Sr. IBM I (As400/Iseries) Systems Engineer

Bunzl Distribution Saint Louis , MO 63150

Posted 2 weeks ago

Your career path has many avenues available for you to succeed. Are you looking to advance at a rate that matches your ambition and skill set? At Bunzl, we understand and want to invest in you. With our multi-career options, you'll not only be able to find the adventure you are looking for today, but can be confident that new opportunities will be there for advancement in your future.

At Bunzl, we know that our employees are our number one asset. We seek to recruit and retain the right people who are passionate about our business and we provide opportunities for our employees so that they may progress within our company based on their talents, experiences, and their aptitude.


  • Effective communications and with an ability to work in a fast paced, very dynamic, multi-tasking environment.

  • Provide system support 24x7, as needed. Requires rotating on-call assignments, occasional evening and weekend/holiday hours as determined by the needs of the business.

  • Monitor enterprise-level Power systems to maintain performance levels within set constraints and react appropriately to situations.

  • Daily monitoring of the IBM i for system resources including processor, disk and system memory for capacity, performance and efficiency.

  • Check systems logs for error and warning messages, looking for all existing or potential software, hardware, system resource or security problems, taking prompt and appropriate action as needed.

  • Provide technical support for users, application programmers and system analysts for resolving any software, hardware, communications, system resource, security and application problems for the IBM i.

  • Coordinate/execute hardware (have at least one major system hardware upgrade, for example POWER7 to POWER8) and software upgrades (done at least one major operating system upgrade for example, i5OS 7.1 or 7.2 to 7.3) in an ongoing process to keep the IBM i current. This includes the installation and configuration of new hardware and software, new releases, fixes and upgrades for the IBM i.

  • Interface with software vendors to resolve operating system, third party software and/or application development problems to minimize risk and service disruptions.

  • Create and maintain complete documentation as it relates to installation and status of hardware and software.

  • Participate in the daily support and annual testing of the high availability mirroring software.

  • Coach others, ensure processes and procedures are up to date and followed, facilitate cross training among different teams, manage scheduling, facilitate Major Incident calls with support teams and client representatives.

  • Assist in the planning, scheduling, implementation and testing of all 3rd party software upgrades and fixes.


  • BS. in Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent work experience in the requested field.

  • 5 or more years of experience administering enterprise-level IBM i Power Systems

  • CL programming required. RPG programming a plus

  • High availability software experience required, SyncSort MIMIX software preferred

  • Experience in i5OS upgrades and PTF's required.

  • In depth knowledge of TCP/IP, Telnet, FTP, DDM, HTTP, VPN, routing, switching, DNS, and digital certificates required.

  • ServiceNow experience a plus.

  • BRMS (in-depth knowledge) configuration and support.

  • Help/Systems Robot products a plus.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects and prioritize tasks.

  • Ability to work cooperatively with a team.

  • JDE software a plus.

  • Five or more years experience administering Power Systems environments running IBM i for a multi-system and partitioned environment. Requires in depth experience in the following areas:

  • Work Management

  • Performance Analysis and Tuning

  • Database Management

  • Backup and Recovery

  • Security and Compliance

  • Storage Management

  • Journal Management

  • Hardware/Software Installation and Maintenance

  • Communications

  • Networking

  • Requires occasional travel to company locations.

So, what are you waiting for? A new career awaits you with endless opportunities.

Bunzl is a global leader in the Cleaning & Hygiene, Food Processing, Grocery, Health Care, Non-Food Retail, and Safety industries. We have grown both organically and through acquisitions to sales in excess of $10 billion. Bunzl North America is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Bunzl North America owns and operates more than 100 warehouses and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of the Caribbean and Mexico. With more than 5,000 employees and 400,000 plus supplies, Bunzl is regarded as a leading supplier in North America.

Bunzl Distribution offers competitive salaries, a comfortable work environment, and a full range of benefits including a 401k with a company match.

Bunzl Distribution has a tradition of commitment to equal employment opportunity. It is the established policy to attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex/gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status as provided by law.

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