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Mainframe Network/Communications Engineer


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JobId: 151863
Job Title: Mainframe Network/Communications Engineer
Location: Norfolk, VA
Category: Technology
Employment: Full-Time
Open Date: 2018-04-13T06:07:07Z Close Date: 2023-04-12T00:00:00Z


At ADP we are driven by your success. We engage your unique talents and perspectives. We welcome your ideas on how to do things differently and better. In your efforts to achieve, learn and grow, we support you all the way. If success motivates you, you belong at ADP.

Inspiring Innovation is a core value at ADP and in Information Technology we are committed to delivering it -- for our clients and colleagues around the world. Whether it's the latest in mobile apps, the best in operating platforms or the most secure systems -- Information Technology plays a critical role in ADP's growth. It's the foundation of the products and services that have made us a world-wide leader in workforce solutions. With us, you combine your technical skills with business acumen, to effectively consult as well as solve technical challenges. You have the opportunity to train on leading-edge technologies that continually redefine what's possible in our industry. ADP is ranked in Computerworld's list of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT and named one of Forbes' \"Most Innovative Companies\"

The Mainframe Systems Engineering group is responsible for the systems engineering, automation, networking, security and online systems support functions for the US, UK and Canada. We install, maintain and configure all operating systems software and associated IBM and ISV software. This includes but is not limited to the following: inter LPAR communication, inter data center communications, client facing communications and general handoff of routing protocols between the mainframe systems and the associated network switches, routers and firewalls. We support more than 100 z/OS and z/VM LPAR's running on IBM's z/13 & z/14 mainframes. We seek a recent College Graduate who is interested in a career in IBM mainframe systems. This position would require Design Engineering responsibilities.


  • Provide first and second level operating systems support for the z/OS, z/VM & z/LINUX mainframe environments.
    • CICS systems engineering, resource definitions, production applications support.
    • Implement and test and support specific communications application products such as MQ, Connect:Direct, HOD
    • Design , Implement and support Disaster recovery strategy for both ZOS and ZVM operating systems
    • Design, Implement and support communications strategy for Zlinux guests including OSA support and Virtual switching.
    • Assist in the installation, testing and debugging of vendor-supplied software packages to ensure efficient use and integration with existing system software.
    • Provide technical assistance to applications programming, computer operations, regional support associates and tech support personnel.
    • Design, test and implement REXX code, Automation and GDPS Scripts to improve data processing operations and recovery.
    • Evaluate, analyze and implement security features and functions for all IBM and ISV software running in the mainframe environments.
    • Provide support for any hardware changes that occur in the Data Centers and the remote regional environments.


  • Education: BS Computer Science
  • Experience: 2 years of exposure to mainframe products
  • Product experience in as many of the products that ADP indicated below:
    • Multiple Operating systems z/OS and z/VM
    • Job Control Language and Utilities
    • Protocols include TCP/IP (ftp and ssh)
    • Network Security -- TLS Certificates, SSH Public/Private keys, Unix System Services, Policy Agent
    • Communication applications such as MQ, Connect:direct (NDM) , Host on Demand (HOD)
    • Communications skills on Zlinux guest networking (OSA, Vswitch, etc.)
    • VTAM and APPN
    • Assembler, COBOL, REXX, C, Python, Ansible, JAVA

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ADP powers the working world with comprehensive solutions that drive business success. Consistently named one of the \"Most Admired Companies\" by FORTUNE® Magazine, and recognized by Forbes® as one of \"The World's Most Innovative Companies,\" ADP has over a half-million clients around the globe and 65 years of experience as one of the largest providers of human capital management solutions world-wide.

At ADP, we believe that diversity fuels innovation. ADP is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, genetic information, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful alien status, national origin, age, marital status, non-job related physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. We support an inclusive workplace where associates excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance.

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