UNIX Job Description

UNIX Job Description

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UNIX provides unix/Linux systems administration, which includes user administration, application support, preventative maintenance, backup, and recovery, and system automation through scripting as required.

UNIX Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Troubleshoot Unix/Linux Hardware and Software issues to resolution
Build and Decommission Unix and Linux servers
Daily maintenance and problem resolution for Networking (TCP/IP and UDP), Firewalls
Strong knowledge of clustering, partition and virtualization technology
Perform moves - adds - changes – upgrades to Unix servers
Maintaining and improving the group's internal continuous integration and testing platform
Expert knowledge in day to day system administration tasks such as package management and deployment, troubleshooting system and hosted applications related issues, system/network performance parameter tuning
Mentorship of more junior team members, leadership of specific projects and initiatives, participation in scoping and design activities, working in concert with the Principal Engineer and Enterprise Architecture team
Must have 6+ years experience in IS working in an Infrastructure and Operations environment
Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to interact with higher level management

UNIX Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for UNIX

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ITIL, CE, OS, II, IAT, LPIC, AIX, RHCE, LINUX, DODI

Education for UNIX

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the UNIX job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Computer Science, Technical, Engineering, Education, Information Technology, Business, Technology, Information Systems, Administration, Computer Engineering

Skills for UNIX

Desired skills for UNIX include:

Scripting Perl/Python/Shell
Shell scripting

Desired experience for UNIX includes:

Minimum of 10 years experience UNIX Systems Administration experience
Experience of Security Management or Administration or a keen interest and desire to work in such an environment
Candidate must possess ability to determine the priority and impact of issues and act accordingly, ability to communicate with technical and non- technical customers
Good knowledge of at least one configuration management system (Chef, Puppet, Salt Stack)
High school diploma or GED and four years experience

UNIX Examples


UNIX Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of UNIX. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for UNIX
  • Provide advice and guidance within the area of Solaris/Linux as required both internally and to the customer (including training/mentoring staff)
  • Manage the current Linux environment, while planning for the future needs of the dynamic environment running multiple custom-built client web and traditional packaged applications
  • Experience with Oracle/Sun hardware, Solaris OS and virtualization
  • This position will work with the existing UNIX team to manage, maintain, deploy, troubleshoot and support servers for a mixed customer environment
  • Plays a key role as the technical implementer for projects
  • Functions as a technical expert in the debugging of customer implementations
  • Continuously improving
  • Participate in new technology reviews like Hadoop, clustering technologies, Openstack, and CM systems
  • Provide daily support and troubleshooting for test and production hardware, software, and operations issues
  • Deploy of automated processes to regain efficiencies
Qualifications for UNIX
  • Proficiency in day to day system administration tasks such as server/package management and deployment, troubleshooting system and hosted applications related issues, system/network performance parameter tuning
  • Strong Cisco UCS knowledge or similar servers (Dell, HP)
  • Knowledgeable of the best practices in OS Security
  • Configuration of Automation tools (we use Puppet)
  • Willingness/Ability to travel to co-location facilities as needed (Approx
  • 5+ years providing operational support either Solaris or Redhat Linux in a large scale deployment

UNIX Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an UNIX. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for UNIX
  • Troubleshoot and resolve UNIX hardware and software issues
  • Automate tasks through shell scripting
  • Day to day maintenance and support of Core Infrastructure technologies including NIS/DNS/Jumpstart/Licensing the development and implementation of lifecycle strategy
  • General knowledge of DNS, TCP/IP, SMTP, CFEngine, Firewall and storage
  • Knowledge on working LDAP servers
  • Performance and capacity management of Solaris/Reality infrastructure
  • Analyze the Server OS and physical/virtual requirements and their impacts (Network, Storage, Management, Security) as part of infrastructure projects
  • Modify the server equipment configuration according to the implementation plan specifications
  • Provide proactive network management with deployment & use of management tools
  • Participate in mandatory meeting and training sessions
Qualifications for UNIX
  • Implement and maintain DNS and LDAP Servers
  • Good knowledge of source control solutions
  • Experience with debugging applications (GDB )
  • Ability to write robust, maintainable object orientated applications in Perl
  • Native file/directory access controls
  • Client/server-type network programming

