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Senior Level UNIX System Administrator

Job Title: Senior Level UNIX System Administrator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 86312
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

Contact: Bridin Quinn
Telephone: 091730022

Senior Level UNIX System Administrator

Our client, a medical device company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a Senior Level UNIX System Administrator for their site.

  • Manages and supports server equipment to ensure the highest level of performance and availability in a 24X7 environment
  • Actively participates in the planning, development and implementation of the installation of local and/or remote server equipment
  • Proactively monitors, operates, upgrades and maintains local and/or remote server equipment ensuring availability and protection of server equipment
  • Work with global infrastructure teams to help manage and maintain Storage, Network, Telecommunications, Windows Server and Security infrastructure on site
  • Work closely with development teams on site and be a single point of contact for hosting infrastructure.
  • Demonstrate technical leadership by staying current on new technologies
  • Maintains up to date knowledge on the most recent server equipment technologies and evaluates vendor products by reviewing white papers, attending conferences and vendor demonstrations
  • Maintain collaborative working relationship with IS services (database, data centre, servers, desktop, networking, security), and software vendors, as needed
  • Leads and participates in server equipment capacity planning efforts and performs development and testing of new server equipment architectures.
  • Leads and participates in the installation, testing, upgrading (both software and hardware) and retirement of server equipment
  • Monitors and reports on processes, uptime, performance, utilization and capacity of server equipment
  • Designs, executes and monitors server equipment backups to ensure company data and applications are safeguarded and can be restored to establish normal operation after an incident or disaster
  • Implements continuous improvements (upgrades and patches) to ensure server equipment is preventively maintained, running properly and protected from computer viruses and/or other security threats
  • Interacts with users and other IS teams to accommodate requests for server equipment services (data storage, applications)
  • Create and maintain all required technical documentation per IS methodology and processes
  • Leads trouble shooting initiatives and resolves server equipment failures by analysing issues and implementing corrective actions. Leads root cause analysis and takes measures to address root cause analysis findings
  • Sets up administrator, service and user accounts
  • Maintains validated server equipment documentation, performs tuning of performance, installs server equipment software and allocates storage space
  • Leads the development and monitoring of policies and standards for server equipment resource capacity allocation to users and applications
  • Lead project work stream activities, working with internal and external cross-functional groups
  • Adhere to project plans, tasks, and deliverables; identify dependencies and resource requirements
  • Appropriately communicate project status, escalate issues, and manage timelines and action items
  • Works closely with the project team (internal and external) to assure a timely solution

  • Bachelor?s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 6+ years? experience in a UNIX / Linux / AIX Server Administration role
  • 2+ years? experience working with customers designing and architecting solutions
  • Experience with Puppet and writing Puppet Policies
  • Previous experience as a leading member of a large UNIX server organization
  • Basic experience with the following technologies is desirable:
  • NetApp\EMC & HP Storage infrastructure
  • Cisco networking & Avaya telecommunications solutions
  • Windows 2008 & 2012 operating systems
  • Active Directory, DNS & DHCP
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people in other areas across the enterprise (geographical and functional) to accomplish desired outcomes
  • Proven ability to quickly troubleshoot issues using a sound and logical approach to deliver a valid solution
  • Ability to identify and implement process improvement opportunities
  • Ability to develop solutions to a variety of complex problems of diverse scope and complexity
  • Demonstrates a broad knowledge of a variety of alternatives and their impact on the business unit

For further information on this UNIX System Administrator role in Galway please contact Bridin Quinn on 091730022 /
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