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Mainframe Systems Engineer Job

Date: Apr 13, 2021

Location: Renton, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Company Information

PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates and also provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business.

Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services, you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!

Division Information

PACCAR’s Information Technology Division (ITD), located in Renton, WA utilizes technology to provide systems development, consulting, voice and data communications services to the entire Corporation, which has high visibility in the technology sector.

Requisition Summary

The Mainframe System Engineer supports the mainframe infrastructure focusing on IMS, VTAM, printing solutions, 3rd party software installations and level 3 support in a multi-LPAR environment. Work with senior team members to perform problem determination and resolution, capture and transmit system dumps, closely work with vendor's technical support, apply fixes and patches, coordinate testing and implementation of fixes and new versions, and work with other mainframe-based technical teams on production roll-out.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Performs all installation functions for IMS.
  • Hands on experience with mainframe printing solutions.
  • Performs bi-annual Recommended Service Units maintenance updates for IMS.
  • Installs and upgrade 3rd party software products as assigned.
  • Perform backup support for DB2 problem resolution.
  • Writes and maintains code for automation, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Performs administration duties for IMS, VTAM, z/OS, VSAM and other mainframe solutions.
  • Provides services and guidance on application projects.
  • Performs research and design on new technologies and makes recommendations.
  • Interface with internal departments, external partners, customers and vendors.
  • Participate in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity planning and testing.
  • Evaluates software products and makes acquisition recommendations to management.
  • Participates in Proof of Concept projects for modernization of IMS and CICS environments.
  • Provides problem resolution and 24x7 on-call availability as required.
  • Participates in on-call rotation to provide after hours and weekend support.


•     3+ Years of experience with Mainframe technologies.

•     3+ Years of experience with IMS and/or CICS.

•     3+ Years of experience and/or knowledge of zSeries systems programming.

•     Experience with installing software via SMP/E.

•     Knowledge of IMS system internals.

•     Experience with multiple Mainframe tools such as TSO, ISPF, SMP/E, SDSF, JCL and Assembler (desired)

•     Strong written and verbal communication skills

•     Motivated and self-starter


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or related field

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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