The I Series Administrator III is responsible for the design, implementation, management and support of all IBM iSeries/AS400 enterprise systems supporting the wholesale, retail, franchise and ecommerce systems of a large aftermarket automotive company.
For 60 years, TBC Corporation (TBC), one of North America’s largest marketers of automotive replacement tires, has been a tire company ahead of the curve. Through worldwide operations spanning wholesale, retail, and franchise, TBC also provides automotive maintenance and repair services with best-in-class brands. TBC meets the needs of consumers in search of total car care at more than 3,200 franchised and company-operated tire and automotive service centers under the brands NTB®, Tire Kingdom®, Merchant's Tire®, Big O Tires® and Midas®. TBC serves wholesale customers in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Mexico and the Middle East through NTW, TBC Brands, TBC Dealer Group, TBC International and TBC de Mexico.
Primarily responsible for the maintenance and administration of IBM iSeries servers and multiple partitions including; message handling, command line utilities, work management, job and print control, device management, system configuration, performance management and tuning, system security, backup and restore, disaster recovery, file transfer integration and PTF (Program Temporary Fix) management.
Configuration, maintenance, and monitoring of DS8880 disk storage systems including installation of codes bundles, firmware updates, and FC setup.
Ability to manage PowerHA server environment with LPARS using independent auxiliary storage pools.
Performance analysis and system tuning experience using iDoctor, CCSS, and Performance Navigator tools.
Basic knowledge of iSeries programming languages including CL, RPG, and COBOL.
Coordinate the maintenance, incident, change and release management activities throughout these systems.
Provide management reporting related to all systems.
Review, analyze and recommend system features and solutions.
Communicate to senior management on incident and problem management and project status
Participate in cross functional project planning as needed
Develop and implement initiatives and strategies for areas supported. Ensure strategies, objectives, and initiatives are in line with the overall corporate initiatives, strategies, and goals.
Significant experience in the design, implementation and management of IBM iSeries platforms
Knowledge of the planning, organization, implementation and management of DB2 for iSeries databases
Knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning systems, specifically SAP
Working knowledge of information technology systems, infrastructure and operations
Working knowledge of retail Point of Sale (POS) systems
Working knowledge of Warehouse Management and Logistics
Working knowledge of Sales and Operations Execution (S&OP) systems
Ability to meet expected delivery dates and the tasks necessary to achieve objectives
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
401k plan with a company match. Immediate 100% vesting
Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental and vision
Company paid short term disability and employer subsidized long term disability
Company paid life insurance
Generous paid vacation and paid time off
Purchase discount program
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Discounted tire and automotive services
TBC Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug-Free Work Environment.