Mainframe Capacity Planner Expert

  • Salary

    $120,000 - $130,000 Per Year


5 to 12 Years

Posted On

Feb 28, 2023


PB Consulting

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3 Applicants

Job Overview

Required Skills

  • WLM
  • IBM licensing
  • CICS
  • DB2
  • Software Asset Management
  • z/OS
  • SCRT
  • EJES

Job Type


Work Authorization



Dallas, TX

Job Description

Technical / Functional Skills 

  • Analysis of current environment challenges and recommending solutions that may include configuration or WLM changes.
  • Make performance tuning recommendations including memory and lpar weights.
  • May prepare and submit hardware plans.
  • Calculating expected utilization for new workloads.
  • Creation of required reporting including MLC/VUE/MSU forecasts with your analysis clearly communicated.
  • Advanced knowledge of IBM licensing models and costs
  • Provide sizing requests for incoming and outgoing workloads as it pertains to capacity needs
  • Collect and analyze capacity metrics and relate them to business metrics and performance measurements
  • Proactive engagement of SMEs in business and technical organization to develop personal network and understanding of business and workloads.
  • Participate in technical discussions with other technical SMEs (OS, CICS, DB2, Operations, Procurement, Software Asset Management).
  • Participate in the compilation and presentation of regular capacity reviews with the business.
  • Monitor current environment and recommend improvements to processes and configuration.
  • This is a small team so you will be needed to support lower-level tasks when requested. Oncall and US hours are a requirement.


What Candiadte background looks like:

  • 8+ years of experience in hardware configuration, OLTP, batch and database:
  • z/OS architecture and associated system software
  • z-Series hardware components and interfaces
  • Storage systems and I/O configurations
  • CICS/DB2/MQ/WAS configurations
  • MLC and VUE forecasting
  • Strong data modelling and forecasting.
  • Strong working knowledge and experience with the following tools:
  • Strong understanding of hardware configurations and technologies, as well as business driver impacts for capacity planning purposes.
  • Excellent communication skills are necessary to support requests at all levels of management.
  • Experience with z/OS Workload Manager and ancillary WLM functions (group defined capacity, soft-caps, WLM policy, service goals, resource groups, service classes).
  • Experience with content and interpretation of SCRT reports (IBM sub-capacity reporting tool)
  • Experience with mainframe system monitors (e.g., Mainview, CMF, EJES, or similar).
  • Self-motivation and teamwork are needed daily.

Job ID: PBC00146

  • Posted By

    William Christopher


Sr Manger


PB consulting

Last Login

Jun 07, 2023

Posted On

Feb 28, 2023

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