Mainframe z/OS Systems Programmer

Software Engineering / Development / Architecture
Public Trust



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Flexible for occasional telework – must be local to work location
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About Peraton

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


Peraton is seeking a talented Mainframe z/OS Systems Programmer with mainframe websphere experience to join our team of qualified and talented individuals. This position would be supporting our customer located in Eagan, MN. This is an on-site position with hybrid/remote possibilities.  


Day to Day Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work with z/OS Operating System and Unix System Services.
  • Install and Configure WebSphere Application Server, IBM WebSphere, and HTTP servers on z/OS environment.
  • Collaborate with Security and system teams to implement Security on WebSphere and enable mainframe self-service for users.
  • Tune WebSphere Application Server for Java Batch workloads.
  • Apply WebSphere Application Server fix packs.
  • Perform WebSphere MQ changes on z/OS and manage MQ OC panels.
  • Configure IBM ODM Rule Execution Server on WebSphere Application Server for z/OS.
  • Open Service Requests/PMRs and collaborate with IBM on issue resolution.
  • Troubleshoot WebSphere application server issues.
  • Define WLM Service and Transaction classes for WebSphere z/OS.
  • Integrate MQ and WAS, familiar with Bindings and Client mode.
  • Implement Global Security, SSL, SAF Keyrings, and Hardware Cryptography.
  • Design infrastructure architecture from Development through to Production.
  • Install resource adapters and enable WOLA.
  • Deploy Java EAR files.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree and 8 years of experience or a Masters and 6 years of experience or a High School Diploma and 12 years of experience.  
  • Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder. No sponsorships.
  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance. 
  • Strong background in z/OS systems programming with experience in Unix System Services.
  • Proficiency in object-oriented applications and working with various technologies such as relational or object-oriented databases, WebSphere, Apache, IIS, network management, and internet technologies including HTTP, HTML5, CGI, and SSL.
  • Experience in administration and environment management of WebSphere, Apache, and Portal Server environments.
  • Extensive experience with WebSphere application server on z/OS, IBM MQ, and WebSphere web server.
  • Demonstrated experience in security, RACF operations, and collaboration with application development teams.
  • Ability to set up WebSphere optimized local adapters (WOLA) connection on WebSphere z/OS.
  • Proficient in UNIX shell script development with proven ability to build and execute plans for batch cycle processing.
  • Familiarity with HTML, JavaScript, HTML5, and other front-end languages.
  • Experience in scripting for automated deployment and software installation.
  • Strong understanding of networking principles including firewalls and routers.
  • Familiarity with various server and log monitoring tools such as IBM QRADAR, Splunk, etc.
  • Knowledge of Java and JavaScript Programming.
  • Strong understanding of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and WebSphere.
  • Familiarity with Markup Language (XML) and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) preferred.
  • Hands-on experience with MQ z/OS and familiarity with MQ Explorer, MQ z/OS Panels.
  • All candidates must be US Citizens or have permanent residence status (Green Card).
  • All candidates must have resided in the United States for the past five (5) years.
  • Candidates cannot have more than 6 months of travel outside the United States within the last five (5) years. Military Service is excluded. (Exception does not include military family members.)

Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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