UNIX Administrator
Jackson National Life Insurance Company - Lansing, MI

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Prudential Global Data Services (PGDS) has an opening for a UNIX Administrator. PGDS manages the global IT infrastructure for the Prudential Group of Companies (the Group). The Group includes five Financial Services companies worldwide: Prudential UK & Europe, Jackson National Life, M&G Investments, PRUPIM and Prudential Corporation Asia (PCA).

PGDS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jackson National Life Insurance Company® ("Jackson®").

Jackson is one of the nation's largest and fastest growing financial services companies, with over $100 billion in total assets. Jackson offers a range of retirement products and services including variable; fixed and fixed index annuities; term and permanent life insurance. Please visit our website at


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Job Purpose

The Unix Administrator installs, supports, maintains, monitors, and tunes operating system software and guest sub-system software (DBMS's, web/internet, imaging, networking, back-up/restore, web server). The Administrator will also architect and deploy Unix server hardware (CPU's, Disk, tape, memory, network). This individual will develop and maintain disaster recovery procedures. The Administrator must be able to balance and manage customer needs, daily responsibilities, and any additional projects as assigned. The Unix Administrator's primary focus will be deploying stable and cost-effective Unix environments.


Job Requirements (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

Successful completion of an analytical aptitude test;

Knowledge of AIX and Linux or Solaris operating systems and hardware;

Developing processing standards and procedures for use by IT staff;

Providing technical support to IT staff during systems design, development, and deployment;

Understanding of personal computers operating systems and networking concepts;

Assisting in coordinating software vendors and 3rd party software installs;

Production and customer focus.

Education and Experience Required

Bachelors degree or equivalent experience and/or education;

Preferred Qualifications

AIX or Linux experience;

Experience with Storage Area Networks;

Project Management experience;

Programming experience; and

Scripting languages (KSH or Perl)

Jackson offers an outstanding benefits package including competitive pay, bonuses, comprehensive health insurance benefits, a 401(k) retirement plan with matching, and a college tuition reimbursement program for employees and eligible dependents.

Online applications only. No e-mails, faxes, paper resumes or applications, or phone calls accepted.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Company facilities and campuses are tobacco-free environments.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.



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Jackson National Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of UK insurer Prudential plc, offers financial services (fixed, indexed, and variable...