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Fiserv Senior Mainframe Storage Engineer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

What does an exceptional Senior Mainframe Storage Engineer do?

The Senior Mainframe Storage Engineer is responsible for the planning, design, management, configuration, implementation, performance tuning, backup/recovery, data replication, and disaster recovery methodologies of a fast-growing, complex storage environment. This position requires knowledge of best practices for disk configurations, SMS management, catalog management, and tape technologies. This position reports to the Mainframe Storage Engineering Manager and is part of a dedicated storage team that works closely with other engineering teams to provide technical support for all storage management-related activities. This individual may also act as a liaison to other departments, representing the storage team on all technical matters related to storage management. A successful candidate will be highly skilled, detail-oriented, results driven, and enjoy working in a fast paced, exciting environment.

In this role, you can look forward to:

  • Manage data backup library to include storage of tapes and disks in storage facilities in a zSeries mainframe environment.

  • Configuring new storage arrays, peripherals, services, settings, and storage.

  • Collaborating with development and other infrastructure teams to provide the right level of agility within a defined delivery process.

  • Installing, patching, upgrading and backup monitoring software solutions used to monitor our global storage environment.

  • Monitoring hardware health, processes and key business processes running on our storage arrays.

  • Project planning and documenting actions for monitoring and alerting.

  • Working closely with the application development organization and other functional IT areas to determine best practices, tuning, and problem resolution and root cause analysis.

  • Recommending strategies for process and monitoring improvement.

  • Creating high quality documentation that meets the needs and expectations of the stakeholders.

  • Using detailed research skills in diagnosing and solving technology problems in a logical and detailed manner.

  • Delivering client expectations of timeliness, attention and focus on their needs.

  • Understanding sophisticated business rules and logic and being able to troubleshoot the gaps.

  • Rotating coverage of on-call duties after hours and on weekends to support our monitoring solutions.

Basic Qualifications for Consideration:

  • 10+ years of zSeries Mainframe Storage Engineering experience in z/OS.

  • High School Diploma required.

  • Experience in MVS skills in all IBM utilities and mainframe disciplines.

  • Strong understanding of access methods and VSAM Record Level Sharing. (IAM a plus)

  • Software: TSO ISPF, JCL, DFSMS, HSM, DSS, DFP, IBM utilities, CA1, RMM

  • Enterprise class storage experience: DELL, HDS, or IBM Point in Time Backup knowledge, Replication/Mirroring technologies including IBM PPRC, Metro/Global Mirroring and DELL SRDF.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Experience with Disaster Recovery development, testing, & implementation

  • Scripting automation experience using REXX, Clist or similar scripting language.

  • Experience in reporting with SharePoint and Confluence.

  • Proven understanding of server structure, maintenance of server environments and hierarchy of server layout.

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

  • ITIL V3 Foundations certification.

Learn more about Fiserv:

To support the total well-being of our associates, Fiserv takes a broad approach to our benefits. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that provides flexibility and affordability with a variety of medical, dental, vision, life insurance and disability options.

We are #FISVProud of our benefits and well-being programs. Our commitment to wellness, wellness education, preventive services and fitness activities are designed to meet you where you are.

Life moves fast. And as it does, we know most people aren’t thinking about “financial services”. But we are.

We help people and businesses move money and information every minute of every day. Our solutions connect financial institutions, corporations, merchants and consumers to one another, millions of times a day, behind the scenes, reliably and securely.

We’re Fiserv, a global leader in Fintech and payments enabling innovative financial services experiences that are in step with the way people live and work today. The company’s approximately 44,000 associates proudly serve clients in more than 100 countries, so their customers, members and consumers can move money when and where they need it, at the point of thought.

Our Aspiration is to move money and information in a way that moves the world. As a FORTUNE™ 500 company and one of FORTUNE Magazine World’s Most Admired Companies for the seventh consecutive year, we are committed to excellence and purposeful innovation.

We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce. Fiserv is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran

Explore the possibilities of a career with Fiserv and Find Your Forward with us.

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