iSeries Consultant

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iSeries Consultant

Job ref: iSC220118


The candidate will provide consultancy level support and planning for the iSeries platform. Support to entail fault diagnosis, remediation, structural improvement and integration for the platform.



  • Fault find, fix, maintain and improve existing hosted systems
  • Assist in design of new systems
  • Assist in implementation of new systems and upgrades
  • Perform IBM software upgrades
  • Analyse monitoring needs and deploy monitoring tools



  • Demonstrable experience of working in a complex enterprise-level iSeries environment
  • Proven experience of analysing and breaking down problems and information using structured frameworks and methodologies
  • Ability to self-start and motivate others to achieve goals

Required Technical Knowledge

  • Logical Partitioning/PowerVM virtualisation and virtualised VIOS network implementations
  • Hardware platforms – Power5/Power6/Power7/Power8
  • CL Programming
  • Vendor HA/replication software

Desirable Technical Knowledge

  • Virtualised storage on IBM V7000 SAN
  • PowerHA Metro-Mirror
  • Experience of working in a hosting environment


Personal Skills

  • Excellent communications skills and a professional telephone manner are essential in this customer-focused role
  • Strong desire to continually improve customer service
  • Decision making with an analytical mind-set
  • A natural capability to work with low levels or no supervision
  • Exhibit leadership, professionalism and diplomacy at all times
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and with other people
  • Excellent time management and self-motivation skills
  • Planning and organisation
  • Genuine enthusiasm for working with technology


Training / Qualifications (Desirable)

  • IBM Certified Technical Sales Specialist – Power Systems with Power 8 Scale-out
  • IBM Certified Technical Sales Specialist – Power Systems with Power8 Enterprise
  • IBM Certified System Expert – Virtualisation Technical Support for IBM I


Frontline Consultancy

Frontline Consultancy is based in Handforth, near Manchester. We are an established IT solutions provider, and offer a wide range of IT related services. Our technology partnerships include: IBM, SAP, Sage, Microsoft, VMware, Veeam and Citrix amongst others. Frontline Consultancy offers excellent prospects for the right candidate within a successful, very well established company.


To apply, please send your CV detailing employment and any supporting information quoting the vacancy reference number in the subject. We look forward to hearing from you.


We have an exclusivity arrangement in place with a recruitment agency already and will not consider any applications that are sent speculatively from ANY other agency. Only direct application from candidates themselves will be reviewed (or those from our preferred agency).

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