Senior Systems Engineer - z/OS
Kohl's Corporation - Menomonee Falls, WI

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This position is responsible for designing, building, and implementing systems across the enterprise. Installs, upgrades, configures, and maintains systems, operating or network environments, including hardware, system software, program products, and databases. Ensures systems security throughout the organization troubleshoots performance issues, analyzes performance, and may conduct project or capacity planning. Provides timely and accurate on-call support for system components.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Conducts System Administrative Responsibilities

MVS Systems Programer tasks such as install, maintain, and configure DB2 z/OS, operating system software and program products on the z/OS platform, monitor and tune for system performance, production support and problem resolution.
Interacts with Database Administrators, Infrastructure Analysts and IS project teams to define system requirements and resolve issues.
Takes a proactive role in isolating potential systems problems and is considered proficient in the use of monitoring tools and software.
Performs service administrative responsibilities and adhere to established manufacturer warranty procedures as well as company policies and procedures.
Develop knowledge of the system process in order to apply solutions and recommendations to production software.
Administers security measures to restrict unauthorized system use.
Trouble-shoot systems and infrastructure related problems.
Write automation to improve system functionality.
Provide after hours support as required.

Conducts Planning and Design

Consults with other IS teams to perform needs analysis, evaluates requirements, recommends designs, provides cost analysis.
Plans and coordinates projects, delegates project tasks to Administrators.
Works with users to define system requirements and resolve problems.
Contributes to the development of new principles and concepts. Develops and implements policies, procedures, and standards.
Plans, designs, implements system architecture and security; data integrity/recovery, disaster recovery planning, contingency planning, research & development.
Provides input and adherence into capital and expense budgets.
Actively participate in designing and implementing storage requirements for large Enterprise infrastructure.
Define scope of technical projects. Assess business and technical impact of proposed projects.

Provides System Support

Coordinate major hardware and software installations and upgrades.
Oversees performance of multiple hardware and software platform interfaces at the most complex level.
Ensures sufficient systems capacity for organization's needs and to ensure optimum performance, scalability and availability.
Mentor and train staff members on technical concepts.
Develop, enhance, implement and maintain the technical environment to satisfy business needs.
Conduct software configuration for system hardware.

IBM z/OS operating system experience; Unix System Services (USS) experience also preferred

Hands-on experience in the install, maintain, and upgrade of some or most these program products - DB2 z/OS, CICS, MQ Websphere (on z/OS), SAS/ITRM, TMON monitoring products, ESP job scheduler; DB2 systems programming experience highly preferred

Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work as part of a team and interact effectively with others.
Displays willingness to accept responsibility, display initiative, good judgment and a positive attitude.
Appropriate blend of sense of urgency, strong results orientation, and delivery focus.
Strong experience participating in and supporting cross-functional teams working with multiple partners to deliver on project execution.

Preferred

Bachelor's Degree in Information Science (or related field) or equivalent proven experience.
Candidate has 5-10 years of experience in systems administration and support.
Demonstrated experience, knowledge, and understanding of online systems and/or database management.
Outstanding leadership abilities; able to coordinate and direct all phases of project-based efforts while managing, motivating and leading project teams.
Prior technical leadership experience, providing direction to large technology programs.
Experienced in retail business systems and or processes.

Special Requirements

This position requires the individual to be on-call for after hours support.

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Kohl’s Corporation (Kohl’s) operates family-oriented, department stores that sells apparel, footwear and accessories for women,...