AS400/IBM i Technician/Analyst.

Location: Waller, TX

IBM i Technician / Analyst

Exciting opportunity with a growing international company in the Cypress/ Houston area. This hybrid role requires onsite presence for 2-3 days a week.

We are seeking an exceptional candidate for a contract to permanent position specifically focused on AS400/IBM i support.

We are not looking for a programmer, but rather someone to assist with the maintenance and optimization of the AS/400 system.

Soft skills required:

  1. Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  2. Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with the capability to translate data into actionable insights.
  3. Ability to manage meetings and agendas.
  4. Excellent organizational skills.
  5. Self-motivated individual who can work with minimal supervision and is reliable.
  6. Positive attitude, willingness to learn, and inquisitive nature.

1. Ability to evaluate overall system health and provide recommendations: including storage capacity, processor/memory allocations, subsystems, message queues, job queues, job descriptions, user profiles, IFS, backup and recovery.

2. Understanding of the following concepts: backup and recovery (save/restores/retentions), disaster recovery, data replication, communications protocols (FTP, SFTP, SSH, etc.), encryption/decryption, managing multiple partitions (LPARS), anti-virus/malware.

Position Summary

Utilize IBM i experience, analytical skills, and knowledge of IBM i to support and enhance business operations.

Position Responsibilities

Responsibilities may include:

1. Data Analysis: Collect, analyze, and interpret data from the IBM i system to provide actionable insights and reports for management and other stakeholders.

2. IBM i System Management: Maintain and optimize the IBM i (AS/400) system, including monitoring system performance, troubleshooting issues, and ensuring data integrity.

3. Data Integration: Collaborate with IT teams to integrate IBM i data with other systems and databases, ensuring seamless data flow and accuracy.

4. Report Generation: Create and automate reports using IBM i data, presenting findings in a clear and understandable format for non-technical stakeholders.

5. Data Security: Assist in implementing and maintaining data security measures on the IBM i system, ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations.

6. Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including IT, finance, and operations, to identify opportunities for process improvement and efficiency gains through data analysis.

7. Documentation: Maintain documentation related to IBM i processes, configurations, and data management procedures for future reference and compliance purposes.

Nature & Scope

1. Applies knowledge acquired through education and previous work experience.

2. Works under close supervision.

Knowledge & Skills

1. IBMi (AS/400): Knowledge of the IBM i operating system, its architecture, features, and capabilities is essential. This includes a basic understanding of system libraries, object management, security, backup and recovery, job scheduling, and performance monitoring.

2. Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to translate data into actionable insights.

3. Communication: Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively communicate technical information to non-technical stakeholders.

4. Team Player: Collaborative mindset and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

5. Attention to Detail: High level of accuracy and attention to detail when working with data and system configurations.

6. Adaptability: Willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies and tools.

Competencies

Experience

1. Experience in analytical skills and working with IBM i (AS/400)

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