REMOTE Mainframe Websphere Programming Support Lead

Post Date

Mar 20, 2023


Gwynn Oak,

ZIP/Postal Code

Jun 13, 2024 Insight Global

Job Type

Contract,Perm Possible


System Administrator

Req #


Pay Rate

$58 - $87 (hourly estimate)

Job Description

Key Required Skills:

Experience installing and maintaining mainframe systems software, WebSphere, Introscope, SMP/E or IBM Installation Manager, Knowledge of a scripting tool, preferably JYTHON.

Position Description:

* Provide Mainframe System programming support to the Division of Mainframe Systems Software (DMSS) and support the stabilization of current and future WAS environments.

* Build and document WebSphere cells on PPF, iPPF, MISF, HAF, and IHAF.

* Build and document WebSphere cells on newly created WAS environments.

* Configure the WebSphere variables for each cell and for each application server.

* Configure the LDAP registry, the CICS connections, the IBM HTTP servers and plug-ins.

* Create the self-signed server certificate, TCP port definitions for each application server.

* Install and configure CA Introscope on each applicable server.

Required Skills & Experience

* 7 years of experience or more as a Mainframe Systems Engineer installing and maintaining systems software -- 8 years of experience overall (6 if with Master's degree)

* Bachelor's degree or higher

* 7 years of experience providing WebSphere application programming support and troubleshooting.

* 7 years of experience with IBM SMP/E to perform mainframe software installation and maintenance.

* 7 years of experience tuning and problem determination relating to current production applications and new applications being migrated through the software lifecycle.

* 5 years of experience using Introscope for WebSphere monitoring.

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

* Ability to analyze, develop, plan and perform mainframe operating system software installation and maintenance.

* Ability to implement, test and verify mainframe software.

* Ability to identify, analyze and resolve mainframe software problems.

Nice to Have Skills & Experience

* Prior Federal government experience

* Self-starter, highly motivated individual who adapts and isn't afraid to volunteer in a dynamic work environment.

* Strong attention to detail with an ability to operate effectively across multiple priorities.

Benefit packages for this role will start on the 31st day of employment and include medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as HSA, FSA, and DCFSA account options, and 401k retirement account access with employer matching. Employees in this role are also entitled to paid sick leave and/or other paid time off as provided by applicable law.