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System Administrator

JOB SUMMARY
To coordinate and carry out a variety of IBM i (AS/400) system support functions, including security, system performance, hardware/software user support, system software administration and support, and related functions.  This position also performs some computer operations.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and maintain up-to-date technical knowledge of all equipment, systems software and applications software, as relates to the IBM i or Operations.
  • Coordinate IBM i security functions: track daily security violations and monitor security to ensure data integrity; participate in developing, implementing and maintaining IBM i information systems security, and backup and recovery program.
  • Perform a variety of Operations software evaluation functions: conduct software evaluations and comparisons.  Analyze current and future systems application software, performance and disk usage.  Monitor resource utilization to ensure acceptable performance and project future needs.
  • Installation and configuration of various software packages, patches and fixes (PTFs).  Provide technical guidance related to operating system and system application software to other technical staff.
  • Participate in department planning efforts related to assessing and improving computer operations functions.
  • Deal with a variety of problems that arise on a daily basis.  Troubleshoot hardware/software malfunctions, correcting problem if possible and referring to senior staff or outside vendors/consultants as appropriate.
  • Serve as back up for Computer Operations, as well as performing back up duties to the Operations Manager in specific areas.
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date technical knowledge of systems software and applications software, as relates to the IBM i or Operations.  Review documentation periodically and new release notes as available.
  • Coordinate / carry out / assist with a variety of special projects.
  • Keep up-to-date on relevant new technological developments in the industry.
  • Provide off-hour support as it relates to the IBM i or Operations, as needed.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as required or as assigned.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

General supervision is received from the Operations Manager, or other senior staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or other appropriate discipline, plus 2 to 4 years of relevant computer operations experience; or high school plus 4 to 7 years experience; or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
  • Solid base of IBM i technical knowledge and experience in computer operations and programming (microcomputer hardware and software knowledge a plus).
  • Some experience with the company's current hardware and software applications.
  • Good planning, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Good writing and analytical/problem‑solving skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of company users, as well as outside vendors and consultants.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Predominately sedentary office position with high frequency of keyboarding/computer work required.
  • Off hour and weekend work may be required.
  • The physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.
  • The work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter, salary requirements and resume, in strict confidence.

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We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for all of our employees:

Competitive Salary
Paid Time Off
401(k) Retirement Plan
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance

Life Insurance
Disability Insurance
Professional Development
Wellness Programs
Company-sponsored Events
...and more!

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