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UNIX Systems Administrator
Ref No.: 18-02467
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
A Major Financial Firm located in Jersey City, NJ has an immediate contract opportunity for an UNIX Systems Administrator.

JOB DESCRIPTION
  • Provide 24/7/365 primary support of all RedHat Linux, AIX & Sun Solaris servers supported throughout the North America Region
  • Proactively monitor all UNIX systems utilizing Company standard tools.
  • Maintain complete inventory and documentation of deployed systems.
  • Liaise with application developers to gather requirements, design and deploy standard systems which clearly differentiate between Production, DR, Test and Development.
  • Identify operational and infrastructure risks within the environment and work with the application development team and Equity business to make corrections and mitigate risks.
  • Ensure that all systems are backed up according to the business requirements and notify the data owners when there are failures.
  • Ensure optimal resilience of deployed systems; and meet all disaster recovery requirements specified by the business.
  • Liaise with IT Production Engineers in troubleshooting complex, cross-platform issues.
  • Maintain top-notch technical skills and business knowledge through proactive self-learning in addition to any formal instructor-led training
  • Maintain system high reliability, availability and resiliency levels.

Position Requirements
  • Strong knowledge of RedHat Enterprise 6.x/7.x and understanding of AIX and Solaris desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of clustering and volume manager technology.
  • Strong knowledge of EMC SAN storage arrays and SRDF technology desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of system performance and monitoring tools
  • Good scripting knowledge
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP and basic networking
  • Good understanding of UNIX administration core services such as NFS, Automount, DNS, DHCP, NTP/PTP, Sudo, Jumpstart/Kickstart, LDAP, SSH
  • Knowledge of Puppet, Ansible or other Tools used for automation desirable.
  • Hands-on experience/ knowledge of virtualization technologies
  • Comfortable performing system upgrades, installing layered products, and analyzing and troubleshooting complex production systems.
  • Ability to interface with users at all levels of the organization and good end-user support skills.
  • Must be well-organized, responsible, a good project manager, have good verbal and written communication skills, and able to multitask in a dynamic environment.
  • Able to work as a member of a team, adhere to corporate standards and change management processes, and work to improve IT standards and policies.