System Administrator with German

Posted 01 February 2024
Discipline IT
Contact NameConstantin Goane

Job description

AS/400 (iSeries/IBM i) Sr System Administrator

Location: Gdansk, Poland

Experience Level: Minimum 8 years of experience in AS/400 System Administration and support.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Understand the client’s overall IT architecture and AS/400 environment.
  • Part of the Technical Transition of IBMi specific from the incumbent SME.
  • Capable of solving complex technical problems and making sound technical decisions independently.
  • Work with the Team Lead for the design and implementation of migrations, either on-premise or to the public cloud.
  • Responsible for handling and resolving P1/P2 incidents till closure & RCA thereafter.
  • Provide Technical Support for Business System Architecture Planning & Design.
  • Own and manage system security at IBMi level.
  • Debug minor OS, DB2, and other ISV product problems, and apply fixes if necessary.
  • Installation and maintenance of IBM and other ISV software.
  • Manage and secure network connectivity and communications related to the IBMi platform.
  • Adhere to IT industry best practices and standards for client’s Power Systems for IBMi (AS/400).
  • Consult with end users, leadership, vendors, and technicians to assess IBMi system requirements.
  • Capable of working with a team in carrying out core activities such as system build and implementations, migrations, OS upgrades, DR exercises, and handling P1 incidents.
  • The role requires provision of out-of-hours support for the implementation of hardware/software changes and support for other projects requiring IBMi infrastructure expertise as well as being part of an on-call rota.
  • Should be ready and available to work on various time zones depending on client needs.

Skill and Experience (Essential):

  • Engineering Degree with 8+ years of experience in IT AS/400 System Administration.
  • Hands-on experience in working on AS/400 environments as a System Administrator.
  • Experience in LPAR administrator, System Capacity & Performance tuning, OS & other third-party Software installation, upgrade, and maintenance.
  • Experience working in international business environments with complex AS/400 environments.
  • Experience in architecting Hardware system & OS upgrades is key.
  • Hands-on experience in Monitoring Tool: Icinga; HA: PowerHA and BRMS software.
  • Familiarity with third party monitoring software will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of performing ‘Performance Tuning’ of the AS/400 environment.
  • Experience in installation, configuration, and maintenance of AS/400 hardware, software, networked related devices, and AS/400 client-access software, journaling, HMC management, etc.
  • Should possess the knowledge and ability to do fail-over testing from Production to DR system in an HA software replication environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of setting up, managing, and administering HA replication software such as MIMIX, iTera, etc.
  • Sound experience in Backup/Recovery using BRMS.
  • Average CL scripting skills are a requirement.
  • Should be an expert with hands-on knowledge and experience on various IBM Power System models.
  • Ability to independently plan and lead an AS/400 migration and implementation project team is critical.
  • Public cloud (especially Azure/AWS/GCP/IBM) knowledge would be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of AS/400 Migration and implementation from On-premises to Skytap on Azure or any other public/hybrid cloud would be a key differentiator.
  • Good and effective written and oral communication.
  • Good understanding of ITIL modules like Incident, Asset, Problem, and Change Management.

Language Requirements:

  • German (mother tongue or min. B2 Level)
  • English (mother tongue or min. B1 Level)


  • IBM Certified System Administrator / Technical Expert, Solution Expert or Specialist

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with performance incentives.
  • Comprehensive leave policy and flexible hybrid work arrangements.
  • Health and wellness benefits from the first day.
  • Opportunities for professional development and engaging team events.


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