Mainframe Storage Consultant

Humana Inc. Omaha, NE

The Senior Storage Engineer responsible for the architecture, configuration, deployment, and ongoing management of large-scale production storage systems. The Senior Storage Engineer work assignments involve moderately complex to complex issues where the analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.


Role: Mainframe Storage Management Consultant

Area: Storage Management

Location: Louisville, KY or Virtual, Remote, Home Office

Are you a fit?

Are you an analytical thinker and a self-starter? Would you enjoy using your technical skills to provide advice and guidance to associates?

Assignment Capsule

As a Technology tech consultant you will: perform and design infrastructure and maintenance tasks including installation, customization, documentation, debugging and performance tuning on complex projects with system-wide ramifications. You will also act as an area expert on special projects, assisting with the adoption of new technology and creating and refining best-practices.

This position will fill an opening on the mainframe storage team. This team is charged with 1) evaluation of new/emerging mainframe data storage hardware and software technologies, 2) capacity planning and resource acquisition for mainframe tape and disk storage and related peripherals including directors, 3) integration of new technologies and additional storage resources into the existing environment, 4) day-to-day monitoring, maintenance, support and optimization of the mainframe data storage environment, 5) replication of mainframe disk and tape data from our primary data center to our secondary site and 6) creation of mainframe storage environment in a disaster recovery situation.

The mainframe data storage environment consists of a number of hardware and software products. Disk storage for our mainframe environment (z/OS/z/VM) is comprised of DS8800 subsystems. Tape storage consists of TS7700 and TS7700 virtual tape libraries, TS3500/TS4500 tape libraries and TS1140 tape drives. Primary storage management software includes DFSMS/MVS, DFSMShsm, TDMF, CA Vantage, FDR, CA-1 TMS, StopX37, Fabric Manager, Flash Copy, GDPS/HyperSwap

Candidates should have a background in one or more of these areas; DS8800 management and architecture, IBM tape management and architecture, enterprise class directors or similar competing products. In addition to a broad based knowledge of mainframe storage technologies, the ability to manage complex projects is highly desirable. Related skills would include the ability to lead a cross functional team of technologists in project design, development, and implementation, the development and documentation of related processes such as alerting, monitoring, and reporting and providing ongoing technical advice, assistance, and training to fellow associates

Key Competencies

* Builds Trust: You honor your word by doing what you say you are going to do.

* Implementation/Execution: You are good at organizing and managing multiple priorities and/or projects by using appropriate methodologies and tools.

* Innovate: You introduce new ideas and processes which improve performance and productivity.

* Problem Solving: You are a problem solver with the ability to encourage others in collaborative problem solving. Acting as both a broker and consultant regarding resources, you engage others in problem solving without taking over.

Role Essentials

* Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or Computer Science, or equivalent experience

* Working knowledge of IBM Mainframe Systems, IBM disk and/or tape storage systems.

* JCL, SMS, HSM Experience

Role Desirables

* Project management experience

* IBM Grid Technology/Architecture

* TS7700, TS4500 and TMC

Reporting Relationships

You will report to a Technology Manager. This area is under the leadership of the SVP & Chief Operating Officer.

Scheduled Weekly Hours