Mainframe Storage Engineer

Centurion Consulting Group

Mainframe Storage Engineer Denver area, CO

Key Skills

  • EMC VMAX/PMAX DASD subsystems
  • IBM z/OS Storage Management System and Interactive Storage Management Facility (ISMF)
  • EMC DLM Disk Libraries (Virtual tape) for Mainframe used with DD (Data Domain)
  • VNX for Mainframe Virtual tape
  • Oracle VSMc
  • VLE and ZFS

Position Description

These positions are for the SSA Evault Facility in Lakewood, CO (Denver) therefore the resource needs to be located in this area. The selected candidate will be part of the team that provides support to the Agency’s Tape Management System, Virtual Tape Control System, and Data Storage resources for SSA’s production and test environments.

  • The highly complex and demanding workload, ensuring data availability 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, requires intense, continuous support from SSA’s storage management component.
  • Managing and supporting the Agency’s Tape Management System, Virtual Tape Control System, and Data Storage resources.
  • Providing support for disaster recovery exercises through their vaulting operations, and tape and encryption processes.
  • Monitoring storage environment to ensure that storage workloads are performing as designed and planned. This includes managing and documenting the Storage Resource Management (SRM), Storage Performance Management, Control Software and error reporting software.
  • Design, build/re-engineer, test, deploy, and document both Storage Management System (SMS) and non-SMS system storage space for each sysplex.
  • Assist with DDMC and UniSphere deployment enhancements and exploration.
  • Analyze the operating posture of the existing storage hardware and software.
  • Use of IBM’s Job Control Language (JCL), IBM’s dataset utilities, IBM’s Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF), and IBM’s Access Method Services (IDCAMS) tools to manage datasets.
  • Work with advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts.
  • Challenge with working on complex technical problems and providing innovative solutions.
  • Work with highly experienced and technical resources
  • All other duties as assigned or directed

Skills Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors and 8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 years of prior relevant experience.
  • 7 years of experience or more as a Mainframe Storage Engineer.
  • 5 years of experience with Oracle VSMc (VSM console), VSM, VLE and ZFS Virtual tape Libraries.
  • 4 years of experience with IBM Job Control Language (JCL).
  • 4 years of experience with CA-1 Tape Management System (TMS) and CA Vantage.
  • 3 years of experience designing and building Storage Management System (SMS).
  • 2 years of experience using DataDomain Management Center (DDMC).
  • Expertise in the Linux command-line environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of z/OS.
  • Experience using Time Sharing Option (TSO).
  • Experience with Data Domain.
  • Experience with Dell EMC DLm8500 systems.
  • Experience with ISPF.
  • Ability to produce operational documentation using industry best practices in technical writing.
  • Ability to gather process requirements to automate into Ansible playbooks

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience growing, maintaining, problem monitoring and engineer problem resolutions on virtual tape architectures.
  • Demonstrated experience designing, installing, configuring, provisioning, and deploying storage hardware used in a multi-node storage architecture.
  • Experience developing best practice project plans, engineering scripts, and documentation needed to migrate workloads to virtual tape.
  • Prior Federal government experience
  • Self-starter, highly motivated individual who adapts and isn’t afraid to volunteer in a dynamic work environment
  • Strong attention to detail with an ability to operate effectively across multiple priorities


  • Bachelors and 8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust.

Position Details: 

Clearance: Ability to Obtain a Public Trust

US Citizenship or Authorization to work in US required

Travel: < 10% (CONUS)

Centurion Consulting Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer EOE M/F/D/V

No third parties or subcontractors

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