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Job #: R-00122910-OTHLOC-PL-2D0565
Location: Columbia, MD
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Remote Type: Hybrid Remote
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

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Description

We are looking for a Mainframe Storage Administrator to join one of our high performing teams responsible for creating, maintaining, backing up and ensuring up-time of the Mainframe DASD storage. We serve 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.  Be part of the mission solution and help lead SSA’s Digital Modernization Strategy. We are a team of forward-looking professionals in need of a strong candidate with these key required skillsDirect Access Storage Devices (DASD), SMS constructs, ACS Routines, Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM), Reporting (SAS, MXG, REXX, CLIST). Do you have most of these key required skills, education, or experience? 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.

If this sounds like a mission you want to be a part of, keep reading!

TEAM CULTURE

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 team members will be assigned to new hires for one-on-one mentoring, collaborative 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.

DAY TO DAY RESPONSIBILITIES

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.   Find your “Why” with us and take your place in our Leidos Family!!

  • Implement, migrate, and maintain DFSMS Extended-Addressing volumes (EAV).

  • Diagnose and resolve HSM ARC errors and conduct HSM audits.

  • Analyze, manage, reorganize, and maintain ICF Catalogs and identify improvements.

  • Analyze Mainframe DASD storage availability, SMS constructs, ACS routines, and space availability by SMSPLEX and SYSPLEX.

  • Monitor, maintain, and enhance storage, backups, and data replication for SYSPLEXs.

  • Analyze DASD storage connected across all Logical PARtitions (LPARs).

  • Recommend DASD hardware configurations to reduce operation time, add functionality, or improve efficiency.

  • Provide technical support for teams designing and configuring Mainframe DASD storage subsystems.

  • Test storage changes in the SMS test facility before production implementation.

  • Analyze and determine cause of Mainframe DASD space concerns.

  • Monitor DASD storage resources for performance, available space, and provide additional capacity as required. Account for the deployment of DASD resources.

  • Analyze and recommend SMS construct and Mainframe ACS code modifications.

  • Process required Mainframe SMS construct modifications online using TSO logon and ISMF.

  • Design, support, and analyze Mainframe DASD storage backup and recovery infrastructures. Evaluate backup schedules and data replication resources for recoverability. Identify causes of DASD backup and data replication failures.

  • Provide technical support for HSM and analyze various constructs and parameters.

    • Analyze management class constructs defining retention requirements for data sets.

    • Analyze HSM parameter library members assigned to control execution.

    • Analyze, reorganize, and manage free space for HSM control data sets.

    • Analyze migration on Level 1 and Level 2 tapes to ensure maximum tape density.

    • Support DF/SMS ACS, DF/SMShsm Aggregate Backup and Recovery System (ABARS).

    • Upgrade SMS, HSM and of DFP.

  • Brief management, customer, team, or vendors using written or oral skills at appropriate technical level for audience.

  • All other duties as assigned or directed.

FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS (Basic Qualifications)

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or a related field.

  • Master or Doctorate degree may substitute for required experience.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust.

  • 7+ years of combined experience with DASD, SMS constructs, ACS Routines, HSM.

  • 3+ years of combined experience with data preparation (DCOLLECT, DFSORT) and reporting (SAS, MXG, REXX, CLIST).

  • 2+ years of experience of project management, ideally of Mainframe storage projects.

  • Ability to occasionally work after 1800 or before 0600.

*** Selected candidate must reside within two (2) hours of SSA Headquarters in Woodlawn, MD OR be willing to relocate prior to first day of employment

FACTORS TO HELP YOU SHINE (Required Skills)

These skills will help you succeed in this position:

  • Strong experience with administrating DASD storage

  • Strong experience with administrating HSM using DFSMShsm and ABARS

  • Solid experience with SMS constructs and ACS routines

  • Strong experience with data preparation (DCOLLECT, DFSORT) and reporting (SAS, MXG, REXX, CLIST)

  • Experience implementing, migrating and maintaining DFSMS – Extended-Addressing Volumes (EAV)

  • Experience with T-REX software for ICF Catalogs management.

HOW TO STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD (Desired Skills)

Showcase your knowledge of modern development through the following experience or skills:

  • Experience with customization and using Mainview SRM, StopX37 for Mainframe storage management.

  • IBM or Interskill badges (e.g., Mainframe Operator - Managing the z/VM Environment, Mainframe Storage Administrator - Data Management Using DFSMS 2.4, DFSMShsm Implementation)

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. 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 your 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.

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.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $101,400.00 - $183,300.00

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.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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