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Senior Mainframe Storage Engineer

Company: Unum
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

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.
General Summary:
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.
Job Specifications
Has 7+ years of related work experience
Management of all mainframe storage and Virtual tape storage hardware
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, PDSMAN, etc
Experience with large storage environments.
Point in Time Backup knowledge and Replication/Mirroring technologies.
Experience with Disaster Recovery development, testing, & implementation
Understanding of VSAM Record Level Sharing (RLS)
Experience with ICF Catalog management
Support of various types of VSAM structures, VSAM allocation and tuning.
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 Services Manager
Hands on experience with the IBM DS8K Storage, TS7000 Virtual Tape Subsystem and various GDPS options.
Familiar with Mainframe Storage utilizing available cloud technologies.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Provides day to day support for the Mainframe Storage environment.
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 complex problems
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 stakeholders.
Provides technical direction to meet the internal needs.
Develops and enhances the orchestration and automation of cloud enablement tools.
Designs a highly scalable and redundant physical or virtual infrastructure to support the company's future growth.
Provides innovative suggestions for complex implementation solutions.
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 plans.
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 portfolio.
Develops and manages an infrastructure capacity plan.
Develops, documents, communicates, and enforces a technology standards policy.
Conducts research on emerging technologies in support of infrastructure development efforts and recommends technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and infrastructure flexibility.
Develops, documents, recommends, and communicates plans for investing in IT infrastructure, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities.
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 office.
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 individual Plans.

Keywords: Unum, Raleigh , Senior Mainframe Storage Engineer, Engineering , Raleigh, North Carolina

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