IBM Z Storage Manager

North Yorkshire  ‐ Onsite
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Job Title: IBM Z Storage Manager
Location: Barnsley/Hybrid (2 days onsite)
Duration: 10 Months

Role Description:

The zSeries Storage Manager is responsible for leading, building and supporting the zSeries Storage hardware and software infrastructure.

This role will carry out some or all of the following activities
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 liaison and management
zSeries Storage hardware/software design, configuration, testing, implementation and support

Personal Experience
- zSeries Storage Management/Engineering background preferred and/or experience to equivalent level
- Working and partnering with vendors (eg 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

Personal Skills
- Ability to work under pressure to deadlines
- Strong work ethic
- Collaborating with others and building a network
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to pitch communications to a variety of stakeholders

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

Start date
10 months
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