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Mainframe Storage Engineer (Virtual Tape)
Job ID:25978
Chantilly, Virginia


Bringing Solutions That Make Business Better

Join Resolvit as a Mainframe Storage Engineer (Virtual Tape) and be part of a creative, forward-thinking team. Our success at deploying skilled, highly knowledgeable experts has landed us on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies four times – and we’re just getting started.

As the Mainframe Storage Engineer (Virtual Tape), you will provide expert-level mainframe storage engineering support to manage the increasing number of complex interrelated virtual-tape-based mainframe applications across multiple data centers. You will work with customer teams and 3rd-party vendors to devise storage infrastructure and practices to meet future application and database requirements. You will also design and engineer detailed testing configurations and proofs of concepts for new technologies that support customer storage needs. Additionally, you will:

  • Develop best practice project plans, engineering scripts, laboratory test models, and documentation to manage existing and new storage infrastructures
  • Ensure the mainframe storage infrastructure performs so that the agency mission-critical business applications provide the required services to our customers
  • Ensure data protection against accidental loss, intentional damage, or negative impacts from a natural disaster
  • Research and develop recovery approaches for potential failure scenarios that meet agency Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO)
  • Analyze the root cause of backup and data replication failures/exposures; design practices and deploy technologies to eliminate data loss exposure
  • Design, build, test, and deploy automation mechanisms that minimize RPO and RTO
  • Design and engineer detailed plans and scripts for disaster recovery exercises, disaster recovery events, and moving Sysplexes between data centers
  • Transfer skills to other storage administrators
  • Analyze issues and resolve them via technology and/or process enhancements
  • Design, document, and train storage administrators in data restoration processes
  • Devise agency storage management and business resilience standards for systems, subsystems, SMS constructs, volume serial numbers, hardware, network components, backups, data replication groups, backup schedules, snapshots, and electronic vaulting
  • Create or enhance storage management and business resilience processes and technical procedures
  • Utilize the agency change-management system (CAPRS) to manage incidents and changes

What You’ll Need to be Successful:

  • At least 7 years of experience with Virtual Storage Management in a mainframe environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related technology, or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with complex interrelated agency applications such as multiple integration systems and disaster recovery in a mainframe environment and T2 enhancement Version 9
  • Strong experience in database management systems
  • Experience developing complex software to satisfy design objectives
  • Experience with Virtual Tape applications
  • Ability to develop block diagrams and logic flowcharts
  • Skilled with the following software:
    • EMC DLM6000 and DLM8100 Disk Libraries (Virtual tape) for Mainframe used with DD990 Data Domain and VNX for Mainframe
    • IBM z/OS 2.3 2.1 Job Control Language (JCL)
    • IBM z/OS 2.3 2.1 Time Sharing Option (TSO) Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
    • CA-1 Tape Management System (TMS)
    • EMC Virtuent DLm control software
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Excel), Outlook, Project, Visio
    • CA Vantage Storage Report Monitor (SRM)
    • IBM z/OS 2.3 2.1 Command List (CLIST) and Restructured Execution Executive (REXX)

Great Additional Skills:

  • Experience with the following:
    • Oracle / STK Enterprise Library Software (ELS)
    • Sun Solaris on KMA
    • Library Content Manager (LCM) for SL8500 and VSM
    • Oracle ASR
    • Oracle StorageTek Library Console (SLC)
    • Oracle Virtual Operator Panel (VOP)
    • StreamLine SL8500s Library System
    • Oracle VSM-6 and VLE Virtual tape Libraries
    • Oracle Key Manager (OKM) with Key Management Appliance (KMA)

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