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Systems Administrator II (Unix)

Credit One Bank • Las Vegas, NV

Posted 4 days ago

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Banking - Financial Services


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Job Description

The Unix Systems Administrator II will monitor and maintain systems in 24x7 highly-available production environments. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and articulate, with expertise in Unix/Linux operating systems, related software technologies, and have a proven history of using administrative tools and automating routine administration tasks.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Must be able to work independently to identify, isolate and perform root cause analysis of complex technical issues in a heterogeneous environment.
  • Must be willing to take ownership of the issue analysis and resolution efforts and commit to resolve technical issues regardless of the effort or timeframe required.
  • Mentor junior level staff in both technical and procedural skills.
  • Lead system initiatives and new projects.
  • Install, patch and tune Operating Systems and third party applications.
  • Develop and implement procedures to monitor systems for capacity and performance and create related documentation and reports.
  • Create system standards documentation and procedures to efficiently and accurately contribute to the success of the team.
  • Write scripts for monitoring systems and critical applications, and integrating into a centralized event console.
  • Work with external vendors/consultants to diagnose complex problems and drive resolution.
  • Supporting process improvements.
  • Full-time position with on-call duties.

Job Requirements:

  • 4+ years work experience as Unix System Administrator.
  • Must have experience implementing and managing enterprise class server environments.
  • Proficient understanding of and experience with Unix/Linux operating systems, file systems, applications and storage technologies.
  • Practical understanding of networking - routing, subnets, UDP, TCP, IP, & VLANs.
  • Must have scripting skills - PERL, batch, shell and/or VB.
  • Must have experience with using systems monitoring software (e.g. HP OpenView).
  • Must have strong communication skills and ability to work individually, within a team, with other groups and with customers.
  • Must have ability to communicate complex technical problems concisely and professionally to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience working in an enterprise environment with knowledge of clustering technologies and high availability strategies.
  • Previous experience with providing support for virtual environments, remotely connected customers and related technologies (e.g., Citrix, VM, Solaris Containers).
  • Understanding of or experience supporting web servers.
  • Understanding of or experience with backup software and recovery strategies.
  • Extensive experience with storage technologies.

Not Required, but Preferred:

  • Understanding of or experience supporting .NET application.
  • Understanding of or experience with virtual environments.

Physical requirements include:

  • Lifting up to 75Lbs as required, ability to relocate and move servers and network equipment.
  • Ability to bend, stretch, kneel to perform cable management. This requires tedious detail to properly install, label and appropriately route network cables. Must adhere to datacenter cabling guidelines.
  • Moves / Adds / Changes - moves of computers when necessary.
  • Individuals must be able to physically lift, bend, and crawl under desks.


Bachelors in an engineering discipline, or Technical certification in Win NT or Win 2K/2K3, or equivalent work experience. Microsoft certifications are highly desirable.

Job ID: 40/934
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