Sr. Engineer - iSeries Power Systems

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Date: Jan 10, 2022

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Company: Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Position Overview:

The primary responsibility of the Sr Engineer – iSeries / Power Systems is to lead implementation, administration maintainence and escalated support efforts of the IBM Powers System platforms.  All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and The Venetian Resort’s policies, practices, and procedures. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for Power Systems health, new project development and enhancements to existing       iSeries / Power System environments.
  • Provide Training and mentoring skills to iSeries / Power System Engineers I and II.
  • Provide support using advanced tools and subject matter expertise for installations, configurations,  and maintenance,  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 vendor support  for issue escalations.
  • Participate in projects to improve systems, processes, and service delivery quality within the department.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:

  • 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, OS or patches (PTFs) and repairs
  • Safety is an essential function of this job.
  • Consistent and regular attendance is an essential function of this job.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Company Standards of Conduct

All  Venetian Team Members are expected to conduct and carry themselves in a professional manner at all times. All Team Members are required to observe the Company’s standards, work requirements and rules of conduct.

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.

Additional Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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, Information Technology, Engineering, Technology

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