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Sr. AIX Systems Engineer

Company: Ascent
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Job Description:

Job Req #: 18-10307
Job Description: Sr AIX Systems Engineer
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Position Type: Contract to Hire

Position Objective:
The responsibility of this position is to oversee and assist with major project initiatives, as well as provide support for AIX Unix servers in development, QA/UAT, and production environments. This position requires in-depth knowledge of the AIX 6/7 operating systems. This position requires superior troubleshooting skills, capacity and performance experience and reporting, a thorough understanding of network protocols, implementation experience in the use of highly available applications. Must have experience with AIX HMC management and LPAR creation. This individual will also be required to have demonstrated working knowledge of LPAR creation, NFS, DNS. Shell scripting and interpersonal skills are also a must for this position.

Specific Responsibilities:
Provide day to day operational support for the AIX systems regional data center locations
24x7 "On-call" support rotation required
Ensure the integrity for all systems are maintained, system version is kept current and at appropriate maintenance levels
Ensure all systems maintain correct configurations. Monitor the performance of installed technologies, performing required maintenance and upgrades as appropriate. Make recommendations for operational improvements
Provide ongoing support and troubleshooting for our installed technical solutions
Develop and promote technical standards and support migration efforts to the future technology infrastructure
As a member of the OS Support team, resource will be providing incident support for all Linux and AIX systems on a rotating basis
Monitor system health and remediate identified problems
Assist staff and business representatives with the diagnoses and remediation of technical problems/outages
Work closely with the various infrastructure support teams to identify critical failures
Monitor the various application work queues, and complete incoming requests in a timely manner
Participate in root cause analysis bridges and provide technical assistance when required
Participate in business and departmental projects and initiatives as assigned
Work closely with business colleagues to ensure projects are completed accurately and on time
Routinely review system resource allocations and application needs to ensure business process are completing within identified SLA's
Frequently monitor and review system capacities
Perform hardware and operating system tuning when applicable
Provide short and long-term capacity forecasting and perform the necessary planning to ensure adequate system resources are always available and functioning properly

Bachelor's degree in computer science, systems analysis, or a related study, or equivalent experience
5+ years of experience including AIX
Red Hat Linux and AWS experience a plus
Expert in the understanding of the AIX and Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating systems
Full understanding of LPAR creation, HMC management, VIO servers and NIM for AIX
Full and in-depth knowledge of UNIX-based network protocols, bind and ssh
Strong scripting skills
Expert level understanding of the philosophies of operating system performance tuning
Strong understanding of files systems, concepts and logical volume management
Must be a team player

Audrey Lamb
Technical Recruiter

**If this is not a fit for you or you are not interested, Ascent Services Group offers an excellent Referral Bonus! We look forward to hearing from you!

About Ascent: The Ascent Services Group (ASG) is a nationally recognized technology staffing and consulting firm whose fundamental business is providing staffing services to Small, Medium, and Large Enterprise clients in our core market verticals: Financial Services, Healthcare, Technology and Life Sciences. As consultants for ASG, you will have access to many of the top clients within the industries we serve. Our goal is to deliver innovative talent through proven best practices and effective resource optimization. Become one of ASG's candidates and experience the difference!

Keywords: Ascent, Bethlehem , Sr. AIX Systems Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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