Come join one of our high performing teams responsible for building and supporting enterprise open systems platform of the Social Security Administration (SSA) and their mission to meet the changing needs of the public, positively impacting at least 65 million American lives per month. The Mainframe Storage Engineer must be a motivated self-starter having strong systems, software, and mainframe virtual storage experience to support a complex geographically dispersed virtual tape storage capacity exceeding 47PB’s across three data centers. SSA employs enterprise class Direct Access Storage Device (DASD) and Virtual Tape subsystems to house agency business data.
Do you have most of these key required skills, education, or experience? Do you want to learn more about our telework posture? Are you an US citizen, US resident, or Visa candidate and think you might fit? We recommend you apply and start the conversation today! Join us in supporting our SSA contracts in Woodlawn, Maryland.
Your passion and values might be a good fit for our teams if you answer “yes” to the following questions:
- Are you looking for a company that puts employees first, with a focus on career, flexibility, and well-being?
- Do you enjoy collaborating with colleagues and teammates and believe that the best ideas are fostered in an inclusive environment?
- Are you searching for a team with a strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive for daily mission success?
- Are you comfortable with proactive outward communication and technical leadership?
- Do you enjoy being a catalyst, solving complex problems, and providing innovative solutions?
- Do you have the flexibility, creativity, and resilience to pivot the mission for success?
- Do you have the courage to make tough ethical decisions with pride, transparency, and respect?
Mentorship & Career Growth:
Our teams are dedicated to supporting new team members in an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Experienced engineers will be assigned to new hires for one-on-one mentoring, collaborative code reviews, and coaching on customer engagement to help each new hire successfully onboard and demonstrate their skills. Projects and tasks are assigned in a way that leverages your strengths and will help you further develop your skillset.
Foundation for Success (Basic Qualifications):
This experience is the foundation a candidate needs to be successful in this position:
- 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.
Factors to Help You Shine (Required Skills):
These skills will help you succeed in this position:
- 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.
How to Stand Out from the Crowd (Desired Skills)
Showcase your knowledge of modern development through the following experience or 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
Day to Day Responsibilities:
At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams and contribute to our communities. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business. If this sounds like a mission you want to be a part of, keep reading!
Every position we take is more rewarding when you know the why behind it. Know your work makes a difference to support those who need it most. If your passion is enabling life changing service to those around, you this is the place for you. Find you passion in a team environment where all members are valued regardless of contractor or employee status. We are excited for you to take your place in our Leidos Family.
Find your “Why” with us!
- 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
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.
Candidate must be willing to work on-site in the Lakewood, CO office if the customer requests this, otherwise for now they can work remotely. The remote schedule is: Regular Shift – Mon thru Friday – time within 6am-6pm – East Coast time. They can determine their actual schedule with the customer once they onboard.
Education & Qualifications
- 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
Leidos’ Health Group is recognized as a Top 10 Health IT provider. We draw on decades of success to deliver a range of solutions and services designed to meet the healthcare challenges of today. From the research bench to the patient bedside, we are a company of scientists, engineers, and technologists delivering a broad range of impactful, customizable, and scalable solutions to hospitals and health systems, biomedical organizations, and every U.S. federal agency focused on health. Leidos works with customers across the continuum of care to improve clinical, operational, and financial outcomes with innovative solutions that advance the next generation of care. Our mission is to contribute to creating a healthier world. Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your resume with us today!
Pay Range:Pay Range $94,250.00 - $145,000.00 - $195,750.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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