UNIX Administrator

TEKsystems has a contract UNIX administrator opportunity in Columbus, IN. This is a contract that will last until the end of this year. The client is looking to interview and hire fairly quickly.

Position: UNIX Administrator - Unix - Sun

Job Description: Client is currently seeking an experienced UNIX Administrator with proven Solaris administration and Scripting (Shell and Perl) experience. Candidates will be removed from day to day operations as the Client has an offshore service provider that handles this; however, they will be required to get involved on higher level problem tickets and troubleshooting, project related work, as well as testing of new versions or upgrades. Will get involved with installation, testing, set up, documentation, etc. but will then work with offshore teams to ensure proper implementation into production. Basically will serve as 3rd level support and will spend a fair amount of their time scripting. Must be clear that candidate will not handle day to day Unix administration, but will need this background and experience in order to handle the workload and projects that will come their way.

Environment is predominantly Solaris so must have proven experience with this. The client's environment is very large (well over 150+ servers) so experience in a large distributed environment is desired.

Looking for 5 years solid experience. Candidate will serve as a general member of the team and will be reviewing and modifying existing scripts (there are a number of scripts that are operational or utility based in nature such as SOx scripts that are used for auditing purposes and these will need ongoing support and modifications). Will assist with project work. Must be a strong Solaris Admin that will assist projects and scripting. Candidates must be sharp to technical questions such as command prompts and technical terminology for interview purposes. Position is an addition to the current team and will go for 6 mos. and likely through year end.

"Must Haves"

Technical skills essential for this assignment: (Prioritize importance most to least) Must have at least 5 years proven experience as a UNIX Systems Administrator in a Sun Solaris environment. Proven experience in scripting (Shell and Perl) is needed as well. Proven experience in applications support and related duties in conjunction with UNIX. Proven experience with Remedy or other related trouble ticketing systems. Excellent communication and a team player.

Pluses: Any previous experience with monitoring tools is a plus as they use EMC Smarts for system monitoring at the Client.

If interested, contact Keisha Cunningham, Technical Recruiter at TEKsystems, 888.768.3949.