• Senior Systems Programmer/Engineer – Mainframe

    Location US-DC | US-DC
    Posted Date 3 days ago(10/12/2018 1:48 PM)
    Job ID
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    Information Technology - Systems Engineer
  • About NFF

    NFF is a Technology Solutions provider, specializing in Network Infrastructure, Data Center and Cloud, IT Security Collaboration and Mobility, and IoT Smart Connected Communities.   Our wide-range of solutions revolve around building more resilient, adaptive, and intelligent networks. In ad­dition to Network Assessments and Technology Design and Integration, we provide Software and Database solutions, as well as Staff Augmentation services.

    Incorporated in 1996, NFF is the only Cisco Gold Partner headquartered in the District of Columbia with Advanced Specializations in all major IT disciplines. In addition to Cisco, NFF holds key strategic partnerships with, NetApp, Riverbed, Splunk, and many System Integrators.

    NFF is a SBA Designated Small Business Ranked in Inc. Magazine's 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies list since 2007. We have ranked in the top 5 IT providers to the Washington, DC government, ranked #59 on CRN Magazine’s “Fast Growth 100” list 2011 and ranked in Harvard Business School’s “Top 100 Inner City” list for the last 3 years.

    About this Position / Responsibilities

    NFF has an opening for Senior Systems Programmer/Engineer – Mainframe in Washington DC. This is a long-term position for an experienced z/OS systems programmer with a broad support background with the following  

    Personnel Qualifications: 

    • Qualified applicants will have a solid mainframe support background that includes z/OS installation, maintenance and troubleshooting as well as systems programming support, z/OS and storage management (DFSMS-DFP/DSS/HSM).
    • Very experienced senior SYSPROG to lead z/OS upgrade from v2.1 to v2.x and hardware upgrade from zBC12 to next generation machine.
    • Duties include hands on administration, configuration, maintenance, and monitoring of mainframe System z and related infrastructure components.
    • At least seven (7) years of experience and specific advanced z/OS generalist knowledge, WLM, SMP/E, TSO, JES2, DFHSM/SMS, DASD (Hitachi VSP), IBM VTL TS7720 as well as the ability to interact with third-party sub-systems such as ACF2, MIM, and CA-Common Services.


    Additional requirements and description of duties:

    • The scope of responsibilities includes leading z/OS upgrade from v2.1 to v2.x and hardware upgrade from zBC12 to next generation machine, installing and maintaining software, monitoring performance, tuning system, maintaining backups, developing and implementing storage strategies, DASD replication, disaster recovery support scenarios, and problem resolution including troubleshooting and working with other teams to ensure 24×7 mission-critical applications availability, reliability and performance.
    • Detailed and specific experience with one or more of the following technologies:
    • Specific advanced mainframe z/OS generalist knowledge and experience spanning z/OS, SMP/E, TSO, JES2, DFHSM/SMS, DASD, and supporting third-party sub-systems such as ACF2 and other CA products is highly desirable.
    • Skills in other areas such as System Automation, ACF2 security, MXG, SMF record extraction and analysis, process automation (REXX), CA product support to facilitate data transfers are all pluses.
    • Specific proficient knowledge and experience of advanced virtual tape (IBM VTL TS7720), storage (Hitachi VSP), data replication, automated operations and how to interact with them is highly desirable.

    NFF Disclosures

    NFF provides a competitive salary and benefits package including health insurance (medical, prescription, dental, and vision), life and disability insurance, PTO, paid holidays, 401 (k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter benefits, and educational assistance. Please visit the careers page of our website ( for more details.


    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by Federal, state, or local law. NFF is subject to certain governmental recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the administration of civil rights laws and regulations and affirmative action. In order to comply with these laws, we invite you to voluntarily self-identify your gender, race and ethnicity. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment. The information will be kept confidential and will only be used in accordance with the provisions of applicable laws, executive orders and regulations, including those that require the information to be summarized and reported to the federal government. When reported, data will not identify any specific individual. This information will not be shared with hiring managers, will be kept separate from your application data and will not affect any employment decisions.


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