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IBM Administrator

Location: North Little Rock
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

SMARTSOURCE is in need of an IBM administrator for a contract in Sherwood, AR





Job Type: contract



Duration: 90 days minimum



Location: SHERWOOD, AR 72124





SUMMARY:



The IBM Power Systems Engineer/Administrator serves as the overall system owner of iSeries mainframe system. This position also configures, upgrades, and administers the IBM Power 7 platform and thus must have expert level knowledge of this platform.Duties and Responsibilities:





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Supervises the iSeries Operations Analyst




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Ensures the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the in-house information systems that support core organizational functions




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Provides IBM I, OS/400 i/5 OS support and installation- including V5R4, V6R1, and V7R1




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Installs and configure interfaces and printer system queues.




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Strong working knowledge of iNavigator and Systems Director




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Manages and configure Websphere MQ for Messaging (MQSeries)




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Provides system monitoring using Robot/Console




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Exercises judgment and creativity in solving complex and major application implementation issues.




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Interacts with customer/users to clarify project specifications.




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Trains technical support staff and users on new enhancements.




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Participates in disaster planning and testing, evaluating and recommending new technology




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Manages and administers all iSeries operating systems and their corresponding or associated software.




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Reports on system health utilizing IBM and third party toolsets.




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Distributes and supervises iSeries storage space allotments.




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Conducts research on emerging products, services, protocols, and standards in support of systems software procurement and development efforts.




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Interacts and negotiates with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure products and services




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Uses PowerTech to perform network and system security audits.




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Recommends, schedules, and performs software improvements, upgrades, and/or purchases.




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Routinely tests the generator and UPS to ensure that they are able to provide emergency power when needed.




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Supports, implements and recommends changes to security policy and processes and actively look for system vulnerabilities and ways to remove or mitigate them.




- Performs other duties as assigned by manager or management



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Regular and reliable attendance required










Required Qualifications and Education Requirements:



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B.S. in Computer Science, Business, or related field of study or equivalent work experience.




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8+ Years experience IBM i5/iSeries/AS400 Operating System.




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In-depth knowledge of IBM i5 Work Management, Memory Allocation and Performance Tuning.




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8+ Years experience with RPG/RPGILE, CLP.




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V5R3, hardware planning, some development skills with RPG and software testing and implementation,




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4+ years advance level experience configuring and administering Mimix including performing role swaps.




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4+ years supervisory experience




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IBM iSeries certifications in IBM i5/iSeries/AS400 operating systems and toolsets.




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Experience in developing and implementing business continuity and disaster recovery practices Must have HMC V7, VIOS, and LPAR planning and build experience




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Working technical knowledge of network, TCP/IP, and platform operating systems, including Linux, UNIX, Solaris, As400




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IBM I, OS/400 i/5 OS support and installation- including V5R4, V6R1, and V7R1




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Hands-on experience in managing IBM power system hardware and OS upgrades




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Practical experience in Cisco IOS, TCP/IP, and cabling systems




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Extensive experience in LTO tape drives and automated tape library technologies including EMC Data Domains.




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Solid understanding of disk system concepts ( IBM SVC, V7000, DS8800, EMC external storage, SRDF data replication) and SAN fabrics




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Ability to quickly implement Vision Mimix for High Availability




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Expert knowledge in Bsafe Security or PowerTech Network Security




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System Administration V5R4 or above - Preferred




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iSeries Technical Solutions Design V5R3 or above - Preferred




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iSeries LPAR V5R3 or above - Preferred




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iSeries Implementation V5R3 or above – Preferred




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Familiar with Websphere Application Server (WAS), HTTP, and Apache




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Has strong working knowledge in DBU, SQL, Query/400 and Web Query




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Proficient in COBOL, Basic, C and programming languages.




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Proficient in OS/400 CL, HTML, PHP Scripting languages




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Extensive application support experience on IBM mainframes




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Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.




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Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.




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Keen attention to detail.




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Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.




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Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

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