Principal Systems Engineer - Mainframe

Salary: Competitive

Location: Welwyn Garden City

United Kingdom

Apply by: 26/04/2024

Principal Systems Engineer - Mainframe

Welwyn Garden City

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About the role

The Principal Systems Engineer is responsible for defining and maintaining architecture roadmaps, including technology lifecycle management, for Infrastructure. Identify, architect and design new infrastructure solutions to meet business requirements while introducing automation and ensuring security by design for large, complex global organisations. Collaborate extensively with other teams across all of Tesco Technology to ensure infrastructure products are aligned to the broader technology landscape. Manage and develop Infrastructure as a Product.

You will be responsible for

The role is for a senior system programmer to work for Tesco alongside the Mainframe Engineering manager, providing technical support to the Tech Infra and Tesco application team and support to the mainframe managed service company. The role will also provide technical oversight of the mainframe managed service company to Tech Infra management.

The role does not require scheduled on-call support; however, the successful candidate is expected to be able to provide out-of-hours support for critical major incidents and critical system upgrades on the mainframe.

You will need

  • Senior mainframe system programmer with 10+ years of hands-on experience
  • Able to drive own workload
  • Able to clearly communicate complex mainframe technical issues to a non-mainframe and potentially non-technical audience.
  • Experience of working with outsourced companies

Advanced z/OS System Programming skills

Knowledge of as much of the following as possible:

  • CICS
  • DB2 on the Mainframe
  • IMS
  • RACF
  • Mainframe Storage concepts
  • Mainframe network concepts
  • Mainframe performance and capacity concepts
  • Experience of third-party toolsets, particularly Broadcom, Macro4, BMC, Objectstar

What’s in it for you

We’re all about the little helps. That’s why we give our wonderful colleagues bags of benefits. Including wellbeing services, an award-winning pension scheme and much, much more, our colleague reward package keeps on giving. And helps make every day a little better for you and your family. These include but are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme of up to 45% of base salary
  • Car allowance of £7,320 per annum
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus Bank holidays)
  • Buy holiday salary sacrifice scheme (for salaried roles)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 6% - 10% and Tesco will contribute 1.5 times this amount
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • 26 weeks maternity and adoption leave (after 1 years’ service) at full pay, followed by 13 weeks of Statutory Maternity Pay or Statutory Adoption Pay, we also offer 4 weeks fully paid paternity leave
  • The right to request flexible working from your first day with us
  • Free 24/7 virtual GP service, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for you and your family, free access to a range of experts to support your mental wellbeing
  • A Colleague Clubcard for you & a family member (after 3 months of service), giving you access to lots of discounts in-store & online
  • Access to our colleague networks providing a space for colleagues to come together from a range of backgrounds. For more information about our colleague networks please click here

Click Here to read more about the full range of benefits we have available for our colleagues

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move. Our core purpose is ‘Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day’. Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers. It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities. We’re proud to have been accredited Disability Confident Leader and we’re committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process. For further information on the accessibility support we can offer, please click here.

We’re a big business and we can offer a range of diverse full-time & part-time working patterns across our many business areas, which means that we can find something that works for you.  We work in a more blended pattern - combining office and remote working.  Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate.  If you are applying internally, please speak to the Hiring Manager about how this can work for you - Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

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