To our valued Leidos candidates:

Coronavirus is on everyone's mind with the effects being felt around the world. The markets are volatile, and we're all concerned for the health and safety of our families, friends, and colleagues. Please know that we're taking all necessary measures to safeguard our employees, customers and the communities in which we live, including following all recommended best practices around social distancing.

With that in mind, in an abundance of caution, we are canceling all face to face career events, such as job fairs and open house events. In the coming days and weeks, we will be hosting career events virtually, using our online chat tools so that we may continue our hiring practice safely and securely. You can find available virtual career events at

We are using telephone meetings and online chats via Brazen to conduct interviews and hiring discussions, and we are offering options for video interviews so that you can have a virtual face to face meeting with your potential new leader. We do not conduct interviews or extend offers via text or chat based social media, such as WhatsApp or MySpace.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process, nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are generated by automated system. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to Chris Scalia, Leidos’ Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition, at [email protected].

As a company, as a country, as a world, we have confronted challenging moments before. We are confident that, guided by our values and the strength of our community as well as the commitment we have to the important work we do each day, we will find our way through this time together. We will do this with the care and concern for one another and the common good that defines. Please keep those impacted by the virus in your thoughts.

Close Window
Join our talent network

Job #: R-00063181
Location: Remote, United States
Category: Computer Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

This job posting is no longer active.

Share: mail twitter linkedin


Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a junior level IBM Mainframe Operator to be a member of IBM Services Team on our ESA V program. The successful candidate will be assigned to work remotely full time supporting a customer site in Washington, DC. This individual will provide Mainframe Operator Services and manage, operate and maintain IBM Mainframes. ESA V is an IT applications and infrastructure services program supporting several customers within the Department of Justice (DOJ).  The program provides a range of IT services, including software application support, enterprise infrastructure support, service desk, ITSM, deskside support, workstation engineering and maintenance, telecommunications and mobility engineering services, managed print services, Active Directory services, and video conferencing. 

Candidate selected will be subject to a Government Public Trust security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to the customer’s information. Current clearance is not required, but selected individual cannot start the assignment until the required security clearance is granted by the customer. This process is currently taking 12+ weeks.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Serves as an Operator for the mainframe environment, which provides mainframe systems support for -wide customers in an enterprise data center environment.
  • Responsible for the monitoring, operations, integrity, and technical support of the Department’s IBM System mainframe environment.
  • Perform systems operation support, including mainframe operator administration, general troubleshooting, and troubleshooting of complex console issues for hardware, software, and network components.
  • Document all platform service processes and procedures and maintain the artifacts in a document repository.
  • Provide monitoring support for mainframe LPARS across all datacenters.  Check all monitors for alarms and ensure tickets are open on selected sites down.
  • Process system backups and prepare for offsite storage.
  • Process Vaulting jobs and prepare for offsite storage.
  • Answer incoming calls and direct request to system engineers, if problems can’t be resolved quickly.
  • Performs facility checks.
  • Continuously monitor for high priority ticket outages or major issues.
  • Perform status updates to BMC system on any open tickets and follow up with customers.
  • Return incoming offsite tapes to IBM tape silo.
  • Check and make available enough scratch tapes for stand-alone tape drives.
  • Submit resource information to monthly billing report process.
  • Process any restore requests on the VM System.
  • Load Backup tapes in VNS Servers.
  • Verify Batch Jobs for are in the queue for execution. 
  • Cancel or release and start batch jobs per user request on mainframe LPARs.
  • Assist customers with starting VPS printers.
  • Recycle customer’s ONLINEs per request.
  • Release and start system initiators.
  • IPL system LPARs during monthly mainframe outage.
  • IPL system LPARs per request.
  • Check status of HIDRO backups.

Required Education & Experience:

  • High School Diploma\GED and 3+ years relevant work experience as a Mainframe Operator with an IT equipment vendor, service provider or data center
  • Hands-on knowledge of Mainframe Operations is required for this position.
  • US Citizenship.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a public trust security clearance.
  • Strong analytical, performance tuning and problem resolution skills.
  • Proven ability to determine, analyze and resolve software and device related problems.
  • Demonstrated high level communication skills and ability to develop positive relationships with customers, team members, vendor service providers and stakeholders.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to communicate problems and solutions both verbally and in writing to the Government Lead.
  • Ability to work independently and troubleshoot problems with speed and efficiency.
  • Ability to work closely with others in a team environment
  • Ability to interface with all customer levels.
  • IBM z-series Mainframes, IBM TS7720/7740 VTL. 
  • Operating Systems:  z/OS
  • IBM SW:  TSO, ISPF,  JCL, FTP, IBM Utilities

Desired Skills

  • Operating Systems:  z/VM, z/Linux
  • IBM SW:  JES2 , SDSF, VTAM, SMS, Tape Management Software (CA-1), CA-Scheduler
  • Other:  BMC Remedy Change Management, Reflections, CONNECT:DIRECT

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

Clearance Level Required:




Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Computer Operations

Pay Range:

Pay Range $40,950.00 - $63,000.00 - $85,050.00


COVID Response

Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry.  Effective December 8, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021.  For more information, visit

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Securing Your Data

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

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.

This job posting is no longer active.

Talent Community

Join our Talent Community to create a profile, enabling a streamlined application process and to help our recruiters better understand your areas of expertise and interest.

Join our Talent Community