Randstad Unix (AIX & RHEL) Admin in Irving, Texas

Unix (AIX & RHEL) Admin

job details:

  • location:Irving, TX

  • salary:$40 - $50 per hour

  • date posted:Monday, March 12, 2018

  • job type:Contract

  • industry:Information Technology

  • reference:607507

job description

Randstad Technologies has an immediate need with our long-standing end customer, a leading retail company with offices in Irving TX.

6+ month contract to work onsite in Irving.

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years Unix/Linux system administration of complex compute and network systems and/or support of highly distributed and available applications

  • Expert level, hands-on troubleshooting of virtual platform related issues

  • Ability to author scripts in Unix shell scripting

  • Expert knowledge of server based computing, virtual environments, and cloud-based infrastructure, and serve as subject matter expert to peers on those topics

Soft Skills:

  • Strong analytical thinking and problem determination/resolution skills

  • The ability to communicate complicated technical issues and the risks they pose to project management and executive management

  • Excellent verbal and writing skills

  • Strong understanding of security best practices and standards

  • Solid understanding of secure network and system design

Preferred Skills:

  • Applicable training and/or certification

  • Retail industry experience

  • eCommerce experience

  • 4 year degree

  • Local to DFW


Work with project teams and developers to ensure those teams understand compatibility with virtual platforms and Virtual Workspace architecture and requirements


  • AIX Version 7.x Administation

  • AIX 6.1& 7.1 Environment build and management on POWER7 and Power 8

  • AIX Power VC

  • LPAR, VIO, configuration and performance management

  • Hardware administration and deployment of P770s, P8s

  • Familiarity with IBM Storage products V7000, configuration and administration

  • AIX Engineering best practices in large scale environment

  • NIM, software deployment, Smitty FastPaths

  • Configuring HBAs for server storage provisioning using SAN Fabric

  • User and group administration including ACLs, sudoers

  • Ability to identify and interpret important logs with alog, errpt

  • Deep understanding of NFS, and other RPCs, file sharing, exporting,

  • Strong Shell Scripting expertise

  • Experience with installation and upgrade of fixes/patches/APARs

  • Network design for Servers in a multi-tiered environment for load balancing and HA

  • Understanding and ability to debug boot cycle, run levels, truss

  • Server and storage performance monitoring, diagnosis and OS hardening

  • Understanding "on demand " services, inetd, LVM, SAN boot

  • Interact with IT staff and vendors regarding testing or troubleshooting issues.

  • Install/configure/performance tune/support AIX on Power platforms, Virtual IO Servers(Dual VIOs), HMC (Hardware Maintenance Console) using NPIV

  • Configure LPARs, Micropartioining

  • Produce and review topas and nmon reports for performance remediation

Redhat Linux

  • RHEL 6 & & Administration

  • Experience with administering Linux LVM

  • Experience with yum, rpm, security hardening

  • Vmware Vcenter & Vsphere Experience

  • Active Directory Experience

  • HP DL380 Experience

  • Cisco UCS Experience

  • Del VRTX Experience

  • Solid understanding of networking protocols and design

  • Strong experience scripting in shell, Perl (PowerShell and VBScript a plus)

  • Experience with common networks services, such as ntp, dns, and syslog