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Lead Mainframe Systems/Solutions Architect

Herndon, VA 20170
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The Health group provides solutions to help government healthcare agencies lower administrative costs, reduce fraud and abuse, and improve the quality of services for individuals. We also provide analytics that combine clinical knowledge with big data technology and techniques to transform petabytes of data into meaningful solutions for our customers.


Perspecta Enterprise Solutions is seeking a Mainframe Systems Architect. This role is responsible for the strategic design and implementation of highly available Mainframe architectures. The successful candidate should have experience is designing architectures to support multiple types of mainframe workloads leveraging z/OS, z/VM, and zLinux

  • Designs and implements long-term strategic goals and short-term tactical plans for managing and maintaining mainframe systems and software.
  • Provides architectural expertise, direction, and assistance to Systems Analysts, Systems Engineers, other Systems Architects, and software development teams.
  • Conducts research on emerging technologies in support of mainframe systems development efforts and recommend technologies that will increase cost-effectiveness and systems flexibility.
  • Where applicable, designs, develops, and oversees the implementation of end-to-end integrated systems.
  • Documents customers existing systems architecture and technology portfolio; makes recommendations for improvements and/or alternatives.
  • Tunes the environment for efficiency and reliability and participates in system capacity planning.
  • Participates in software upgrade administration activities.
  • Leads efforts to integrate system software with application software.
  • Leads integration efforts for third party software.
  • Provides expertise for file transfer protocols and delivery.
  • Provides guidance to junior members of the team.


  • Requires 8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with PhD.
  • TCP/IP, VTAM APPN, z/OS, z/VM, Connect:Direct, Encryption, MQ, Routing, Protocols, ZLinux, Virtual Switches, OSAs
  • Network Security- SSL Certificates, SSH Public/Private key, Unix System Services, Policy Agent
  • Prior Experience working as a z/OS Mainframe Systems Programmer.
  • Experience installing, configuring, and supporting software in a mainframe environment.
  • Knowledge in supporting SMP/E, VTAM, TCPIP, CICS, Middleware, CA Endeavor, RACF.
  • Experience supporting the mainframe environment for REXX, Cobol, and Assembler.
  • Monitoring using report tools and methods required to recognize service outages and restore within SLAs
  • Demonstrated skill in coordinating activities, evaluating data, establishing priorities, and problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated exceptional communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills.
  • Installation and implementation of the z13 systems following IBMs physical installation (e.g. building the IOCDS, LPAR setup, etc.)
  • Installation and implementation of the z/VM operating system, including installing maintenance.
  • Installation and implementation of SSI (Single System Image)
  • Experience with Velocity z/VM and Linux Performance SW
  • Experience with IBM z/VM Performance toolkit
  • Provisioning virtual machines (will be responsible for loading of standard Linux image and related software)
  • Experience with z/OS Communications Server, z/OS HCM, z/OS RMF, z/VM Base and N/C Options

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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Posted: 2020-05-29 Expires: 2020-06-28

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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