Koniag Services, Inc. is looking for an experienced Mainframe Automated Cartridge System Administrator to join our team in the Durham, NC area. Be a part of a joint government/contractor team supporting every citizen of the United States. The client is responsible for managing and supporting the Data Storage resources for their production and test environments. The Mainframe Data Assurance Branch (MDAB) maintains and operates the mainframe Automated Cartridge Systems (ACS), performs media management tasks, manages the offsite storage vaulting process and provides tape support for disaster recovery testing and events.
The candidate will provide Mainframe ACS support for the client’s production and test environments; to include maintaining ACS operations; creating new or modifying existing ACS environments; problem management and production support and conducting software installations and maintenance.
This position is Wednesday-Sunday 12am to 8:30am (to include a ½ hour non-billable meal break). The position will rotate a monthly “On call 24/7 status"; This is a five way rotation.
We offer a competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401K, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, and a PTO program.
Successful applicants will need to have the ability to obtain an HSPD-12 Suitability Adjudication clearance. We look forward to hearing from you!
Duties and Responsibilities-
Maintain ACS operations:
Migrate tape datasets from older media types to new technology
Direct datasets to the appropriate device and media types using the HSC/SMC software
Maintain media scratch sub-pools
Create and maintain real time tape stacking environments
Coordinate media requirements with users
Maintain the Tape Management Catalog (TMC)
Support and maintain the tape vaulting process and offsite storage activities
Manage and maintain the Oracle SL8500, VSM and EMC DLm subsystems
Maintain the KMS Tape encryption platforms
Prepare reports on a daily basis for managing scratch pools, tape errors and media utilization
Analyze SMF data and provide performance tuning
Create new or modifying existing ACS environments:
Conduct research on state-of-the-art technology
Participate in feasibility studies
Assist in testing and implementing new hardware and software configurations
Communicate and work with other components and end users to ensure all resources are identified and defined appropriately
Document changes using the client’s ticketing system
Problem management and production support:
Provide problem resolution services including the diagnosis and root cause analysis of ACS configuration or storage management problems. The analysis should include the ability to research and interpret error codes and related information, media usage and device allocation issues. Background and knowledge of IBM z/OS, HSC/SMC and CA-1 utilities is essential
Provide 24x7 pager support to resolve related problems when they occur (rotational)
Inform the designated client personnel by phone and email of problems and subsequent resolutions; Systems problems and operational issues will be worked on until the problem is resolved, even if it requires staying extended periods of time or outside normal business hours
Conduct software installations and maintenance:
Install and maintain associated vendor software products for managing the TMC, ACS libraries, ICF catalog environments and tape stacking activities, primarily using System Modification Product/Extended (SMP/E)
Provide 24x7 pager support to resolve ACS software related problems when they occur (rotational)
Update configuration documentation reflecting new software versions
Research compatibility between z/OS operating Systems software and third party vendor software, hardware products and application software
Establish and document test plans
Coordinate test activities with application development staff and external partners when necessary and directed by the client