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System Administrator Expert High
Ref No.: 18-00681
Location: Albany, New York
Start Date: 06/22/2018
Department of Health

Is this a Project or Program specific request (e.g., Connections, SFS)?
If yes, please list the Project or Program Name:
Please provide a short description of the project:
Administer AIX servers hosting critical applications such as FileNet, Commerce, ISTOP, Vital Records, and Qstage.
Please provide a full listing of the day to day tasks to be performed by the Consultant (be descriptive and specific):
Create and customize AIX logical partitions.
Create, expand, and remove filesystems and logical volumes.
Set up and monitor system backups.
4. Create scripts to monitor performance and send email alerts.
5. Patch and upgrade the operating system.
6. Provide security.
7. Fix hardware and software problems.
8. Manage IBM support cases.
9. Install and update unbundled software.
10. Work closely with other system administrators and system users.
11. Provide daily status reports.
12. Document what was done.
Which Service Group is required?
What is the number of staff being requested?
(maximum of 5)
Which Job Title Category is required?
System Administrator
Which Skill Level is required?
Which Skill Demand is required?
How many Candidate Response Forms are being requested per Contractor per position?     (1 or 2)
When is the Target Start Date?
(30 Business Days minimum from date of request)
How long is the engagement? (in months)
When is the estimated completion date?
Is this a Full or Part-Time Position (Full time is considered 40 Hours Per Week)?
If  Part-Time, enter approximate number of hours per week:
What are the daily work hours? (note if negotiable or list preferred start and end time):
Where is the Home Base Region?
Region 1
Where is the work office located?  Enter Building Name (if known) Full Street Address, City, and ZIP
Empire State Plaza, Concourse Room 148
Albany, NY 12237
What type of software is typically used by the Agency?  (e.g., Agency is an "IBM shop.”)
IBM and Solaris and VMWare
What type of hardware is typically used by the Agency? (e.g., Agency is a "Client shop.”)
IBM and Solaris and EMC
Position Mandatory Qualifications
  -  Server back up and security
   -  Performance tuning and capacity planning
   -  Operations and troubleshooting
   -  Understanding of network and distributed computing concepts
Expert – 84+ Months Experience - Candidate is able to provide leadership of large teams and/or extensive industry experience and is considered at the top of his/her field
Requested Qualifications 
84 months of experience working with p series hardware and the AIX operating system, including management of logical partitions, VIOS servers, and volume groups. 
84 months experience using an HMC and NIM to manage logical partitions. 
84 months experience programming korn shell scripts and perl scripts that will be used to create monitoring reports to alert staff of performance issues and potential problems.
84 months experience using logical adapters in lpar creation utilizing SEA and NPIV.
84 months experience working with the Linux operating system, including installing, patching, monitoring, debugging, and fixing the operating system.
84 months experience setting up and managing a high-availability AIX server environment, specifically dynamic lpars.
84 months experience setting up and maintaining GPFS to include upgrading GPFS, performance monitoring of GPFS filesystems and underlying disk management through GPFS commands.
84 months experience using mksysb and backupios to create bare metal backups to would include using these backups to clone lpars or VIOS servers.
Additional Information Requests:
Are there additional security requirements for the Authorized User?
Security requirements will surround computer permissions and internet access. HIPAA and DOH Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement (CNDA)
Will additional training possibly be required during the Engagement?
If Yes, provide description of anticipated training.
Contractors are required to attend mandatory workplace training. Examples of currently included courses are: Security Awareness, Preventing Sexual Harassment, Preventing Workplace Violence, etc.
What type, or manner, of Knowledge Transfer is requested during the engagement?
a.         Conducting technical training sessions.
b.         Conducting one-on-one technical training.
c.         Developing server configuration guidelines and standards.
d.         Producing written documentation of work that has been completed
Is travel anticipated during the Engagement?
If Yes, please list anticipated frequency and locations for travel: