Sr. Engineer - Managed Services Engineering - Power i

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Sirius Computer Solutions Inc
Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Networking Infrastructure, Enterprise Storage, Mainframe, Midrange, Windows, Unix/Linux systems, virtualization technologies, monitoring infrastructure, database systems, security tools
Full Time
Depends on Experience

Job Description

Position Summary:   

The primary purpose of this position is to manage and maintain IT infrastructure environments for Managed Services customers,  which may include,  but are not limited to:  enterprise data storage systems, mainframe (IBM System z), midrange (IBM Power), Windows, and/or Unix/Linux systems and associated software; network infrastructure environments;  virtualized systems, monitoring infrastructure, database systems, and security tools.   The Managed Services Sr. Engineer ensures high levels of availability and security of the supported systems and business applications.   This position will focus on the operational stability and maintenance of virtualized and physical infrastructure in customer and/or hosted data center environments.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs a variety of technical tasks in support of Managed Services customers. These may include,  but are not limited to: 
  • Performs platform-specific technical tasks including operating system upgrades, installation and configuration of various software packages, installation of patches and fixes (PTFs)
  • Performs problem analysis and documentation, root-cause analysis, and creates incident reports
  • Performs detailed troubleshooting for complex system engineering issues
  • Perform design, creation, implementation and documentation of system and application monitoring, scheduling packages, and tape management systems
  • Performs on-demand save and restore operations using various technologies and software packages
  • Performs migrations and due-diligence documentation for new Sirius Managed Services customers
  • Performs maintenance tasks relating to iTera and Mimix, including installation, patching, health checks, audit review and repair, configuration modifications, and role swap/switch processing
  • Coordinates with team with pre-sales questions regarding existing customer base
  • Works with IBM and other vendors to resolve customer issues
  • Acts as a liaison between Engineering and Operations groups
  • Provides on-call support in a defined rotation schedule
    • Installs, implements, maintains, upgrades, and troubleshoots client infrastructure solutions
    • Plans, develops, installs, configures, maintains, supports, and optimizes client network hardware, software, and communication links
    • Anticipates, mitigates, identifies, and responds to system performance issues      
    • Ensures the integrity and security of enterprise data on host computers, multiple databases, and during data transfer in accordance to business needs and industry best-practices regarding privacy, security, and regulatory compliance
    • Performs database installations, updates/patches/upgrades, tuning, performance monitoring, replication, back-ups, security, user management, and resource management  
    • Researches and makes recommendations on infrastructure products, services, and standards in support of procurement and development efforts
    • Conducts transaction, performance, and security audits
    • Performs routine system backups and restores
    • Participates in Disaster Recovery exercises and planning   
    • Follows change control, incident response, and testing processes
    • Communicates and enforces, through system procedures, data storage retention policies
    • Monitors, analyzes, and predicts trends for equipment performance, space allocation, and data growth to recommend enhancements
    • Creates scripts to automate common tasks     
  • As needed, assumes a technical lead role on designated customers and/or technologies
  • Addresses and updates customer incident tickets and change orders, providing internal management and customer account managers with status information
  • Creates required reports in response to business user needs
  • Develops, documents, and maintains policies, procedures and associated training plans for systems and/or database administration and appropriate use
  • Develops reusable assets (templates, tools, etc) for the Managed Services practice
  • Works with account management personnel to participate on conference calls and perform tasks in support of the client relationship
  • Partners with the Managed Services Continuous Improvement team on pre-sales support activity and design and scoping of services
  • Provides technical perspective to ensure a realistic estimation of scope, cost and level of effort for proposal generation
  • Works with project managers in the development and implementation of project plans and timelines
  • Complies with all time compliance and time entry guidelines
  • Training/Certifications: Attends training sessions, and obtains industry related certifications as determined by management

 Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field
  • At least five (5) years of IT engineering work experience dealing with one or more infrastructure solutions supported by the Managed Services practice (Networking Infrastructure, Enterprise Storage, Mainframe, Midrange, Windows, and/or Unix/Linux systems,  virtualization technologies, monitoring infrastructure, database systems, and/or security tools)     
  • Experience with troubleshooting and maintenance of environments running the IBM i operating system

