Senior Unix Systems Administrator

Job Title: Senior Unix Systems Administrator
Contract Type: Permanent
REF: 122544
Contact Name: John Reid
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 6 years ago

Job Description

Senior Unix Systems Administrator:

Due to continued expansion of their operations our client a well-established Multinational Healthcare Manufacturer now require a qualified and experienced Senior Unix Systems Administrator.

The Senior Unix Systems Administrator will be based n Galway and be part of a global team that provides a dynamic environment and also excellent progression opportunities.

This is a permanent role based in Galway.

Key Responsibilities of Senior Unix Systems Administrator:

? Manages and supports server equipment to ensure the highest level of performance and availability in a 24X7 environment
? Actively participates in the planning, development and implementation of the installation of local and/or remote server equipment
? Proactively monitors, operates, upgrades and maintains local and/or remote server equipment ensuring availability and protection of server equipment
? Work with global infrastructure teams to help manage and maintain Storage, Network, Telecommunications, Windows Server and Security infrastructure on site
? Work closely with development teams on site and be a single point of contact for hosting infrastructure.
? Demonstrate technical leadership by staying current on new technologies
? Maintains up to date knowledge on the most recent server equipment technologies and evaluates vendor products by reviewing white papers, attending conferences and vendor demonstrations
? Maintain collaborative working relationship with IS services (database, data center, servers, desktop, networking, security), and software vendors, as needed
? Leads and participates in server equipment capacity planning efforts and performs development and testing of new server equipment architectures.
? Leads and participates in the installation, testing, upgrading (both software and hardware) and retirement of server equipment
? Monitors and reports on processes, uptime, performance, utilization and capacity of server equipment
? Designs, executes and monitors server equipment backups to ensure company data and applications are safeguarded and can be restored to establish normal operation after an incident or disaster
? Implements continuous improvements (upgrades and patches) to ensure server equipment is preventively maintained, running properly and protected from computer viruses and/or other security threats
? Interacts with users and other IS teams to accommodate requests for server equipment services (data storage, applications)
? Create and maintain all required technical documentation per IS methodology and processes
? Leads trouble shooting initiatives and resolves server equipment failures by analyzing issues and implementing corrective actions. Leads root cause analysis and takes measures to address root cause analysis findings
? Sets up administrator, service and user accounts
? Maintains validated server equipment documentation, performs tuning of performance, installs server equipment software and allocates storage space
? Leads the development and monitoring of policies and standards for server equipment resource capacity allocation to users and applications
? Adhere to project plans, tasks, and deliverables; identify dependencies and resource requirements
? Appropriately communicate project status, escalate issues, and manage timelines and action items

Requirements of Senior Unix Systems Administrator:

? HETAC Level 8 Bachelor?s degree in Computer Science or related field is a must
? 6+ years? experience in a UNIX / Linux / AIX Server Administration role
? 2+ years? experience working with customers designing and architecting solutions
? Experience with Puppet and writing Puppet Policies
? Previous experience as a leading member of a large UNIX server organization

? Basic experience with the following technologies is desirable:
o NetApp\EMC & HP Storage infrastructure
o Cisco networking & Avaya telecommunications solutions
o Windows 2008 & 2012 operating systems
o Active Directory, DNS & DHCP

Please send an up to date CV and cover letter to John Reid at The RFT Group / / on 01-2302400 /

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