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Sr. AIX Systems Engineer - RTH
Ref No.: 18-00642
Location: Bethlehem
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

Qualifications:
  • 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