 Other Position Requirements

  • Experience in a technical support environment
  • Experience with Mimix, iTera HA, or PowerHA
  • Experience with the IBM i operating system (iSeries, AS/400, i5/OS, OS/400)
  • Experience with Virtual I/O Server (VIOS)
  • Experience with IBM Power Systems servers
  • Experience with Backup, Recovery, and Media Services (BRMS)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of TCP/IP concepts, including but not limited to: routing, FTP, NAT, DNS
  • Experience with Hardware Management Console (HMC) and logical partitioning
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and troubleshoot IT Infrastructure systems and configurations in designated area of specialty
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire further technical skills
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and prioritize workload
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to investigate problems and utilize problem solving techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships and work as a team player in a managed services environment
  • Demonstrated ability to be resourceful in working with disparate client and internal departments to deliver meaningful solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to provide guidance and leadership to less experienced technical team members
  • Demonstrated ability to lead other team members in executing customer projects and support
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong customer relationships and trust to secure future business
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high levels of customer satisfaction

Preferred Qualifications

  • Managed Services experience
  • Technical certifications in areas of specialty
  • Completion of certifications related to job role available from IBM
    • IBM i Administrator or current equivalent
    • IBM i Virtualization or current equivalent
  • Prior experience monitoring, maintaining, and performing roleswaps using Mimix

 Data Privacy & Security

  • Security is every employee’s responsibility. If you are aware of a security related vulnerability or non-compliance with the Information Security Policy or Employee Handbook you must report it to the Corporate Security Team, Human Resources, or a member of Senior Management.
  • Participate at hire and annually in the Information Security Awareness training as well as other required training identified by the Human Resources department. HIPAA or other regulatory training may be required based on your role or assignment.   

Essential Functions

The position is part of a 7 day per week, 24 hour per day managed services operations. To provide the required coverage, must be willing to work other shifts including weekends, holidays, and overtime.

The above primary duties, responsibilities, and position requirements are not all inclusive.

  Sirius is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. As a government contractor, Sirius takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans; maintains a drug-free workplace; and participates in E-Verify.


 Demonstrates competencies defined for the Analyst through Engineer level, plus the following: 

Client Focus - Gains insight into customer needs.  Identifies opportunities that benefit the customer.  Builds and delivers solutions that meet customer expectations.  Establishes and maintains effective customer relationships. 

 Plans and Aligns - Sets objectives to align with broader organizational goals.  Breaks down objectives into appropriate initiatives and actions.  Stages activities with relevant milestones and schedules.  Anticipates and adjusts effective contingency plans.

Manages Complexity – Asks the right questions to accurately analyze situations. Acquires data from multiple and diverse sources when solving problems. Uncovers root causes to difficult problems. Evaluates pros and cons, risks and benefits of different solution options.

 Organizational Savvy - Is sensitive to how people and organizations function.  Anticipates land mines and plans approach accordingly.  Deals comfortably with organizational politics.  Knows who has power, respect, and influence.  Steers through the organizational maze to get things done.

Optimizes Work Processes - Identifies and creates the processes necessary to get work done.  Separates and combines activities into efficient workflow.  Designs processes and procedures that allow managing from a distance.  Seek ways to improve processes, from small tweaks to complete reengineering.

Drives Results -  Has a strong bottom-line orientation.  Persists in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks.  Has a track record of exceeding goals successfully.  Pushes self and helps others achieve goals.   

Company Information

Join the Brightest Minds in the Business. Love your work. Build experiences and solutions that matter.

As a nationally recognized IT solutions provider with over three decades of success, Sirius is known for cultivating the best talent, providing a positive work environment, and offering a compensation and benefits package designed to help our employees thrive both personally and professionally.

We hire passionate, talented team members to design, deliver, and maintain solutions across IT Security, IT Strategy, Cloud, Data, Digital Transformation, and Managed Services. As a Sirius employee, you will:
• Affect business outcomes at the world’s largest organizations, while being a valued member of our smaller community of thought leaders and innovative problem-solvers
• Grow your expertise and capabilities through our commitment to professional development
• Achieve a work and life balance that fits your personal and professional goals
• Collaborate as part of an entrepreneurial team that values creativity, quality, and is always looking around the corner at what comes next

Sirius Core Values

Sirius was built on a foundation of core values that reminds us that our success is measured by our clients, valued partners, our employees, and the communities where we live. We live these core values every day - in the way we work with our clients, our partners, and each other.
• Respect for the individual
• High client satisfaction
• Excellence in everything we do
• True partnerships with our suppliers and partners
• Sound economics in all we do
• Community service

If you’re ready to work with the Brightest Minds in the Business, contact us today.

Sirius is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. As a government contractor, Sirius takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans; maintains a drug-free workplace; and participates in E-Verify.

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Position Id : SRENG04185
Originally Posted : 2 months ago