Senior Mainframe Systems Engineer

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Date: Jun 21, 2024

Location: Renton, WA, US, 98057

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 high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines 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 cutting-edge 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 Senior Mainframe System Engineer supports the mainframe infrastructure focusing on z/OS, 3rd party software installations and level 3 support in a multi-LPAR environment. The Senior Mainframe Systems Engineer is responsible for analyzing, planning, designing, and documenting application installation and operations within a z/OS based mainframe. The Senior Mainframe Systems Engineer leads infrastructure planning, application support, infrastructure analysis and assessment, and infrastructure test and troubleshooting. This position is located in Renton, WA.


Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • 7+ years of hands-on technical experience with mainframe, non-x86 legacy systems and with technologies such as COBOL, JCL, CICS, DB2 for z/OS, Assembler, PL/I, Java, Rexx, flat/sequential files, GDGs, and VSAM

  • Skilled with installation, maintenance, upgrade tuning of mainframe OS and other mainframe products 

  • Considered to be Subject Matter Expert (SME) in regard to the mainframe OS, utilities and products 

  • Ability to develop and define technical direction/architecture for strategic planning and projects 

  • Storage administration skills highly desirable (DFHSM, DFDSS, DFSMS, IODF)  

  • Ability to update JES2 exits in Assembler 

  • Hands on experience with performance tuning/configuration management and updating WLM policies 

  • Proficient with Assembler programming language 

  • Install, setup and maintain mainframe system automation software  

  • Proficient with dump analysis and problem resolution  

  • Maintain change control practices and procedures for mainframe changes



  • Minimum of 7 years of experience and/or knowledge of zSeries systems programming

  • Experience programming in one or more structured languages  

  • Experience with installing software via SMP/E  

  • Knowledge of z/OS system internals  

  • 24x7 on-call availability as required 



  • Bachelor's degree desired 


PACCAR Benefits 

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 & 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 Senior Mainframe Systems Engineer is $110,600 - $173,000 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for a full range of benefit options listed above. This position is also eligible for a holiday gift.



Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

Job Segment: Testing, Systems Engineer, Mainframe, Strategic Planning, Technical Support, Technology, Engineering, Strategy

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