Senior IBM Mainframe Administrator - Jobs in Toronto, ON - 37758

Hudson\'s Bay Company (HBC)
Job Summary
  • Job Type
    Full Time



Job Description

Who We Are:
HBC is a diversified global retailer, focused on driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, growing through acquisitions, and unlocking the value of real estate holdings.

Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. Our portfolio today includes formats ranging from luxury to premium department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 480 stores and over 66,000 employees around the world.

Our leading banners across North America and Europe include Hudsons Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt, Saks OFF 5TH, Galeria Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, and Belgiums only department store group Galeria INNO.

We have significant investments in real estate joint ventures. HBC has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBC Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, HBC has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.

A truly global corporate citizen, HBC is committed to responsible business practices to bring about positive change, and we work hard to shape a sustainable future for people and the planet. Our philanthropic initiatives help create healthy families, strong communities, and sport excellence in the cities and countries in which we operate around the world, while striving to create innovative programs and resources that provide flexibility for work-life balance in order to maintain a positive working environment

What This Position Is All About:
Responsible for supporting the HBC Mainframe corporate environment. The role will be focused on delivering robust, stable and reliable IBM zSeries Mainframe and IBM iSeries solutions used to promote business operations and business strategies. Work in team environment providing support for all Mainframe zOS System, CICS and DB2 databases, building, sharing, and documenting knowledge. Work as lead supporting AS400 environment.

Who You Are:
You are comfortable interacting, problem-solving and strategizing, with internal and external senior executives
You are a demonstrated leader, who can positively influence a diverse team
You are articulate and easily able to put yourself in others shoes in order to explain what is needed step-by-step

You Also Have:
College degree.
Strong analytical ability, judgment and problem analysis techniques
Strong communication skills both written and verbal to effectively operate with IT Leadership.
Strong ability to understand client expectations and to resolve issues that may affect delivery.
Ability to work in a team environment that are geographically distributed
Working knowledge of emerging technologies, a plus
Working knowledge of another IBM Platforms.
10+ years experience as IBM zOS System Administrator supporting large systems
5+ years experience installing and patching IBM zSeries
5+ years experience with IBM iSeries
Retail industry experience preferred

As the Senior IBM Mainframe Administrator, You Will:
Maintain skills in IBM Mainframe and DB2 Databases supporting, upgrades and configuration;
Adapt existing methods and procedures to create possible alternative solutions to moderately complex problems.
Understands and lead team with strategic direction set by senior management as it relates to team goals.
Support the AS400 environment and lead effort to retire this platform.
Support Networking on Mainframe (VTAM)
Deliver timely and innovative solutions for HBC Mainframe zOS and database environments
Foster strong business partner relationships by communicating in easy to understand retail business terms and backup communication with actions that result in high sense of urgency and extraordinary business confidence.
Drive performance through the following metrics: (1) focus on service desk ticket reduction, and reduced time to close open tickets/issues. Deliver projects on time. (3) Deliver projects that consistently make user expected SLAs. (4) Deliver projects with thorough documentation and run books (easy identification of business impact of system failures). Provide 24X7 on-call production support for IBM Mainframe platform. Maintain backup and recovery process, including Disaster Recovery.
How Often You May Travel
10% within North America

Your Life and Career at HBC

Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner- operator!
Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate.
A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance
Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental).
An amazing employee discount

Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.

HBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HBC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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