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CTG Mainframe Storage Administrator in Pierre, South Dakota

Mainframe Storage Administrator

United States

Information Technology

Dec 17, 2020Post Date

20204607Requisition #

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CTG is seeking to fill a Mainframe Storage Administrator opening for our Fortune 100 client. As Mainframe Storage Administrator, you are responsible in providing technical support in order to ensure a high degree of Customer Happiness through Service Level Agreement (SLA) & process compliance. You will perform business impact analysis and risk assessments to reduce the likelihood of significant service outage or disasters.

Project Location: Remote from the United States,

Project Duration: 6+ months

Project Hours: 35 hours per week, 7 hours per day 5 days per week


  • Responsible for the Management of Storage and related devices within a mainframe complex

  • Initialize/Add new DASD volumes and Add new tape volumes. Perform the space management activities such as VTOC resizing, Defrag, Compress/Reclaim/Release/Cleaning of datasets

  • Manage and define SMS rules and ACS routines

  • Perform storage management services, including design, implementation and customization of products and technology in a mainframe environment, in a Project Services business model; Project Services can be time-bound projects delivered to existing managed services clients or standalone services delivered to clients. Project services typically involve heavy interaction with the client in support of concluding the project to meet the clients requirements.

  • Execute Disaster Recovery tests

  • Provide 24x7 coverage

Required Expertise:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in systems programming of Mainframe Storage

  • Working knowledge of Z/OS Operating System, z/OS(MVS) fundamentals, Storage fundamentals and Storage dataset (RMM/HSM CDS & Catalog file) reorganization

  • Experience in Data/Volume level backup and restores.

  • Validated expertise on TSO, ISPF, JCL, VSAM, ISMF, JES2, Catalogs, Datasets (PS/PDS/PDSE/GDG), REXX, SAS, SDSF and Spool

  • Demonstrated experience of disaster recovery planning and performing the recovery test (Tape recovery / DASD Replication / Tape Replication) and Managing the Copy services / GDPS

  • Proven expertise in Storage box Configuration (DASD & Tape) and Storage box data migration (DASD to DASD and Tape to tape) with Storage replication

  • Good knowledge on the following (: MF - Tape & DASD Management) areas: DFSMS, DFSMSHSM, DFSMSDSS, DFSMSDFP, DFSMSRMM, ICF Catalog, VSAM, IDCAMs, CA products (CA Disk, CA allocate and CA-1), FDR products, Omegamon XE or related Storage monitoring tools, ICKDSF, Space abends and SMF/Dcollect/BVIR reports.

  • Recognize complex problems related to functional objectives. Analyze situations and implement solutions, or develop new system elements, procedures or processes. Creativity and judgment applied to developmental work on different projects within the business environment.

  • Support Customer work hours – US (weekends and holidays as on call staff)

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group is required.

Preferred Expertise:

  • Experience in Creating Change Requests, Resolve Service Requests, and Provide 24x7 On call support

  • Expertise in hardware storage subsystems including IBM DASD (DS8K), IBM Automated tape library and IBM Virtual tape library (TS7700/TS7720/TS7740/TS7760)

  • Experience in EMC’s storage (VMAX and DLM) and Replication (SRDF) technologies

  • You love collaborative environments that use agile methodologies to encourage creative design thinking and find innovative ways to develop with cutting edge technologies

  • Ambitious individual who can work under their own direction towards agreed targets/goals and with creative approach to work

  • Intuitive individual with an ability to manage change and proven time management

  • Proven interpersonal skills while contributing to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

  • Up-to-date technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing publication

CTG does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee based recruitment services for this role.

CTG’s Benefits Plan allows you to select insurance coverage that best suits your lifestyle, and take part in our savings programs and educational plans. We offer Flexible Spending Accounts, a 401(k) Retirement Plan, and an Employee Stock Purchase plan. Our educational plan comprises access to more than 2,000 web-based technical, professional and business development courses.

CTG (NASDAQ: CTG) has developed a reputation for responsiveness and reliability - traits that our clients say set us apart - since our founding in 1966. As one team, we create and deliver information and technology solutions that make our clients more successful and cultivate a workplace that attracts and develops the best people. Our vision is to be an indispensable partner to our clients and the preferred career destination for information and technology experts. CTG has operations in North America, South America, Western Europe, and India and regularly posts news and other important information online at

Our culture is a direct result of the people who work at CTG, the values we hold, and the actions we take. In other words, our people are the culture. It's a living, breathing thing that is renewed every day through the ways we engage with each other, our clients, and our communities. Part of our mission is to cultivate a workplace that attracts and develops the best people, reflected by our recognition as a Great Place to Work-certified company across many of our global operations.

CTG will consider for employment all qualified applicants including those with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

CTG is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. CTG will assure equal opportunity and consideration to all applicants and employees in recruitment, selection, placement, training, benefits, compensation, promotion, transfer, and release of individuals without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, age, disability, marital or veteran status, citizenship status, or any other discriminatory factors as required by law. Our Affirmative Action program serves to promote occupational equality and diversity through good faith efforts. CTG is fully committed to promoting employment opportunities for members of protected classes.

Additional Information

  • Job Function: Systems Administration

  • Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

  • Work Remote: Yes

  • Travel: No