UNIX Administrator
NEP Broadcasting, LLC - Van Nuys, CA

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The purpose of this position is to provide systems administration and management to the various Unix based systems of our information technology infrastructure that currently supporting 800+ employees along with technical support to employees and contractors within the company across all divisions and locations.

Position Responsibilities:

Maintain a multi-server, multi-location network in a mixed OS environment with 99.6% uptime across all locations.

Responsible for all systems administration duties including but not limited to architecture, maintenance, and support of primarily Unix based applications, database, file, web and email servers.

Conduct performance monitoring and provide appropriate system modifications to guarantee responsive system uptime and performance, including s ystem failure analysis and recovery and insuring the consistency and integrity of file systems.

Test and deploy relevant software updates at most current and stable releases including the ability to w rite scripts to automate administration tasks.

Coordinate the implementation of computer systems with company personnel and outside vendors.

Responsible for all supporting upgrades and preventive maintenance to the LAN/WAN.

Provide 1st tier technical support to employees and contractors.

Generate, maintain and resolve trouble tickets for issue and responses in a timely manner.

Provide phone, in-person and remote support to employees and contractors in the areas of e-mail, directories, standard Windows and MAC desktop applications, along with other 3rd party and in-house applications.

Assist in the management of the daily backup of critical systems and monitor the performance and resources of the system network.

Work nights, weekends as required.?

Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent experience.

At least 3 years of experience with maintaining all aspects of a Unix system administration, however a combination of education and experience will be considered.

Hands on experience with LINUX/UNIX systems (RedHat, Ubuntu, BSD) including the deployment, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

Understanding of TCP/IP protocols, script writing and maintenance skills administrative familiarity with relevant technologies.

Strong aptitude in DNS, NFS, Samba, MySQL, Apache, SSH, SSL, PHP, Shell, Perl, Nagios, PRTG

LAN/WAN network experience utilizing Cisco and Cisco VPN technologies.

Must have an excellent grasp of Active Directory, NAS/SAN, Citrix/Terminal Services, Virtualization (VMWare), Cloud (Amazon) and Barracuda network appliances.

Strong experience with system management tools, logical file systems and client/server environments.

Excellent communication and customer service skills along with well-developed problem solving and analytical skills.

Must be w illing and able to lift/push/pull up to 50 lbs., and be willing to seek assistance for anything over 50 lbs.