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Engineer, System 3

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Job Details
Job Order Number
6987172
Company Name
Essendant Management Services
Physical Address
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Deerfield, IL 60015
Job Description

Major Responsibilities

  • Responsible for maintaining critical AIX /Linux systems in a multi-site hosting environment
  • Install, configure and maintain enterprise IBM POWER server hardware in multi-site hosting environment
  • Analyze, modify, and enhance operating systems, computer operations procedures, and system security
  • Deploy, support, and administer AIX/Linux server operating systems (AIX v6 and above)
  • Drive and provide technical support on AIX/Linux infrastructure projects
  • Learn new hardware, software and technology products in the AIX /Linux environment
  • Execute platform software and operating system upgrades and maintenance across a multi-LPAR environment
  • Proactively manage system resources to meet service level agreements assuring optimal performance and appropriate additional capacity for peak periods and growth
  • Assists in the development and testing of the Disaster Recovery Plan for servers
  • Provides support to internal customers and application owners
  • 5-10% travel required
  • 24 hour availability when on-call and the willingness to work outside business hours on weekdays and weekends in support of the AIX /Linux environment
  • Project delivery and support background working in enterprise environments (100+ servers)?

Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to document and communicate complex concepts involving the products supported by the AIX /Linux Team
  • Create shell scripts or programs to automate and/or simplify the administrative procedures
  • Builds packages and utilize tools to deploy, backup operating system images and patches such as NIM and MKSYSB
  • Provide security and patch update analysis, process and deployment
  • Responsible for day to day monitoring, automation and support multiple UNIX Environments Operating System Distributions including, IBM AIX v6 and above and Red Hat v5.x and above
  • In depth experience with IBM/AIX, PowerVM/VIOS operating systems
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Highly self-motivated and directed
  • Proven ability to identify, analyze, and resolve problems
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a demanding environment?

Education and Experience

  • Associates? degree required in related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Bachelor of Arts or Science preferred
  • 8+ years overall IT experience
  • 5+ years experience managing IBM Power systems (p6 & p7) servers with virtual LPARS utilizing an HMC, NIM, & redundant VIO Server’s ( PowerVM) and AIX version 6 and above
  • 5+ years of virtualization experience on IBM Power systems and PowerVM
  • 4+ years of experience with Red Hat Enterprise Level Linux administration
  • Knowledge of UNIX shells and scripting (csh, sh, ksh, sed, awk) and the ability to do minimal debugging and modification those shell scripts
  • Host security (e.g., passwords, uids/gids, SIDs, file permissions, ACLs, file system integrity)
  • Skills and comprehensive understanding of enterprise server disaster recovery. Including IBM server backup image and recovery (MKSYSB)
  • Ability to conduct performance monitoring and (NMON) analysis of server environments
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve complex problems involving servers, EMC SAN and Networking
  • Data centers experience racking, cabling, configuring IBM servers and HMC consoles
  • Knowledge of enterprise backup, replication and SAN technologies
  • Willingness to learn new software, hardware, and technologies in our UNIX environment. IBM Tivoli Monitoring, Red Hat Satellite Server and CHEF (DevOps)
  • Spectrum Protect backup experience a plus

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with the contractor?s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35©


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