z/OS Sysplex System Managed Storage Specialist
Compuware - Washington, DC

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Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, provides software, experts and best practices to ensure the world's most important technologies work well and deliver value. Compuware customers include 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites. The company's ongoing success depends on our employees--a diverse team of people with a set of key, common attributes. We seek positive, assertive team players who have a strong desire to succeed in a team- and customer-oriented environment.

Position Description & Responsibilities:
Compuware has an exciting and challenging opening for a z/OS Sysplex System Managed Storage Specialist to join our growing professional services division to support one of our current government customers.

Responsibilities include:
Installing, customizing, and implementing storage management software products.
Planning and carrying out DASD migrations/conversions.
Performing analysis and producing management reports on resource utilization.
Providing technical assistance to programming and operations staffs.
Analyzing requirements and recommending software and hardware solutions.
Evaluating existing systems and application software and recommending improvements for response times.
Performing problem determination and resolution.
Developing, testing, and implementing System Managed Storage’s Automated Class Selection (ACS) routines to implement storage management policies.
Assists OPM business partners in the development of the requirements for SMS constructs to satisfy their data set life cycle management objectives.
Monitoring and tuning an Virtual Tape Server and Automatic Tape Library
Planning and implementing a disaster recovery plan that recovers DASD volumes at a remote site when the volumes must be recovered using storage cartridges.
Meeting DC’s requirements for DASD performance, space, and availability
Automating storage management tasks.
Matching the logical needs of users' data to the physical characteristics of storage devices.
Reclaiming wasted DASD space.
Implementing a backup methodology using EMC’s Timefinder or IBM’s SNAPSHOT to increase the window for performing nightly backup.
Monitor and maintains the DASD space contained with z/OS’s System Managed Storage subsystem and non-SMS DASD, Unix System Services’ HFS and z/FS file systems, and DASD space used with the Linux Virtual Servers.
Installing, implementing, and maintaining data mirroring software running on the z/OS system used to communicate with Contractor software residing in the DASD hardware controllers for the purpose of data mirroring. The data mirroring is used in disaster recovery of the data in a remote recovery facility.

Qualifications:
Required
Three (3) years of demonstrated experience as a z/OS System Programmer, at least two years of which must be OS/390 version 10 or z/OS operating systems
Two (2) years of recent demonstrated experience implementing IBM z/Series Enterprise or zEnterprise Server technologies
Two (2) years of recent demonstrated experience in implementing z/OS software
Recent experience in participating in technically complex systems software/integration, projects involving IBM Enterprise/zEnterprise Server systems
Recent experience with virtual DASD architecture
Recent experience with virtual tape server architecture
Recent demonstrated experience in implementing and testing a disaster recovery plan
Recent demonstrated experience maintaining the DASD space contained with z/OS’s System Managed Storage subsystem and non-SMS DASD, Unix System Services’s HFS and z/FS file systems, and DASD space used with the zLINUX Virtual Servers
Recent experience coding and maintaining IBM’s SMS ACS routines and constructs
Recent demonstrated experience with IBM DFSMSrmm or equivalent tape management system

Clearance
Must be able to obtain a level of Public Trust clearance for the position. Proof of U.S. Citizenship will need to be provided to be eligible for the clearance per contractual requirements.

We offer a competitive benefits package to include: paid holidays, paid time off, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, long and short term disability and company paid life insurance, 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plan, referral bonuses and continued education reimbursement.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

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