Unix System Administrator III
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield - Rochester, NY

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Responsible for the UNIX-based operations system including knowledge of kernel and network services. Works with journaled file systems, TCP/IP, NFS, SAMBA and DNS. Other duties include: Apache web servers, mail, storage attached network (SAN) devices and technologies. Also responsible for installation, maintenance and administration of multiple Unix servers: including Sun Solaris, IBM AIX, and HP UX across multiple locations.

Essential Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
Provide software support for operating systems (HP, SUN, IBM etc.), applications development tools, and environmental software utilities

Provide technical support for all corporate and field data centers.

Monitor and support the daily activities of configuration of operation of the UNIX environment

Optimize system operation and resource utilization

Supports systems capacity analysis and planning

Provide assistance to users in accessing, using, and troubleshooting the UNIX systems

Consult on hardware and software configurations, options, and techniques

Plan and coordinate the installation of new software packages

Publish technical information

Provide off-hour, on-call support. Requires occasional evening and weekend work

Work closely with technical staff to insure that backup and archiving designs and procedures are implemented properly

Consistently demonstrates high standards of integrity by supporting the Lifetime Healthcare Companies’ mission and values and adhering to the Corporate Code of Conduct.

Maintains high regard for member privacy in accordance with the corporate privacy policies and procedures.

Regular and reliable attendance is required

Performs other duties, as assigned

Technical Requirements:
Server hardware: Sun Enterprise Servers, IBM PSeries Servers, HP 9000 Series Servers.

Storage: Sun T3, A5200, A50000,A3500, A3000, A1000 storage subsystems
IBM ESS, IBM FastT

Operating Systems: SunOS, Sun Solaris, AIX 4.33, 5.1, 5.2, HPUX 11

Special Software: Veritas Volume Manager, Veritas File Systems, Veritas Cluster Server, Sendmail, SAMBA, SSH, TCP-Wrapper, Iplanet, Apache Web server, Netscape Enterprise Server, Sun Solstice Disksuite

Networking: TCP/IP, NFS, NIS, NIS+, Automounting, DSN, Netid, Jumpstart configuration

Language: UNIX shell script Perl

A minimum of 5 year’s of experience in Unix-based operating system.
Networking skills: TCP/IP, NFS, NIS, NIS+, are required.

Knowledge of Windows NT in a server environment, and in interaction with UNIX is HIGHLY desirable.

Understanding of Oracle 8 in a Solaris environment is highly desirable.

Ability to respond quickly to issues facing high availability, high demand, enterprise wide services is a must

Must have good written and verbal skills, and be able to work in a team environment.

Willingness to work irregular hours and be on pager coverage

A four-year degree in Computer Science or Mathematics is preferred

Certifications: Sun Certified Solaris Administrator

Physical Requirements

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