Senior Engineer, iSeries Power Systems

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Date: Mar 1, 2018

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Company: Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Position Overview:

The primary responsibility of the Sr Engineer – iSeries Power Systems is to implement, administer, and lead IBM Powers Systems and external storage. All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and The Venetian | The Palazzo Casino Resort’s policies, practices, and procedures. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for new project development and enhancements to existing system programs and functions using iSeries / Power Systems environment.
  • Provide Training and mentoring skills to iSeries / Power System Engineers I and II.
  • Provide support and subject matter expertise for installations, configurations, maintenance and support of iSeries / Power Systems with regard to physical hardware, OS and virtualized environments to ensure proper performance and up-time.
  • Resolve escalated complex service requests and incidents assigned to the team through the Help Desk Ticketing System as related to iSeries / Power Systems activities.
  • Interact with vendors on support agreements (scope development), ticket management and issue escalations.
  • Participate in projects to improve systems, processes and service delivery quality within the department.
  • Perform analysis of utilization and performance of iSeries / Power Systems resources to ensure effective and efficient operations. Develop data to support any identified issues. Provide metrics to track issues which measure effectiveness of proposed solutions.
  • Perform OS Administration (iSeries / Power System) activities like – Configuring users, creating and maintain file systems shares, backup, and permissions.
  • Monitor server performance and error logs to identify and address issues, assuring continuity of services using various administrative management tools.
  • Provide implementation, support, maintenance and documentation of server software and hardware configurations.
  • Perform server software and hardware upgrades, patches (PTFs) and repairs using iSeries / Power System.
  • Consistent and regular attendance is an essential function of this job.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:

Company Standards of Conduct

All Venetian | Palazzo Team Members are expected to conduct and carry themselves in a professional manner at all times. Team Members are required to observe the Company’s standards, work requirements and rules of conduct. Team Members are expected to behave in a manner that supports a harmonious work environment to help us deliver unmatched service to our guests and customers.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 21 years of age.
  • Proof of authorization/eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Bachelor's degree in MIS or similar technical program or acceptable industry and work experience.
  • Technical certifications (e.g., IBM System Administration 7.1+) preferred.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Nevada Gaming Control Board Registration and any other certification or license, as required by law or policy. 
  • 5 years’ experience iSeries / Power Systems Administration including OS V7R1+ Management.
  • 5 years’ significant experience managing iSeries / Power Systems infrastructure including HMC, VIOS, Virtualization & External or Internal Storage (LPAR) and Patch Management (PTFs).
  • Minimum 5years’ experience High Availability applications including iTera; configuration & administration.
  • 5 years’ of experience with iSeries / Power Systems access, utility, security & auditing applications including IBM Client Access, Director, Navigator, BRMS, iSecurity, Help Systems, absMessage or related applications
  • Demonstrated high experience in:
    • Systems Security management.
    • Backup planning, installation and administration.
    • Replication & disaster recovery administration.
    • Virtual & physical role-swaps, fail-overs.
    • Alerting and monitoring administration.
    • System Monitoring system logs, alerting, security events, system health.
    • CL for automation.
    • System tuning, fault finding.
    • Remote monitoring systems.
    • Networking fundamentals including the OSI model, TCP/IP and IPv4.
    • Data Center hands-on installation and configuration of new equipment.
    • Analytical skills and ability to solve complex technical problems with little or no assistance.
    • Leadership and mentorship skills in both technical acumen and work habits that can be afforded to colleagues.


  • Working knowledge of:
    • Change management and best practice procedures.
    • Business continuity planning and execution.
    • Network designs, components and devices.
    • Design, implementation, and support of a proprietary application architecture.
    • Capacity assessment (servers and network) and planning.
    • Networking in distributed enterprise computing environment concepts
    • Documentation knowledge (background in technical publications, general documentation)
    • Release management (e.g. Turnover, Implementer).


  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both in spoken and written form.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with guests and other Team Members of different backgrounds and levels of experience.
  • Must be able to work varied shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to:

  • Lift or carry 50 pounds, unassisted, in the performance of specific tasks, as assigned.
  • Physically access all areas of the property and drive areas with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Maintain composure under pressure and consistently meet deadlines with internal and external customers and contacts.
  • Ability to interact appropriately and effectively with guests, management, other team members, and outside contacts.
  • Ability for prolonged periods of time to walk, stand, stretch, bend and kneel.
  • Work in a fast-paced and busy environment.
  • Work indoors and be exposed to various environmental factors such as, but not limited to, CRT, noise, dust, and cigarette smoke.

Job Segment: Systems Engineer, Engineer, Virtualization, Data Center, Change Management, Engineering, Technology, Management

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