IBM Z Storage Manager

North Yorkshire  ‐ Onsite
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IBM Z Storage Manager

Whitehall Resources require an IBM Z Storage Manager to work with a key client on an initial 10 month contract.

*This role will involve onsite work in Barnsley twice per week.

*The successful candidate will be required to operate through an FCSA accredited umbrella company.

IBM Z Storage Manager

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

All of our opportunities require that applicants are eligible to work in the specified country/location, unless otherwise stated in the job description.

Whitehall Resources are an equal opportunities employer who value a diverse and inclusive working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics.

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10 months
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