Mainframe Engineer - Remote

Location: Various Locations
Work Type: Full Time Regular
Job No: 499804
Categories: Information Technology, Remote Work
Application Closes: Open Until Filled

This Engineer delivers business value through the application of scientific theories, mathematical methods, and empirical evidence to design, create, deliver, maintain, and govern technology solutions. Performs work in IS in some or all of the following Engineering specialties: Systems, Data and Software. Has deeper technical skills within a specific domain. Works with occasional guidance when first entering the position, graduating to independent activities as knowledge and skills progress. Is guided by industry standards such as SWEBOK, DMBOK and industry best practices.


WHAT YOU'LL DO - General

  • Uses models (their own or created by others) as a starting point for designing and developing technologies that enable new or enhance existing business capabilities.
    Uses patterns and frameworks to help develop applications and solve problems.
  • Works quantitatively.
  • Uses a disciplined process when implementing designs and operates effectively as part of a team in doing so.
  • Collaborates with the team to uncover pain points and formulate ways to accelerate delivery.
  • Uses frameworks and patterns to produce efficient code.
  • Occasionally plays multiple roles (e.g. individual contributor, lead, teacher, mentor).
  • Uses tools and languages to apply processes systematically.
  • Participates in professional societies.
  • Reuses designs and design artifacts.
  • Assists with or performs with limited supervision and oversight:
  • Evaluation of options and performance of tradeoff and cost benefit analysis.
  • Experiments using emerging technologies to understand how they will impact what comes next.
  • Application of software engineering techniques to infrastructure and operations problems with a focus on automation and self-healing.

WHAT YOU'LL DO - Systems

  • Designs, builds, tests and manages complex hardware and/or software systems over their life cycles. Sample system domains include but are not limited to: Operating Systems, Transaction Managers (i.e. CICS, IMS), Middleware, Hardware, Storage, Virtual Infrastructure, and Workstation Infrastructure.
  • Maintains immediate technical currency. Monitors, updates and executes domain tactical plans. Participates in the development of simple tactical plans. Delivers an exceptional developer experience to our engineers for a domain, with a focus on self-service using modern approaches.
  • Collaborates with engineering leadership, product teams and other engineering teams, to uncover pain points and opportunities to accelerate delivery.
  • Provides Systems Life Cycle Management; monitors system utilization and performance and conducts system calibration and tuning to ensure system is stable and operating at desired efficiency.
  • With guidance, performs simple activities appropriate to novice level technical domain skills and knowledge.
  • Works with colleagues to investigate new system solutions to enhance service delivery experience through innovative experiments or Proofs of Concept.
  • Works with colleagues' assistance to resolve persistent system issues surfaced by technical support teams with novice level ability to troubleshoot and identify the root cause of issues.
  • Requires proficient knowledge in the following areas: COBOL, JCL, CICS, VSAM, IMS, DB2 and other standard zOS tools used to support changes


  • Researches, designs, builds, optimizes and maintains reliable, efficient and accessible data systems, data pipelines, machine learning pipelines, and/or models. Can support, with guidance, the analytic and/or operational use of data.
  • Aligns closely with Enterprise partners in data science, architecture, governance, infrastructure, and security to apply standards and optimize production environments and practices.
  • Collaborates with business owners to optimize data collection, storage and usage to maximize the value of information within supported systems.
  • Translates business needs into data architecture solutions, designing and implementing in production environments within supported data systems.
  • Implements data orchestration pipelines, data sourcing, cleansing, augmentation and quality control processes within supported data systems.
  • Deploys basic machine learning models and applications to production in partnership with business units.
  • Develops, tests and integrates new data features and functionality as defined by the product owners and business teams.

WHAT YOU'LL DO - Software

  • Applies a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the development, operation, testing and maintenance of software. Responsible for the development, maintenance, testing and integration of applications and systems that support business operations.
  • Applies Software Engineering and Test Automation knowledge areas to the entire software life cycle of a complete solution, from definition and development to maintenance and optimization.
  • Participates in ideation and brainstorming sessions to devise creative and disruptive digital solutions; builds apps, APIs and data solutions to drive toward implementation of those solutions.
  • Develops automated test solutions to ensure delivery of high-quality code. Implements test automation processes and follows through on testing results.

This job posting is reflective of the Engineer I essential functions, qualifications, and physical requirements. The Engineer II and III levels have variable essential functions, qualifications and physical requirements. Competency and skill set will determine level of placement within the posted job family.


ABOUT YOU - General

  • Is well organized with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Focuses on process improvement.
  • Focuses on all aspects of automation and test data for speed to delivery and increase capacity"
  • Learns quickly when facing new problems and is a relentless and versatile learner, open to change.
  • Has a collaborative attitude and a willingness to work with team members.
  • Has good verbal and written communication skills. Can communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences. Ability to consult with internal business partners and peers.
  • Is self-motivated and driven with the desire to innovate.
  • Understands the software development lifecycle and DevOps practices.
  • Understands how their technology / application supports business partner / Mutual of Omaha business strategy.
  • Understands business/user requirements and applies creative problem solving that brings these requirements to fruition.
  • You help promote a culture of diversity and inclusion within the department and the larger organization. You value different ideas and opinions. You listen courageously and remain curious in all that you do.
  • You are able to work remotely and have access to high-speed internet.

ABOUT YOU - Systems

  • Has novice skills in writing and debugging scripts/code for building and managing domain.
  • Has novice experience creating technical and non-technical documentation for production systems and to support end-user training.


  • Has novice experience in traditional data technologies/methodologies (RDBMS, SQL, ETL/ELT, traditional data architectures) and/or emerging data science technologies/methodologies (data science, programming languages, distributed systems, machine learning, cloud platform technology).
  • Has novice experience in analyzing data systems for grain, relationship, context, and impact to connected systems, to develop optimal pipelines that meet functional business requirements.
  • Is developing the ability to maintain data quality through systematic approaches and methodologies (e.g. MDM) within supported data systems.

ABOUT YOU - Software

  • Has good technical skills and knowledge.
  • Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of business partners and external customers.
  • Is working to develop the best experience for the end user by maintaining a customer-focused and product mindset.
  • Have an understanding of other programming languages such as Java/Java Script


  • A diverse workplace where associates feel a sense of belonging.
  • An organization that feels like a small, close-knit community and has the strength of a Fortune 500 company.
  • Tuition reimbursement, training and career development.
  • Comprehensive benefits plan that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance.
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and childcare needs.
  • 401(k) plan with a 2% company contribution and 6% company match.
  • Competitive pay with an opportunity for incentives for all associates.
  • Flexible work schedules with a healthy amount of paid time off.
  • For more information regarding available benefits, please visit our Career Site.
  • $85,000 - $137,000
  • Pay commensurate with experience.


Mutual of Omaha serves more than 4.8 million individual product customers and 39,000 employer groups. Our legacy of stability creates an environment where every associate is encouraged to experiment, innovate and grow in their own unique career path.

From day one, you’ll have the tools to be your best self at work. Here you’ll do meaningful work and your talents will have a positive impact on peoples’ lives as we help our customers protect what they care about and achieve their financial goals.

Each associate is a unique contributor to creating a diverse, dynamic, thriving and inclusive workplace. We want you to become engaged … feel a sense of belonging … and contribute to the company’s exceptional future.

Join forces with a company that can AMPLIFY YOUR STRENGTHS AND EMPOWER YOUR CAREER.

For inquiries about the position or application process, contact our HR Helpline at 1-800-365-1405.

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