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Modis is seeking a UNIX System Engineer for our Elk Grove Client

Location: Elk Grove
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Job Description:

Modis is seeking experienced UNIX System Administrator.  Candidates will be responsible for working with cross-functional and cross-organizational teams to understand, augment, and implement the systems, processes, and tools that are used for the quality manufacturing business.  The purpose of the role is to ensure that our clients systems are managed with the highest level of pro-active management to maximizing uptime for our client mission critical manufacturing systems.
 
Key responsibilities and activities
 
 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
 
 
 
The System Administrator (SA) is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. This individual ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values, enable resources to perform tasks, and meet various service level agreements.
 
 
 
This individual will assist project teams with technical issues in the Initiation and Planning phases of our standard Project Management Methodology. These activities include the definition of needs, benefits, and technical strategy; research & development within the project life-cycle; technical analysis and design; and support of operations staff in executing, testing and rolling-out the solutions. Participation on projects is focused on smoothing the transition of projects from development staff to production staff by performing operations activities within the project life-cycle.
 
 
 
This individual is accountable for the following systems: Linux, SAN Storages, Security, and Inventory systems that support SDS infrastructure;  Responsibilities on these systems include SA engineering and provisioning, operations and support, maintenance and research and development to ensure continual innovation.
 
 
 
Engineering and Provisioning
 
 
 
• Engineering of related solutions for various project and operational needs.
 
• Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, cabling, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
 
• Install and configure systems such as supports SDS infrastructure and applications.
 
• Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.
 
• Contribute to and maintain system standards.
 
• Research and recommend innovative, and where possible, automated approaches for system administration tasks.
 
• Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.
 
 
 
Operations and Support
 
 
 
• Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
 
• Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions.
 
• Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary.
 
• Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary.
 
• Create, change, and delete user accounts per request.
 
• Provide upper tier support per request from various constituencies.  Investigate and troubleshoot issues.
 
• Repair and recover from hardware or software failures.  Coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies.
 
• Perform hardware, software, and basic network troubleshooting as necessary.
 
 
 
Maintenance
 
 
 
• Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary.
 
• Upgrade and configure system software that supports SDS infrastructure applications per project or operational needs.
 
• Maintain operational, configuration, or other procedures.
 
• Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.
 
• Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.  Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.
 
• Maintain data center environmental and monitoring equipment.
 
 
 
Leadership
 
 
 
• Provide team and project leadership to onshore and offshore contract resources.
 
• Lead by example by creating and adhering to standards to maintain environmental consistency.
 
• Represent Apple as a leader when working with diverse teams facilitating meetings and driving project tasks to completion.
 
• Represent the System Administration Team while on project meetings.
 
 
 
Experience
 
 
 
• RHEL / Oracle Enterprise LINUX.
 
• IBM V7000 SAN storage
 
• Promise Storage technologies (Vtrak E-Class,J-Class)
 
• ORACLE EXADATA hardware maintenance.
 
• LINUX performance tuning to support ORACLE and MySQL database technologies.
 
• LINUX NFS and SAN based storage solutions.
 
• LINUX / UNIX networking
 
• VMWare Virtual machines.
 
 
 
PROFILE:
 
 
 
• Bachelor (4-year) degree, with a technical major, such as engineering or computer science.
 
• Systems Administration/System Engineer certification in Unix.
 
• Excellent experience over 10 years of providing 24x7 support for Production and Development environments.
 
• Must be an advanced troubleshooter.
 
• Must be a fast learner and willing to learn.
 
• Responsibilities sometimes require working evenings and weekends, sometimes with little advanced notice.
 
• Travel at short notice is also sometimes required.
 
• Work often requires lifting heavy servers when racking equipment.
 
 

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