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Seeking Unix\Linux Administrator Senior 3 months contract to Perm - Co
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Synergis | Columbus, GA
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Role Summary
Provides technical support for Unix Operating Systems (OS) and components to ensure readiness, performance, resources, and security meets the needs of the client. Serves as a technical resource for systems design, installation, configuration and client provisioning. Monitors daily operations, providing maintenance and remediation of system issues.

Essential Functions
1. Installs and configures all Unix (such as: Linux, AIX, RedHat, Solaris 10 for Issuing; HPUX for Acquiring) server equipment; loads software, customizes and configures systems and software to optimize resource requirements and audits the system to minimize vulnerability to penetration and abuse according to Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards. Installs new or rebuilds existing Servers and configures hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with PCI standards and project/operational requirements. Utilizes software products to automate the provisioning of Servers, services and end-user devices giving users access to data repositories or authorization to systems, network applications and databases.

2. Performs 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. Monitors for high availability, system data protection, backup and restore, Unix central authentication (account logins and other services), user account management, disk storage management, hardware and Operating Systems (OS) maintenance, and application maintenance. Writes programs or commands designed to be run by the Unix Shell (Shell Scripting) to provide instructions to cover systemic business as usual system monitoring. Provides more in depth technical support (level two) to internal/external customers for all system issues. Escalates issues requiring advanced/expert knowledge and experience with appropriate systems. Diagnoses, repairs and remediates bottleneck issues and hardware or software failures. Coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies.

3. Maintains Unix infrastructure environment, server equipment, firmware, and installs Operating System patches and upgrades on current and new Unix projects. Maintains performance tuning according to Service Level Agreements (SLA) utilizing configuration management tools and monitoring tools to report and identify performance trends and capacity planning. Deploys change control process for planning and implementing system changes. Maintains data center environmental and monitoring equipment.

4. Provides data protection, recovery and business continuity; tests and validates disaster recovery and business continuity methods in Unix environment. Performs routine backup and recovery for data protection and integrity for all Unix Servers; monitors Unix infrastructure which consists of complex sets of equipment and system software; provides proactive remediation using availability and performance monitoring software. Develops custom scripts and testing procedures to ensure operational reliability and Disaster Recovery (DR) standards. May assist with platform documentation which includes but is not limited to training, platform support and DR documentation is complete and archived.

5. Interacts closely with the respective client service representatives and works with all levels of team members across business units within the company. Provides team members with detailed platform overview training and supporting documentation for operational, configuration, or other procedural purposes. Attends status calls when requested and provides detailed technical support

6. Troubleshoots multiple Unix networking services and application protocols (eg, Transmission Connect Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), Domain Name Service (DNS), Network File System (NFS), Lightweight Director Protocol (LDAP), Secure Shell (SSH), Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Secure Socket Layer (SSL), and Hyper Text Transport Protocol (HTTP) to resolve issues with file/information transmission and sharing.

7. Evaluates all systems supported or maintained for potential service improvements utilizing automation and orchestrations technologies to arrange, coordinate, and manage complex computer systems. Ensures skills are updated by attending the appropriate courses, utilization of reference materials, Internet resources, and vendor sponsored seminars. Identifies approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale. Maintains technological acumen with systems administration technology and recommends ways to take advantage of new technology.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

About Synergis

Synergis' programming team develops solutions that help integrate applications, reduce repetitive or time consuming tasks by understanding the unique challenges of leveraging technology to your advantage. Are you looking to improve your design time? Or reduce design errors and revisions? Or gain a competitive edge? How about eliminating redundant, value diminishing work processes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then why not let Synergis Technologies develop a solution to automate your sales or drawing creation. Our experts understand that each design environment is unique and sometimes requires more than an "out-of-the-box" solution. Therefore our programming services are designed to leverage your existing software tools, and streamline your work processes. Synergis Technologies' process automation experts have a proven track record for developing solutions that provide the following results: Lower labor costs by improving efficiency Provide faster delivery of proposals and detailed drawings Reduce errors and revisions in documentation and drawings Increase production capacity without increased labor force Leverage existing software and technologies Retain and document product knowledge Eliminate duplicate data entry by integrating multiple software packages To speak to our process automation experts, please call 800-836-5440.