Leo Stary

AS/400 system administrator

UNAVAILABLE   |   Remote Only   |   Recruiters OK   |   CAN   |   Posted on Mar 06, 2017

Objective:

In order to utilize my expertise and skills, I would like to obtain a position as a senior AS400 (iSeries) Technical Analyst, project and documentation coordinator.

Highlights of qualifications:

·       AS400 (iSeries) hardware, software upgrades and migrations project and documentation coordination. Hardware, software, LPAR (Logical Partitions) resource management. Virtual technologies - SAN, VMware. Web facing platforms - WebSphere on Linux. Operations management. Continuity of Business plan and testing. Training new team members.

·       24x7 on-call support. Leadership in emergency management. Extensive experience in analyzing and solving complex hardware, software and network problems. Hands-on maintenance.

·       Self-starter, detail-oriented, fast learner, outgoing personality, works well under pressure.

 

 

 


My Specialties

 

Computer Skills

AS400 (iSeries) software: MIMIXiCluster (Data Mirror), HMC (Hardware Management Console)BRMS, LDAP, Tango, Powerlock, iSeries Navigator, Performance Management, ROBOT.

AS400 hardware: AS400 (models 770, 740, 720, 500 ...), LPAR (Logical Partitions) dynamic resources reallocationHMC (Hardware Management Console), tape libraries (TS3310, 3584, 3590), Decru (hardware encryption), system printers.

Virtualisation platforms: V7000 SAN, VIOS, VMware

Other platformsWebSphere, HTTP server

Programming Languages: CL, OPAL, C, Pascal, Assembler, HTML, CSS.

Secure connectivity: SSL/SSH, secure FTP and Telnet, certificates.

Operating Systems: OS/400 (V7R2, V6R1, V5R4 ...), VIOSLinux, Windows.

Other: MS Office, Trello, WordPress.

 

Work Experience

March 2014 – Present

Shaw Tracking (www.shawtracking.ca), Mississauga, ON, Canada

Company Profile: Truck tracking and fleet management.

Position: AS400 (iSeries) Senior System Administrator in multi-tier web portal architecture environment

 

Responsibilities:

·       Project coordination for hardware and software upgrades, application installations, security implementation.

·       Leading documentation project - upgrade and installation guides.

·       Hardware administration (4 AS/400 servers, 4 VIOS partitions, 8 Linux servers) - management through HMC, dynamic logical partitioning.

·       V7000 SAN and fibre switches administration.

·       WebSphere and HTTP servers on Linux platform upgrades and administration.

·       Performance management.

·       Software administration: PTF's, HMC, MIMIX (data replication), ABS (alerts), LDAP, VIOS.

·       User and data security administration - enforcing industrial security standards to user profiles, data and system access.

·       Participating on 24x7 on-call support.

·       Change management coordination.

·              Budgeting and accounting - CAPEX, OPEX - costs optimisation, lease agreements, maintenance agreements, invoices, buying new hardware.

 

 

 

Accomplishments:

·       Project leading of software and hardware upgrades - operating system upgrades, PTFs installation, hardware upgrades, new system ordering and installation, license code and firmware upgrade, SAN expansion, SSL certificates, HMC upgrade. Coordination, pilot installation, testing and creating installation guide.

·       Disaster Recovery / High Availability - Proof of Concept - production and DR system switches (role-swap) based on MIMIX replication.

·       Administrating documentation web site (WordPress based) - audit and security procedures, installation and operation guides, data center connection diagrams.

 

·       Monitoring and alerting programs design - SEA ABS (monitoring application), in-house programs - alerting 24x7 production and AS400 support.

·       Backup and tape rotation rules design and monitoring.

·       Managing application installation and upgrade projects - MIMIX, Omnitracs (tracking application) - planning, execution and administration.

·       Creating programs for automation, supporting tools and audit reports.

 

 

June 2006 – Nov 2013

Citigroup - Fund Services (www.citigroup.com), Mississauga, ON, Canada

Company Profile: Mutual funds financial services.

Position: AS400 (iSeries) Senior Technical Analyst

 

Responsibilities:

·       Project coordination for hardware and software upgrades, application installations, security and encryption implementation.

·       Leading documentation project - Continuity of Business plan, audit documents, upgrade and installation guides, internal documentation web site.

·       Hardware administration (2 servers, 20 partitions, 110 TB space) - management through HMC, dynamic logical partitioning, partitions performance management, creating new partitions.

