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Operations Analyst - iSeries - Nights

  • CDW's vision is to be THE national provider of Managed Services. We'll achieve this reputation by continuing to delight our customers and being the employer of choice for Managed Services.

This role is a night shift position, with typical hours of 7:00 pm - 7:00 am, and a rotating schedule that includes some weekend work.

Key Areas of Responsibility

The primary purpose of this position is to perform technical tasks, which are related to the operation and monitoring of assigned technologies for the managed services customer base in accordance with established procedures, guidelines, schedules, and checklists.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Service Delivery -

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Accountable for successful collaboration with Customers, Suppliers, and fellow Employees to prioritize and deliver services that meet or exceed the business needs.

  • Delivers services within defined SLAs and security/compliance requirements

  • Completes/ensures completion of daily operational documentation and transfers knowledge to next shift

  • Provides tier-1 support for incoming calls received via telephone, e-mail, and Web portal. Addresses and resolves problems as appropriate, referencing supplied training material and customer documentation; documents all issues by utilizing appropriate ticketing application; escalates issues to Managed Services Engineers as appropriate

  • Completes assigned customer workload, including, but not limited to, monitoring and investigating system alerts and events and assigning resources appropriately

  • Ensures issues are communicated to customers in a timely and effective manner

  • Interfaces with customers, various managed services staff personnel, and third party vendors to resolve issues

  • Analysis -

    • Study, interpret, and develop a thorough understandings of incidents, problems and opportunities through systematic analysis

    • Regularly review reporting from monitoring and ticket applications. Analyze data to identify trends and opportunities for service improvement

    • Review operations business processes for ability to address customer needs, identifying areas where processes need to be enhanced or better documented


    • Engineer tactical and strategic solutions that meet or exceed the business need with attention to simplicity of design and ease of use. Use balance of both technical and business acumen to arrive at solutions

    • Partner with the Operations Specialist, Sr. Analyst and Managed Services Continuous Improvement team on creation/streamlining of support processes.


    • Enable and Lead Change, Service Recoveries, Projects and/or Co-workers. Engage in communication that drives understanding, alignment and informed decision making.

    • Hold self and others accountable for quality & timeliness of work products.

    • Communicate process changes, customer environment changes, and information on Managed Services projects/initiatives to team members in a clear and timely manner.

    • Ensure understanding, listen to concerns, and relay team feedback to management.

    • Constructively communicate process improvement opportunities such as, but not limited to: customer support documentation, support work flows, coverage model changes, and implementation of new tools and technology

    • Education and/or Experience Qualifications

    • One of the following:

    • Applicable Operations work experience in a "Managed Services" environment, OR

    • Associate's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field, OR

    • Two (2) years college coursework in a technical field

    • At least six (6) months of Information Technology work experience.

    • Experience with one or more of the following technologies:

    • IBM Power i (System i) systems and associated peripheral hardware and software

    Required Qualifications

    • Proven ability to collaborate 360 degrees

    • Demonstrated sense of accountability and ability to produce results

    • Demonstrated adaptability; able to be flexible in dealing with people and unexpected situations

    • Proven attention to detail

    • Experience in monitoring applications such as ScienceLogic, Nimsoft Unified Management, Automate, or similar

    • Experience in help desk applications such as ServiceNow, Service Desk Express (SDE), Remedy, Heat, or similar

    • Demonstrated ability to multi-task

    • Demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision

    • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills

    • Demonstrated customer service skills

    • Demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships and work as a team player

    • Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience in a managed services environment


    Data Privacy and Security

    • All CDW employees are responsible to safeguard the information and information systems that they use or handle in the execution of their duties. Employees are obligated to know and perform their duties in accordance with CDW policies, standards, and procedures related to security and report security violations to the appropriate CDW authority.

    • Participate at hire and annually in the Information Security Awareness training as well as other required training identified by the Human Resources department. Other data privacy and data security related regulatory training may be required based on your role or assignment.

    Essential Functions

    The position is part of a 7 day per week, 24 hour per day managed services operations. To provide the required coverage, must be willing to work other shifts including weekends, holidays, and overtime.

    Job ID: CDW-24001026
    Employment Type: Full Time

    Perks and Benefits

    • Health and Wellness

      • Health Insurance
      • Dental Insurance
      • Vision Insurance
      • Life Insurance
      • Short-Term Disability
      • Long-Term Disability
      • FSA With Employer Contribution
      • HSA With Employer Contribution
      • Fitness Subsidies
      • On-Site Gym
      • Mental Health Benefits
    • Parental Benefits

      • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Work Flexibility

      • Remote Work Opportunities
      • Hybrid Work Opportunities
    • Office Life and Perks

      • Commuter Benefits Program
      • Happy Hours
      • Snacks
      • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Vacation and Time Off

      • Paid Vacation
      • Paid Holidays
      • Personal/Sick Days
      • Leave of Absence
      • Volunteer Time Off
    • Financial and Retirement

      • 401(K)
      • 401(K) With Company Matching
      • Stock Purchase Program
      • Performance Bonus
    • Professional Development

      • Tuition Reimbursement
      • Learning and Development Stipend
      • Promote From Within
      • Access to Online Courses
      • Lunch and Learns
      • Internship Program
      • Leadership Training Program
    • Diversity and Inclusion

      • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
      • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
      • Woman founded/led

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