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Job Title:   Systems Administrator - UNIX HP/UX Posted Date: 4/18/2014
Job Type:   Temp to Hire  
Job Id:   1006635  
Hourly Rate (to):   n/a  
Annual Rate (to):   n/a  
Specialty:   Technology  
Location:   Plano, Texas, USA  
Operating System Admin III

Provide day-to-day administration and future enhancements for Windows/UNIX/LINUX hardware at the enterprise level, provide comprehensive and advanced support for all Windows/UNIX/LINUX-related issues, and provide proactive and reactive management, migrations of existing systems as well as the implementation of new systems.

* Provide team leadership for Windows, UNIX and Linux System Administrators to ensure coordination of Windows/Unix/Linux projects and support requirements
* Provide Senior level administration for Windows, Active Director, HP UNIX and RHEL/Oracle Linux environment
* Analyze system performance and suggest/implement tuning as needed
* Develop system tools and utilities (i.e. scripts, etc.) to simplify and support IT and business operations
* Establish & maintain technical standards & server security policies
* Patch Windows/UNIX/Linux servers, both software and firmware, on scheduled basis as well as urgent security releases
* Performance Monitoring, Capacity Planning, Trend Forecasting, and Availability Reporting
* Meet Disaster Recovery requirements to ensure Business Resumption requirements
* Develop system tools and utilities (i.e. scripts, etc.) to simplify and support IT and business operations
* Perform 24x7x365 on-call responsibilities as well as project related work requiring off-hours support
* Perform on-call responsibilities as well as project related work requiring off-hours support

* Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience with MCSA or MCSE certification preferred
* 5+ years of experience as a Windows, HP-UX, RHEL/Oracle LINUX System Administrator
* Expert knowledge of TCP/IP networking concepts
* Expert knowledge of HP PA-RISC, Itanium Servers, 32 & 64 bit AMD hardware platforms.
* Expert knowledge of LVM2/device mapper
* Expert knowledge building UNIX, Linux and Windows Cluster Servers
* Expert knowledge of UNIX and Linux HA/Clustering
* Expert knowledge with RPM Package Management/Maintenance.
* Working knowledge with HP Blade Servers, Enclosures Stand-Alone Servers, including HBA and SAN technology
* Working knowledge of Oracle Database support concepts
* Working knowledge of sendmail, ssh, DNS, http, ssl and other key services
* Working experience supporting SAN, Enterprise Backup
* Expert knowledge and migration experience with Microsoft Active Directory
* Expert knowledge of Microsoft Windows 32 and 64 bit Operating Systems
* Working experience building Microsoft Windows Servers using HP Rapid Deployment Pack
* Working experience with HP Products (System Insight Manager, ISEE)
* Working experience in business critical production Data Center environment

General Comments

Top Skills:

  • Unix - 5 years++

  • VMware/Virtualization experience

  • Citrix XenServer experience

  • Microsoft Active Director- pref. Integration w/LDAP

  • Large Enterprise experience-Retail would be big plus

Nice to have:

  • HP Blade

  • Database experience

Their environment consists of 1500 Citrix XenServers, 700 VMware server farm, 400 Physical servers

Soft Skills:

  • Sense of Urgency

  • Solid work ethics/communication

  • Ok with On call rotation

3 month contract to hire

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