As one of the nation's leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children - even those who may never enter our doors - through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Nemours is seeking a Sr UNIX Systems Administrator (Full-Time), to join our team in Wilmington, Delaware.
As the birthplace of the Nemours healthcare system, the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del. honors our legacy of delivering exceptional care to the children of the Delaware Valley and beyond. Ranked among the nation's best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and honored with the ANCC's Magnet Designation for excellence in nursing practice, we offer intensive and acute inpatient and outpatient services covering more than 30 pediatric specialties. Additionally, Nemours duPont Pediatrics allows us to reach more children across the region through community-based physician services and collaborative partnerships with health and hospital systems.
The Senior UNIX System Administrator position is a technical leadership role for midrange team and is responsible for administrating and managing all UNIX/Linux systems, SAN/NAS Storage, Spectrum Protetc Backup software and/or other system midrange operations. This position will require an in-depth technical knowledge of AIX systems and RedHat Linux to facilitate the install and management of the core operating system as well as the analysis and resolution of system hardware, software and networking issues.
In addition this position will define project requirements, estimate project tasks, and provide industry knowledge in performing basic and advanced tasks associated with administration responsibilities. The Senior UNIX System Administrator will provide high-level input to any system architecture changes, security changes, applying security updates and support to application teams with items such as patch management, installation, and support of the applications with their respective vendors.
Install, support, and manage enterprise AIX systems, Linux, storage area networks (SANs), SAN network communications and Backup Software (Spectrum Protect).
Design, develop, and install scripts to alert and monitor for system errors, exceptions, system performance history, and general systems maintenance.
Provide advanced troubleshooting and support associated with the enterprise midrange environment.
Make recommendations for upgrades and/or new server hardware, peripherals, operating systems.
Provide documentation to users and Service Desk staff prior to implementation of newly installed products.
Assist with establishing policies and procedures necessary for optimal system operations. These should include: the accuracy and integrity of system backups; automation of manual and routine operations; ensuring conformance with Information Systems, enterprise, security, and industry standards.
Accurately document instances of hardware failure, repair, installation, and removal.
Provide proactive communication with customers and vendors to ensure operating system levels and system level patches or upgrades are applied to minimize performance and availability issues.
Provide effective capacity planning via standardized processes to collect and record server performance history. Communicate with application support and vendors to understand changes in application workloads and leverage historical performance data.
Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of five (5)+ years experience in a related field required OR minimum of ten (10)+ years' experience required in lieu of degree.
Excellent team, interpersonal and communication skills.
Must be able to coach junior team members
Clear, analytical thinking and problem solving ability.
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please be advised if you apply to this position, you will be asked to take an assessment as part of the application process. This could add an additional 20 to 45 minutes, based upon the assessment that corresponds with this position. Please allow yourself enough time to complete the test, as you will not be able to save your application and come back to complete it at a later time. Do not use your mobile phone to apply to this position; our assessment is not compatible with mobile devices at this time
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique "Bridge to a Healthy Future" pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.