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AIX Administrator
Ref No.: 17-00316
Location: Dallas, Texas
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 03/30/2017
SA Engineering
•Engineering of systems administration-related solutions for various project and operational needs.
•Install new/rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
•Install and configure systems which support infrastructure and/or R&D activities.
•Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.
•Contribute to and maintain system standards.
•Research and recommend innovative, and where possible, automated approaches for system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage resources.
Operations and Support
  • AIX 6.1& 7.1 Environment build and management on POWER7 and Power 8
  • LPAR, VIO, PowerHA configuration and performance management
  • Hardware administration and deployment of P770 Plus, X3650 series
  • Familiarity with IBM Storage products XIV, configuration and administration
  • AIX Engineering best practices in large scale environment
  • NIM, software deployment, Smitty FastPaths
  • Configuring HBAs for server storage provisioning using Brocade SAN Fabric
  • Data Center design, build and operations management
  • Backup and Recovery using VTLs, vaulting operations for DR
  • User and group administration including ACLs, sudoers
  • Ability to identify and interpret important logs with alog, errpt
  • Supporting large ERP implementations involving Oracle RAC
  • Deep understanding of NFS, and other RPCs, file sharing, exporting, Shell Scripting
  • Network design for Servers in a multi-tiered environment for load balancing and HA
  • Understanding and ability to debug boot cycle, run levels, truss
  • Server and storage performance monitoring, diagnosis and OS hardening
  • Understanding "on demand " services, inetd, LVM, SAN boot
  • Interact with IT staff and vendors regarding testing or troubleshooting issues.
  • Collaborate with Senior Admin and Networking team to design documents standards and operating procedures
  • Provide input process improvements, and engineering design
  • Provide effective communication at all levels of management, through clarity of expression and the ability to organize thoughts both written and oral
  • Install/configure/performance tune/support AIX on Power platforms, Virtual IO Servers, HMC (Hardware Maintenance Console)
  • Configure large number of LPARs, Micropartioining
  • Conduct Technology and Capacity assessments, failover tests
  • Produce and review topas and nmon reports for performance remediation

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, or related field with a minimum of Eight (8) years of direct, hands-on, production experience with AIX.
  • Experience providing hands-on skills in
    • High Availability
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Performance
    • Scalability
    • Maintenance
    • Backup and Recovery

  • Minimum of three (3) years of direct, hands-on, production experience installing, configuring and supporting multiple platform environments.
  • Multiple technical certifications in relevant systems administration space. This might include, but is not limited to IBM, EMC, NetApp,XIV.
  • Experience working in VMware environments.
  • Experience working in a Managed Services environment, supporting multi-tenant production platforms.
  • Flexible to work on Weekend support for Changes Management and Severity incidents
  • Work in offshore and onsite model