Aetna Senior Mainframe Performance & Capacity Engineer in Hartford, Connecticut

Req ID: 43526BR


Aetna is looking for a mainframe performance & capacity engineer. This is a senior engineer position responsible for mainframe performance and application troubleshooting, capacity analysis, mainframe infrastructure planning, and metrics reporting for Aetnas computer systems, business applications, and infrastructure components.

Fundamental Components:

Possession of the following skills with increased probability of consideration with greater knowledge and experience:

Strong understanding of mainframe performance and CPU/memory capacity topics

z/OS operating system and mainframe architecture knowledge

Working knowledge of mainframe performance tools & commands (OMEGMON) and strong APM software experience.

Experience working with data and formulas in Microsoft Excel

Statistical forecasting using Microsoft Excel and ability to create charts

Understanding and recognizing application & server utilization trends (hourly/weekly/monthly/yearly).

Clear written and verbal communication.

Ability to author and present infrastructure plans to supervisors and technical staff

Ability to lead/mentor teams of junior engineers

Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot mainframe application and system issues using APM tools

Assist development teams with application and system troubleshooting

Assist with management of vendor partners, related hardware/software products, and product evaluation


5-7+ years experience in mainframe performance analysis and troubleshooting

Experience with any of the following performance profiling or diagnostic tools: Compuware Vantage, AppDynamics, Tivoli Enterprise Portal (TEP), ITCAM, or SMF Data Reporting (MICS, SAS)

Demonstrates broad knowledge of multiple infrastructure disciplines


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


Strong understanding of various software including CICS, DB2, MQ, WebSphere

Expert level experience with hardware architectures and z/OS

Expert level with mainframe performance and CPU/memory capacity topics

Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel

Proficiency in JCL

Excellent written/oral communication skills - speak and write English fluently

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

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Job Function: Information Technology