IBM Z Storage Specialist

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We are IT Recruitment Specialists partnered with a prestigious Global Consultancy who required a IBM Z Storage Specialist - REMOTE will be remote for one of their public sector Clients based in the UK.

  • IR35: This role is inside of IR35
  • Initial duration: 6 months

Role and tasks

IBM Z Storage Specialist

    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

        If you are interested in this position and would like to learn more, please send through your CV and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible. Please note, candidates are often Shortlisted within 48 hours.

        Start date
        06 months
        J & C Associates Ltd
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