analytic, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Proven ability to adapt to rapidly changing technologies
  • Participate and help inform corporate or business unit-level strategic planning is desired
  • Moderate level understanding of network/security concepts

 

Required technology expertise

  • Hands on experience and conceptual understanding of the IBM Z platform architecture
  • Experience in creating architecture designs with consideration to modern hybrid IT \ hybrid cloud technology architecture
  • Capable of standing up R&D z/OS LPARS on our LAB environment
  • Fearless to research, deploy, and leverage IBM Z modern capabilities
  • z/OS fundamental concepts is a must
  • Thorough working knowledge and experience with SMP/E installations of IBM and ISV SW products
  • Fluent in JCL and REXX
  • Knowledge of catalog structures, LPARS,  SYSPLEX, and resource sharing
  • Working knowledge of storage (disk and tape) solutions
  • Working knowledge of CICS, Db2, MQ, and other RDBMS solutions
  • Conceptual knowledge of ACF2, TSS, and RACF dataset and resource rules
  • Excellent TSO, JCL, IBM UTILITIES, JES2, and ISPF a must
  • Familiarity with how developers use CI/CD tooling, containerization, API integrations and the like

 

Desired technology expertise

  • Linux One is desired and experience along with hosting solutions on IFL or Linux One environments
  • Conceptual understanding of RMF, SAS\MXG, and system monitors to perform z/OS and subsystem performance studies is a plus
  • Conceptual knowledge of data virtualization and hybrid analytics is a plus
  • Experience with AI/ML technologies is a plus

 

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems, computer science, or equivalent work-related experience
  • Certifications in related technology fields is a plus
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Location

Our HQ is 22 miles from the Loop; near Belmont station, BNSF line. Plenty of places to eat & shop! 2nd office is in downtown Chicago on Madison Ave.

An Insider's view of Ensono

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I find the culture to be very open and collaborative. One can be on a call with a customer and ask your technical resource across from you a specific question or run into our CEO in the hallway while grabbing a cup of coffee. We allow feedback to be given and changes to be heard. Leadership constantly finds ways to make it an exciting workplace

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What does your typical day look like?

A typical day in our Full Stack DevOps world is collaborative, affords room for creative problem-solving, offers unique opportunities and challenges. Our work involves using cloud technologies to solve application’s needs, research datalake technologies and architect to process large amounts of performance data. We also lay 6 man variation of ping

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What are Ensono Perks + Benefits

Ensono Benefits Overview

Benefits include - generous maternity and paternity leave, generous paid days off and company paid holidays. Sabbatical, adoption, compassion and bereavement leave days, adoption assistance and flexible spending account. Healthcare and 401K eligibility on 1st day of work. Paid volunteer days.

Wellness programs - designed to help us be our best! Fitness week, Virgin Pulse® platform, wellness plans for credits and discounts on medical plan contributions.

Fun ergonomic workplace - free snacks, onsite gym & trainer, yoga classes, Beer O'Clock days.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer O' Cart every month!
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Onsite gym available!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

15 options for coffee and chocolate drinks (its a coffee machine with an IP address after all!) Also, Starbucks machine with chai latte counts, right? And then after the free snacks and all the hot chocolate - get some steps in while checking your emails in our fitness center. We have associate discounts on various products and services locally and nationally.

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