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z/OS System Engineer (m/f/x)

Apply Job ID 554220BR Date posted 05/11/2022 Location(s) Lausanne, Switzerland

Why Kyndryl

Our world has never been more alive with opportunities and, at Kyndryl, we’re ready to seize them. We’re combining the mentality of a start-up with the footprint of a market leader. We’re a new organization, but we’re also a $19 billion company with 90,000 employees and a list of 4,600 clients —including 75 of the Fortune 100.

Every day, we design, build, manage and modernize the mission-critical technology systems that the world depends on. We are committed to the health and improvement of the systems at the heart of the digital economy, and we work closely with our partners and customers to ensure that each achieves their peak digital performance.

Kyndryl is at the heart of progress —dedicated to helping companies and people grow strong. Our people are actively discovering, co-creating, and strengthening. We push ourselves and each other to seek better, to go further, and we carry this energy to our customers. At Kyndryl, we want you to keep growing and we’ll provide plenty of opportunities to make that happen.

A healthy digital ecosystem doesn’t just benefit our customers and partners; it provides oxygen to innovation and energy to change the world over. Together, let’s make sure our world thrives.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Our team is growing and for this we need bright minds with creativity and flexibility - what talent do you have?

Your tasks in detail:
  • Manage a GDPS-PPRC infrastructure: hardware config, software installation and maintenance, software management, performance management
  • Day to day z/OS System Monitoring and Production Support
  • Perform DASD and Tape space management (SMS / HSM / RMM / TS7760)
  • RACF Security Administration and userid management
  • Review, maintain, and improve system configuration
  • Troubleshooting of z/OS related problem, including manage pmr with IBM and vendors
  • Support and improve mainframe Sysplex architecture
  • Conduct projects to setup new software or upgrade current infrastructure (upgrade z/OS, upgrade to Z16, change DASD subsystem)
  • Support and maintain automation rules defined in System Automation
  • Define and maintain internal mainframe network
  • Develop and maintain tools to be more productive
  • Enthusiasm to work on technologies like encryption, Zowe, zOSMF, zCF, LCP, CyberVault.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

What you bring with you:

  • Minimum 10+ years in z/OS administration and monitoring
  • Demonstrated experience in handling day-to-day z/OS operating system administration and break-fix support
  • Install, maintain and distribute products manage by SMP/E (or other installation product)
  • Deep understanding of critical z/OS components like JES2, OMVS, OAM, TSO, ISPF, SDSF, SMS, HSM, RMM, TDS, RACF, zSecure, TWS, Print Management, Omegamon, Encryption, SAO, TWS
  • Strong experience in Storage Management: design SMS system to fulfill B&R requirement, optimize catalog/hsm/rmm, migrate disk or tape subsystem
  • Experience in handling z/OS upgrades and migration
  • Skilled in programming in REXX-ISPF, and one other language like Cobol, Assembler, Java
  • Experience with DS8000, TS7700, and GDPS-PPRC.

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience


Required Education


Preferred Education


Being You @ Kyndryl

Kyndryl is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. Kyndryl is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Other things to know

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Primary Job Category

Technical Specialist

Role (Job Role)

Systems Programmer

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Travel Required

No Travel


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