Software Guidance & Assistance, Inc., (SGA), is searching for an UNIX Administrator for a contract assignment with one of our premier financial industry clients in New York, NY. Responsibilities: * Provide 24/7/365 primary support of all RedHat Linux and Sun Solaris servers supported through New York. * Proactively monitor all UNIX systems utilizing standard tools. * Maintain complete inventory and documentation of deployed systems. * Liaise with application developers to gather requirements, design and deploy standard systems which clearly differentiate between Production, DR, Test and Development. * Identify operational and infrastructure risks within the environment and work with the application development team and Equity business to make corrections and mitigate risks. * Ensure that all systems are backed up according to the business requirements and notify the data owners when there are failures. * Ensure optimal resilience of deployed systems; and meet all disaster recovery requirements specified by the business. * Liaise with IT Production Engineers in troubleshooting complex, cross-platform issues. * Maintain top-notch technical skills and business knowledge through proactive self-learning in addition to any formal instructor-led training * Evaluate emerging system technologies and align their benefits with the business strategy Required Skills: * Expert knowledge of RedHat Enterprise 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, and solid footing in Sun Solaris 10 and/or AIX 6.1 * Solid knowledge of Linux kernel internals, some experience building customized kernels and customized RPM packages * Experience with low latency technologies such as 10Gb Ethernet, Infiniband and Kernel by-pass. * Expert Knowledge of UNIX kernel and network subsystem tuning and optimization * Strong knowledge of system performance and monitoring tools such as CA Unicenter, sar, iostat, vmstat, etc. * Strong programming skills with Perl, awk, sed, Shell script (Bourne, C, Korn) * Solid understanding of TCP/IP and basic networking ability to use and understand output of tcpdump/snoop * Administration of Unix core services and applications such as NIS, NFS, automount, DNS, DHCP, Samba, SendMail, Apache, NTP, sudo, Jumpstart/Kickstart, LDAP, SSH * Hands-on experience with virtualization technologies (Solaris Zones, Xen, VMWare, etc.) * Comfortable performing system upgrades, installing layered products, and analyzing and troubleshooting complex production systems. * Hands-on experience with various hardware including Client and IBM Blade Chassis H Series * Basic knowledge of EMC SAN storage arrays and NetAPP Network Appliances. * Should be familiar with system administration regarding relational databases (Sybase, Oracle), Middleware (WebSphere MQ), and market data distribution (Reuters RMDS) a plus. * Ability to interface with users at all levels of the organization and good end-user support skills. * Must be well-organized, responsible, a good project manager, have good verbal and written communication skills, and able to multitask in dynamic trading environment. * Work as a member of a team, adhere to corporate standards and change management processes, and work to improve IT standards and policies. SGA is a Certified Womans Business Enterprise (WBE) celebrating over thirty years of service to our national client base. We offer a variety of benefit options including but not limited to health & dental insurance, paid vacation, timely payment via direct deposit in addition to transferring H1B Visa sponsorship. Please inquire about our referral program if you would like to submit a candidate for any of our open or future job opportunities. To view all of our available job postings and/or to learn more about SGA please visit us online at www.sgainc.com.
Jersey City, NJ
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