Principal Mainframe Storage Manager - Remote

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: $101,200-$184,000 Annually
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Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.
In this role you'll provide day to day zSeries Storage management support for the zSeries platforms. This would include resolving production issues either reported or identified by automated monitoring systems, perform zSeries Storage capacity planning to monitor space and take proactive steps to prevent issues and work with zSeries applications and other zSeries Platform teams to troubleshoot complex problems that impact our customer's ability to perform required business functions. You'll be part of a team that supports a complex GDPS/MGM zSeries environment ensuring proper stability and availability to clients around the world.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely * from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Mentor and Lead the overall team on day-to-day zSeries Storage administration
  • Provide on-call support as needed for Optum's zSeries Storage environment
  • Resolve all production issues either reported or identified by automated monitoring systems
  • Perform zSeries Storage capacity planning to monitor space and take proactive steps to prevent issues
  • Lead Discussions with zSeries applications and other zSeries Platform teams to troubleshoot complex problems that impact our customer's ability to perform required business functions
  • Utilize industry standard technologies to ensure the integrity and recoverability of zSeries provisioned storage such as backups, performance monitoring, etc.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement new Innovative changes to the mainframe storage environment bringing modernization on the zSeries Platform
  • Coordination with vendors for zSeries hardware and software support as needed
  • Support and Lead the technical deployment/support with IBM Storage systems DS8k, FS9500 and TS7700's


You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years working with IBM DASD and IBM VTS technology
  • 10+ years working with IBM DFSMS, DFHSM and DFDSS
  • 10+ years of experience managing and troubleshooting storage systems and all dataset types (VSAM, sequential, PDS, PDS/e, etc.)
  • 10+ years of experience with coding SMS ACS Routines
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience with IBM GDPS/MGM environments
  • Hands-on experience with hardware encryption software
  • Experience with an x37 abend recovery tool i.e. IBM Tivoli Advanced Allocation Manager
  • Experience with IDCAMS and other IBM Utilities
  • Experience with mainframe JCL
  • Experience with REXX and/or SAS coding
  • Experience with IBM RMM and CA1 tape management software


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge or Hands On Experience with IBM solutions related to Transparent Cloud Tiering, SafeGuarded Copy and MGM 4 Site solutions
  • Working Knowledge of LinuxOne environments or willingness to Learn


California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey , New York , Rhode Island , or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island or Washington residents is $101,200 to $184,000 per year . Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.
*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy
At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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