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Systems Programmer

Company: Penske
Location: Reading
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Job Description:



Position Summary:
The Systems Programmer (SP) is responsible for the operations, reliability, performance, recoverability, security and capacity planning of corporate Power Server hardware, IBM i operating system and certain infrastructure
applications/solutions (like HMC, PowerVM/VIOS, PowerHA Global Mirror, IBM DS8000 and V5000 storage servers, backup and recovery, data replication, and other 3rd party tools).

This position will be one of the senior technical experts in the organization and will be expected to fill a vital role in the success of the IT organization particularly IBM i Operations. The SP will work independently for design and
deploy of complex tools/technology and will work closely with senior technical staff (like Sr. Systems Programmer title) for more complex tools/technology implementation.

The Systems Programmer is responsible for the strict adherence and will insure that all implementations meet department compliance policies, internal control procedures and industry best practices. The SP is also responsible for researching and evaluating newer/emerging technologies and advises IT management on their usefulness at Penske.

2675 Morgantown Road, Reading PA 19607.


Major Responsibilities:
Technology:
Install, configure and operationalize distributed IBM i servers and infrastructure applications to support business processing requirements.
Design and implement disaster recovery plan for IBM i networked servers, OS, DBs and software applications.
Responsible for the general operations of the distributed IBM i server environment, including performance, reliability and efficient use of hardware, software and network resources.
Design, deploy, train and operationalize security tools/solutions on IBM i.
Execute technical solutions to department quality standards.
Manage b2b file transfers for internal/external users/vendors.
Expected to resolve customer issues in a timely manner as 2nd/3rd level technical contact.

Analytics:
Ability to conduct research into software issues and products as required.
Conduct research on emerging products, services, trends, protocols and standards to determine their usefulness at Penske.
Monitor and test server/software performance and provide statistics and reports.
Assess need for any system reconfigurations and execute them if required.
Analyze system or application usage and plan for growth.
Provide support for audits for responsible areas.
Work with management to define standards, policies and procedures to facilitate the management, accountability, functionality and security of networked based systems.
Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.

People/Resource Management:
Manage and/or provide guidance to junior members of the team through delegation and guidance.

Project Management:
Will effectively prioritize and manage/work on 3-5 large-scale projects in a high-pressure environment. Large-scale project is the one that is more technologically complex and/or involves many departments or an organization division.
Provide project management support for major projects.
Perform asset management of IBM i hardware, software and related technologies & tools including maintenance of documentation and technical specifications.
Demonstrate multitasking and management of multiple projects at a time.
Demonstrates continual improved productivity and time management skills.
Other projects as assigned by the manager.
Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a related computer field is required. Higher degree is preferred.
IBM i and related certifications are preferred.
10-15 years of IT experience.
5 years of project management experience. 3 years should be as project IT lead.
5-7 years of functional experience at mid-to-senior level for IBM i environment.
8-12 years of functional experience with IBM i server environment.
Mid-to-senior level experience in the following aspects:
IBM i server technologies including planning and implementation of upgrades.
IBM i OS security, backup, monitoring/alerting, data replication, etc.
Ideal candidate will have prior working experience with IBM PowerVM virtualization technologies such as VIO server (VIOS), SR-IOV, and NPIV, as well as good working knowledge of Independent ASP (IASP), PowerHA Global Mirror, Power Enterprise Pools, virtual HMC appliance, SAN (fiber) connected external storage
3rd party software like MQ, BRMS, PowerHA Global Mirror, Robot products, PGP, IBM Data Replication CDC, Linoma GoAnywhere MFT.
Planning and implementation of OS upgrades, PTFs and 3rd party software upgrades.
Excellent knowledge of SQL and CL. Knowledge of QShell, Python, Java and Git is a plus.
Good Troubleshooting skills for application/system performance problems by utilizing tools like IBM iDoctor, DBMON Traces, IBM i SQL Services and Performance Navigator.
Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job
Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required.

Physical Requirements:
-The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.
-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.
-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Penske Truck Leasing
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates a
premier fleet of vehicles and serves its customers from locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Penske's product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit www.GoPenske.com to learn more.

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