Unix Administrator (Contract)

Location: Union, New Jersey
Date Posted: 06-26-2018
Unix Administrator

The Unix Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the computing platform Unix/AIX servers and infrastructure systems. The Unix Administrator carries out responsibilities in some or all of the following technical areas: Server maintenance, system upgrades and procurement, Security patching and remediation, troubleshooting, OS installation and maintenance, and server hardening.
Required:
• A minimum of three years’ experience in AIX environment is required.
• Three to five years of previous systems administration experience on multiple hardware platforms and operating systems in a large environment (at least 500+ servers). IBM/AIX or related certifications a plus.
• Knowledge of Linux, Solaris and HP-UX is highly desirable. General operational knowledge of VmWare is preferred
• 3+ years administrative experience in Linux (Redhat 6+, AIX, Solaris)
• Including patching, installing software, managing disk space, managing processes
• Support production, test and development hardware platforms by monitoring for issues, troubleshooting issues, and fulfilling end user requests
• Setup installation of monitoring and security products. OS hardening
• Perform patch management and system upgrades
• Monitor and identify performance and security issues and escalate or resolve
• Install and configure new equipment, break / fix maintenance on equipment, participate in data center moves of equipment, inventory, asset management and configuration management
• Experience with DevOps environments
• 1+ years administrative experience with RedHat Satellite 6 and patching RHEL
• 1+ years experience working with VMWare Infrastructure 5.x+
• RHCT/RHCE, Linux, or IBM AIX certifications are a plus.
Responsibilities:
• Primary Administer of various AIX environment
• Secondary Administrator of Oracle Enterprise Linux servers in the environment 
• Build and deploy new virtual and physical servers
• Supports RedHat Satellite 6 and the patching process of all the RHEL systems.
• Watch ticket queues and handle assigned issues
• Ensure all Unix/Linux based servers are adhering to change control and are audited
• Working with customers both internal and external to troubleshoot problem reports
• Maintain documentation for both daily operations and Disaster Recovery
• Assist with security architecture and monitoring as it pertains to Linux/AIX
• On call 24/7 x 365 for emergencies
• Other duties as assigned
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