Mainframe System and Storage Administrator

  • Dillard's
  • 1600 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR, USA
  • 09/13/2022
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

The Mainframe System and Storage Administration Team is looking for motivated IT professionals with a willingness to learn and grow with us. You will be a part of an experienced team responsible for our corporate mainframe infrastructure supporting more than a dozen logical partitions with many TB of disk and virtual tape storage. The applicant will be required to support a dynamic environment, with a focus on software installation and maintenance, performance tuning, and problem determination/resolution. The applicant must be an effective self-starter and team player in a highly visible and technically challenging department. We welcome applicants with less experience who have a strong desire to learn the technologies.


  • Perform z/OS Systems administration
  • Support z/OS utilities: TSO, ISPF, IDCAMS, IEFBR14, SMPE, HCD, GDPS
  • Work with development on Batch and CICS COBOL questions and problems
  • Troubleshooting JCL, JES2, VSAM, and TSO
  • RACF functions and working with online system security team
  • Implementing and managing IBM storage solutions
  • System parameters/parmlib maintenance
  • Work with operations to monitor, maintain and IPL systems to improve consistency and availability
  • Developing and executing disaster recovery planning and exercises
  • Perform IBM i Systems administration
  • Security hardening and remediation of all supported infrastructure


  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship
  • Ability to work onsite at Corporate Headquarters in Little Rock, AR
  • Work well under pressure, grasp new ideas quickly, and be able to thrive in a dynamic and diverse environment
  • Ability to maintain a schedule driven project list while handling interruptions in a timely and effective manner
  • Highly motivated, effective oral and written communicator with a positive attitude
  • Candidate will need to participate in an on-call rotation
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Quickly communicate any system outages to management
  • Solid mainframe environment experience (know your way around TSO, ISPF, JES2)


  • Prefer 5+ years of IT experience
  • Experience with StarTool, TPX, JHS, Zeke, ChangeMan, BMC Tools, WLM, Connect Direct, zSecure, Zowe, zOSMF, NetView, DumpMaster, ssh, AT-TLS, co:Z Toolkit, SyncSort MFX, Splunk
  • Knowledge of IBM Safeguarded Copy and Cyber Vault
  • Knowledge of Brocade directors (8961) and SANnav implementation
  • Experience writing, analyzing, and debugging REXX programs in a z/OS environment
  • Knowledge of DFSMS, DFSMShsm, Flashcopy, RMM
  • Experience with IBM Assembler
  • Understanding of IBM mainframe software licensing
  • Working knowledge of Splunk
  • Knowledge of IBM i

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