Senior Systems Administrator – UNIX/Linux

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Overview:

Christopher & Banks has an opening for a  Sr. Systems Administrator to support AIX and Linux at our Corporate office located in Plymouth, MN.

 

The Sr. Systems Administrator is responsible for installing, configuring and maintaining IBM AIX LPARs and Linux (RedHat, CentOS) VM servers, performing system upgrades, evaluating and installing patches and software upgrades. Responsibilities also include operational support activities such as resolving software and hardware related problems, managing backup and recovery activity, managing monitoring and alerting functions and conducting capacity planning. The Senior Systems Administrator Unix will work closely with infrastructure support, database administrators and application support teams to ensure a high level of availability and customer service to end users.

 

How you will spend your time...

  • Unix and Linux Administration: Perform system administration tasks to ensure reliability and stability in IBM AIX and Linux servers. Install, configure, upgrade, and patch operating systems, system utilities, and applications on Unix and Linux based servers. Upgrade and maintain servers, hardware, software and security. Investigate and quickly resolve system errors, perform backups and ensure user accessibility and application performance. Create and maintain Samba file shares and user accounts. Make recommendations with respect to upgrade and selection of new operating software and servers.
  • Provide day-to-day end-user support with a high level of customer service.  Working in conjunction with business stakeholders to trouble shoot and quickly resolve hosted application errors.
  • Create, upgrade, and maintain any specialized scripts required for source code control, backups and automation of server and application processes.
  • Create and maintain systems documentation including policies, procedures and Visio diagrams.
  • Continuously monitor and maintain high level of security in our environment.
  • Develop, test and maintain disaster recovery procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with corporate security, internal standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide after-hours support, including on-call.

Education

 

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred

 

Experience

 

  • Minimum of 3 years working with AIX Operating System in an enterprise environment
  • Minimum of 3 years working with Linux (RedHat, CentOS preferred) in an enterprise environment
  • Experience with Oracle Enterprise in AIX and Linux environments
  • Experience working with virtualized platforms (LPARs, VMware VM’s)
  • Experience with IBM P*Series hardware
  • Experience with SSH security concepts and planning
  • Experience with VMWare virtualization preferred
  • Experience with LVM and multipathing
  • Experience with Simpana CommVault backup and recovery preferred
  • Experience with PTC MKS Integrity source code control preferred

 

Knowledge/Skills/Certifications/Other

 

  • Knowledge of AIX v6.1, NIM, HMC, PowerHA, AIX Virtualization,
  • Knowledge of debugging and troubleshooting network, performance, and software issues
  • Knowledge of Shell scripting and automation tools including ksh, sed, awk, expect, and perl
  • Ability to meet commitments and deadlines
  • Relevant certifications preferred, especially AIX and RedHat RHSA and/or RHSE
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

 

 

Always in style, your career at Christopher & Banks....

When Gil Braun opened the first Braun’s Fashions in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1956, he opened it with “her” in mind: local women who were full of life and wisdom, confident in their beliefs and in search of styles that made them feel fabulous at a price they would love.  That spirit continued when Braun’s Fashions opened its first stores under the Christopher & Banks banner in 2000. The same year, the company introduced CJ Banks, opening 20 stores designed to meet the need for sizes 14-24 in the underserved women’s apparel market.

 

Today, Christopher & Banks operates more than 500 stores nationally, and still focuses on putting “her” first, providing our customers with style, value and service that help her look fabulous and feel amazing, every day and for life’s special moments. Missy, women’s and petite sizes are available in stores and online for our customers’ convenience.  Please read more about us at www.Christopherandbanks.com.

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