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UNIX System Administrator (Operations)

Atlanta, GA 30092

Posted: 07/16/2019 Job Category: UNIX System Engineer Admin Job Number: 1670


UNIX System Administrator Summary:

The UNIX System Administrator is responsible for assisting Senior Engineers and management with daily administration across a range of technologies including UNIX Server Administration, server virtualization, storage and backups, and datacenter upkeep. Provides oversight and tracking of support tickets, ensuring that issues and requests are resolved in a timely manner.


UNIX System Administrator Job Description:
  • Serve as a capable " front line" for internal support requests.
  • 2+ years total experience in IT, including 1+ years in a production 24/7 high consumer traffic Web environment, including Web hosting, security and information protection, load balancing implementations and high availability networks.
  • Experience with UNIX administration to maintain and support all UNIX based server hardware and Operating Systems (Solaris, AIX, RedHat Linux, HP-UX).
  • Person should have a technical competency with knowledge of system internals, LVM, file system, network, and server performance utilizing Dtrace/truss/strace and other tools to troubleshoot and understand system performance.
  • Knowledge of kick start/jump start/commvault/netbackup and other backup technologies are a plus
  • Experience with VMWare virtualization environments
  • Knowledge of Oracle, SQL Server and database clustering technologies a plus.
  • Work with Operations Department, Database Management, and Product Development teams for technical matters and problem resolution of any client issues
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks.
  • Perform other job-related responsibilities as required.
  • Knowledge of installation, configuration, and maintenance of UNIX operating systems on physical and virtual environments.
  • Monitor the environment for performance and stability issues to meet Service Level Objectives.
  • Maintain current system patching levels.
  • Consult with infrastructure operations, development personnel, and support teams to provide technical advice and to resolve problems.
  • Follow internal procedures for change management, incident management, and escalation. Participate in a 24/7 on-call rotation. Other responsibilities will be assigned as required.

UNIX System Administrator Requirements and Skills
  • Must have 2 years’ experience with UNIX operating systems (Solaris, AIX, Linux, HP-UX)
  • Ability to write scripts in some administrative language (Perl, shell, vbscript, etc.). Review error and audit logs.
  • Familiarity with most basic system administration tools and processes; for example, can boot/shutdown a machine, add and remove user accounts, use backup programs and verify disk integrity, maintain system database files (groups, hosts, aliases).
  • Unix Administrators should have a fundamental understanding of a UNIX-based operating system; for example, understands job control, soft and hard links, distinctions between the kernel and the shell.
  • Working knowledge of server hardware, file sharing, networks, storage and backups etc.
  • Knowledge of SAN-based server environments
  • Ability to prioritize a variety of duties and work requests based on business need and SLA' s
  • Highly organized with the ability to follow through on requests with moderate supervision
  • Ability to document procedures simply and accurately
  • Team work - must be capable of working well with others in a team environment and in high pressure situations.
  • Works well both alone or in a team setting
  • General server Hardware Knowledge
  • Supervision of other personnel not required in this position.

UNIX System Administrator Education/Experience/Degree Requirements
  • Associates or Bachelor’ s degree preferred, technical education or equivalent experience in the IT Industry with at least 2-5 years’ experience.


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