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Senior Unix Administrator

Job Title: Senior Unix Administrator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cork
REF: 86459
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

Senior Unix Administrator

Our client a leading medical device company in Tipperary are seeking a senior UNIX administrator to support project across the globe
  • Manages and supports server equipment
  • 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
  • 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
  • Maintain collaborative working relationship with IS services, and software vendors
  • 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 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 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
  • Create and maintain all required technical documentation per IS methodology and processes
  • Leads trouble shooting initiatives and resolves server equipment failures by analyzing 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 to assure a timely solution

What Do I Need
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar
  • 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
  • Some of the following: NetApp\EMC & HP Storage infrastructure, Cisco networking & Avaya telecommunications solutions, Windows 2008 & 2012 operating systems, Active Directory, DNS & DHCP
  • Proven ability to quickly troubleshoot issues
  • Ability to develop solutions to a variety of complex problems of diverse scope and complexity

For further information on this Senior Unix Administrator role in Tipperary please contact Jenny Dore on 0212066287 /
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