Senior Systems Engineer - AS400

Permanent contract|Jersey City|IT (Information Technology)

Senior Systems Engineer - AS400

  • Jersey City, United States
  • Permanent contract
  • IT (Information Technology)


Base Salary Range: $110,000 - $202,000
Base salary range does not include overtime pay, bonus and/or other benefits, where applicable. Actual base salary offer will vary based on skills and experience.

The role of the Senior Systems Engineer is to provide in depth knowledge and expertise in supporting the IBM systems, a.k.a. AS/400 or iSeries for all regions.

  • Deliver and build IBM i systems according to system requirements and project timescales.

  • Ensure the continuity of all Agency's AS/400 systems, production first & test/development second

  • Ensure system stability during normal working and required uptime hours of all Agency's AS/400s

  • Ensure best possible system performance for all Agency's AS/400

  • Present new ideas for the function of the AS/400 in line with the business objectives

  • Work on projects that require the implementation of systems that run on this platform.

  • Coordinate with the Application Owners & Managers to Ensure their directions are in line with the functions and abilities of the systems

  • Ensure the secure operations of all Agency's AS/400s

  • Improve the security and secure access of all Agency's AS/400 in line with SG's direction wherever possible

  • To the best of our environment, ensure system's best practices are employed

  • Provide pro-active recommendations on areas for improvement and take ownership of this technology for all regions. Share knowledge with other members of the European Systems Team.

  • Coordinate with the Retail AS/400 team on best practices, standards, and directions Ensure supervision controls are up to date and in line with SG Standards

  • Keep AS/400 skills up to date aligned with industry directions, standards, and best practices

  • The IT Systems team operates as a service to the other IT teams and the business to provide 2nd/3rd level support for the server/systems infrastructure.

  • Provide minor support for other systems as it relates to the IBM i and escalate to the relevant technical expert within the team.

  • Responsibility for ensuring that you are fully aware of and adhere to internal Policies that relate to you, your business or other businesses for which you have any level of responsibility. It is your responsibility to ensure compliance with operational risk requirements (e.g. Golden rules, security policies and regulatory requirements).

  • Responsibility for managing, controlling, preparing and escalating risk within the scope of your position.

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  • Client focused, must have a strong customer service mentality and ability to work with developers, users, and other staff

  • Able to work independently and in a team environment while interacting across different group to accomplish projects.

  • Ability to interact with other business lines managers, technical staff and senior managers

  • Must have both hands-on design and implementation experience as well as expert level knowledge of server technologies and operating systems

  • Experience in DR scenario design, implementation and testing

  • Security focused individual skilled in server hardening, audit response and remediation

  • Understanding of backup technologies

  • Provide coverage for production hours as well as availability for weeknight and weekend on-call support.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral

  • Must be goal oriented and dedicated to deliver assign tasks.

Experience Needed:

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in IBM AS400 environment

  • Ability to learn and adopt to new environment quickly

  • Change Management / ITIL process

  • Experience working in large, 24x7 and critical environments

Educational Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering

Business insight

At Societe Generale, we live by our 4 core values of commitment, responsibility, team spirit and innovation. We are engaged and demonstrate consideration for others. We act ethically and with courage. We focus our talent and energy on collective success. We experiment and propose new ideas. This way, we maximize our ability to serve client needs and anticipate market changes. Societe Generale is committed to strengthening bonds with colleagues, communities, and the world in which we live, because relationships are at the heart of how we operate.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Mission: Recruit, develop, advance, and retain a diverse workforce that is united in our efforts to enhance our competitive position and deliver innovative solutions to our clients.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Vision: 
•     Engaged workforce that is demographically diverse in a way that reflects the communities in which we operate
•     Inclusive culture and workplace that recognizes employees' unique needs and utilizes their diverse talents 
•     Engage our community and marketplace, and position the organization to meet the needs of all its clients

For more information about our D&I initiatives, please visit this link (

Societe Generale offers a hybrid work arrangement that offers employees the flexibility to work remotely, as well as on-site, in order to promote interaction and collaboration with colleagues while adhering to all SG standard protocols.  Hybrid work arrangements vary based on business area.  The applicable Business lines will determine and communicate the work arrangements that best meet their business needs.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

  • Reference: 230006TI
  • Starting date: 2023/05/15
  • Publication date: 2023/03/13