Senior Unix Specialist

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  • Customer Support - Client Service
  • IT Hardware
  • IT Software
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
  • Updated at: 22.04.2019

    Soft skills
    • Ability to structure, draft and review technical documentation
    • Ability to work under pressure and remain decisive
    • Should be able to mentor junior member of the team
    • Should act as a role model
    • Willingness to learn new things
    • Extremely flexible if workflow is changing
    • Fluent English (spoken and written)
    • Communicative competence (pro-active)
    • Team player
    • A very positive attitude towards life
    • Highly motivated

    Technical Skills
    • Experience with AIX 4.3 – AIX 7.1
    • HMC, VIO, NIM, LPAR, Live partition Mobility Skill
    • Experience with Backup software and strategies
    • Familiarity with RAID disk technologies & SAN infrastructure
    Nice to have
    •ITIL Certified (foundation or/and practitioner) or a strong working knowledge of ITIL Incident, Problem and Change Management Process
    • Knowledge of advanced shell scripting – KS, Perl
    • Experience with Linux on Power
    • Experience with AIX with background in and understanding of:
    - Designing and setting up server architectures in support of complex enterprise-wide applications including knowledge of redundancy, recovery, load balancing, and other related topics.
    - Appropriately configuring and optimizing technologies and applications that utilize the platform
    - File system concepts ( inode, paging, swapping, clustering, logical partitions, etc)
    - Basic shell scripting - KS, Perl
    • Knowledge and understanding of network applications, web servers, email servers, firewalls, databases, file shares and print servers


    • Event, Incident, Problem Management (analyze alerts and logs), Root Cause Analysis
    • Performance and availability analysis
    • Promote and maintain server patch management practices
    • Perform security updates
    • Ensure compliance with security guidelines
    • Liaison with Customer Security Officer
    • 3rd party vendor coordination and escalation
    • Maintenance of datacenter infrastructure
    • Provision of new LPARs, VIOs
    • Troubleshoot performance issues, troubleshoot OS configuration and hardware failures and apply fixes
    • Create and implement change requests for incidents/problems as needed
    • Trend analysis of issues and corrective actions
    • Access management in Linux environment
    • Backup and Recovery procedures
    • Initiate, assess, test, verify, document and quality assure system updates
    • Create and update technical documentation