z/OS Performance Specialist

Job Title:                      z/OS Performance Specialist

Job Location:              Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Degree:                        Bachelor in Computer Science, MIS, or related field

Job Description:

This senior position is a dual role position in which the individual must be of high-energy, self-motivating, with great leadership capabilities, in addition he must have hands-on extensive experience as a z/OS Specialist. 

Duties include:

  • Provide assistance as needed to IT support groups to improve performance and efficiencies
  • Follow established policies and procedures; determine and recommend potential enhancements
  • Perform analysis on key metrics/processes and recommend improvements that maximize efficiencies
  • Create daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual performance reports
  • Ensures that performance discussions are documented and implemented accordingly
  • Assist in communicating measurement standards and key performance indicators to all members of the organization
  • Monitor and verify the integrity of the data to be reported and review with local management before distributing
  • Remains up-to-date on latest performance management, training and development
  • Reviews and updates performance appraisal tools and technologies
  • Identify training needs and assist with performing any required training
  • Recommends the acquisition of hardware, software, and tools supported by capacity planning initiatives

Experience:

  • Must be able to work within scope of authority in a manner consistent with firm guidelines, policies and procedures
  • Must have great communication skills verbal and written such that complex concepts and implications can be communicated to others efficiently
  • This position requires participation of the on-call rotation for the z/OS group
  • Must have an exceptional record of accomplishment in architecting, implementing and managing a world-class system based on an IBM z/OS architecture
  • Must have excellent experience with large mainframe environments including z/OS, SYSVIEW, WLM (Workload Manager), RMF III, RMF Reporter, SMF Processing, Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint, z/OS Performance Tuning and Capacity Planning
  • Must have senior level skills with storage performance analysis, tuning and reporting
  • Thorough working knowledge of a wide range of MVS technologies along with a solid grasp of the trends and directions of emerging technologies and the ability to interpret their impact on existing information Systems

Qualifications:

  • Requires graduate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or other technical discipline.
  • The candidate must demonstrate no less than 12+ years of relevant experience working in a similar position.