UNIX/Linux Administrator
GTA - Detroit, MI

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Global IT Solutions
Position: UNIX/Linux Admininstrator
Location: Detroit, MI
Type: Contract

With general guidance and coaching, participates in design, development and implementation of specific new and emerging technologies, platforms and services. Assists in the assessment of technical viability of new products and technologies. Works with developers and infrastructure specialists to pilot and evaluate new technologies. Participates in development of business cases and obtaining approvals for capital expenditures. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. .. Business Recovery (Disaster Recovery) related activities including, creating architecture diagrams, server lists, application flows, server and application configuration and testing at the DR site.

Top Three Skills/Experience
  • Deep understanding of Systems Administration for Unix / Linux operating systems including monitoring and maintenance.
  • Deep understanding of web application infrastructure and environments including authentication, LDAP, Websphere Suite, MQ, Web Server (Apache),
  • Skilled in scripting and automation including error handling, applications and infrastructure monitoring in one or more of the following languages - Perl, Unix Shell Scripting, Bash, Ant, Jython, Python, Javascript - Java a strong plus

Required Skills/Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred.
  • Minimum five (5) years related experience preferred.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Extensive creativity required across areas of expertise.
  • Unix / Linux Systems Systems Administration (monitoring, maintenance, restore , design, build) Any or all AIX, Solaris, Red Hat, or Suse experience is preferred
  • Large scale web user environment is key (supporting thousands of users)
  • Understanding of Virtualization concepts, Vmware experience required
  • 3+ years of overall combined WebSphere v6, v7, or v8 experience a plus
  • 3+ years supporting Apache web server preferred
  • Utilization of Puppet Tools for code management a plus
  • Set monitoring strategy, implement and guide tuning /alerting processes
  • Experience with Compuware monitoring tools such as app vantage, server vantage, Gomez and dynatrace a plus
  • Ability to code in house monitoring tools to supplement software packages in RRDB, Mysql, Perl, and others for snmp based monitoring, learn appropriate tools as required
  • Understanding of the role of distributed databases in web application and how to assist DBA¿s in troubleshooting. Oracle, SQL, distributed DB2 a plus.
  • Understanding of MQ infrastructure design, implementation, troubleshooting with external partners, MQ Application Programming, MQ Administration (including Security), and MQ Integrator Application Programming and Administration.
  • QPASA or Omegamon MQ monitoring knowledge and experience
  • Experience with IBM DataPower and XSLT transformations a plus.
  • Implements system patching / maintenance for WebSphere.
  • WAS (WebSphere Application Server) V7 upgrade experience
  • Sun One Web Server version 6.x experience a plus
  • 3+ years Directory (LDAP, JES) servers support, maintenance & tuning
  • Java development experience highly preferred
  • Expert level in scripting in Ant, Perl & Korn, Unix, and automating code deployment - experience in IBM RAFW a plus
  • Focuses on maintaining high systems availability through change discipline, proactively addressing threats to availability
  • Excellent understanding of sound applications testing approaches and change discipline principles in the promotion to production processes
  • Familiarity with VIP¿s, F5, clustering, load balancing and Network Connectivity principles
  • Understanding of Storage management principles and operations
  • Monitors SAN, NAS, disk space for application logs and automation of space management.
  • Performs Cron job scheduling as required

Preferred Experience
  • Understanding of Virtualization concepts, Vmware experience a plus
  • Experience / knowledge of IBM Message Broker (WMB) a plus
  • AIX, Solaris, Red Hat, and Suse is preferred
  • IBM Rational experience, JAVA coding, or IBM Buildforge RAFW a plus
  • Experience/knowledge with private cloud a plus
  • MVS, z/OS, ZVM, data storage, Oracle, Glassfish experience a plus
  • SAS, SYCSORT, FileAid, FOCUS, COBOLII is a plus
  • VANTIVE, Compuware AppWatch
  • ADOBE CQ experience a plus
  • Sun One Web Server version 6.x experience a plus

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