Michael Woods

Senior Director, Mainframe Technical Services

Mike Woods - Sr. Director of Mainframe services-About us

Heading up Blue Hill’s Mainframe Technical Services Department, Mike’s primary role is the systems programming support of all Mainframe customer production systems, including hardware software engineering and operating/third party systems software for all zOS, zVSE, zVM platforms. Managing a deep team of experienced Mainframe software engineers and specialists, he is also responsible for the implementation and support of disaster recovery solutions for mainframe systems and applications. Prior to joining Blue Hill, Mike headed up the Mainframe Technical Services group at WIPRO/Infocrossing, Inc.

Mike is a solutions-oriented IT Specialist with 30 years of experience and proven success in directing a broad range of corporate IT initiatives and participating in the planning and implementation of information-technology solutions. Hands-on experience leading all stages of system outsourcing efforts includes requirements definition, design, architecture, testing, and support. Mike has experience with multiple operating systems including Mainframe (z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, zLinux), UNIX (Solaris, AIX), Microsoft Windows® operating systems, Linux (Red Hat, SUSE, Turbo-Linux)

Core competencies include Computer System Design, Implementation and Support, Database Management, Storage Management, Business Impact Analysis, Regulatory Adherence, Data Integrity/Recovery, Disaster Recovery Planning, Contingency Planning, Research & Development, Risk Assessment, Cost Benefits Analysis.

Mike attended DeVry University and received additional professional training from IBM, Oracle and Microsoft. He holds the following certifications: IBM Certified Systems Professional, Oracle Certified Database Administrator and IBM Certified DB2 Database Administrator.