IBM Z Storage Manager

Job Type:
Digital Workspace
Job reference:
16 days ago

Role Title: BM Z Storage Manager
Duration: 6 Months
Location: Sheffield/Hybrid (2 days on site)
Rate: £472/d - Umbrella only

Would you like to join a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation?

Our client is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms.

Role purpose / summary

  • Perform a Technical Project Management role for large zSeries infrastructure deployment and evergreening projects
  • Setup automation to reduce manaual interventions in the Storage infrastructure
  • Test new software and exploit functionality
  • Consolidate and reduce infrastructure complexity
  • Risk and Cost Management
  • Ensure Service Quality Targets are met for offered platform services
  • Business stakeholder management
  • Vendor liason and management
  • zSeries Storage hardware / software design, configuration, testing, implementation and support

Key Skills/ requirements

  • zSeries Storage Management / Engineering background preferred and / or experience to equivalent level
  • Working and partnering with vendors (e.g. IBM, DELL, Broadcom)
  • Supporting and / or leading technical management of large infrastructure deployment projects
  • Experience supporting large-scale enterprise IT environment and the embedded controls within change, incident, and problem management processes
  • Experience working with Agile working practices and tooling
  • Experience and awareness of security, audit, risk and compliance within enterprise IT environment

Hardware Technical Skills

  • IBM DS8K disk hardware installation design, upgrade and support skills including DSCLI scripting and familiarity with HMC GUI
  • DELL DLM virtual tape (VTE with Data Domain) hardware installation design, upgrade and support skills with knowledge of GUI, NFS and Linux
  • Broadcom (Brocade) DCX hardware skills and FICON / FIBRE concepts and configuration. Set-up and utilising SanNav and Maps

Software Technical Skills

  • IBM core knowledge: z/OS, TSO, SDSF, JCL, IDCAMS, IWS
  • IBM storage knowledge: DFHSM, DFDSS, ICKDSF, DFSMS (inc OAM), TDMF, GDPS, CSM
  • Broadcom (CA): CA1, CA Vantage, CA Disk, CA Allocate, CA View, Endeavor
  • Dino Software: T-rex, Terradon
  • Rocket: CR+
  • Interchip: RTD

Additional skills (optional)

  • Knowledge of zSeries Systems Programming concepts and technologies
  • Awareness of Network technologies and Dark Fibre concepts
  • Awareness of newer or emerging technologies
  • Awareness of IBM Virtual tape solutions (TS7700's)
  • Experience of data centre migrations
  • Knowledge of: GKLM, Spectrum Control and Storage insights and API exploitation
  • Knowledge of Ansible Automation Platform (AAP), GitHub, Jenkins
  • Programing / scripting languages: Rexx, Python, YAML

All profiles will be reviewed against the required skills and experience. Due to the high number of applications, we will only be able to respond to successful applicants in the first instance. We thank you for your interest and the time taken to apply!

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