Sign in

Senior IBM iSeries System Analyst Administrator

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
November 22, 2018

Contact this candidate



(Canadian Citizen)

Email: Tel: 416-***-****


Creative, self-motivated, dependable Computer Systems Professional with management and technical experience gained at senior levels at various financial institutions. Experienced in AS/400 (iSeries/Power 740), PCs, LANs, Communications, Information Systems (Reuters, Bloomberg), and Fund Transfer Systems (SWIFT, EUCLID), MIDAS and Olympic. Results oriented professional who works effectively and creatively in both solitary and team environments using excellent communications and inter-personal and technical writing skills.Working with multi-nation teams.



Senior iSeries Analyst/Administrator

Responsible for administration of multiple iSeries systems, business continuity planning and testing and writing technical policies and procedures. Primary duties include:

Provides overall system administration, support and maintenance of operating system and, manage security and network connectivity for multiple iSeries systems at Headquarters and Disaster Recovery sites.

Monitors and respond to hardware and software alarms using iSeries problem determination tools.

Monitors all iSeries Power systems to maintain performance levels within set constraints and react appropriately to situations

Troubleshoots errors related to the iSeries hardware, operating system, database and third party software

Manages installation of iSeries, OS upgrading and loading CUMs and PTFs and third party applications.

Manages jobs and system messages.

Contributes to project activities by supporting system architecture, technical design and implementation.

Performs iSeries disaster recovery activities: plan, documentation, implementation and testing.

Performs iSeries LPARS capacity planning, operating system and resources related tuning and optimization to ensure maximum system uptime and performance

Utilizes performance management tools for IBM i and projects future trending in order to recommend proper upgrade specifications. Use iDoctor aand DBMON.

Produces and updates technical and operations documentations.

Performs backup and restore operations

Manages system and user security

Identifies effects of new product offerings on infrastructure and proposes design ideas

Researches latest Power technology developments in order to design, spec, and implement the latest and best available technologies

Using various protocols including TCP/IP, Telnet, FTP, network sharing, DDM, HTTP, VPN, routing, switching, DNS, and digital certificates.

Using MIMIX to synchronize iSeries at DR sites.

Using various iSeries features including Security, Work Management, Capacity & Performance, Communication, BRMS, CL Programming, LPAR configuration, HMC configuration and utilization

Management of datacenter

Writing policies and procedures.

Automation of overnight batch processing to eliminate an entire shift.

Business continuity planning, testing and set-up hot backup sites.

Work with internal/external Audits, Risk and Compliance teams.

AETNA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, Toronto - Canada. Oct 1996 – Jun 1998

Systems Engineer

Worked on multiple IBM AS/400s, Client Access, Rumba, BRMS and Novell LAN.

Plan, organize, monitor and control all activities for AS/400 systems.

Control implementation and development of new applications.

Installing new releases of the operating systems.

System configuration, resource management and implementation of security.

Systems site planning and installation.

Contingency planning and testing.

Writing policies and procedures.

Automation of overnight batch processing.

GULF INVESTMENT CORPORATION, Kuwait. Aug 1986 – Sep 1996

AS/400 Administrator

Worked on IBM AS/400 F-50, S/38, Novell LAN, Client Access, Rumba, Reuters, Telerate, Bloomberg, Swift and Euclid Systems. Data Centre Design.

ALRAJHI BANKING & INVESTMENT GROUP, Riyadh-Saudi Arabia. Jul 1983- Jul 1986

Operations Analyst

Responsible to manage operations of IBM S/4381, S/36, S/34.

UNITED BANK LTD, Karachi – Pakistan. Apr 1979 – Jun 1983

Operations Officer

Responsible to manage operations of IBM S/370, S/360.


Bachelor of Science, University of Karachi, Pakistan


Various technical courses, seminars and conferences around the world

ITIL Foundation


IBM Technical University 2016, 2017, 2018

Publishing technical articles

Contact this candidate