• iSeries System Administrator

    Location US-OH-Cleveland
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/2/2018 1:59 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    Information Technology
  • Company Overview

    MCPc is a technology logistics company that helps clients empower their employees to work from anywhere and on any device through innovative end point computing architectures.


    The company’s heritage as a top 100 solution integrator and unique anyplace workspace ideology has positioned it to become a thought leader in the rapidly expanding next generation Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace.


    As customers continue to expand their use of connected devices, MCPc will also continue to deploy and develop enhanced services around managing the intelligent device life-cycle in a proactive and efficient fashion. Headquartered in Cleveland and with branch locations across the Midwest, MCPc provides custom solutions for the three biggest issues facing customers today: Logistics, the Secured Client and Workspace Transformation. These three offerings make up the core of the Anyplace Workspace ®, our answer to the Internet of Things and PC-as-a-Service.


    MCPc is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, focused on recruiting and retaining top talent at every level. We employ premier associates in the industry who deliver value and support to our growing customer base. In order to ensure MCPc is holding itself to the highest level of security, as a trusted and premier endpoint solutions provider, all new employees must undergo our standard background check and drug screen test for pre-employment purposes.


    As a NorthCoast 99 winner for 8 consecutive years, MCPc is consistently recognized as one of Northeast Ohio’s best places to work. MCPc offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes optional Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, 401k, Voluntary Life Insurance (for you and your family), Group Accident and Critical Illness Insurances as well as company-paid Life and Long Term Disability Insurances. We also offer Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, a Wellness Program and other perks to take advantage of through our strategic partnerships!

    Position Overview

    The IBM iSeries (Power8) Systems Analyst will be primarily responsible for the maintenance and administration of IBM iSeries (server), including message handling, command line utilities, work management, job and print control, device management, file transfer integration, management of 3rd party who provides: system configuration, system security, backup and restore, and PTF management. Support ERP and accounting applications. Support integrations, data transport, WebSphere/WAS applications and end-user technical issues.  Experience with change management tools helpful


    • Provide technical assistance and support for incoming requests and issues related to iSeries system, iSeries application software, and hardware.
    • Assist in installation, configuration and maintenance of IBM iSeries hardware, software, networked devices, journaling, and IBM iAccess software.
    • Develop, document and maintain procedures for system utilities such as incident corrections, backup/restore, performance tuning, WAS admin and configuration of environments as well as incremental backups/restores as required.
    • Read and interpret RPGLE code, SQLRPGLE , COBOL and CLLE to identify issues
    • Administer IBM WebSphere (ND) 7.4 - 8.5.5 and higher, WAS 7.x to WAS 8.x
    • Assist with load and test operating system and application software releases and fixes in both development/test and productions environments; load application software patches; monitor system performance and file tuning using utilities as needed.
    • Provide support of iSeries applications, APIs, and web services and web applications
    • Perform system audits.
    • Facilitate routine IBMi backups and restores with tape library and/or virtual tape lib.
    • Maintain and troubleshoot IBMi IP printers, remote printers, and scanners.
    • Assist with software & hardware maintenance and support subscriptions/renewals.
    • Assist with PCI Compliance, Security, & other Audit requirements
    • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned, work involves multiple platforms.
    • Serve as an escalation for Help Desk staff.
    • Analyze system, server, application, network performance.
    • Recommend, schedule, and perform software and related system improvement, upgrades, patches, reconfigurations, and/or purchases.
    • Develop, document, and maintain policies, procedures and associated training plans for system administration and appropriate use.


    • College degree or 4 – 6 years of equivalent experience in Information Systems/Technology
    • Related industry certifications are expected.
    • 3+ years’ experience in a general IT environment, with 1+ years' experience supporting applications on the AS400/iSeries/IBMi platform for custom applications and ERP systems
    • Knowledge of IBM iSeries system administration and troubleshooting.
    • Knowledge of IBM iSeries networked systems, access and security guidelines and procedures.
    • Understanding of internal controls and change management processes.
    • Skill in solving technically challenging problems involving IBM iSeries based application and hardware issues.
    • Skill in prioritizing and balancing multiple tasks.
    • Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships and promoting teamwork
    • Working knowledge of CL, RPG, COBOL and Java programming languages is preferred.
      PHP, .NET & JSON languages knowledge is comparable.
    • Hands-on experience troubleshooting software and hardware.
    • Experience documenting and maintaining configuration and process information.
    • Good understanding of the organizations goals and objectives.
    • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws. 



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