Ford Motor Company – Mainframe Positions

Ford Motor Company is seeking recent graduates who have completed mainframe courses for their special “Mainframe Operations Hiring Program” in Dearborn, MI.

Position Description: This is an entry level technical position where you will complete a two-year mainframe program that includes training, hands on experience and placement into one of the 10 mainframe groups (e.g. Automation, MF Software, CICS, IMS, DB2). You will learn how to support the mainframe (zSeries) infrastructure. Here are the specific job titles:

  • Mainframe Software Engineer: Support IBM Operating Systems (e.g. z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE) and related ISV software. Also provide support for Mainframe performance and Host Communications (e.g. TCPIP, SNA). Both JES2 and JES3 are supported. Support Automation Software and in-house developed tools. Support tools that are used for Source Code Management.
  • Database Engineer: Support CICS, IMS, DB2, WebSphere, Focus and MQ and related ISV software.
  • Security Engineer: Support the RACF environment, assuring that mainframe access is properly controlled. Work with Application groups to develop proper rules to secure their resources.

Skills Required:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new technologies
  • Willingness to learn
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good organization and time-management skills
  • Understanding of MS Office or equivalent software
  • 0-3 years of experience in information technology or related field

Experience Preferred:

  • Information Technology training with or without mainframe courses or experience. Mainframes are at thousands of large companies that need the power, reliability and scalability to process millions of transactions quickly. The mainframe is just a very large computer. Examples of the types of companies that have mainframes are automotive, banks, manufacturing, insurance, mobile computing, etc. not applicable

Education Required:

  • Bachelor of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineer or related field (must be completed no later than December 2015)

Ford would like to have all candidates identified by November 1st. The Mainframe Training Program will begin on January 4, 2016 in Dearborn, MI.

Please contact Whitney Willis if interested in this job. Her telephone number is 248-728-5089 and email address is

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