Senior Unix Engineer - HP-UX (Work At Home)
Aetna - Chicago, IL

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  • This position can be Work At Home for the right candidate - otherwise, this will be based out of our Beachwood, OH or Chicago, IL offices*
Health Data & Management Solutions, Inc. (HDMS), a subsidiary of Aetna, is a software development company on the cutting edge of health IT data solutions. Offering data warehouse, management and analysis tools for the healthcare industry, HDMS strives to improve and enhance its product suite for health plans, employers and providers through constant innovation. HDMS' web-based products and services provide flexible, high-value reporting tools that empower users to maximize the value of their health care data and support benefit decisions.

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  • Manage, install, configure and support Unix operating systems and third party vendor software.
  • Provide support of our applications including escalation and system performance of production platforms.
  • Develop and maintain plans to ensure successful recovery of operating systems environment in the event of a disaster according to Corporate Disaster Recovery Policy.
  • Perform systems analysis and tuning to insure optimal operating systems response for multi-user applications.
  • Participate in providing technology assessments in support of automation and technology migration initiatives.
  • Recommend improvements; maintain/monitor production and non-production systems to ensure infrastructure performs at maximum efficiency. Implement/maintain Corporate Data Security guidelines.
Required Skills:
We are looking for someone with strong technical acumen who wants the growth and opportunity of a start-up, coupled with the stability of a Fortune 100 company. We offer an environment to build upon current skills and gain new experience with leaders of the industry, with the common goal of taking the company to the next level.

  • UNIX (HP-UX 11iv[2,3] on Itanium; ServiceGuard)
  • File system management: LVM, VxVM(Veritas Volume Manager), Clustered File Systems
  • Scripting Languages (perl, bash, tcsh, sh or posix)
  • HP Data Protector or equivalent backup solution
  • Application performance optimization experience
  • Network storage (SAN, NAS, etc.)
  • Other Network Services (SSH, DNS, FTP, etc.)
  • Brocade Fiber switches
  • Proficient with various aspects of Unix administration.
  • Fundamental networking and routing concepts.
  • Ability to achieve deadlines and to set and achieve goals.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage projects independently with minimal supervision
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux
  • Puppet configuration management experience a plus
  • Web Server (Zeus, Apache, MySQL, JBoss) maintenance and administration
  • 3Par, IBM/XIV SANs
The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
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