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 Unix Administrator - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Job information
Posted by: PHEAA 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Computers - Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: rhiMy7IRgBUctgN5vOcxNlT9lah8Pz / Latpro-3786939 
Date posted: Apr-20-2021
State, Zip: Pennsylvania, 17102


Unix Administrator

Job Description

The Unix Administrator position is responsible for the day-to-day support and administration of virtualized Unix environments in both on-prem and Cloud/AWS configurations. Focus is on AIX/RHEL administration, third party software application installation and configuration, support for multiple flavors of enterprise class storage, and hardware maintenance.  Collaborate closely with developers and other technology personnel to develop, migrate, and manage services within our technology stack.


Shift:  Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00/ Provide 24/7 support as needed

Salary: Commensurate with Experience


Job Responsibilities 


Hardware and Software Administration

  • Tier 1 and Tier 2 support for troubleshooting customer related technical issues within the on-premise and Cloud environments
  • Perform hardware and software installations, upgrades, and maintenance
  • Provide technical assistance with installation of third party software
  • Maintain documentation for all related software, hardware, and procedures
  • Build and maintain virtual servers on IBM pSeries, VMware platforms, and in Cloud environments
  • Schedule and facilitate major third party software application upgrades
  • Maintain operational stability while enforcing security controls
  • Create advanced shell scripts for automating various operating system/software functions
  • Utilize automation tools such as Terraform, Ansible, or similar
  • Assist in upgrading, installing, and configuring cloud solutions for Windows and Linux servers
  • Manage development repositories, build automation and application deployment activities
  • Deliver continuous improvement of recipes, scripts, and templates for reproducible deployments


Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery

  • Test backup media recoverability on a quarterly basis
  • Oversee Disaster Recovery backup processing and resolve issues with nightly backups scheduled through Tivoli Storage Manager, and various other backup/recovery solutions
  • Work with internal customers to develop suitable Backup/Recovery solutions to meet their SLA’s


Storage Area Network(SAN) Administration

  • Conduct monitoring and reporting for IBM and Dell/EMC storage subsystems, as well as fiber switch fabrics, EMC DataDomain, EMC Isilon, and S3 / On-Prem cloud storage
  • Create and assign disks to virtualized hosts. Knowledge of various storage and file sharing protocols (e.g. Fiber Channel, ISCSI, NFS, and CIFS)
  • Use and knowledge of various storage management tools, such as IBM TPC/Network Advisor, EMC OneFS, Rocket Servergraph, Networker NDMP, and Superna Spyglass


Technical Assistance

  • Troubleshoot various production/implementation issues using a variety tools to perform root cause analysis and recommend solutions based on findings

Required Skills

  • Bachelors degree or certification in computer science/information technology and 3-5 years of experience OR currently enrolled in computer information systems degree program or looking to complete experience requirements for a degree program or is working full time in an IT career.
  • Knowledge of both on-prem and Cloud flavors of Unix, x86/Intel environments, Storage Area Networks, and Disaster Recovery strategies.
  • Working knowledge of networking concepts and moderate shell scripting experience.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical people effectively.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully delivering complex initiatives, meeting quality and time expectations.
  • Must be able to communicate at a highly technical level in order to work effectively with peers and other I/T staff.
  • Able to pass a Federal 6C background check to obtain a Public Trust (High Risk) Position.
  • If selected for a position, following a conditional job offer, all candidates for employment must be able to pass a criminal background check which are not an automatic bar to employment, a student loan check where all loans must be in good standing, and provide proof of education. Candidates for this position would need to obtain the Federal 6C background check to obtain a Public Trust (High Risk) position. For this level of clearance, the federal government has a requirement that all applicants possess U.S. citizenship.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous Federal Government experience
  • One or more Microsoft or Amazon cloud certifications
  • Experience with at least one configuration technology including: Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
  • 1 - 2 years of relevant hands-on cloud experience in administering Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure.
  • Experience implementing, migrating, managing, and operating systems/applications in an enterprise cloud computing environment
  • Experience writing technical documentation, especially in relation to AWS and Azure Cloud architecture
  • Experience with network and/or systems administration in Linux/Unix and/or Windows environments


Required Experience

Bachelors degree

Job Location

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States


Data Center

Position Type



Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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