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Lead - Mainframe Administrator ( Z O/S )

Pune, India
Information Technology


Job Description

“Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit
Eaton India Information Technology Center (EITC) is focused on the key objective of creating value for Eaton’s Enterprise IT needs and contributes to key strategic objectives by leveraging the talent base in global and regional initiatives that improve Eaton’s competitive advantage, standardization and drive cost out. EITC provides an environment and opportunity to accelerate individual careers in a challenging environment that provides exposure to a world class Information Technology footprint. Employees at EITC are currently part of a globally diverse team of IT professionals who own and deliver solutions to our internal and external  customers through capabilities in areas such as ERP, Engineering, Customer Facing Solutions, Business Intelligence, Architecture, Integration, Infrastructure, QA, Application development, Project Management, Security and Compliance etc.
INFCOE within Enterprise Eaton IT is looking for IBM Mainframe administrators to support its Mainframe systems located at their Enterprise Data Centers”

·       Analyzes functional requirements and architect state-of-the-art, well-integrated, and cost-effective Mainframe infrastructure solutions. Ensure delivery of a scalable Mainframe infrastructure that is compatible with business needs across applications, technologies, and facilities.

·       Be able to liaise effectively  with other enterprise teams such as Network support, service desk, application support, database, architecture, and security groups as well as work with OEMs & Third Party vendors.

·       Work closely with managers and other application & infrastructure support personnel in defining data center support requirements and standards. 

·       Develop scripts/programs to automate administrative tasks.

·       Ensure highly available environment by ensuring that all applications are duplicated on the backup Mainframe.

·       Identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones, and required tasks, managing to business-critical timelines and budgetary constraints.

·       Perform troubleshooting of hardware and software issues.  Assist in resolving issues and performing maintenance or manage maintenance by outside vendors, if necessary.

·       Develop and implement system security policies to guard against intrusion.  Monitor security bulletins and information services to maintain high standards for system-level security.

·       Develop and maintain effective disaster recovery plans, processes, and procedures necessary to recover services in the event of a declared disaster. Provide direction and in-house consulting in these areas.

·       Perform work at the highest technical level with an in-depth understanding of system performance configuration and tuning techniques.

·       Optimize the technical performance characteristics of an infrastructure development environment, including Mainframe and storage components.

·       Respond reliably and promptly during off hours and works to resolve system issues when needed.

·       Independently administer all of the mainframe partitions (Vista, Classic) and has a thorough understanding of all Mainframe operations that run on the system.



This is a senior-level technical position that requires the individual to

  • Thoroughly understand a wide range of enterprise applications software and technologies, as well as business objectives and system requirements.
  • Possess a 4 year Bachelor’s degree (B.E) or the equivalent education (BSc IT + MCA) and/or experience.
  • Have 8-12 years of relevant hands-on experience in supporting Enterprise-wide IBM Platform infrastructure environments ( Mainframe )
  • Responsible for architecting, engineering and supporting the global Mainframe enterprise infrastructure topology.
  • Provide support for all IBM mainframe Server Platforms in the Eaton Enterprise, work in designated shifts & provide On-Call Support during all times that the system is operational, possibly including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Responsible for the technical evaluation and implementation of new products (tools) for IT Infrastructure support, that meet business solutions  Responsible for ensuring that the technical infrastructure will provide optimal manageability and security according to the architecture chosen for deployment.
  • Follow and execute incident, request, problem and change management processes and procedures. Required to have thorough Knowledge of the ITIL model.
  • Provide direct technical support for all requirements in the planning, coordination, programming, and implementation of releases, upgrades, or changes to the Mainframe Operating System software, as well as the associated systems management products (backup, monitoring, capacity planning, etc.) and associated hardware infrastructure relating to Mainframe computing.

Technical -

  • Proficiency in Mainframe operating systems (Z/OS) and hardware.
  • Strong understanding and experience working with Network communications (e.g. TCP/IP, SNA)
  • Demonstrate experience implementing z/OS Operating Systems, OSV software and supporting both local and remote mainframes
  • Proficiency in maintaining and upgrading Mainframe operating systems, including all phases of the process from research/ordering to installation/testing
  • Proficiency in Mainframe security & experience with implementing system security within the Sarbanes-Oxley framework
  • Proficiency implementing/manipulating replication (EMC, VTS)
  • Ability to understand & work with JCL statements
  • Working knowledge of performance monitors & system performance tuning techniques
  • Possess knowledge of Batch & Online Processing. Familiarity with scheduling tools (CA7/Control-M ) will be an added advantage
  • Familiarity with NATURAL/ADABAS, COBOL/DB2 will be a plus.
  • Basic level proficiency in Assembler and REXX coding
  • Ability to weigh various suggested technical solutions against business needs and choose the most effective solution, given technical merits, cost considerations, and manageability
  • Strong project management skills, including experience managing multiple medium-scale to large-scale projects in a cross-functional environment. Development and maintenance of comprehensive project plans/schedules
  • Experience applying risk assessment methodologies, contingency planning, and design of business recovery processes for a large-scale Mainframe infrastructures

 Administrative/Personal/Behavioral -

  • Strong interpersonal skills at all levels of management; excellent teamwork skills and working in harmony with company policies, process, and procedures.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems independently, quickly, and completely, and to communicate them clearly to upper management
  • Able to establish and maintain a high level of user trust and confidence in IT’s knowledge of and concern for users’ business needs
  • Excellent teamwork & collaborative skills.


We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Information Technology

Region: Asia Pacific
Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 053805