Senior Mainframe Engineer

Strongback Consulting



Functional Area:

IT, Telecommunications




Full time

Job Description

Strongback Consulting™ is a leading IBM partner in the field of Enterprise Modernization utilizing only the highest quality tools, implemented by skilled consultants and executed through well thought-out plans and processes. We are seeking to expand our team of professionals.
We have an immediate need for an experienced mainframe engineer for a global training project. All training is performed remotely using custom courseware delivered with state of the art virtual classroom technology. Our ideal candidate will be a highly motivated leader with strong teamwork, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills. Prior experience with IBM Business Partner is a strong plus. Candidate must be able to work remotely on a contract basis.


Required Skills:
• z/OS 9, 10, 11, or 12
• DB2

Additional Preferred Skills:
• Rational Developer for System z
• Rational Team concert for system z
• Changeman
• CA Endeavor
• DB2
• Linux / Unix

Soft Skills:
• Learn and adapt quickly
• Problem solving and troubleshooting
• Interact professionally at all levels within client

Our Questions

Are you confident and comfortable teaching and mentoring customers using prepared material?

Are you able to stay motivated and engaged working from home or working with customers in a remote location?

Are you able and willing to travel within the United States to customer locations for onsite training and mentoring?

Do you require a sponsored work visa for work in the United States?

The ultimate question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. What is the answer?

About us

In the days of large, wooden, sailing ships, shipbuilders would construct their boats on sturdy frames that were very solid, and very level. These frames were typically built out of straight-grained, solid wood timbers and aligned lengthwise down the hull of the ship being built. This large, perfectly squared, and level block of wood was called a “strongback”. A craftsman would build multiple boats on a strongback, always taking care to keep it level and square before starting any new build. Without a properly constructed strongback, any boat built from the shoddy foundation would hardly be seaworthy. Today, strongbacks are often constructed from steel or aluminum, but the focus on sturdy construction and straight and level lines remains just as important as it was in the days of Christopher Columbus.

The IT professionals of Strongback Consulting will be an organization’s strongback. In this 21st century, a company’s IT processes and architecture are the ships for its success and profitability. They must be able to weather the often turbulent seas of technological change. Without a reliable IT architecture, the fleet of ships that is business will not be seaworthy. At Strongback Consulting, we are straight and level with our customers. We will help our customers launch projects to the public. We focus on delivering a reliable, solutions oriented experience to every client. Like those shipbuilders of old, we at Strongback Consulting know that even in this technological age, successful ventures begin on a solidly constructed foundation.