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Job #: R-00024027
Location: Arlington, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense Group at Leidos is currently seeking a Mainframe Services SME to join the JSP Platform Services Group located in the NCR- Pentagon, or the Mark Center.

The successful candidate will provide technical ability in the architecture, deployment, and sustainment of the mainframe architecture and various applications supported on the infrastructure. This position requires demonstrated direct experience with IBM z/VM and z/OS hardware and software within the customer environment

•Requires BS and 4 – 8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2 – 6 years of prior relevant experience. More years of experience may suffice in lieu of degree. 
•Strong working knowledge of large, complex IT mainframe systems
•Experience and technical capabilities in z/OS environments running Job Entry Subsystem 2 (JES2), System Display and Search Facility (SDSF), Time Sharing Option (TSO) TSO/Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF), Access Control Facility (ACF2), Customer Information Control System (CICS), and DB2 in a multiple CPU environment
•Knowledge and experience with z/OS network monitoring software such as NETVIEW, Williams Data Systems IMPLEX, Exigence, and FTP Alert
•Systems programming experience in IBM z/VM
•System administration experience in z/Linux operating systems such as RedHat and SuSe in IBM z/VM hypervisor
•Knowledge working with current IBM mainframe hardware platforms, such as z9, z10, z196 and zBC12
•Working knowledge of DISA STIG processes
•Expert knowledge and experience with count-key DASD storage systems; specifically, EMC VMAX systems to include Business Continuance Volume (BCV), Timefinder, and Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF) functions
•Thorough knowledge of TSO/ISPF, System Modification Program/Extended (SMP/E), IBM and IBM-related utility programs [i.e. IDCAMS, IEBCOPY, Fast Dump Restore (FDR), Data Facility Data Set Services (DFDSS), z/OS file structures, Integrated Catalog Facility (ICF) Catalogs, Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM), and zFS file systems
•Expert knowledge and experience with robotic tape libraries including SL-8500, SL- 3000, StorageTek (STK)/Sun/Oracle Virtual Storage Manager (VSM) and T10k tape drives
•Experience with configuration and management of IBM’s Communication Server IP and its subcomponents (TN3270, FTP, SYSLOGD, Policy Agent, InfoPrint Server, SMTP, SNMP, OMPROUTE, etc.)
•Experience with configuration and management of communications server VTAM and its subcomponent features (Enterprise Extender and Advanced Peer to Peer Network (APPN))
•Expert knowledge of mainframe open systems adapters in z/OS and z/VM environments
•Experience in generation and maintenance of system engineering and technical architecture documentation
•Experience in generating and maintaining requirements, testing and evaluating possible future technical architectures, analyzing and resolving complex system issues, leading and/or participating in architecture reviews, and providing technical guidance based upon expertise

•Active DoD Top Secret security clearance
•This position requires an active DoD 8140 cyber certification at IAT Level II (CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, SSCP) or better; candidates without a valid DoD 8140 cyber certification will not be considered

•Prior experience as a project manager is desired
•PMP certification is desired
•Prior experience directly supporting General Officers/SES/SNIS personnel is desired
•Prior experience writing on deadline is desired

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About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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