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Senior Mainframe z/OS Engineer ( Remote/ Work from Home)

First National Technology Solutions Lincoln, NE


As a nationally recognized Cloud Service Provider, FNTS has a proven history guiding our customers through their cloud journey. FNTS has a passion for all things multi-cloud and provides flexible cloud solutions, with a continued focus on orchestrating agility, transparency and IT optimization for our customers, all while keeping cost containment top-of-mind. With an elevated security posture consisting of layered security solutions, FNTS specializes in partnering with customers in highly regulated and compliance-driven industries.

Our culture and our employees are the heart of our story - and we're committed to their success!  Please see below the details of this career opportunity and how it fits into our organization's success.

Our Modern, Flexible Workplace:

We believe in a Modern, Flexible Workplace, and we are continuously exploring advancements in technology and office environments to make it easier to work from anywhere at any time, allowing for more flexibility in where and how you work. We know that choice and flexibility are important to you. We also recognize that flexible and remote positions can become opportunities for military partners, caregivers, and individuals with disabilities to thrive at our company. We invite you to consider what a Modern, Flexible Workplace can mean for you!

It is anticipated that an incumbent in this role will work remotely 100% of the time and will share a hoteling workspace if/when working onsite, as determined by business needs. The incumbent can work remotely from anywhere in the United States, unless otherwise specified in the job posting. Work location is subject to change based on business needs.

Summary of the Job:


The Mainframe Senior Engineer Position is part of a managed services engineering team. The Mainframe Senior Engineer is responsible for maintaining customer environments and solving technical problems in an efficient manner. In addition to maintaining the existing Mainframe systems, you will help plan and migrate customer systems via tape save/restore or software replication, expand our existing customer's environments, ensure proper handling of system backups and react in a break/fix capacity to escalate technical issues that compromise system operability and functionality. Candidates for this position must show previous Mainframe administrative, operator and support experience in similar environments with emphasis on supporting technology such as z Series systems, Virtual Tape environments, Fiber switched, and common networking knowledge related to Mainframe connectivity.

About This Role:


  • Perform reporting functions as required or requested by customer
  • Support cases and incidents / problems not solvable by Ops
  • Installation, maintenance and configuration of ISV products
  • Assist with hardware configuration and upgrades
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team migrating customer environments with minimal impact
  • Write and maintain system documentation
  • Work with customers to accomplish their migration to FNTS or remote management setup.
  • Using team roadmap, implement technologies to achieve it, e.g. develop new offerings through taking advantage of new hardware capabilities or additional OS capabilities such as Sysplexes
  • Install new software (OS & major subsystem) releases while working with customer on timing/testing/implementation.
  • Maintain golden/sandbox systems for templates
  • Participate in technical infrastructure projects as the Mainframe SME
  • Occasional after hours and weekend support

The Ideal Candidate for This Role:


  • z/OS Concepts (JES2, SDSF, TSO, RACF, HCD/IODF, SMP/E)
  • Communication Concepts (VTAM, TCP/IP)
  • Storage Management (SMS, HSM, DFDSS, VSAM, IDCAMS, ICF Catalogs)
  • z/OS Subsystems (JES2, WLM, OMVS/USS, SMF/RMF, RACF, ASM, GRS)
  • Major Subsystems (CICS, IMS, DB2, MQ Series)
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentations)
  • Mainframe Systems Engineer (10+ years experience)
  • Knowledge of z systems hardware
  • Experience configuring LPARs using the Hardware Management Console
  • Experience with storage management in JBOD, RAID, and SAN environments and the performance differences with each
  • Experience defining and troubleshooting Printer configurations
  • Experience configuring TCP/IP and associated servers in an IPV4 environment (IPv6 desired)
  • Familiarity with Physical and Virtual tape library configuration and implementation
  • OS Upgrades, PTF Deployment and software installation
  • Experience configuring and deploying automation and monitoring tools
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentations)



Compensation range (base pay): $86,340.00-$142,460.00

Final compensation offer to candidate may vary from posted hiring range based upon geographic location, work experience, education, and/or skill level.

Benefits Overview:

We offer a variety of benefits designed to keep you and your family physically and financially healthy. Not only do we offer a competitive salary and work-life balance, we offer benefits to match your needs:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

  • 401k, With Matching Contributions

  • Time Off Programs

  • Health Savings Account (HSA)/Dependent Care

  • Employee Banking

  • Growth Opportunities

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Short-Term/Long-Term Disability Insurance

Learn more about FNBO benefits here:

For additional information regarding compensation and benefits, e-mail FNBO at To ensure you receive a response, include the number of this job (listed below) in the subject line of your message.

Job number: R-20230291

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion:

FNTS is committed to belonging, inclusion, diversity and equity. We are committed to intentionally and proactively creating pathways to success for historically underrepresented populations. To accomplish this,  we foster a culture of belonging and inclusion so that every employee is valued, and has opportunity and the ability to make an impact.  We strive to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve in the makeup of our workforce.

See the full FNTS Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement here

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Date Posted May 7, 2023
Date Closes June 6, 2023
Requisition R-20230291
Address Work from Home Lincoln, NE 68508
Located In Lincoln, NE
Work At Work at Home - Nebraska
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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