Systems Administration IT Specialist 2 or 3Non-Union PositionEnterprise Applications; Portland, OregonRegular; Full-TimePosting # 50231690June 9, 2017NW Natural offers a Systems Administration IT Specialist 2 or 3 opportunity to interested applicants. The following is a summary of the position specifics.Purpose of Position: Responsible for system design, maintenance, DB2 tuning, configuration, and performance on the ISeries platform. As well, change management of DB2i programs and database objects. Other application interfaces and 3rd party tools that support NW Natural’s Customer Information System. Position Essential Functions:•Provides ISeries system administration of hardware and software including security.•Develops documents and maintains procedures for system utilities, such as backups, restores, performance tuning, and configurations and performs daily and monthly backups of production systems and other backups as required.•Supports 3rd party tools for replication, encryption, change management and interfaces.•Performs upgrades to applications that run on the ISeries as needed ( i.e. Remain Change Mgmt software, MQSeries, Crypto Complete, IBM CDC) •Performs program and database object promotions.•Works with IT team leads to ensure consistency in architecture, schema and change control for Customer Information Systems.•Prepares specifications and design documents and other required documentation for ISeries related requests. •Responds to developer requests for changes.•Participates in on call rotation.•Participate in systems administration team and share responsibility for management of the ISeries. •Supports Company’s commitment to a culture of safe work practices.
Position Qualifications:•Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or an equivalent combination of education and experience.•Minimum 3 years Iseries system / change management administrator experience for Level 2 position. Additional years of experience required for Level 3.•In depth knowledge of the IBMi Access for Windows / System iNavigator tool set. •Experience designing and implementing system architecture changes, database schema changes, database performance optimizations. •Experience working with vendor packages (i.e. replication, encryption, MQSeries, change management,).•Knowledge of object types and their creation.•Familiarity with Customer Information Systems (i.e. meter reading and billing systems) and experience with SQL servers are preferred.•Demonstrated willingness to acquire new skills and learn new tools.•Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to work effectively with employees at all levels and across departments.•Skilled at defining issues, analyzing and evaluating information, presenting recommendations and identifying alternative solutions. •Highly self-motivated and directed combined with extensive experience working in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.Application Process: To be considered for this position, submit a complete electronic application including a cover letter and a resume.https://www.nwnatural.com/Careers/JobOpportunitiesApplications will be reviewed once application deadline has passed. Deadline:June 23, 2017We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
Additional Salary Information: Salary Range:$71,100-$87,100-$103,100 (Grade 20 – Level 2) or $89,200-$109,250-$129,350 (Grade 22 – Level 3) depending on qualifications
Serving Northwest Communities for over 150 years.
In 1852, H. C. Leonard and John Green moved from Astoria to Portland. A few years earlier, after emigrating from the East Coast, they had founded a store serving the frontier community. But believing that Portland was the city of the future, they moved upriver.
Among other businesses, they founded a gas company. Their purpose was to bring gas l...amps to Portland’s streets, homes and businesses. On Jan. 7, 1859, they obtained a perpetual franchise from the territorial government to distribute gas. Weeks later, on Feb. 14, Oregon became a state.
Today, more than 150 years later, NW Natural carries on the tradition started by Leonard and Green and the Portland Gas Light Co. A business that started with 49 customers in one square mile of Portland now serves more than 700,000 homes and businesses in 107 communities in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
The company remains headquartered in Portland, just a few blocks from its original site. NW Natural also serves customers out of service centers in Albany, Astoria, Coos Bay, Eugene, Lincoln City, Salem and The Dalles in Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington.