AIX System Administrator
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AIX System Administrator

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The role: AIX System Administrator

As an AIX System Administrator you’ll be responsible providing AIX systems administration, engineering and application integration for IMB/AIX servers in test, development and production environments. You will work with the team to build, configure and administer IBM AIX/pSeries platform as well as support of the application development within a virtualized (VIO) environment.

Coordinate the installation and upgrades of hardware and software

Interact with IT staff and vendors regarding complex testing or troubleshooting issues.

Provide documents standards and operating procedures

Provide input on budget, strategic and capacity planning, process improvements, and engineering design

Present project status, issues and other key information to management, peers and stakeholders

Provide effective communication at all levels of management, through clarity of expression and the ability to organize thoughts both written and oral

The Ideal Candidate for this role will have experience in the following skills;

Experience with AIX Engineering best practices in large scale environment

Install/configure/performance tune/support AIX on Power platforms, Virtual IO Servers, HMC (Hardware Maintenance Console)

Create and configure large number of LPARs, Micropartioining

Experience with NIM, software deployment, Smitty FastPaths

Experience with configuring HBAs for server storage provisioning using Brocade SAN Fabric

Experience as Server and Storage Architect

Data Center design, build and operations management

Backup and Recovery using VTLs, vaulting operations for DR

User and group administration including ACLs, sudoers

Ability to identify and interpret important logs with alog, errpt

Experience in supporting large ERP implementations involving Oracle RAC

Conduct Technology and Capacity assessments, failover tests

Produce and review topas and nmon reports for performance remediation

Deep understanding of NFS, and other RPCs, file sharing, exporting, Shell Scripting

Network design for Servers in a multi-tiered environment for load balancing and HA

Understanding and ability to debug boot cycle, run levels, truss

Server and storage performance monitoring, diagnosis and OS hardening

Understanding "on demand" services, inetd, LVM, SAN boot

Six years of minimum experience in building and supporting large UNIX Server environments

Experience with the following;

AIX 6.1 & 7.1 Environment build and management

LPAR, VIO, PowerHA configuration and performance management

Hardware administration and deployment of P770 Plus, X3650 series

IBM DS8000 Series storage, ProtecTier configuration and administration

Must have proven track record of providing expert level hands-on skills in

High Availability

Disaster Recovery




Backup and Recovery

About nfrastructure:
nfrastructure helps large enterprises design, build and operate mission-critical technology infrastructure. Combining proven methods and tools, world-class engineering talent, on-site technical service in every major North American market and tightly integrated low cost remote support, nfrastructure collaborates with customers to deliver sustainable disruptive value. With industry practices in public sector, financial services, retail, healthcare, technology, communications, public safety and energy, nfrastructure works with leading technology hardware and software vendors to provide comprehensive data center, network, security, unified communications, end-point, structured cabling, staffing and outsourcing solutions.

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