IBM Z Storage Specialist

England  ‐ Remote
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IBM Z Storage Specialist

Whitehall Resources are currently looking for a IBM Z Storage Specialist on a remote basis for a 6 month contract.


Role Description:
1. IBM zSeries Storage Management skills
2. Strong Technical Project management skills
3. Experience of working in a large enterprise of scale and complexity

Key Skills:

  • zSeries Storage Management/Engineering background preferred and/or experience to equivalent level
  • 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

Desirable Skills:

  • 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.

Start date
6 months
Whitehall Resources Ltd
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Contract type
100 % remote
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