UNIX Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of UNIX. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for UNIX
  • Works with senior team members to develop and implement best practices as it relates to Unix/Linux environments
  • 8+ years as a Unix administrator
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to prioritize voice of the customer into the product backlog
  • Own the product backlog list
  • Conduct impact analysis as requirements emerge, communicate progress and concerns amongst product/project stakeholders to accomplish organization objectives
  • Collaborate closely with developers during sprints
  • Identifies root cause where appropriate and follows through to eliminate root cause or mitigate business impact
  • Participates in an on call support rotation
  • Strong knowledge of Samba and HNAS technologies
  • Ensure that I (and my team if applicable) are fully aware of the need to safeguard sensitive customer information at all times, so that customers perceive BT to be a trustworthy organisation
Qualifications for UNIX
  • 2yrs experience with Linux (Redhat, SUSE) advanced administration and server builds
  • 2 yrs working knowledge and solid understanding of UNIX/Linux access fundamentals
  • Design, build, test, and deploy Unix/Linux server solutions that involve best practices and are consistent with project objectives and client requirements
  • Must be able to effectively represent SSG on escalated incident management calls from operations
  • Experience with configuration management systems (Chef, Puppet)
  • Additional programming languages skills (C, Java)

UNIX Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of UNIX. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for UNIX
  • Logical / physical Partition management for different UNIX platform
  • Expertise in handling performance issues in UNIX environment and expertise in capacity planning
  • Perform OS and Application version installations and upgrades
  • Maintain OS level security
  • Configure IP connectivity, routing, and network interfaces to other systems
  • Create and manage physical disk partitions and be able to perform capacity planning on disk
  • Monitor and maintain infrastructure both software and hardware
  • Support DevOps team in day to day tasks
  • Improve current infrastructure to meet project requirements by researching new solutions and implementing them with current processes and change management infrastructure
  • Document procedures and keep documentation up to date
Qualifications for UNIX
  • Familiar with Unix system security (general knowledge) how files and directories are owned and permissions applied
  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of experience in IT end-user support or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience in end-user support or other related field
  • Basic understanding of 4D (desirable)
  • Basic understanding of CFT (desirable)
  • Basic understanding of Excel macros (desirable)

UNIX Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an UNIX. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for UNIX
  • Install configure Centos5/7 flavors of linux on Dell branded hardware
  • Able to understand protocols of HTTP/S, FTP, DNS, SMTP, and SSH
  • Participate in Business Continuation and infrastructure planning, building, and testing
  • Working SME working on Strategic development
  • 3+ years recently working with Solaris 10, and its particular technologies, with M Series Servers
  • 3+ years working with RHEL
  • Experience with clustering Solaris, each with shared storage providing multiple Solaris containers, high availability instances of Oracle, logical domains , and NFS shares
  • Need to have experience with Containers/Zones, Hardware Dynamic Reconfiguration, LDOMS, Jumpstart, trunking and IPMP, SMF Facilities
  • Must have deep experience working with current and older Sun Hardware (Mx000, T5xx0, Vx80/Vx90s)
  • Mid to senior level programming/scripting
Qualifications for UNIX
  • Active TS clearance and the ability to obtain TS/SCI with polygraph
  • A bachelor's degree is preferred but comparable accomplishments including work experience and IT certifications will be considered
  • Familiarity of supporting web and application servers
  • Knowledge of UNIX security and authorization functionality
  • Basic understanding of networking and protocols, including TCP/IP, NFS, SSH, SCP, FTP
  • Should be able to look at the error logs and config files to isolate server-level issues and collaborate with peers to restore service

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