Portland General Electric - Portland, OR

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Portland General Electric values the energy of teamwork, diversity, and innovation to provide our customers with safe and reliable power. As Oregon's largest provider of electric service, PGE is helping shape Oregon's energy future. Among the millions of ordinary jobs in the world are a few special places — the team-driven environments with the resources and support you need to succeed. That's PGE — the unique combination of a friendly, supportive atmosphere with a progressive vision for business success. It's fun. It's challenging. It's enriching. And it's a big reason why the average PGE employee has spent almost 14 years with us. If you're looking for a new opportunity in an essential, dynamic industry, consider becoming a part of our PGE team.

Senior Unix System Administrator (R12-325)

Directs the most complex technical activities required for the design, security, installation, integration, as well as ongoing support of the PGE UNIX systems. Posted at the Senior Specialist level, but may be filled at the Specialist V level if appropriate.

Top candidates will have:
Typically a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience in a related discipline.

Typically over seven years of previous UNIX experience.

Advanced or comprehensive knowledge of current UNIX operating system environments, hardware installation and configuration, volume and file system management, networking and networking protocols, shell scripting, and common UNIX administration tools and utilities.

Advanced or comprehensive knowledge of best practices relating UNIX system design and implementation including security hardening and patching, build and configuration management, process automation, and account management according to the “least privilege” principle.

Advanced or comprehensive knowledge of virtual machine and hypervisor technologies, high-availability clustering solutions, enterprise backup and monitoring systems, and basic SAN/storage topologies and technologies.

Experienced making formal presentations to both business and technical professionals.

Ability to work as a self-directed member of the team, seeking out guidance as needed.

In order to be considered an applicant for this position, you will need to complete our employment application. Apply online at


by the application deadline. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 503-464-7250.

We offer a full range of traditional benefits - medical insurance, paid vacation, tuition reimbursement, retirement savings, and more - plus exciting opportunities unique to employment with us. From our robust on-the-job training to our on-site fitness facilities, PGE has a multitude of programs to help you gain valuable skills and experience, to provide rewards for meeting company goals, and to encourage health, safety, fellowship, and community volunteerism.

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.

PGE is an Equal Opportunity Employer who values diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Staffing Services Contact:
Danny Fajardo





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