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NOVA Corporation Senior IBM Mainframe z/VM Systems Programmer in Ogden, Utah

DDC-ITS is 100% tribally owned by the Navajo Nation. Recognized by the Small Business Administration (SBA), we are certified as a Tribally Owned 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business.

DDC-ITS is dedicated to providing outstanding services to its customers and employees. Our strength is in our ability to understand our client's needs and deliver a solution that will not only meet those needs but exceed their expectations.

DDC-ITS strives to be innovative in all areas of business and is committed to technical excellence. Our corporate offices are located on the Navajo Nation reservation in Window Rock, Arizona, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Columbia, Maryland.

DDC-ITS provides unique, custom solutions to meet our customers’ communications needs. Our solutions provide communication capabilities using modern technology. At their most complex, they are multi-purpose systems that gather information from dozens of different sources. The information is presented to decision makers immediately, visually, clearly.

Senior IBM Mainframe z/VM Systems Programmer

a. Provide planning, which includes development of implementation and installation plans for IBM z/VM Mainframe projects. The implementation plan shall include: Detailed steps and requirements to successfully implement OS’s, software or hardware upgrades or installations to the z/VM mainframe platform. Timelines and milestones related to the required steps for implementation or upgrade of IBM mainframe platform to meet government established project deadlines.

b. Use required software tools, including Conversational Monitor System (CMS), Control Program (CP), XEDIT (visual editor for VM), and appropriate system utilities to define, create, populate, update and configure required datasets, files and parameter libraries and members to successfully implement software installations and upgrades on the IBM z/VM mainframe or server platform. This includes planning, defining, and implementing virtual devices, Central Processing Units (CPU’s), memory, storage and components required for a successful implementation or upgrade of the z/VM mainframe platform.

c. Plan, coordinate, document and perform IPL of z/VM environments.

d. Plan, determine requirements, define, document and successfully create z/VM guests and/or z/VM hypervisors on an IBM mainframe platform.

e. Create and deliver detailed installation/upgrade documentation, using government specified software and processes and formats. This documentation shall include detailed dataset/file names, configuration parameters, and installation/upgrade procedures used to install/upgrade the z/VM OS, software or hardware.

f. Use IBM Virtual Machine Serviceability Enhancements Staged/Extended (VMSES/E) or the appropriate tools to successfully receive and apply z/VM OS software and other related software on an IBM Mainframe. This includes interpreting installation tool output messages to resolve software installation issues and requirements.

g. Create, define and manage file systems and catalogs on the IBM z/VM Mainframe platform. This includes using CMS to format DASD storage and make it available on the z/VM mainframe platform.

h. Diagnose and resolve IBM z/VM system or abends and abnormal operating environment problems using system logs, and other available logs and documents. This includes creating and interpreting system traces and dumps, job output, and monitoring tools.

i. Create, populate, secure and troubleshoot IBM z/VM file systems and mount points.

j. Create/update and debug z/VM OS parameters using government approved processes, procedures and requirements.

k. Plan and create accurate, detailed documentation for IBM z/VM mainframe platform software/hardware installation/upgrades.

l. Analyze and debug batch processing issues within the IBM z/VM mainframe. This includes dispatching priorities and IBM z/VM mainframe security products and standard IBM mainframe software integration.

m. Use IBM z/VM mainframe communications products, including VTAM, TCP/IP and FTP.

n. Define, create, update security rules, and manage z/VM security using government approved z/VM security product packages. This includes VMSecure (Computer Associates Virtual Machine Security Software) and Resource Access Control Facility (RACF) for VM.

o. Perform Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) reviews. Determine, coordinate, schedule, and implement security changes on the z/VM platform to conform to DoD STIG or other government mandated security requirements.

p. Use storage management tools and techniques including NetBackup, DFHSM, ADRDSSU, Systems Managed Storage (SMS) and virtual tape systems to perform installation, upgrade and debugging of IBM z/VM platform issues.

Must have an active Secret Clearance

Must currently possess one of the IAT Level 1 certification:

  • A+CE

  • CCNA-Security

  • Network+ CE

  • SSCP

Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math and seven years' experience in installing/maintaining an IBM z/VM OS, utilization of required software tools, implementation and testing of software.


Ten years' experience in installing/maintaining an IBM z/VM OS, utilization of required software tools, implementation and testing of software.

CompTIA A+CE, CCNA Security, CompTIA Network+ CE, SSCP



ID: 2019-2555

External Company Name: Dine Development Corporation

External Company URL: http://nova-dine.com/