RACF Mainframe Security Engineer

Tampa , FL Permanent $120,000.00 - $140,000.00 / Annual


The Principal Platform Engineer is a member of the Mainframe Security Engineering team which leads the RACF (security) databases, their settings, and interrelationships, manages cryptography hardware, settings, and keys, provides automation for security administration (via utilities and developed code), manages mainframe-resident certificates, works with vendors and company’s support teams to track and remediate security software defects

Provides strategic security administration to advance mainframe security objectives, performs tactical security administration for infrastructure-related objects, attributes, and permissions.

Works with Operations and Technology Risk and team leadership to prioritize security objectives, provides security assistance and education to mainframe support areas, supports data and processing interactions with non-mainframe security infrastructure.

Carries out changes in support of new security policies on weekends, and tests established controls to ensure security rules are properly functioning.

Understand and execute RACF administration in a highly granular SYSPLEX and monoplex environments.

Perform analysis, design, documentation, testing, implementation, and on-going support for the infrastructure mainframe security environment.

Maintain high quality and consistency for security settings, rules, and procedures.

Provide recommendations for the security settings of mainframe software products and features.

Provide input and follow-through for continuous improvement to mainframe security.

Configure zSecure, develop reporting, and enhance automation using REXX, SQL, SAS, and CARLa.

Participate in team on-call coverage rotation, which includes tactical security administration and provide support on weekends

Aligns risk and control processes into day-to-day responsibilities to monitor and mitigate risk; escalates appropriately

Participant in disaster recovery tests on weekends.

Participate in audits and penetration testing


7-8 years of related experience minimum

Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent experience

Thorough familiarity with RACF on z/OS, including both administration and technical support (answering inquiries, resolving incidents, debugging problems, etc.)

In-depth knowledge of one or more of: RACF certificate management, Integrated Cryptographic Service Facility, RACF Remote Sharing Facility, RACF security for CICS, RACF security for MQ, RACF security for WebSphere Application Server, RACF security for IP networks, RACF security for Unix System Services, zSecure, Linux

Knowledge of IAM (Identity Access Management) software products a plus.

Knowledge of IP networks; NetAccess z/OS Communications Server knowledge a plus.

Ability to program in one or more of: Assembler, CARLa, REXX, SAS, SQL

Ability to work persistently and thoroughly with unfamiliar and complex subject material.

Expertise with MS Excel.


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Job Id Number : 9584
Staffing Industry : Information Technology
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