Mainframe Systems Engineer - Entry Level

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Mainframe Systems Engineer - Entry Level
Allen Park
Ford Motor Company

Job Description
We are looking for 5 people with IT experience to take part in a 3 month mainframe training program where we will train you to be a mainframe System Engineer. After 3 months you will be placed in one of 10 groups in the mainframe infrastructure team to obtain hands on mainframe experience. Every 2-5 years you will be given the opportunity to rotate to one of the other mainframe infrastructure teams to further your mainframe skills. For example: In the mainframe software group you will install and support operating systems and over 100+ software products. In the Automation group you will automate manual processes to relieve people from watching to see if jobs finished on time. In the Host Communication group you will support the TCPIP, SNA, etc. In the security group you will support the RACF environment assuring that mainframe access is properly controlled. In the database group you may install and support CICS, IMS, DB2, Focus, WebSphere or MQ Series.

With your strong analytical mind, you will resolve issues, program mainframe solutions and ensure that performance meets service level agreements. Your persistent drive for quality will aid you when you take your turn in the on call pager rotation so that you are doing your part to ensure the mainframe is up and running 365 days a year. Your persuasive communication skills will assist you with presenting management the results of proof of concepts and evaluation projects. You will partner with Mainframe Engineers to ensure that the mainframe roadmap of the future is brought to life.

As a team player, you will create impact by collaborating across the Mainframe organization and work with key partners throughout the company - mainframe engineering, application teams and technology teams.

Our diverse mainframe team is situated in the greater Detroit area but we support the mainframe infrastructure in multiple countries. Our team works to understand Fords ever changing world, identify new opportunities, and take action to design and innovate Ford's mainframe infrastructure to be as reliable, available and secure as it can possibly be.

Note: the mainframe is everywhere and you just don't know it. Every time you use your credit card, check your bank balance, order online, book a flight, etc. you are probably using a mainframe. A mainframe processor can handle millions of transactions in seconds and is available 98% of the time, is highly reliable, secure and scalable.

  • Install, support, customize, test and implement mainframe software /changes (Implementation is conducted during weekend maintenance windows)
  • Assist with the development of solutions for operational problems
  • Participate in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity tests
  • Resolve request and incident tickets
  • Participate in the on call rotation to provide after hours and weekend support
  • Program mainframe solutions
  • Ensure performance to Service Level Agreements (SLA)
  • Create and maintain operational system documentation
Job Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree
  • 1+ years of IT experience in an application development environment
  • 1+ years' programming experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 1+ years MS Office or equivalent software
  • 1+ years of database experience (DB2, IMS, SQL, Oracle, etc.)
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new technology
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good organization and time management skills
The distance between imagination and ...creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discovers all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you'd expect from a diverse global leader. You'll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products - and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identify, disability status or protected veteran status.