Secaucus, New JerseyJob Summary:
The Unix System Administrator for Infrastructure team will perform Unix and Linux System Administration for the SAP and corporate applications. He/she will provide strong operational support to the internal applications as well as Infrastructure teams. The candidate will participate in the On-Call rotation, troubleshoot problems and take appropriate corrective actions. He/she will beep the managers/team leaders informed of the progress and issues and collaborate with team members and application partners. A strong background in AIX administration and security, ability to work independently and with teams in a fast-paced environment is a must.
Initiate, plans, coordinates AIX operating system upgrades on Pseries, and Redhat Linux on environments
Manages and supports the core systems that include administrative tasks such as monitoring system and database as well as application performance, disk and memory usage, log, and database and application assignments; identifies and documents potential issues, prepares necessary corrective and preventative action plans
Design, maintain, and document IBM VIO (Virtual I/O) server configurations/layouts
Build and support new lpars (logical partitions) using Power VM virtualization
Responsible for annual upgrades and patching on additional related core systems including but not limited to SAP, Database servers and applications servers
Troubleshooting infrastructure issues within agreed SLA. Provide data and reporting of KPI's and trends in ad-hoc, weekly, monthly and as sought.
Develop standard operating procedures and best practices, including written policies and protocols that guide to system administration staffing and vendors.
Installation, configuration and remediation of various security software on the AIX environments
Configuration and Administration of DNS, NIS, NIS+, NFS, send mail
Disk and File Management
Responsible for monitoring and alerting on all the lpars
Infrastructure Lifecycle management (LCM)
Run & maintain hardening scripts
Perform disaster recovery, backup and restore activities
Work under minimal super vision & take ownership of AIX incidents end to end
Assists application and database teams with data purges, data archival, backups and restorations.
Periodic system performance, capacity & resource management
Review & own technical documentation ensure compliance and accuracy in all documents
Proven problem solving and analytical skills
Result driven with a positive can-do attitude
Excellent collaboration and negotiation skills
Highly team oriented
Proficient in monitoring tools SolarWinds & Nagios a plus
Education and Experience:
10+ years of experience in operations and project management of Unix and Linux administration
Bachelor's in related technology/business areas
Skills and Behaviors:
Advanced knowledge of AIX 7.x, 6.x and their configuration and protocols, terms and concepts.
Red Hat Linux 6.x,7.x
Excellent understanding of TCP/IP
Excellent understanding of SAN storage technologies
Experience with writing shell scripts in ksh or any other scripting language
Ability to adapt to established standards and practices
Ability to manage multiple projects, activities and tasks simultaneously
Experience with SAN technologies like Hitachi, Netapps, etc.
Exposure to SAP and database technologies like DB2, Oracle.
Ability to manage several projects concurrently, assess priorities, and allocate resources.
managed infrastructure operations for 24*7 and on-call support
Must have strong Linux (Red Hat)
Microsoft Azure/ amazon AWS hands on & experience in transitioning infrastructure into various global cloud hosting providers a plus.