Systems Engineer (AIX)
Columbia University - New York, NY

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The AIX Systems Engineer provides on-going support of the centrally run Unix infrastructure. This infrastructure supports email, web, administrative, and other applications, including automation, processes, hardware and software. Systems include AIX, RedHat Linux, and Solaris.

  • Installs moderate/complex soft/hardware infrastructure. May plan, assign and direct the implementation of low to moderately complex upgrades and installations. Performs complex implementations and/or customizations.
  • Installs moderate/complex impact upgrades, patches and fixes to moderate/high impact environments or customers with high visibility. Monitors automated reports and/or responds to alerts for multiple hard/software applications issues. Assemble trend reports and monitors for user utilization levels. Assesses and recommends maintenance and/or hard/software solutions to maximize user effectiveness. On 24-hour call for after-hours and weekend work.
  • Takes calls from Client Support Services, end users, developers, operations staff, or automated tools regarding availability, performance or functionality problems (7x24). Performs diagnosis and resolution of moderately complex hard/software issues. Designs processes to eliminate moderately complex and possibly systemic problems. Conducts/coordinates complex troubleshooting activities spanning multiple systems and technologies. Uses vendor support and other CUIT staff to troubleshoot and resolve complex problems. Researches complex problems and their resolution. Assists junior staff with diagnosis and resolution.
  • Does assigned research, design and development; these activities may be time sensitive (low flexibility) and impact multiple visible user groups. Works with vendors directly on customization and implementation work. Contributes to the defining of hard/software configurations to address University needs.
  • Consults to senior customer/ management on project design and development scope (complex). Understands customer business needs and technical requirements. Assists customer organizations with planning and implementing complex configurations. Identifies and documents basic/moderate infrastructure requirements. May act as an individual contributor/consultant on CU-wide infrastructure and integration issues complex and multiplatform in nature.
  • Maintains open and collaborative relationships with client management on ongoing project and maintenance work. Maintains good relationships with peer technical groups and other support groups. Work with all levels of vendor organizations on problem management and resolution. May provide basic vendor, content, and product pricing research in support of vendor negotiation process. Provides project management and/or technical consulting on moderately complex projects.
  • Performs related duties & responsibilities as requested.
Minimum Qualifications for Grade
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education and experience required.
  • 3+ years related experience
Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

  • Strong knowledge of IBM AIX and systems design, development, maintenance techniques and processes
  • Knowledge of a scripting language
  • Broad knowledge of information technologies
Preferred Qualifications

  • 6+ years related experience
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