Mainframe DevOps Engineer

Location: Vienna, Virginia - Remote
Category: DevOps/Cloud
Employment Type: Contract
Job ID: 16680
Date Added: 06/13/2024

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Basic Purpose:
Responsible for the set-up, support, maintenance, and development of software lifecycle processes for mainframe platform. The goal is to modernize the mainframe processes to a modern CI/CD pipeline methodology. Candidate must have development aptitude to write build and deployment scripts and extensive latitude for independent judgment.

Specific Qualifications:
  • Experience managing mainframe z/OS and USS systems, and a working understanding of overall mainframe architecture. Emphasis on identifying manual processes that can be automated.
  • Experience with software lifecycle management in a mainframe environment, with goal to accomplish setting up DevOps and CI/CD methodologies on the mainframe system.
  • Experience with version control, change management and deployment tools such as ChangeMan ZMF, ChangeMan ZMF Client Pack, Endevor, ISPW
  • Understanding of CICS, Db2, SQL, SDSF
  • Knowledge of IBM High Level Assembler, IBM Enterprise COBOL, REXX, JCL, ISPF Dialog.
  • Experience developing and building mainframe software.
  • Proficiency in project analysis, functional areas, interoperability between areas, etc. to architect solutions to improve the processes.
  • Ability to understand business problems and determine what aspects of them require optimization.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience in Agile Software Development Methodology.
  • Experience with IBM Dependency Based Build (DBB), IBM UrbanCode Deploy (UCD), IBM IDz (or other Eclipse-based IDE), RocketGit.
  • Coordination of technology decisions with architectural requirements and constraints, including architecting and designing CI/CD pipelines.
  • Understanding of Quality Control and Test Automation.
Specific Duties:


  • Design, code, troubleshoot and support mainframe build and deployment processes.
  • Process modernization of mainframe build and deployment processes.
  • Provide Tier 2 and 3 on-call support for mainframe build and deployment processes.
  • Administration of Software lifecycle tools (eg. ChangeMan ZMF).
  • Identify and recommend process improvements
    Document and maintain the mainframe related documentation.
    Support routine internal and external audits.