System Architect Specialist

Information Technology Consulting Indianapolis, Indiana


Job Description

CSCI Consulting is seeking a Systems Architect Specialist. This position will be part of a team responsible for supporting an agency assisting in the strategic direction, planning, system architecture, and long term solution software and hardware requirements. Consultant is responsible for a variety of networking and daily system management activities related to IBM Power Systems architecture and administration on the i5/AS400


Minimum Requirements


  • Advanced knowledge of installation, maintenance, and configuration of i5 products and system operating systems;
  • Advanced knowledge to design, code, test, debug, and document i5 components;
  • Advanced knowledge to architect and administer i5 components;
  • Thorough knowledge in information technology equipment, operation, and capabilities;
  • Thorough knowledge in the use of tools and utilities to perform the system work; COBOL interactive RPG, CL Programming;
  • Thorough knowledge in performance and tuning techniques;
  • Ability to work on data synchronization and other issues between i5 and IBM mainframe system.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with others;
  • Ability to develop and execute system backup and recovery procedures and plans;
  • Ability to work with other information technology support staff to understand software requirements.
  • Ability to work with clients to understand their needs.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to maintain a positive relationship with customers and other vendors.
  • Demonstrated ability to comply with data standards and policies.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Professional presence is required.

Duties of Position

  • Completion of the i5 consolidation project including back up, testing and supporting in house servers;
  • Installation of IBM i and configuration of a system, understanding and managing LPAR and virtualization technologies (including VIO), managing servers and system updates and fixes, managing internal storage, networking, and system security;
  • Monitors the integrity of all solution components, implementing enhancements to improve the reliability and performance of the system;
  • Responsible for testing, debugging, and documentation used to support the development lifecycle processes (configuration, development, release, and disaster recover management);
  • Elicit IBM assistance for strategic direction, upgrades, performance discussions and issue resolution;
  • Responsible for ensuring I5 tools meet with the overall operating structure; may include sophisticated file maintenance routines, telecommunications networks, and computer accounting;
  • Responsible for quality assurance reviews of the i5 solutions;
  • Evaluates new and existing software products that may complement the existing environment suites;
  • Confers with department management to assist in planning, organizing, and controlling activities of assigned area;
  • Develops/maintains detailed documentation for the System changes.
  • May perform as team lead or project manager in assigned area;
  • May oversee multiple projects or project phases;
  • Mentors and provides guidance to new and lower level staff


Preferred Skills

  • Capability to work in a team environment, as well as independently.
  • Possess motivation to learn new technologies and methodologies that demonstrate value.


Benefits of working at CSCI

  • Competitive Salaries
  • 20 Days PTO + Paid Holidays
  • Full Health Benefit Package including Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Team Building Events and Employee Parties



CSCI Consulting is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. It is the policy of CSCI Consulting to provide equal employment opportunity in accordance with all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action laws, directives and regulations to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other protected status under Federal, State or Local laws.


CSCI Consulting is committed to helping individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensuring equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation, please contact CSCI Human Resources for further assistance. For questions regarding the qualifications listed above please contact the CSCI Talent Acquisition Team.


Disclaimer: The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job.


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