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Humana Principal Mainframe Platform Engineer in Helena, Montana

Become a part of our caring community and help us put health first

We are seeking a highly motivated Principal Mainframe Platform Engineer to play a pivotal role in ensuring the stability, performance, and security of our critical mainframe systems that underpin our critical business applications.


  • Lead and oversee the design, implementation, optimization and support of our mainframe platform which forms the backbone of our business operations.

  • Provide deep technical expertise on z/OS, JES2, JCL, DB2, CICS and major vendor mainframe products.

  • Proactively identify and troubleshoot complex system issues, implementing effective solutions to maintain optimal platform performance.

  • Stay abreast of emerging mainframe technologies and industry best practices, recommending and implementing improvements to the platform.

  • Partner with development teams to ensure seamless integration with the mainframe platform.

  • Foster a knowledge-sharing culture by mentoring engineers, documenting technical processes and evangelizing mainframe best practices.

  • Develop and maintain comprehensive technical documentation.

  • Participate in demand management/reduction and performance improvement initiatives.

  • Participate in capacity planning and resource allocation for the mainframe environment.

  • Represent the mainframe platform to stakeholders across the organization, providing clear and concise technical explanations.

Use your skills to make an impact


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field or equivalent experience.

  • 15+ years of experience in mainframe platform engineering.

  • Proven experience in designing, implementing, and supporting complex mainframe systems.

  • Extensive knowledge of z/OS, JES2, JCL, DB2, CICS and major vendor mainframe products.

  • Demonstrated ability to indirectly lead and mentor technical teams.

  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills.

  • Strong communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively build trust and rapport with diverse audiences.

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • A proactive and outcomes oriented mindset with a commitment to continuous learning.

Bonus points:

  • Masters degree preferred.

  • Experience with DevOps principles and automation tools.

  • Experience with cloud integration for mainframe applications.

Additional Information

Why Humana

Humana offers a variety of benefits to promote the best health and well-being of our employees and their families. We design competitive and flexible packages to give our employees a sense of financial security-both today and in the future, including:

Health benefits effective day 1

Paid time off, holidays, volunteer time and jury duty pay

Recognition pay

401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match

Tuition assistance

Scholarships for eligible dependents

Parental and caregiver leave

Employee charity matching program

Network Resource Groups (NRGs)

Career development opportunities

Work-At-Home Requirements

To ensure Home or Hybrid Home/Office employees' ability to work effectively, the self-provided internet service of Home or Hybrid Home/Office employees must meet the following criteria:

At minimum, a download speed of 25 Mbps and an upload speed of 10 Mbps is recommended; wireless, wired cable or DSL connection is suggested

Satellite, cellular and microwave connection can be used only if approved by leadership.

Employees who live and work from Home in the state of California, Illinois, Montana, or South Dakota will be provided a bi-weekly payment for their internet expense.

Humana will provide Home or Hybrid Home/Office employees with telephone equipment appropriate to meet the business requirements for their position/job.

Work from a dedicated space lacking ongoing interruptions to protect member PHI / HIPAA information.

Interview Format

As part of our hiring process for this opportunity, we will be using an interviewing technology called Modern Hire to enhance our hiring and decision-making ability. Modern Hire allows us to quickly connect and gain valuable information from you pertaining to your relevant skills and experience at a time that is best for your schedule.

Social Security Task

Humana values personal identity protection. Please be aware that applicants may be asked to provide their Social Security Number, if it is not already on file. When required, an email will be sent from with instructions on how to add the information into your official application on Humana's secure website.

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Pay Range

The compensation range below reflects a good faith estimate of starting base pay for full time (40 hours per week) employment at the time of posting. The pay range may be higher or lower based on geographic location and individual pay will vary based on demonstrated job related skills, knowledge, experience, education, certifications, etc.$139,500 - $192,000 per yearThis job is eligible for a bonus incentive plan. This incentive opportunity is based upon company and/or individual performance.

Description of Benefits

Humana, Inc. and its affiliated subsidiaries (collectively, 'Humana') offers competitive benefits that support whole-person well-being. Associate benefits are designed to encourage personal wellness and smart healthcare decisions for you and your family while also knowing your life extends outside of work. Among our benefits, Humana provides medical, dental and vision benefits, 401(k) retirement savings plan, time off (including paid time off, company and personal holidays, volunteer time off, paid parental and caregiver leave), short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and many other opportunities.

About us

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is committed to putting health first - for our teammates, our customers and our company. Through our Humana insurance services and CenterWell healthcare services, we make it easier for the millions of people we serve to achieve their best health - delivering the care and service they need, when they need it. These efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, Medicaid, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of  Humana not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of  Humana to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.

Humana complies with all applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. We also provide free language interpreter services. See our