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Systems Administrator, Infrastructure Unix/Linux
Ref No.: 17-00216
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
The IBM – Resource on Demand Team is seeking a Systems Administrator, Infrastructure Unix/Linux for a contract opportunity in the Ottawa area.

Work Description:

The Systems Administrator Infrastructure (UNIX/Linux) is responsible for the provision, coordination and administration of all Unix and Linux systems. Responsibilities include 2nd-level support, performance monitoring, system tuning, capacity planning and the coordination and implementation of system releases or changes. Implement any changes involving hardware, software, storage and/or any product that supports development, testing and production environments. Develop and lead significant enhancement projects and ensure that change-management procedures and methodologies are implemented and followed.

  • Lead or participate in all phases of the development methodology cycle to implement the required information technology, providing technical knowledge, creativity and a seasoned perspective to initiatives and teams
  • Research and monitor technology developments and industry trends; assess their applicability, and recommend technologies that will enhance productivity and the achievement of the client's business objectives
  • Monitor and support the performance of systems and service agreements, including on-call, shift and/or weekend work as required, to ensure that ongoing service-delivery standards are met
  • Provide expert advice on information technology concepts, architectures, policies and standards to Information Technology Services management, colleagues and clients
  • Research and evaluate products and potential solutions to support the evolution of the environment

Experience / Skills Required
  • University degree in computer science or a related discipline
  • A minimum of five years of server administration experience, with four or more years of experience supporting critical server, security enhanced network and storage (storage area network [SAN]/network attached storage [NAS] technology) environments
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

  • English or French essential
  • Proven technical understanding of UNIX and storage platforms and inter-networking architectures, as well as web computing architectures
  • Experience with Oracle/Sun hardware, Solaris OS and virtualization, including LDOM and Zone containers (Solaris 10 and 11)
  • Experience with Linux Red Hat administration, Satellite services and VMware virtualization
  • Experience in performance and capacity planning

Mandatory Skills:
  • Canadian Federal Government Security Clearance – Enhanced Reliability Status or higher

We wish to thank all applicants for applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for prelim interviews will be contacted.