What We Do – IBM System z Support Professionals


ZSkills Corp Services for IBM System z Support Professionals

IBM Enterprise Server Solutions Professionals  IBM Client Systems Managers  IBM Client Unit Directors  IBM Technical Sales Specialists


This should sound familiar…

Your client, (fill in the blank) leaves you a voicemail informing you they want to run additional workloads on their platform. However, they are reluctant to do so because they don’t have the necessary mainframe talent. They want to talk to you about how you can help them find the mainframe talent they need to run their additional workloads.



Your client, a major utility in the Sun Belt, calls you and tells you they have two openings in their summer mainframe internship program. They want to know how you can help them locate qualified      candidates to fill the two openings.


Or this…

You received an email from your large financial services client with the following information…

We just completed our Succession Planning and in the next three years we will need people with CICS, DB2, IMS, WMQ, z/OS, Linux, Unix, Java; as well as Job Control Language (JCL) debugging exposure/skills and ISPF in our Charlotte, Minneapolis and San Francisco offices. We want to schedule a meeting with you to discuss how you can help us develop a plan to find the qualified candidates to fill these positions.


In most instances, your only options in any of these or similar situations is to:

  1. Refer your client to the System z Jobs Board
  2. Contact someone at the Academic Initiative System z who might be able to help you.
  3. Tell your client “I’m sorry, I wish I could help you but………”


Now you have another option, a real option. ZSkills Corp.

ZSkills Corp will work with you and your client to find the mainframe talent they need. We are already helping Enterprise Server Solutions Professionals, Client Systems Managers, Client Unit Directors and Technical Sales Specialists to help their clients find the interns and direct hires they need.


Building on the success of IBM’s Academic Initiative System z

ZSkills Corp is built on the success of the IBM Academic Initiative for System z. ZSkills Corp is a partnership between IBM Academic Initiative System z, IBM Academic Initiative System z colleges and universities and IBM Master the Mainframe Competition. ZSkills Corp connects mainframe students and mainframe talent from IBM Mainframe education programs to the largest and most successful mainframe users in the world.


Only the Top Candidates

ZSkills Corp is extremely vested in grooming and finding careers for the next generation of System z IT professionals.  We work closely with IBM System z college and university professors and students and the elite of the Master the Mainframe Program, to ensure only the top candidates are put in front of zEnterprise clients. At a minimum, May 2015 IBM System z graduating candidates will have completed the industry recognized certification level Marist College z/OS Subsystem class. Furthermore, candidates will undergo an intense vetting process. Vetting criteria includes but is not limited to:

  • Technical Qualifications

Goal – Pursue a long-term career path in enterprise (mainframe) computing.
No geographic preferences. – Students must be willing to relocate to where the job is and agree to travel as required by the position.
Majors – Computer Science, Information Technology, Network Engineering, Engineering, Business w/technology focus.
Top tier graduates. – GPA of 3.0+ or above on a 4 point scale
Technical skills – To include basic knowledge of one or more mainframe technologies (e.g. CICS, DB2, IMS, WMQ, z/OS, Linux, Unix); as well as Job Control Language (JCL) debugging exposure/skills, ISPF editor, etc.

  •  Interpersonal Skills

Effective communication skills. (verbal & written)
Works well in a team environment, as well as individually.
Pays attention to details and delivers quality results.
Adapts well to change and changing priorities.
Can work independently to identify, research, analyze, and resolve problems.
Can handle multiple priorities simultaneously.

Must be a U.S. citizen or have a permanent U.S. residency.


ZSkills Corp services at work.

ZSkills Corp guides System z students, the elite of the Master the Mainframe competition and talent from IBM Mainframe programs through the process of securing a career in mainframe computing. ZSkills Corp vet’s the resumes and background information from theses mainframe resources. Once vetted, the information is forwarded to mainframe users who have subscribed to the ZSkills Corp placement services. ZSkills Corp exists solely to connect mainframe talent from mainframe resources to mainframe users.


The ZSkills Corp recruitment team is uniquely suited to job placement in the mainframe industry because we’ve actually worked in it. We know what the demands are and we work closely with our clients to find the mainframe talent they need. ZSkills Corp Mainframe Career Placement services are cost effective  and easy to use. Contact us at 952-922-6734 or email us at Ron@ZSkillscorp.com.