Northrop Grumman Computer Systems Analyst 4/Mainframe Automation Engineer in Woodlawn, Maryland

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Northrop Grumman Technology Services is seeking a Computer Systems Analyst (Mainframe Automation Engineer) 4 who will support several projects a large federal agency. These positions will be located in Woodlawn, MD.

The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Health Systems Management operating unit, which focuses on Healthcare IT solutions for our Federal, State, and Local government clients. The qualified candidate should also have strong analytical, problem solving, and communication skills with a keen attention to detail.

Description of Work:

Provide expert analysis, design, development, implementation, and support of systems control software including operating systems, multi-user utilities, locally prepared subroutines, and intercomputer communications and vendor proprietary software for the multiplatform environments

Provide expert technical analysis for problem determination and coordination of system and software problems, employs problem analysis and resolution techniques, and analyzes the most difficult problems and determines the most effective methods of resolution

Develop data processing standards and other planning documents in accordance with the objectives and the work plan. Review and assess existing standards and policies to initiate and coordinate necessary revisions, deletions, or improvements

Design major extensions and enhancements to operating systems software to support current, revised and new functional requirements

Design, develops, implements, and supports automated management techniques, enhancements, and procedures for operations, job scheduling, and storage media

Design, develops, implements, and supports enhancements and procedures for automated library configuration and batch software life cycle process

Provide expert advice to systems components on technical capabilities and limitations, developments, and other matters related to operating system software

Provide expert technical support to computer operations and applications programming personnel

Plan for and direct the development of benchmarks, pilot studies and validation procedures for new or revised operating systems software

Provide expert technical advice for the design, analysis, implementation, and maintenance of operating system software and policies, taking into account such factors as end-user requirements and hardware environment

Review and analyze operating and network standards and policies as they relate to the changing technology, making expert recommendations for enhancement through reconfiguration or future procurements; and maintains an awareness of organizational, legislative, administrative, and technological changes that affect and impact upon future planning

Negotiate with vendors and meet with users in the programming and operational staffs to identify areas of improvement in operating systems software performance and ease of use

Advise management of the technical training requirements of the systems programmers supporting the operating systems software. Plan and conduct training sessions for these systems programmers

Provide communication support with the appropriate levels of management and with members of the staff in planning activities that affect hardware and software

Ensure adequate controls are incorporated in operating system software

Prepare plans for emergency situations and disaster recovery

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and 9 years IT work experience OR a Master's degree and 7 years of IT work experience OR 13 years of IT experience in lieu of a degree

5 Years of experience coding in REXX

2 Years of experience using JCL

Must be able to obtain a public trust clearance

Must be a US citizen or green card holder

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these skills will be given preferential consideration.

Advanced ability with ISPF Dialog Manager

Experience installing Endevor

Experience writing processors in Endevor

Advanced experience with OPS/MVS System State Manager

Advanced ability with OPS/MVS rules and REXX Execs

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