Mainframe Systems Engineer Job

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Date: Jan 31, 2024

Location: Renton, WA, US, 98057

Company: PACCAR


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


Your next career move is waiting at PACCAR 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. Join the PACCAR team today!

The Role

The Mainframe System Engineer (IMS) supports the mainframe infrastructure sub-systems focusing on IMS, VTAM, printing solutions, 3rd party software installations and level 3 support in a multi-LPAR environment. This position is required to work with other senior team members to perform problem determination and resolution, capture and transmit system dumps. They are required to work closely with vendor's technical support, apply fixes, patches and versions.  They coordinate testing and implementation of new upgrades, and work with other mainframe-based technical teams on non-IMS upgrades. A Mainframe Systems Engineer plays a critical role on a global team that is responsible for ensuring the health and availability of PACCAR’s business systems and subsystem applications.  This is an exempt position that may be asked to provide additional coverage on a different shift as needed to include weekends, holidays and overtime as necessary.

About the Team

As a Mainframe Systems Engineer, you will work with the Mainframe Technology Team. The Mainframe Technology Team is a unique team within PACCAR as it focuses on solving PACCAR’s most important Mainframe platform challenges using experiences, knowledge and analytical skills. As part of a diversified global Fortune 500 company, the Mainframe Technology team works on a huge variety of projects from manufacturing, sales, to warranty support.


Come join this dynamic, growing, and pioneering team!

Job Responsibilities

  • Monitor, perform proactive management and recovery procedures on PACCAR’ mainframe z/OS systems, network, and applications.
  • Ensure accurate and efficient execution of activities such as maintenance and recovery tasks.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provides problem resolution and 24x7 on-call availability as required.
  • Participates in on-call rotation to provide after hours and weekend support.

Required Experience & Skills

  • 7+ years hands-on IT technical experience.
  • Ability to work under pressure and multitask within a fast-paced environment.
  • Communicate clearly with team members, technical support groups, and management.
  • Able to perform advanced troubleshooting techniques and recovery procedures on IMS.
  • 7+ Years of experience with Mainframe technologies.
  • 5+ Years of experience with IMS and/or CICS.
  • 5+ 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).
  • Motivated and self-starter.


  • Undergraduate degree in IT, Computer Science or related field strongly desired, or 7+ years of experience in the IBM zOS Mainframe field in lieu of degree.

Physical Demands

  • Sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time

Benefits of working at PACCAR

As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:

  • 401k with up to a 5% company match
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • Comprehensive paid time off – minimum of 10 paid vacation days (additional days are provided with additional seniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick time
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)
  • Paid short-and long-term disability programs
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more

Diversity and Inclusion

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability corporation. Having a diverse and inclusive work environment ensures PACCAR has the talent needed to conduct business today and in the future by leveraging different backgrounds, skills, and viewpoints. We believe diversity in the workplace increases innovation, results in better decisions, and increases employee engagement.


PACCAR’s IT Division promotes Diversity and Inclusion through mentorship, events, celebrations, and affinity groups. The IT Division has an active Diversity Council and supports initiatives and activities for all. PACCAR supports women through the PACCAR Women’s Association (PWA), Women in Trucking, and Women in Technology International (WITI). Educational awareness programs such as Unconscious Bias, Male Allyship and Inclusive Leadership are just a few of many trainings offered. PACCAR is a supporter of PRIDE and celebrates many different multi-cultural events.

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability. At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors, including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for the Mainframe Systems Engineer position is $93,000 - $145,500 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for a full range of benefit options listed above. This position is also eligible for a holiday gift. This is the base range within the U.S.



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Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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