Senior Systems Engineer
Thomson Reuters - Ann Arbor, MI

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Truven Health Analytics, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks and services to the healthcare industry. Hospitals, government agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, and pharmaceutical companies have relied on our solutions for over 30 years. Truven Health Analytics combines deep clinical, financial and healthcare management expertise with innovative technology platforms and information assets to make healthcare better, collaborating with customers to uncover and realize opportunities for improving quality, efficiency, and outcomes. Truven Health Analytics employs approximately 2,200 people worldwide and has principal offices in Ann Arbor, Chicago and Denver. For more information, please visit www.truvenhealth.com .

Works on range of servers from VMs to Blades to SMP. Supporting OS builds, upgrades and patches as well as user requests and instruction. Experience with various versions of Linux, and Unix such as SUSE, Redhat, Solaris, AIX, and HPUX. Experience with servers supporting Oracle RAC desirable. Must make suggestions and recommendations to improve existing servers and infrastructure. Experience with SAN and NAS as well as local raid controllers. Able to support utilities such as Veritas, DNS, LDAP and automount. Ability to produce quality scripts in shell. Ability to learn and install and support new applications. Must be able to work independently with little to no supervision on large projects

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES

Primary responsibilities include supporting servers from an operating system perspective and managing various business unit technical requirements. Must be proficient in supporting the Linux operating system, preferably SUSE Linux. Senior Systems Engineers must be able to manage project work, exhibiting strong time and project management skills. In addition, a Senior Systems Engineer will assist in testing and evaluation of new technologies to ensure compatibility and functionality, review business unit technical design proposals, participate in and lead project teams.

BA, BS or AA or Equivalent work experience with 7 years experience in related work
Minimum of 5 years administering Redhat or SUSE 10/11 running in a 24x7 environment; including server builds, nfs, shell scripting, performance tuning, patch management and firmware updates.
Implement software and hardware RAID solutions, including Linux LVM, Symantec/Veritas Volume Manager, Solaris Volume Manager
In-depth technical experience with one of the following operating systems;Linux, Solaris
Working knowledge of NAS and SAN technologies, preferably experience with Netapp, Hitachi Data Systems and EMC storage technologies
Experience configuring backup tools like TSM and Symantec Networker.
Research, test, and implement new hardware and software.
Must have working knowledge of network (LAN/WAN) technologies and UNIX system management tools
Knowledge of UNIX server hardware components
Knowledge of Unix/Linux security hardening
Experience in supporting systems running Oracle or Informix a plus.
Adept at researching technology solutions with all available resources
Identify and Generate innovative approaches and solutions to recurring tasks or problems.
Proven analytical and trouble shooting skills
Ability to set scope and deliver quality results
Ability to determine and assign tasks to others to achieve project goals
Strong scripting skills in one of the following; shell scripting, Python or PERL
Utilize change and incident management systems to achieve highly available enterprise systems
Very strong documentation and communication skills
Experience using and tweaking monitoring tools such as Orion, Nagios and SiteScope.

We seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Truven Health Analytics is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the H-1B visa cap has been met for the 2012 fiscal year (October 1, 2011-September 30, 2012).

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