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  • Customer Support - Client Service
  • IT Hardware
  • IT Software
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
  • nationwide
    Updated at: 15.12.2019

    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 orand practitioner) or a strong working knowledge of ITIL Incident, Problem and Change Management Process
    Knowledge of advanced shell ing 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 ing - KS, Perl
    Knowledge and understanding of network applications, web servers, email servers, firewalls, databases, file shares and print servers


    As UNIX AIX Administrator you will be part of our Managed Services team, which provides support for the operating system (LinuxAIX) on servers by implementing standard parameter configuration and version levels. These services include providing support of the Operating System configuration and associated file systems, log files, processes, problem determination, problem resolution, software, administration tools, utilities, security, and hardware. Administrative tools are installed to allow support to be provided locally or from a remote location. Standard problem change control processes are followed.

    Tasks and Activities
    Event, Incident, Problem Management (analyze alerts and logs), Root Cause Analysis
    Install and support the server operating system, system management software and operating system utilities including upgrades
    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 incidentsproblems 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