Senior Mainframe Network System Programmer

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Senior Mainframe Network System Programmer

At Ensono, our Purpose is to be a relentless ally, disrupting the status quo and unleashing our clients to Do Great Things!  We enable our clients to achieve key business outcomes that reshape how our world runs. As an expert technology adviser and managed service provider with cross-platform certifications, Ensono empowers our clients to keep up with continuous change and embrace innovation.  

We can Do Great Things because we have great Associates. The Ensono Core Values unify our diverse talents and are woven into how we do business. Honesty, reliability, curiosity, collaboration, and passion are the key to achieving our purpose. 

About the role and what you'll be doing:

A Senior Mainframe Network System Programmer plans, installs, tests, administers, maintains, updates and implements VTAM, TCPIP, FTP, SFTP, TLS, CA/Spool, LRS VPS/DRS, InfoPrint, JQP, XPTR, Connect:Direct, XCOM, Enterprise Extender, Session Manager and mainframe network related software. Diagnoses, resolves, and documents system problems. Supports client mainframe Network environments and participates in client discussions as needed. This position reports to Manager of Mainframe Network Services

Key Areas of Focus for this Role

Responsible for IT mainframe Network systems programming and general product support including configuring interfaces to other subsystems.

  • Plans, coordinates, installs, configures, tests, administers, maintains, updates, implements, tracks changes and/or provides corrective maintenance to mainframe Network-related software. 
  • Diagnoses, resolves, and documents mainframe Network-related problems.
  • Adheres to ITIL, Change and Problem Management process. 
  • Effectively communicates with software suppliers, peers, clients, and Leadership.
  • Maintains current software and products by ensuring system availability and performance in accordance with service agreements.
  • Monitors and reports on system/product performance, reliability, and consistency.
  • Prioritizes and balances tasks, issues and concerns with self, team, and clients.
  • Increases efficiency through automation and/or template utilization as appropriate.
  • Review and seek out cost reductions, efficiency improvements and better methods to support applicable technology environments.
  • Keeps informed of latest industry, trends, products, services with relevant existing and emerging technologies.
  • Develops leads and manages system programming projects including project management.
  • Trains and communicates with Associates and Clients for new upgrades and products.
  • Assists Client applications with problem determination and problem solving
  • Mainframe Network System Programmer responsibilities are determined by departmental need and may include partial support of technology silos related to several areas such as:
    • Operating systems z/OS, Z/VM, Z/Linux
    • Network systems, CICS, MQ, Netview, Netmaster, TCP/IP, VTAM, NDM, FTP, EE, CA/Spool, LRS VPS/DRS, InfoPrint, JQP, XPTR, Connect:Direct, XCOM
    • Capacity Planning/Performance processor, Networks and storage
    • Database Systems DB2, IMS, IDMS, ADABASE, NATURAL, UDB, DATACOM
    • Security tools ACF2, Top Secret, RACF
    • Storage platforms Tape, Virtual Tape, DASD
    • Third Party software tools
    • Automated Operations systems AF Operator, OPS/MVS, UNICENTER

What the Ideal Candidate Brings to this Role

We want all new Associates to succeed in their roles at Ensono. That's why we've outlined the job requirements below. To be considered for this role, it's important that you meet all Required Qualifications. If you do not meet all of the Preferred Qualifications, we still encourage you to apply.

Required Qualifications

  • 5 to 10 years mainframe networking experience is preferred with overall mainframe systems experience a plus.
  • College degree preferred
  • Technical knowledge across multiple Mainframe teams
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) to a level of creating documents which can be shared with clients.  
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer Service skills at management level
  • Experience establishing and documenting processes and procedures
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills with knowledge of problem analysis
  • Must be self-motivated and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong communication skills to liaise with cross-functional teams as well as provide guidance to junior team members.

Why Ensono?

Ensono is a place to make better happen – for our clients and for your career. You can do great things through innovation or collaboration, by learning or volunteering, or to promote diversity and inclusion. You can do great things for your own health or for a healthier planet. Whatever it means to you to do great things we want Ensono to be the place you can do it.

We are a client-facing business, but we do encourage clients to allow us to work remotely most of the time so if you are not required to be on client site, you can choose to work from home or in our Ensono offices.

More Information on Ensono
Ensono operates in the Cloud industry. The company is located in Downers Grove, IL. Ensono was founded in 2015. It has 3000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Open door policy, OKR operational model, Team based strategic planning, Open office floor plan and Flexible work schedule. To see all 79 open jobs at Ensono, click here.
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