Mainframe Admin in Philadelphia, PA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  818395

Apex Systems, the 2nd largest IT Staffing Company in the nation is seeking a remote Mainframe Administrator in Philadelphia, PA. Some of the main responsibilities for this position includes:


  • Installation, customization, and patching of z/Linux server images and 3rd party software tools under z/VM in a mainframe environment
  • Perform analysis and remediation for z/Linux servers and z/VM, third party tools, and application software issues
  • Monitor z/VM system and z/Linux servers to ensure peak performance and uptime
  • Provide assistance and recommendations for installation and architecture of z/VM and z/Linux images
  • Capacity planning and forecasting projections
  • Support and document DR processes



  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of hands-on experience with installing Linux z/Linux under z/VM in a mainframe environment, patching, configuration and tuning, monitoring, and debugging
  • Knowledge of z/VM virtualization and resource sharing, and Linux on System Z in a mainframe environment are vital to this position
  • An understanding or willingness to learn z/VM functions in support of z/Linux is key
  • An understanding of k/VM
  • Experience with Ubuntu in a general environment
  • Familiarity with z/OS, mainframes, and UNIX systems services is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required
  • Excellent trouble shooting and analysis skills are vital to this role

If this is something you are interested in applying for, please email Technical Recruiter, Brett Mejasic, at your most updated word resume.










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