IBM Z Storage Specialist

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We are heading up a recruitment drive for a global consultancy that require a IBM Z Storage Specialist to join them on a major project that's based remotely.

Job Title - IBM Z Storage Specialist
Day Rate - £460
Location - Remote
iR35 determination - Inside
Duration - 6 months


Role Description:

IBM Z Storage Manager

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

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
6 months
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Contract type
100 % remote
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