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FNTS IBM iSeries Architect( Remote/Work from Home)

First National Technology Solutions Omaha, NE


As a nationally recognized Cloud Service Provider, FNTS has a proven history guiding our customers through their cloud journey. FNTS has a passion for all things multi-cloud and provides flexible cloud solutions, with a continued focus on orchestrating agility, transparency and IT optimization for our customers, all while keeping cost containment top-of-mind. With an elevated security posture consisting of layered security solutions, FNTS specializes in partnering with customers in highly regulated and compliance-driven industries.

Our culture and our employees are the heart of our story - and we're committed to their success!  Please see below the details of this career opportunity and how it fits into our organization's success.

Our Modern, Flexible Workplace:

At First National, we believe in a Modern, Flexible Workplace, and we are continuously exploring advancements in technology and office environments to make it easier to work from anywhere at any time, allowing for more flexibility in where and how you work. We know that choice and flexibility are important to you. We also recognize that flexible and remote positions can become opportunities for military partners, caregivers, and individuals with disabilities to thrive at First National. We invite you to consider what a Modern, Flexible Workplace can mean for you!

It is anticipated that an incumbent in this role will work remotely 100% of the time and will share a hoteling workspace if/when working onsite, as determined by business needs. The incumbent can work remotely from anywhere in the United States. Work location is subject to change based on business needs.

About this Role:



The Architect, FNTS provides the necessary leadership, facilitation, analysis and designs related to the development of an enterprise technical architecture that ensures the success of enterprise-level technology rollouts. This role is also accountable to provide guidance which ensures the reliability, interoperability and sustainability of the technology and information solutions FNTS adopts. This role works closely with Information Security, Technology Subject Matter Experts, Project Managers, FNTS leadership and as needed with customers.

Job Description

This position is a remote position( work from home) available to work anywhere in the US. This role is not available for Sponsorship due to current contacts with FNTS customers.

Company Overview:

With over 25 years in the managed IT services industry, First National Technology Solutions (FNTS) is a leading provider of flexible, customized hosted and remotely managed services. Operating a state-of-the-art data center and offering customized solutions and best-of-breed technology, FNTS is a nationally recognized leader in managed IT services.  With a classic Midwest culture, FNTS employs an expert team who place high value on work ethics and personalized customer service.

FNTS is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska Inc. (FNNI), a $20 billion multi-state holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, with a strong heritage of banking excellence that dates back more than 150 years.

Key Responsibilities

  • The Architect provides the necessary leadership, facilitation, analysis and designs related to the development of an enterprise technical architecture that ensures the success of enterprise-level technology rollouts.
  • To provide guidance which ensures the reliability, interoperability and sustainability of the technology and information solutions.
  • Respond to incidents and requests in a timely manner providing in-depth analysis and solutions to meet service level agreements
  • Review previous issues looking for opportunities to proactively avoid future problems as part of the FNTS Continuous Improvement culture
  • Perform reporting functions as required or requested by customer
  • Preparation of special activities (DR Testing/Planning, OS upgrades, PTF deployment)
  • Maintenance and configuration of the IBM i  OS and Licensed Program Products (LPP's)
  • Write and maintain system documentation
  • Work with customers to accomplish their migration to FNTS or remote management setup.
  • Using team roadmap, implement technologies to achieve it, e.g. develop new offerings through taking advantage of new hardware capabilities or additional OS capabilities such as Live Partition Mobility (LPM).
  • Install new software (OS & major subsystem) releases while working with customer on timing/testing/implementation.
  • Maintain golden/sandbox systems for templates
  • Participate in technical infrastructure projects as the IBM i  SME

Job Qualifications

  • IBM iSeries System Administration (10+ years experience)
  • IBM iSeries System Architecture experience including leadership, facilitation, analysis and designs related to the development of an enterprise technical architecture
  • Knowledge of i/OS systems from V5R4 to V7R3 and major differentiators
  • Knowledge of POWER systems hardware
  • Experience configuring LPARs using the Hardware Management Console
  • Experience with storage management in JBOD, RAID, and SAN environments and the performance differences with each
  • Experience defining and troubleshooting Printer configurations
  • Experience configuring TCP/IP and associated servers in an IPV4 environment (IPv6 desired)
  • Understanding of journal management
  • Software based replication (MIMIX, iTera, PowerHA)
  • BRMS backup solutions for system recovery/migration
  • Familiarity with Physical and Virtual tape library configuration and implementation
  • OS Upgrades, PTF Deployment and software installation via Image Catalog
  • Experience using performance tools such as MPG
  • Experience configuring and deploying automation and monitoring tools such as Halcyon, absMessage, and Robot products
  • Experience coding and debugging CL
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentations)
  • Knowledge of AV/AR, web query, Flash Copy, and Global Mirror desired

Additional Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills to colleagues at all levels
  • Approach challenges with a passion and leverage any and all opportunities to learn.
  • Thrive in a team environment where collaboration and innovation are critical to success.
  • Effectively multitask while maintaining flexibility in fast-paced work environment.
  • Proficiency in structured problem-solving methods.



Compensation range (base pay): $101,640.00-$162,392.00

IMPORTANT - This range is for the primary posting location of: Omaha - FN Tech Ctr

Final compensation offer to candidate may vary from posted hiring range based upon geographic location, work experience, education, and/or skill level.

Benefits Overview:

We offer a variety of benefits designed to keep you and your family physically and financially healthy. Not only do we offer a competitive salary and work-life balance, we offer benefits to match your needs:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

  • 401k, With Matching Contributions

  • Time Off Programs

  • Health Savings Account (HSA)/Dependent Care

  • Employee Banking

  • Growth Opportunities

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Short-Term/Long-Term Disability Insurance

Learn more about FNBO benefits here:

For additional information regarding compensation and benefits, e-mail FNBO at To ensure you receive a response, include the number of this job (listed below) in the subject line of your message.

Job number: R-20221305

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion:

First National is committed to belonging, inclusion, diversity and equity. We are committed to intentionally and proactively creating pathways to success for historically underrepresented populations. To accomplish this,  we foster a culture of belonging and inclusion so that every employee is valued, and has opportunity and the ability to make an impact.  First National strives to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve in the makeup of our workforce.

See the full First National Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement here

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Date Posted July 25, 2022
Date Closes August 24, 2022
Requisition R-20221305
Address 201 North 16th Street Omaha, NE 68102
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Omaha - FN Tech Ctr
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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