iSeries System Administrator - REMOTE POSITION


NTT DATA is currently looking for a Senior iSeries Systems Administrator who will be responsible for the following: - Perform installations, customizations and maintenance of the operating system and system software products in support of business processing requirements.

  • Performs system software installations, system software maintenance and product upgrades.
  • Tests software updates and patches.
  • Monitors and tunes the system to achieve optimum performance levels.
  • Conducts system analysis, configuration management and develops improvements for system software performance.
  • Designs, develops or recommends new or revised system software and utilities as necessary.
  • Provides in-depth diagnosis for operating systems software/hardware failures and develops solutions.
  • Ensures server data integrity by evaluating, implementing and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions.
  • Prescribes system backup / disaster recovery procedures and directs recovery operations in the event of destruction of all or part of the operating system or other system components.
  • Provides technical assistance for system users on system functions and in their use including application of system features.
  • Subject matter expert in the design, architecture and deployment of new systems to keep the iSeries environment stable and interruptions to a minimum.
  • Conducts project management activities for new system requirements on various projects for deployment of business functions on new servers.
  • Transfers knowledge and provides leadership support to Analysts and Specialists in the implementation of new hardware, operating systems and other required software on the systems.
  • Conduct system analysis and development to keep systems current with changing technologies and work with other professional technical staff in evaluating current systems and making decisions on future development.
  • Pro-actively learn new technologies very quickly and resolve any problems involved in integrating new technologies with our current systems. Provides advise, training, and 24x7 technical support to customers, users and programmers. Required Skills
  • Requires 10+ years experience in the following areas:
  • Administration of iSeries systems
  • System configuration skills (Including system planner proficiency)
  • System migration experience
  • Capacity planning experience
  • High availability and disaster recovery experience to include SW and HW data replication configurations.
  • Coding skills in RPG and CL at a minimum Desired Skills
  • CL Language coding
  • Application level design and coding
  • Professional Certifications
  • Good customer facing skills
  • Advanced problem determination skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • IBM iSeries Systems Administration Certification
  • ITIL Foundation Certification
  • Diagnostic Skills
  • Capacity planning: skills in collecting performance data and ability to recommend hardware configurations
  • Project management and leadership skills
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