z/OS Systems Programmer/Infrastructure Engineer Lead
Posted on: August 4, 2022
Purpose of JobWe are seeking a talented z/OS Systems
Programmer/Infrastructure Engineer Lead for either our San Antonio,
TX, Plano, TX or Phoenix, AZ location. Remote option available for
The candidate selected will have an opportunity to join the team
that builds and maintains the technology systems that enables USAA
to serve its members. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong
leadership, collaboration while providing customer support and
mentorship of peers.
The candidate selected should have deep experience as a Lead z/OS
Systems Programmer with responsibilities to include the design,
installation, testing, and maintenance of z/OS systems and
subsystems running on IBM z14 hardware or newer in a large
environment using parallel sysplex.
Duties will include diagnosing and resolving problems within z/OS
and related IBM & ISV products, also crossing mainframe
disciplines. while coordinating complex upgrades with peers and
other mainframe delivery teams.
Responsible for creating, modifying, and maintaining infrastructure
and individual system components that enable business functions and
IT Services. Balance availability, security, efficiency, and
functional requirements to help provide an optimized production
service. Identify and manage existing and emerging risks that stem
from business activities and ensure these risks are effectively
identified and escalated to be measured, monitored, and
controlled.Job RequirementsAbout USAAUSAA knows what it means to
serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S.
military members and their families. This singular mission requires
a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.About USAA ITOur
most meaningful qualification isn't technical, it's human. Here, we
don't just sit in front of a screen. We stand behind our 13 million
members who rely on us every day.We're proud of USAA's strong
history --and we're even more passionate about our future. That's
why we have a team of supportive and collaborative hardworking
technology professionals focused on doing more for our members. And
why we're continuing to add innovative problem solvers to our team.
With us, you'll find exciting challenges that inspire you to
continue learning and growing. -Primary Responsibilities:
- Identifies and manages existing and emerging risks that stem
from business activities and the job role.
- Ensures risks associated with business activities are
effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled. -
- Follows written risk and compliance policies, standards, and
procedures for business activities.
- As a subject matter expert guides team in the design of highly
complex, scalable IT systems infrastructure; creates and enforces
standards for system change; manages execution for the most complex
implementations, ensures service delivery and maintenance tasks are
appropriately automated, and Influences and guides monitoring and
- Leads resolution of the most complex production issues and
guides troubleshooting of end-to-end solutions that span multiple
- Provides real-time complex trouble-shooting support for major
- Work side by side with lead Architecture to establish tech
requirements and perform lab testing / data results gathering for
- Identify and implement process improvements; Expert
understanding of IT infrastructure management and automating
service delivery best practices.
- Collaborates with stakeholders to evaluate and share
information about the customer issues and the identification of
solutions Provides internal team leadership by mentoring engineers,
coaching engineers on design, development, and maintenance of
systems and tools, techniques and processes.
- Prioritizes, assigns, and monitors work assignments under the
direction of management.
- Actively participates in industry, COE, or other
discipline-relevant groups/panels to keep abreast of industry
trends and share best practices with team.Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree or 4 additional years of experience beyond
the minimum requirement can be used in lieu of a degree.
- 8 years of infrastructure experience demonstrating depth of
technical understanding within a specific
discipline(s)/technology(s) to include 3 years' experience in
Systems Operations environment supporting complex environment
deployment and infrastructure management activities or applicable
IT experience such as IT Management, Software Development, Data
Engineering, and Agile Product/Release Management.
- 6 years of experience Implementing technical solutions and
providing high quality support for computer hardware, operating
systems, or enterprise application software.
- 2 years demonstrated technical leadership experience and/or
- Demonstrated experience in successfully partnering with
business teams and leaders to design and manage highly available,
complex, secure, enterprise infrastructure, and associated
components, including servers, storage, network, and virtualized
systems, database, client computing, mainframe, public cloud,
Infrastructure as Code.
- Advanced level of business acumen in the areas of business
operations, risk management, industry practices and emerging
- Knowledge and advanced understanding of designing scalable IT
system infrastructures, implementing system changes, or automating
service delivery and maintenance tasksWhen you apply for this
position, you will be required to answer some initial questions.
This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the
questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and
you will not be able to change your responses.Preferred Experience:
- Knowledge and experience to include installation, configuration
and maintaining z/OS, JES2, USS, LE, TCP/IP, JCL, SMP/e, TSO/ISPF,
Rexx, Assembler, C++, Cobol, PL/1, Java, IPCS, z/OS Connect,
- Infrastructure Integration experience to include vendor apps,
analyzing technical documentation and coordinating with other IT
- Experience with availability, change and problem management.The
above description reflects the details considered necessary to
describe the principal functions of the job and should not be
construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements
that may be performed in the job.Compensation:USAA has an effective
method for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure
we remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range based
on your experience and market position. The salary range for this
skill is: $117,600 - $211,700* Employees may be eligible for pay
incentives based on overall corporate and individual performance or
at the discretion of the USAA Board of Directors. Geographical
Differential: Geographic pay differential is additional pay
provided to eligible employees working in locations where market
pay levels are above the national average.Shift premium: will be
addressed on an individual basis for applicable roles that are
consistently scheduled for non-core hours. Benefits:At USAA our
employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical,
financial, and emotional wellness. These benefits include
comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension,
life insurance, parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time
off program with paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and
various wellness programs. Additionally, our career path planning
and continuing education assists employees with their professional
goals. Please click on the link below for more details.Relocation
assistance is Available for either the San Antonio, TX or the
Plano, TX location.
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