·       Software administration: PTF's, BRMS, iCluster, Tango (alerts, auto-responding), HMC, Powerlock (FTP/ODBC security), Robot (programming).

·       User and data security administration - enforcing industrial security standards to user profiles, data and system access.

·       Coordinating and participating on 24x7 on-call support

·       Change management coordination.

 

Accomplishments:

·       Project leading of system migrations, relocations and hardware upgrades,  migration step-by-step guides.

·       Project coordination for software upgrades - operating system, PTF's, license code, HMC, firmware - coordination, pilot installation, testing and creating installation guide.

·       Administrating department documentation web site - audit and security procedures, installation and operation guides, data center connection diagrams.

 

·       Coordinating Continuity of Business (Disaster Recovery) tests with high availability (data mirroring) solution.

·       Supporting audit activities, system security reports, log review programs and reports.

·       Monitoring and alerting programs design - Tango, Robot, in-house programs - alerting 24x7 production and AS400 support.

·       Backup and tape rotation rules design and monitoring.

·       Dynamic hardware resources management - CPU resources assignment through HMC time scheduler.

·       Participating on security projects - tape encryption, secure FTP and Telnet.

·       Coordination and management for disk upgrades, tape libraries upgrades, datacenter power supply upgrade.

·       Creating programs for automation, supporting tools and audit reports.

·       Supporting client conversion activities - overnight, weekend support.

 

 

April 2004 – June 2006

GE (General Electric) - Head Office (www.ge.ca), Mississauga, ON, Canada

Company Profile: Services, Technology and Manufacturing company.

Position: AS400 Technical Support

 

Responsibilities:

·       Troubleshooting production systems in multi-client, multi-system, multi-partition, multi-platform 24x7 environment. 68 AS400 systems (10 on-site, 58 remote), different time zones (US, England, France, Italy, Netherlands, Australia).

·       Executing software and hardware upgrades, PTF installations.

·       Change and incident management planning, disaster recovery testing.

·       Coordinating with vendor services for hardware and software problem resolution.

·       Scheduling and monitoring using Robot Schedule and Robot Console.

·       Setting up and troubleshooting backups using BRMS.

·       Tape libraries problem solving, tape cycle management and tape audit.

·       Monitoring group of Unix servers through Control-M interface. 1,600 jobs running during a night processing.

·       Problem analysis and recovery of production batch jobs.

 

Accomplishments:

·       Leading documentation project for the daily operations in the data center (daily routines checklists, step-by-step guides).

·       Created a tape audit and backup verification documents.

·       Developed troubleshooting guides and escalation procedures.

·       Participated on operation system, PTF and hardware upgrades.

 

 

1995 – 2002

CSOB – Czechoslovak Trade Bank (www.csob.cz), Slovak Republic, Europe

Company Profile: The biggest bank in Czech and Slovak Republic.

Position: Lead AS400 System Administrator

 

Responsibilities:

·       Operations management - leading operators, jobs scheduling with ROBOT, CL programming, backup design and planning with BRMS, security administration.

·       Leading a group of system administrators.

·       Project management - software and hardware upgrade projects – data growth analysis, technical configuration, managing multiple projects, contracts proposing and negotiating, financial budget proposals.

·       24x7 support, troubleshooting, diagnostics, corrective operations, reporting.

·       Performance tuning, disks and memory pools optimization.

·       Documentation - technical manuals, network diagrams, business charts.

 

Accomplishments:

·       Maintained a country wide network of 12 AS400 systems.

·       Established a head office computer centre, operational documentation, backup rules, hiring and training operators.

·       Created a Disaster Recovery Plan, procedures for operators and helpdesk, administrator manuals.

·       Organized server upgrades and relocation - planning, coordination, testing.

·       Maintained tape libraries – configuration, BRMS implementation.

·       Serviced AS400 hardware, heavy-duty system printers.

·       Maintained a credit cards embosser - connection, data gateway.

 

 

Past Projects

Programming and technology automation design.

·              Created a Quality Assurance Guide (ISO 9000) for programming in a nuclear power plant environment.

·              Developed monitoring system for technology automation - 58,000 lines of source code, multitasking, real time kernel. Implemented on a group of water sources, in operation in 24 x 7 mode without outages.

·              Developed compiler for proprietary programming language - language definition, syntax matrix.

 

 

 

 

Certificates:

AS400 courses: Security, performance analysis, solution of emergency cases, communication, Client Access, CL language programming, AS400 basic.

Other courses: WebSphere administration, Linux

 

 



Geographic Preferences:

  1. Remote or Canada - GTA

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