Sr. Linux/ Solaris Administrator (Twentieth Century Fox Film)
20th Century Fox - Los Angeles, CA

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Job Title: Sr. Linux / Solaris Administrator
Category: Linux/Unix
Division/Dept.: IT/EIS

General Summary
This position is responsible for installation, configuration and maintenance of all Fox's Linux/Unix systems. The system administrator will also support daily operations and help develop strategies to improve availability and utilization of Linux/Unix environments.


1. Design and Architecture
Participate in projects as the Unix/Linux resource.
Develop project estimates for Unix/Linux activities.
Perform systems architecture design.
Monitor patch releases and develop patch installation strategies.
Participate as Subject Matter Expert (SME) as required for design reviews and technology and tool selection.
Keep current on operating systems, hardware, 3rd party tools, and industry standards.

2. Maintenance
Install and configure RHEL and OEL using kickstart.
Plan, schedule and perform Hardware and OS maintenance, including firmware upgrades and patch installation.
Create and execute scripts for various OS and software maintenance activities.
Perform operating systems tuning including monitoring, troubleshooting and optimizing performance of the Unix/Linux Servers.

3. Archival, Backup and Recovery
Develop archival, backup and recovery strategy.
Plan, perform and monitor Unix/Linux OS backups.
Perform Unix/Linux OS recoveries.

4. Security
Maintain and monitor Unix/Linux platform security.

5. Production Support
Provide 24x7 on call production support.
Serves as escalation point for Unix/Linux related issues.

6. Administration
Communicates plans, status and issues to management on a regular basis.
Adheres to and enforces department standards, policies, procedures and industry best practices.

7. Other Duties As Required

Bachelor's degree

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and/or Solaris 10 Administration certification is prefered.

Excellent understanding and working experience with Sun Solaris 9/10, RHEL 5 and OEL 5.
Excellent understanding and working experience with Oracle VM and Virtualization technologies.
Strong knowledge of Shell scripting with hands-on experience.
Strong knowledge and working experience installing, configuring and administering Symantec Storage
Foundation, Storage Foundation HA and Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC.
Strong knowledge and working experience in installing, configuring and administering Oracle Cluster File System.
Knowledge and working experience of Quantum SNFS File system.
Strong knowledge in setting up, configuring and administering FTP servers.
Familiarity with Oracle RDBMS systems.

Excellent diagnostic problem solving and solution development capabilities.
Excellent resolution management skills.
Strong project coordination skills.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Strong analytical skills.

Minimum 5 years in a lead role supporting large corporate Unix/Linux environments.


COMPETENCY LEVEL Problem Solving Mastery Teamwork Comprehensive Relationship Management Comprehensive Communication Skills Comprehensive Technical Comprehensive Fox Group operates businesses in all segments of broadcast, cable, film and digital entertainment. The group is comprised of highly successful film and television studios including Twentieth Century Fox Film, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Television Studios; leading broadcast networks FOX and MyNetworkTV; 27 local television stations; and an extensive collection of cable entertainment, news and sports programming networks including Fox News, Fox Business Network, Fox Sports Net, Fuel, FX and National Geographic, among others.

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