z/OS Mainframe Performance Engineer

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


This job requires hired candidate reside in Tampa Florida or Dallas Texas areas

Full-time job...salary, bonus, 5-weeks of starting PTO, healthcare.

Great company working cutting edge mainframe technologies

The Principal Platform Engineer is a member of the Mainframe Performance team and is a highly technical position responsible for the overall performance of the Mainframe environment, including balancing resources across multiple CECs and analyzing and reporting on performance and tuning metrics.
This position requires proven leadership skills to coordinate and lead initiatives regarding Performance & Tuning and effectively coordinate with various IT groups and Product Managers.

z/OS real time performance diagnostics and L2 production support in a large mainframe environment

Identification of performance bottlenecks and their alleviation through z/OS components and application tuning

Proactive, exceptions driven component performance management & optimization

CPU, Memory, I/O, Network, CF, etc.

Synergy with other performance SME - DB, CICS, Network, Storage, etc

Sysplex analysis and maintenance

LPAR configurations design, and tuning

Hiperdispatch/IRD, capping

ThruPut Manager & Work Load Manager policy design

Performance test configuration, analysis and support

Improving mainframe cost effectiveness

Batch workloads critical path prioritization

Real-time performance monitoring

Operations staff training in L1 performance diagnostics

Provide consultative services to IT staffs on performance issues.

Mitigates risk by following established procedures and monitoring controls, spotting key errors and demonstrating strong ethical behavior.

Serves as a trusted coach or mentor within the organization.


8+ years of related experience

Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent experience

z/OS performance diagnostics, problem resolution and proactive performance management

BMC Mainview

z/OS Workload Manager Policy design in a large Sysplex environment

ThruPut Manager

SAS coding skills including SAS macros and SAS/GRAPH.

Working knowledge of MICS and SAS/MXG

Working knowledge of z/OS components – ASM, RSM, IOS, HSM, JES2, etc.

Understanding of the functionality and performance aspects of z/OS secondary subsystems – DB2, CICS, MQ

Ability to tune the above components to maximize the productive utilization of computer resources and improve cost effectiveness


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Job Id Number : 9958
Staffing Industry : Information Technology
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