AIX Administrator

  • location: Marlborough, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $50 - $70 per hour
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job description

AIX Administrator

job summary:
Randstad Technologies is hiring for a Senior Unix Administrator for one of our largest clients in the metro-west area.

To provide day-to-day UNIX/Linux systems administration support such as daily-checks on server status, ensuring OS backups, responding to server problems/storage additions, performance problems etc.,

Attend project meetings to understand the UNIX/Linux Infrastructure requirements; design and deliver as requested

location: Marlborough, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
salary: $50 - 70 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
Major Duties/Responsibilities:

- Provides medium to high complexity Infrastructure support activities including off-shift support.

- Completes Infrastructure Engineering and Administration maintenance tasks and analyzes process for improvement.

- Performs medium to high complexity Infrastructure changes and implementations.

- Analyzes potential changes and enhancements to system software and databases to determine impact on existing production systems, system design standards and operating procedures.

- Works as a member of a project team on Business projects. May lead teams on smaller projects.

- Provides direction and guidance to junior associates.

- Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience:

- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent work experience.

- Minimum 5-7 years of experience installing and building Infrastructure and providing operational support within UNIX/Linux area using the latest technology.

skills: Skills/Knowledge

- Requires in-depth knowledge of Infrastructure Hardware and Software Technologies and best practices

- Proficient in configuring highly-secure UNIX/Linux systems.

- Expertise in Linux OS installs, patching and troubleshooting skills

- Deeper understanding of Linux technologies and tools is a must (RedHat Satellite server, RHN, Storix backup etc.,)

- Must have UNIX/Linux virtualization experience (VMWare) with in-depth understanding of server hardware.

- Experience with IBM AIX and IBM PowerVM technologies such as Shared Ethernet, NPIV, Dual VIOS, Shared Storage Pool, Live Partition Mobility etc., is a big plus

- Experience with Oracle Exadata/Exalogic/Exalytics platform and OVM (Oracle VM) is a big plus

- UNIX security, Sarbanes-Oxley and Audit Compliance experience required.

- Expertise in Shell programming is a must for this position to automate day to day System Administration tasks as well as to maintain the existing scripts

- Experience with Automation tools such as Ansible, Puppet are required to automated daily repeatable tasks

- A good understanding of Container technology and experience with Docker, OpenShift is a big plus

- Must have good experience on UNIX/Linux networking, routing technology.

- Basic understanding of firewall

- Experience with server Disaster Recovery procedures and practices using storage replication and backups

- Prior experience of leading infrastructure projects and overall Project Management abilities are preferred

- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and be able to adapt to changing business needs. Strong follow up skills and problem solving ability is a must.

- Must have strong analytical and interpersonal skills, as well as outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

- The following technical skills are a plus: DB2, Oracle DB, WebSphere, Apache, LDAP, EMC Disk/Storage Management, IBM PowerHA, MQSeries, Tivoli Monitoring

- Strong knowledge of the organization, processes and customers

- Advanced in incident and change management principles and best practices

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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