Mainframe Security Engineer


Posted: 16/05/2017


Mcgregor Boyall are actively looking for an experienced Mainframe Security Engineer to join a prestigious Investment Bank on a contract basis.

This is initial 12-month contract and the following skill set is required:

Primary Responsibilities:
- Engineering support of MS Mainframe Security products (RACF, CA-TSS, CA- Auditor, CA-Cleanup, CA-Compliance Manager, CIA, CA-CHORUS, ZSecure suite) and initiatives (Separation of Production and Development environments, Entitlements cleanups, etc.)
- Escalation point for MS Mainframe Security outages- Interaction with technology teams such as Systems Programming, DBA, CICS/MQ Support etc.
- Scheduling/coordination of upgrades/patches- Testing/System check outs of upgrades/patches- Develop technical solutions to business problems based upon security best practices
- Develop automation, tooling, reports, utilities, and batch programs
- Troubleshoot and track issue tickets with various vendors- Participate in an on-call rotation for level 3 escalations and monitor mail groups for questions and issues- Attend weekly mainframe turnover planning meetings
- Coordinate with Security Management team to review security proposals and assess technical feasibility

Skills required (essential):
- Advanced knowledge of IBM
-RACF or CA-TSS mainframe security software internals, configuration, etc.
- Experience with z/OS utilities and facilities (such as: ISPF, TSO, SDSF, JES)
- Experience with distributed technology (such as: UNIX, USS file systems, structure)- In-depth knowledge of Kerberos and SSL, SSH.
- Experience with database technology (such as: Sybase, DB2, SQL)
- Experience with middleware (such as: MQ Series, etc.)
- Systems Programming skills (such as: SMP, SYS1 datasets, assembler language programming)
- Ability to program in at least one command Mainframe batch and reporting language (such as: JCL, REXX, CLIST, ISPF, SAS)
- Knowledge of PKI and experience working with the implementation and support of digital certificates
- Understanding of security concepts and technologies
- Capable of working independently with limited oversight
- Good project planning, organization, and time management skills
- MS Office business application experience (Excel, Word, Access, Power Point)
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to multi-task
- Must be a team player and foster a team first environment and culture

Please note this role is urgent in nature (notice period is fine). Please email your CV in Word Format for further information to

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.