Senior System Administrator

$51,986 and $66,352 with full benefits.

Position Summary:     The Senior System Administrator is responsible for
the expert management of iSeries and RS/6000 computers including
peripheral equipment, OS/400 and AIX operating systems and utilities,
tape and disk storage subsystems, and logical security.  The incumbent
is responsible for training and mentoring co-workers in best use of
OS/400 and AIX resources; developing, implementing standards, procedures
and measures regarding security, recoverability, and performance. Duties
include leading projects and consulting on projects.  The Senior Systems
Administrator acts as a source for direction, training, and guidance for
less-experienced personnel.  This position functions under general
supervision using considerable initiative within guidelines received
from the Director Technical Services.

Career Path:     The logical career progression for the Senior System
Administrator would be to advance to the position of Director Technical

Key Problems & Challenges:     The ongoing objective for the incumbent
is to maximize OS/400 and AIX system integrity, availability,
reliability and performance through performance monitoring, managing
resource usage, upgrades, diagnostics, and troubleshoot-ing.  This
objective includes the administration of OS/400 and AIX interfacing
devices which link 25+ AIX servers and iSeries computers, their printers
and controllers to rest of the network.  Document and report on OS/400
and AIX security, recoverability, and performance measures.  Perform
disaster recovery testing periodically to validate plans and ensure that
core business systems can be successfully recovered.  Work with the
developers to ensure proper and optimum use of the system and

Principal Accountabilities:

      1.            Install, configure, and test upgrades to OS/400 and
AIX operating systems, subsystems, and third-party utility software and
migrate these upgrades across 25+ servers without adversely impacting
normal production operations.

      2.            Design and configure OS/400 and AIX security schemas
and administer systems and software security in compliance with
corporate policy including the development and maintenance of security
policies and procedures.

      3.            Working with the IBM Support Center and third-party
vendor support, perform problem determination and resolution for all
OS/400 and AIX computer hardware, operating systems, subsystems, and
utility software.

      4.            Configure, tune, and monitor operating system
network parameters to connect OS/400 and AIX computers with Local and
Wide Area Networks optimizing performance, throughput, and availability
for end users and peer-to-peer systems.

      5.            Document, and maintain local and remote disaster
recovery procedures for the iSeries and RS/6000 computers and peripheral
equipment that are aligned with the Company's business continuity
objectives and data availability requirements; Also responsible for the
recovery of the production systems in the event of a disaster.

      6.            Maintains a working knowledge of diagnostic tools
for capturing and reporting statistics on the availability, resource
utilization, and growth capacity of the iSeries and RS/6000 servers;
responsible for capacity planning and performance management.

      7.            Administer iSeries and RS/6000 disk storage backup
and recover procedures to ensure data availability and recovery.

      8.            Configure, test, and deploy system architecture
which supports the design specifications and requirements of package
software systems and internally developed applications.

      9.            Automate operations processes to increase
productivity and overall improvements in costs.

 10.            Frequent off-shift and weekend work required with
on-call support 7 by 24 by 365 with scheduled exceptions.

 11.            Maintain knowledge of new computing technologies and
evaluate applicability to the Company's tactical and strategic business


Gary Naranjo

Career Counselor
A.C.Coy Company
"... Always On Target"

Phone: (724) 514-4444 x438
FAX: (724) 514-1111
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