Data Centre Administrator

Saskatchewan Crop Insurance - Melville, SK (30+ days ago)

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This position reports to the Team Manager, Infrastructure and Operations and is responsible for carrying out the day to day operations of the IBM i computer systems including running jobs; creating, designing, and printing forms; troubleshooting; loading and maintaining software; backup and restore; and imaging. In addition, this position is responsible for creating, deleting, and maintaining user profiles and monitoring systems within both the IBM i system and corporate imaging.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:
Monitor the IBM i system partitions and management console for disk space and error messages regarding printers, jobs, users, and disks.

Assure the IBM i system is always available, and ensure little down time if the system goes down.

Coordinate and perform system backup, restore and disaster recovery while maintaining optical and tape libraries.

Sync new libraries and non-mirrored objects to backup portion and monitor storage used and journal entries.

Schedule, coordinate and run job, including: cheque runs, nightly print jobs, backups, special runs, etc.

Maintain system security and corporate menu setup within IBM i, including user setup configurations and deletions, queries regarding user stats, password management and imaging setup.

Administer, troubleshoot, and assist with corporate imaging and scanning software.

Create, design and test IBM i forms to Corporate Standards.

Print computer generated forms and cheques for SCIC customers ensuring quality printouts.

Maintain forms repository for advanced function printing (AFP).

Convert signatures and logos to format compatible with IBM i.

Convert AFP to Adobe PDF for users to access forms for viewing.

Coordinate and assist with system software and hardware upgrades.

Complete in depth system testing after upgrades are implemented.

Maintain and support software and upgrades for operating system and 3rd party products.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
To be successful in this position you will need a certificate or diploma in a computer science technical program supplemented by directly related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Other qualifications include:

Advanced knowledge of computer hardware and software as well as programs and equipment used by SCIC.

Demonstrated problem solving, analytical and research skills with the ability to gather, analyze, and interpret information.

Excellent time management skills with the ability to independently plan, organize and coordinate a variety of duties and projects.

Strong documentation skills.

Strong computer skills with experience with operating systems, backup and restore software, and high speed systems printing.

The successful candidate must provide an acceptable criminal record check and should the successful candidate participate in the Crop Insurance or AgriStability Programs, their account must be in good standing.