Senior Mainframe Storage Systems Programmer at Ensono (Remote)

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Ensono is a leading IT Mainframe Outsourcer helping Fortune 500 customer’s access cutting-edge technologies. Ensono accomplishes this by hiring and retaining exceptional talent dedicated to customer satisfaction.

Job Description:


As a member of the mainframe Storage team, the responsible individual will work on storage infrastructure administration, configuration, and installation.  This encompasses DASD, tape, virtual tape, encryption, and replication for backup and DR capabilities.  The associate will perform software and hardware refreshes, customer migrations and daily customer support.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide DASD and tape storage administration support for our customers.
  • Manage storage pools for multiple customers and LPARs.
  • Perform problem diagnostics and resolution.
  • Create and oversee jobs for daily, weekly, and monthly backups.
  • Participate in Data Center migration projects using multiple methodologies.
  • Perform data and volume recovery.
  • Perform data migrations between storage frames for existing customers.
  • Participate in Disaster Recovery Tests.
  • Interact with account management and with our customers.
  • Interact with hardware and software vendors as required.
  • Mentor and train Storage team members.


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Strong analytical, problem resolution and root cause analysis skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently.
  • Ability to analyze performance on DASD and tape subsystems.
  • Extensive skills with IBM storage software including IBM Copy Services Manager/Global Mirroring, SMS, HSM, IDCAMS, and DFDSS.
  • Experience in preparing and implementing Disaster Recovery plans
  • Expert knowledge of catalog structures, LPAR sysplexes, and resource sharing.
  • Extensive knowledge of DASD hardware configurations incorporating replication.
  • Extensive skills with IBM and Oracle/STK tape hardware and software.
  • Extensive skills with CA-1, MIMTape.
  • Functional skills with Dell/EMC.
  • Functional skills with RMM, TLMS, GRS, Tapecopy, and SMF.
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Our HQ is 22 miles from the Loop; near Belmont station, BNSF line. Plenty of places to eat & shop!

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.

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
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) 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
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer O' Cart every month!
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
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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