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Mainframe Consultant

Richmond, Virginia;

Job Description:

The Mainframe Consultant helps to drive the technical strategic direction for the mainframe platform at Bank of America.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Gaining a comprehensive understanding of current mainframe application services and infrastructure capabilities.
  • Assessing strategic vision across multiple lines of business and emerging technical requirements.
  • Developing and executing strategic roadmaps at a practical level from planning, analysis and testing to practical implementation and support.
  • Providing assistance to application developers, architects and infrastructure designers and support technicians.
  • Being highly self-motivated, intellectually curious with the capability and enthusiasm to learn and apply that learning in a practical sense.
  • Working outside normal working hours on occasions and may include periods performing on-call duties on a rotation basis.

Required Skills:

  • Strong z/OS based skills (TSO, JCL, ISPF, REXX, zOSMF, Mainframe Security etc)
  • IBM mainframe product knowledge and practical experience, ideally with middleware and/or database technologies (e.g. CICS, DB2, IMS, MQ)
  • Understanding of application design on multiple platforms
  • Self-motivated and a self-starter with a genuine desire to learn and apply new skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, written and oral. Proficient with the use of MS Office tools.  
  • Experience of mainframe resiliency solutions e.g. GDPS or similar  
  • Ability to work on a 24x7 on call rotational basis

Desired Skills:

  • Practical experience of Linux environments and other non-mainframe technologies  
  • Application programming in traditional and modern languages and techniques (e.g. COBOL, Java, REST, Python)
  • Practical experience of DevOps capabilities and tooling (e.g. Ansible, Jenkins, Openshift)  

The Technology Infrastructure Organization:

  • Is committed to building a workplace where every employee is welcomed and given the support and resources to perform their jobs successfully.
  • Wants to be a great place for people to work and strive to create an environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve their goals.
  • Believes diversity makes us stronger so we can reflect, connect and meet the diverse needs of our clients and employees around the world.
  • Provides continuous training and development opportunities to help employees achieve their career goals, whatever their background or experience.
  • Is committed to advancing our tools, technology, and ways of working to better serve our clients and their evolving business needs.
  • Believes in responsible growth and is dedicated to supporting our communities by connecting them to the lending, investing and giving they need to remain vibrant and vital.

LOB Job Profile:

Participates in design, development and implementation of systems engineering activities, to include OS technical support, systems programming and data center capabilities. Responsible for components of complex engineering and/or analytical tasks and activities. Assists in establishment of input/output processes and working parameters for hardware compatibility and coordination of subsystems design and integration of total system. Serves as a fully seasoned/proficient technical resource; provides tech knowledge and capabilities as team member and individual contributor. Will not have direct reports but will influence and direct activities of a team related to special initiatives or operations. Provides input on staffing, budget and personnel. Typically 5 or more years of systems engineering experience.

Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 

40

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Full time

JR-20047602

Manages People: No

Travel: No

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