Mainframe Systems Administration Specialist

About the Position

ITS’ Data Services Division is seeking qualified persons to fill the role of Systems Administration Specialists on the Mainframe/Database Team. This role lends itself to a highly technical individual with experience in mainframe systems programming, strong organizational skills, and attention to detail.

Job Duties

· Provide daily technical support for the z/OS mainframe infrastructure to deliver quality customer support;

· Assist with the installation and maintenance of the z/OS operating systems;

· Support the mainframe DASD, physical and virtual tape subsystems, and related subsystems;

· Support the mainframe network infrastructure by monitoring connections and ensuring compliance with the enterprise security policy; and:

· Support the ITS Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning processes and participate during scheduled tests.

Required Experience

· z/OS installation and maintenance (SMP/E, z/OSMF);

· Ability to interact with z/OS through TSO/ISPF, JCL, and SDSF;

· z/OS subsystem software installation (Broadcom/CA products, RMF, SMF, Omegamon, ISV); and:

· Mainframe networking components (TCP/IP, VTAM, OSA, SFTP);

Preferred Experience

· Mainframe storage subsystems (DFSMS / RMM / HSM) and I/O configuration (IOCDS, IDOF);

· Mainframe database subsystems (ADABAS, IBM Db2); and:

· RACF administration

Preferred Skills

· Strong organizational skills in order to meet deadlines and follow-up;

· Technical writing ability and attention to detail for creating, editing, and maintaining documentation;

· Customer service mindset with strong interpersonal skills in interacting with customers, vendors, and ITS staff;

· A proactive attitude and the ability to research and gather information independently to accomplish goals;

· Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects quickly and effectively in a dynamic work environment;

· An eagerness to learn and expand knowledge or technology; and:

· The ability to investigate and troubleshoot system messages and error codes.

ITS is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Information:

  • Position Type: Full Time (8-hour shifts, Monday-Friday)
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Insurance: Health, Life, Dental, Vision, other supplementals.
  • Paid Time Off/Holidays
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Remote Work Policy for eligible employees

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,798.00-$66,672.00 annually

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,798.00 – $66,672.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:

Application Question(s):

  • Are you willing to undergo a background check?
  • What is your minimum salary requirement/range?

Work Location: One location