Sr Systems Administrator
McKesson - The Woodlands, TX

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Empowering patients starts with you. It starts with the chain of events you initiate when you work on the combined team of McKesson Specialty Health and US Oncology- a chain that extends across the country uniting a network of community-based cancer clinics and resulting in millions of people getting more from their healthcare.

Across McKesson Specialty Health and US Oncology, our team affects the full continuum of healthcare - ultimately helping to improve the patient experience at the individual level. Our specialty pharmaceutical programs offer a significant impact for our customers and their businesses. The Distribution Services segment of our company is dedicated to the wholesale distribution of specialty pharmaceuticals - focusing on oncology and other specialty products. Our Specialty Patient Services group provides compliance and adherence programs, as well as reimbursement hotlines, patient assistance and support programs and the managed distribution of pharmaceutical products. Our Specialty Solution Center is the largest single-site call center in healthcare, offering a centralized approach to optimize manufacturer product reimbursement and access. Our US Oncology operations unite one of the nation's largest health-care services network devoted exclusively to cancer treatment and research, and is a pioneer in community-based cancer care. Annually, the united network of more than 9,000 physicians, clinicians, nurses, and administrators delivers integrated cancer care to more than 850,000 cancer patients in community-based clinics located in 41 states.

Senior UNIX Administrator is responsible for installing, maintaining, upgrading, and administrating 50+ UNIX servers running Linux, Solaris, and AIX operating systems. Analyzing environments for opportunities in performance and optimization and making recommendations for effective strategies. Works with existing application teams to understand the proper usage of the systems and what type performance and utilization is required from the application development teams. Perform system cloning, system migrations, systems upgrade planning, and implementation of change management procedures. Install software, apply patches, manage file systems, monitor performance and troubleshoot alerts from commercial, open source and locally developed monitoring tools. Recommends and implements changes in maintenance and system configuration settings. Provide technical support and general troubleshooting of UNIX systems within the McKesson Specialty Health infrastructure. Perform on-call duties as periodically required.
  • 6+ years of Unix Administration experience.
  • 5+ years of Unix Sun Administration in a clustered environment
  • In-depth knowledge of Linux, Solaris, AIX, Apache and SAN
  • Strong experience with system management tools, logical file systems, and client/server environments
  • Shell programming expertise
  • In-depth hardware configuration knowledge
  • Knowledge of Network technologies
  • Demonstrated initiative, customer orientation and team work competencies
  • Knowledge of Oracle, RMAN, Veritas NetBackup, IBM Tivoli, Nagios.
  • HP Blade chassis experience
  • Ability to interpret and understand database schemas to ensure database integrity.
  • Working experience with Multi-tier environment involving Windows and UNIX servers.
  • Ability to communicate technical issues with non-technical people
  • 4-year degree in computer science or related field or equivalent experience

General Office Demands

We believe you should be rewarded for the important work you do. For that reason, you'll receive a competitive compensation and benefits package when you join our team.

It starts with you. That's a simple sentence but it says a lot. It reminds each one of us that what we do matters. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission - whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. By connecting and improving the business of healthcare, we're helping to ensure that millions of patients get the treatment they need. And by choosing a career with McKesson Specialty Health , you'll join a team of passionate people working together to improve lives and advance healthcare.

At McKesson, we believe we can empower healthcare. And it all starts with you.

As an equal opportunity employer, McKesson Corporation unites the talents and contributions of all to advance the power of healthcare. Learn more about our opportunities at

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McKesson moves medicine. As a top pharmaceuticals distributor in North America, McKesson delivers prescription and generic drugs, as well as...