Senior Mainframe Storage Engineer
Posted on: September 16, 2023
Our Fortune 500 company is driving a digital transformation and
looking for forward-thinking innovators to disrupt how our industry
thinks about and uses technology. As one of the world's leading
employee benefits providers, we help millions of people gain
affordable access to benefits that help them protect their
families, their finances and their futures.
Are you an asker of questions, a solver of problems, and a
challenger of the status quo? Our mission is to provide a
differentiated customer experience and exceed the expectations
people have of technology at any company - not just insurers.
We are seeking individuals to join our team of talented IT
professionals who share never-ending passion and an unwavering
focus on our customer experience. Team members comfortable working
in an agile, fast-paced, and delivery-focused environment thrive in
our environment where we value an entrepreneurial spirit and those
who challenge the status-quo.
Unum is changing, and we're excited about what's next. Join us.
Unum is looking for a Senior Mainframe Storage Engineer to join the
Mainframe Storage team. This role will be expected to interact with
internal customers and have Mainframe experience installing,
configuring, supporting the storage environment as well as
supporting software. To be successful in this role, you should be
enthusiastic about learning about new technologies such as
utilizing Cloud technologies and looking at software solutions to
assist the Business such as DVM Data Virtualization or CDC.
Furthermore, you should also have a futuristic perspective on what
the mainframe is capable of, be able to think beyond the box, and
enjoy new technologies.
This job can be remote or hybrid.
Has 7+ years of related work experience
Management of all mainframe storage and Virtual tape storage
Primary administrator and advanced understanding of DFSMS suite of
storage tools (SMS, RMM, HSM, DFP, DSS, etc)
Monitor system performance to proactively avoid storage issues.
Produce and maintains historical performance data for trend
analysis and future capacity planning.
Implement mainframe backup and recovery strategies to protect the
business data for both onsite, offsite and disaster recovery.
Responsible for the installation, maintenance and management of
storage and performance related products such as TREX, DBS, X37,
Experience with large storage environments.
Point in Time Backup knowledge and Replication/Mirroring
Experience with Disaster Recovery development, testing, &
Understanding of VSAM Record Level Sharing (RLS)
Experience with ICF Catalog management
Support of various types of VSAM structures, VSAM allocation and
Advanced understanding of IBM DS8K Storage platforms, IBM TS7700
family of Virtual Tape subsystems
Understanding/use of technologies such as SafeGuarded Copy,
Pervasive Encryption, Remote Pair Flash Copy, SKLM and Copy
Hands on experience with the IBM DS8K Storage, TS7000 Virtual Tape
Subsystem and various GDPS options.
Familiar with Mainframe Storage utilizing available cloud
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Provides day to day support for the Mainframe Storage
Provides rotating on-call support.
Resolves production issues.
Performs Mainframe Storage capacity planning to monitor space
Takes proactive steps to prevent issues
Work with Mainframe applications and z/OS teams to troubleshoot
Designs, builds and deploys solutions across the relevant
infrastructure technologies, including Humana's Azure tenant.
Designs automation of infrastructure as a service and capabilities
including virtual networks, virtual machines, cloud services, web
sites, data services, IOT, etc.
Leads technical deployments that involve multiple IT teams and
Provides technical direction to meet the internal needs.
Develops and enhances the orchestration and automation of cloud
Designs a highly scalable and redundant physical or virtual
infrastructure to support the company's future growth.
Provides innovative suggestions for complex implementation
Creates documentation and implementation plans to allow support
teams to build and manage the relevant environment.
Stays abreast of current technologies and makes recommendations
based on knowledge and research.
Maintains in-depth knowledge of company's strategic business
Collaborates with end users and senior management to define
business requirements for complex systems development and gain
buy-in for all on premise/cloud infrastructure plans.
Provides architectural consulting expertise, direction, and
assistance to IT and business partners.
Documents and develops in-depth knowledge of company's existing IT
architecture/on premise/cloud infrastructure and technology
Develops and manages an infrastructure capacity plan.
Develops, documents, communicates, and enforces a technology
Conducts research on emerging technologies in support of
infrastructure development efforts and recommends technologies that
will increase cost effectiveness and infrastructure
Develops, documents, recommends, and communicates plans for
investing in IT infrastructure, including analysis of cost
Our company is built on helping individuals and families, and this
starts with our employees. We want employees to maintain a positive
balance, which is why we provide access to the benefits and
resources they need to invest in themselves. From our onsite
fitness facilities and generous paid time off to employee
professional development programs, we are committed to helping
employees live and work their best - both inside and outside the
Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified
applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement,
without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national
origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or
protected veteran status.
The base salary range for applicants for this position is listed
below. Unless actual salary is indicated above in the job
description, actual pay will be based on skill, geographical
location and experience.
Additionally, Unum offers a portfolio of benefits and rewards that
are competitive and comprehensive including healthcare benefits
(health, vision, dental), insurance benefits (short & long-term
disability), performance-based incentive plans, paid time off, and
a 401(k) retirement plan with an employer match up to 5% and an
additional 4.5% contribution whether you contribute to the plan or
not. All benefits are subject to the terms and conditions of
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