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Sr. Systems Engineer (Mainframe performance and capacity)

U.S. Bancorp

U.S. Bancorp

Software Engineering
St Paul, MN, USA
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024

At U.S. Bank, we’re on a journey to do our best. Helping the customers and businesses we serve to make better and smarter financial decisions and enabling the communities we support to grow and succeed. We believe it takes all of us to bring our shared ambition to life, and each person is unique in their potential. A career with U.S. Bank gives you a wide, ever-growing range of opportunities to discover what makes you thrive at every stage of your career. Try new things, learn new skills and discover what you excel at—all from Day One.

Job Description

U.S. Bank is seeking a Mainframe Infrastructure Engineer that has extensive experience in mainframe system technologies with an emphasis on performance monitoring, tuning, and troubleshooting of core transaction processing systems. This individual should be self-motivated and driven to help contribute toward the success of our mainframe technology initiatives. This person will assist system and application teams in designing processes that are resilient and performant. Design and build out new dashboards and reporting to allow broader and easier access to performance and capacity data. Participate in project teams to implement new capabilities and technologies. Suggest new or alternative products and solutions to modernize and streamline our environment. Lead projects and efforts across multiple teams.

Responsibilities Include

* Lead/participate in resolution of complex z/OS performance problems

* Use SAS and/or MXG to develop reports for performance analysis

* Provide consulting services for z/OS performance and capacity initiatives

* Support and maintain ThruPut Manager to provide batch job balancing across systems

* Monitor system performance and identify potential issues before they become a problem

* Create and maintain system configuration documentation

* Build and maintain performance databases

* Tune WLM to meet business objectives

* Collaborate and communicate well with others

* Suggest tuning setting for various systems and processes

Basic Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
* At least 4-7 years’ experience with mainframe technologies

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Mainframe technologies

  • JCL Batch processing

  • Technical troubleshooting of mainframe performance issues

  • Understanding of SMF processing

  • Mainframe performance tuning and sizing

  • Statistical and data mining of performance and audit data Subject matter expert in:

  • z/OS technologies and logic

  • Subsystems such as CICS, IMS, JES2, and DB2

  • SAS Programming and report generation

  • Knowledge of Workload Management (WLM) on z/OS

  • Monitoring performance of z/OS systems and tasks using tools such as RMF and Mainview

  • Produce reports using desktop solutions such as Excel.

  • Understanding of mainframe hardware and components

  • Database processing for IMS and DB2

If there’s anything we can do to accommodate a disability during any portion of the application or hiring process, please refer to our disability accommodations for applicants.

Learn how the way we work at U.S. Bank drives meaningful relationships with our customers and collaboration across the company.


Our approach to benefits and total rewards considers our team members’ whole selves and what may be needed to thrive in and outside work. That's why our benefits are designed to help you and your family boost your health, protect your financial security and give you peace of mind. Our benefits include the following (some may vary based on role, location or hours):

  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision)

  • Basic term and optional term life insurance

  • Short-term and long-term disability

  • Pregnancy disability and parental leave

  • 401(k) and employer-funded retirement plan

  • Paid vacation (from two to five weeks depending on salary grade and tenure)

  • Up to 11 paid holiday opportunities

  • Adoption assistance

  • Sick and Safe Leave accruals of one hour for every 30 worked, up to 80 hours per calendar year unless otherwise provided by law

EEO is the Law

U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants can learn more about the company’s status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal KNOW YOUR RIGHTS EEO poster.


U.S. Bank participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program in all facilities located in the United States and certain U.S. territories. The E-Verify program is an Internet-based employment eligibility verification system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Learn more about the E-Verify program.

The salary range reflects figures based on the primary location, which is listed first. The actual range for the role may differ based on the location of the role. In addition to salary, US Bank offers a comprehensive benefits package, including incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase 401k contribution and pension (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Pay Range: $102,340.00 - $120,400.00 - $132,440.00U.S. Bank will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.Job postings typically remain open for approximately 20 days of the posting date listed above, however the job posting may be closed earlier should it be determined the position is no longer required due to business need. Job postings in areas with a high volume of applicants, such as customer service, contact center, and Financial Crimes investigations, remain open for approximately 5 days of the posting listed date.