Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA)
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Information Technology Specialist II: Mainframe Architect and Administrator

Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA)

Business Solutions Section – Operating Applications Unit

Pasadena, California

Annual Salary: $158,156- $207,444 DOE/DOQ


*75% Remote, 25% On-Site Position*

Must live within a 4-hour drive from Pasadena


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The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) is seeking an Information Technology Specialist II — Mainframe Architect and Administrator (Mainframe Architect) to oversee and manage all aspects of LACERA’s mainframe system. This role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the operating systems infrastructure of critical government systems and services. The Mainframe Architect will provide both programming and systems administration support, and may lead a team of four in the near future. The ideal candidate is an organized technical expert who knows how to find creative solutions when problems arise. They will continually monitor the mainframe’s performance and vulnerability, working closely with vendors to improve the performance of the organization’s applications. The successful candidate will be an expert in operating systems and a knowledgeable administrator of both on-premises and hosted mainframe technology. Experience migrating on-premises systems to hosted solutions is preferred for this role. Prior background in an organization that adheres to governmental compliance is ideal, with public sector experience preferred. This role requires knowledge of common mainframe operating systems, common programming languages, and systems for maintaining mainframe security. 



The Mainframe Architect will report to the IT Manager II - Business Solutions and work collaboratively with 10 staff members to ensure the proper configuration and functionality of the mainframe. They will perform both programming and systems administration duties, and balance day-to-day mainframe maintenance duties with long-term strategic planning. This role is part of the Architecture Team and will be a critical member of the Architecture Review Board, a problem-solving body that reviews architectural issues, examines areas for process improvement, and creates high-level plans to carry out upgrades and implement new policies and procedures. The Mainframe Architect will be an essential part of LACERA’s technological infrastructure – building and maintaining the technology that serves thousands of members!