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Ensono Senior Mainframe Network System Programmer in Columbia, South Carolina

Senior Mainframe Network System ProgrammerRemote - United StatesJR010079

Position Summary

A Senior Mainframe Network System Programmer plans, installs, tests, administers, maintains, updates and implements VTAM, TCPIP, FTP, SFTP, TLS, CA/Spool, LRS VPS/DRS, InfoPrint, JQP, XPTR, Connect:Direct, XCOM, Enterprise Extender, Session Manager and mainframe network related software. Diagnoses, resolves, and documents system problems. Supports client mainframe Network environments and participates in client discussions as needed.

This position reports to Manager of Mainframe Network Services

Key Areas of Focus for this Role

Responsible for IT mainframe Network systems programming and general product support including configuring interfaces to other subsystems.

  • Plans, coordinates, installs, configures, tests, administers, maintains, updates, implements, tracks changes and/or provides corrective maintenance to mainframe Network-related software.

  • Diagnoses, resolves, and documents mainframe Network-related problems.

  • Adheres to ITIL, Change and Problem Management process.

  • Effectively communicates with software suppliers, peers, clients, and Leadership.

  • Maintains current software and products by ensuring system availability and performance in accordance with service agreements.

  • Monitors and reports on system/product performance, reliability, and consistency.

  • Prioritizes and balances tasks, issues and concerns with self, team, and clients.

  • Increases efficiency through automation and/or template utilization as appropriate.

  • Review and seek out cost reductions, efficiency improvements and better methods to support applicable technology environments.

  • Keeps informed of latest industry, trends, products, services with relevant existing and emerging technologies.

  • Develops leads and manages system programming projects including project management.

  • Trains and communicates with Associates and Clients for new upgrades and products.

  • Assists Client applications with problem determination and problem solving

  • Mainframe Network System Programmer responsibilities are determined by departmental need and may include partial support of technology silos related to several areas such as:

  • Operating systems z/OS, Z/VM, Z/Linux

  • Network systems, CICS, MQ, Netview, Netmaster, TCP/IP, VTAM, NDM, FTP, EE, CA/Spool, LRS VPS/DRS, InfoPrint, JQP, XPTR, Connect:Direct, XCOM

  • Capacity Planning/Performance processor, Networks and storage


  • Security tools ACF2, Top Secret, RACF

  • Storage platforms Tape, Virtual Tape, DASD

  • Third Party software tools

  • Automated Operations systems AF Operator, OPS/MVS, UNICENTER

What the Ideal Candidate Brings to this Role

Required Qualifications help to assure new Associates are set up for success in their role with Ensono. To be considered for this career opportunity, it is important that you meet all Required Qualifications. Candidates that may meet some, but not all, Other Qualifications are still encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

  • 5 to 10 years mainframe networking experience is preferred with overall mainframe systems experience a plus.

  • College degree preferred

  • Technical knowledge across multiple Mainframe teams

  • Proficient in Microsoft suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) to a level of creating documents which can be shared with clients.

  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Customer Service skills at management level

  • Experience establishing and documenting processes and procedures

  • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills with knowledge of problem analysis

  • Must be self-motivated and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Strong communication skills to liaise with cross-functional teams as well as provide guidance to junior team members.

WhyEnsono (https://www.ensono.com/company/culture/) ?

Ensono is a place we unleash Associates to Do Great Things – for our clients and for your career. This could mean achieving a professional goal, collaborating with your team on an innovative idea, learning a new skill, reaching a wellness milestone, or engaging in your community through volunteer programs. Whatever it means to you, we want Ensono to be the place where you can do great things.

  • We value flexibility and work-life balance. Positions that are not required to be onsite to support a client may offer the ability to work remotely or hybrid at an Ensono office location.

  • Unlimited Paid Day Off (PDO) Plan

  • Two robust health plan options through Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • 401(k) with a generous company match

  • Eligibility for dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life and AD&D coverage, and flexible spending accounts

  • Depending on location, ability to take advantage of fitness centers

  • Wellness program

  • Flexible work schedule

Ensono is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to providing equal employment to our Associates and building a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Pay transparency nondiscrimination statement/posting OFCCP’s pay transparency policy can be found onOFCCP’s website (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf) .

If you need accommodation at any point during the application or interview process, please let your recruiter know or email [email protected] .