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Mainframe Systems Administrator - Texas Railroad Commission - Remote - Austin, TX

Austin, TX · Information Technology
Title: Mainframe Systems Administrator 
Job#: 17684-1 
State Agency: Texas Railroad Commission
Remote: Yes, 100%
Location: 1701 N. Congress Ave., 8th floor, Austin, Texas 78751
Hours: Standard business hours are within 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday less agency holidays.
Duration: On-Going, No ending date
Resume Submittal Closing Date: 11/19/2021

The Railroad Commission of Texas ITS division requires the services of a Mainframe Systems Administrator to provide administrative support for agency mainframe system and services, hereafter referred to as Worker.
  • Work will involve highly advanced (senior-level) systems administration in support of agency mainframe applications and supporting infrastructure; and coordination of day-to-day system administration functions such as mainframe configuration, break/fix, user support, and backups.
  • Routine system administration functions to include security administration support, performance monitoring, security monitoring, and maintenance.
  • Work includes supporting production control processes, overseeing and coordinating mainframe operations in the State’s Consolidated Data Center Services (DCS), and working with the Network Administration, Customer Support and Applications Development & Support teams to provide support necessary for day-to-day mainframe operations.

The Worker will apply their expert knowledge and experience as a Mainframe Systems Administrator to support both the needs of the Legacy Systems as well as those for the Mainframe Transformation Team.

• Administer mainframe IMS databases.
     • Create, modify and maintain IMS database descriptions.
     • Add, remove and re-org database records as needed.
     • Monitor and maintain IMS database performance.
• Application support issues that involve IMS databases.
     • Assist application programmers on DBRC issues in the test environment
     • Research and resolve DBRC related abends in the production environment
• Maintain and troubleshoot mainframe mail and print systems.
• Maintain Mainframe Operating Systems Administration.
     • Setup and maintain process for account creation, user access profiles and generate account access review reports.
• Coordinate testing of mainframe software upgrades and Disaster Recovery plans with DCS vendor.
     • Assist primary agency DCS contact with problem management and change management activities. 
     • Maintains knowledge of DCS vendor standards and reports agency system non-compliance to management.
     • Coordinates the testing and deployment of mainframe software upgrades with DCS contractor.
     • Reviews and tests mainframe disaster recovery plans with DCS contractor.
• Maintain and provide technical support for Mainframe Production Control and Support Jobs and monthly Mainframe Job Scheduler.
• Support agency application development work by creating and maintaining procedures for use during application deployments; and creating and expanding application environments during development.
• Provide technical assistance to programmers and operations personnel for all problems and testing that involve mainframe operations.
• Provide after-hour support for nightly batch Mainframe schedule COBOL and JCL programs.

Required Skills/Experience:
  • 7 yrs, Experience with z/OS Systems administration
  • 5 yrs, Experience with mainframe IMS database administration
  • 5 yrs, Experience with DBRC
  • 7 yrs, Experience in basic z/OS utilities: TSO, SYSVIEW and/or ISPF, Basic IBM utilities IDCAMS, IEFBR14
  • 5 yrs, Experience with Batch and CICS Cobol, IMS programming and problem resolution.
  • 5 yrs, Experience developing and troubleshooting complex JCL
  • 5 yrs, Experience with JCL, CICS, VSAM, and TSO
  • 5 yrs, Working knowledge of Top Secret setup, administration, and reporting
  • 2 yrs, Experience writing, analyzing, and debugging REXX programs in a z/OS environment
  • 2 yrs, Experience maintaining mainframe printer assignments, including working knowledge of IPPrintway

  • 10+ years’ experience with z/OS Systems administration
  • 8+ years’ experience with mainframe IMS database administration
  • 10+ years’ experience in basic z/OS utilities: TSO, SYSVIEW and/or ISPF, Basic IBM utilities IDCAMS, IEFBR14
  • Working knowledge of BPXBATCH processing for remote executes
  • Working knowledge of batch SFTP and FTPS processing
  • Working knowledge of Informatica Power Exchange software using mainframe datasets (IMS and VSAM) as either a source or target for change data capture
  • Experience with logically related databases
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