Senior Infrastructure Architect - Mainframe at Ensono

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The Mainframe Product Architect works with Ensono’s Mainframe product managers to design and architect the solution based on product requirements and is responsible for designing, testing, developing and documenting new and innovative mainframe managed service capabilities as part of Ensono’s hybrid IT solutions. This role will be a critical part of a hybrid engineering team within the CTO organization. A successful candidate is able to 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, reliable, and high performing designs that integrate seamlessly with distributed and cloud products and solutions when necessary.
 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Be an integral part of the Global Product Engineering bringing significant advances to the Ensono Mainframe products portfolio
  • Work closely with Mainframe product management team to understand the strategic direction, priorities, and needs of our company and our customers.
  • Design and refine solutions that meet the needs of our clients while aligning with the technology strategy of the company
  • Work on new ideas/technology and do R&D/POC testing to create new products/solutions.
  • Be responsible for the design, build, test, automation and documentation of mainframe solutions using agile methodologies.
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams as needed when new products are developed and tested
  • Create technical product documentation, training to Operations and other technical teams for incremental Mainframe services
  • Providing Technical Advice and Governance for Service Introduction processes

 

 

Desired experience:

  • 10+ years of relevant work experience in a large-scale IT environments
  • Strong hands-on experience with installation and configuration of mainframe products and software
  • 6-8+ years experience in design & implementation of Mainframe solutions
  • 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
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing technology
  • Experience in corporate or business unit-level strategic planning desired
  • Moderate level understanding of network/security concepts

 

Required technology expertise

  • Core mainframe experience needed in:
    • Knowledge of mainframe subsystems
    • Installation knowledge of ISV SW and IBM product
    • Fluent in JCL
    • Knowledge of catalog structures, LPAR sysplexes, and resource sharing.
    • Proficient with RMF, SAS, MXG, MICS, and system monitors to perform z/OS and subsystem performance analysis, with conceptual knowledge of CICS, DB2, MQ, and other RDBMS solutions.
    • SMF/RMF expertise
    • Knowledge of ACF2, Top Secret and RACF login ID's, dataset and resource rules.
    • Excellent TSO, JCL, IBM UTILITIES, JES2, and ISPF a must
    • Thorough working knowledge and experience with the use of IBM’s SMP/E.
    • VSE
  • Data virtualization and analytics
  • Experience with AI/ML technologies
  • Experience working with and integrating with vendor APIs
  • Experience with agile concepts models

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in information systems, computer science or work related experience
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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

Bailey Cahill

Senior Manager - Partner & Alliances

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

Jake Frazier-Flores

Software Engineer

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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