These are the requirements currently open.

      Req. ID: Req-1566 - Unix Admin 
      Description: Location: Smithville, VA
      Duration: 6+ months
      Start: ASAP

      Rate: $57 to 60/hr

      JOB SUMMARY: Administer and manage the UNIX environment for a Fortune 500 
company. Responsible for all aspects of UNIX administration including hardware 
and software installations, upgrades, patches, maintenance, performance tuning, 
backup/restore strategies and activities, product reviews and recommendations, 
and system implementations. Works closely with IT groups including Database 
Administration, NT Administration, SAP Basis Administration, Network 
Administration, and Application Development to ensure all UNIX systems run 
optimally and efficiently.


      · Operational - 40%: The greatest area of responsibility consists of 
daily operational activities. This includes user administration, system patches 
and upgrades, systems monitoring and tuning, problem detection and resolution, 
job scheduling, print management, Disaster Recovery tests, and backup 

      · Project Initiatives - 30 %: Participates in project activities. This 
encompasses all activities from project inception to implementation. Includes 
recommendation of solution and subsequent implementation. 

      · Planning, Design, and Strategic Recommendations - 15 %: Responsible for 
developing strategies for the future direction of the landscape - includes 
recommending server and SAN hardware, OS versions, failover technologies, 
recommended upgrades, patches, backup and archival strategies and more. Assists 
with the project planning, coordination and implementation.

      · Process Improvements - 15%: Identify and implement areas for process 
improvement. This includes examining and enhancing/implementing best practices, 
organizational effectiveness, change management, project management, cost 
savings, and operational procedures.


      1. Plan, perform, manage and coordinate UNIX hardware and software 
upgrades, patches, and new installations. Includes operating system installs, 
patch upgrades, firmware upgrades, disk and SAN fabric upgrades, maintenance 
level patches, and vendor recommended upgrades.

      2. Recommend hardware and software requirements

      3. Proactively identify and implement systems/performance monitoring and 

      4. Perform system problem detection and resolution. Includes working with 
IBM technical support and other vendors as needed.

      5. Coordinate and monitor system backups and restores

      6. User ID administration

      7. Script development

      8. Job scheduling

      9. Failover implementation and testing

      10. Manage print queues and printer IDs.

      11. Create and maintain technical operations and maintenance documentation

      12. Participate with the Disaster Recovery planning and testing activities

      13. Develop and implement archival strategies

      14. Identify and implement areas for process improvement

      15. Other duties as necessary to support a multi-system UNIX environment 
in a 24x7 environment


      1. Five years IBM AIX experience - 5.X preferred

      2. Working knowledge of IBM HACMP

      3. Experience with IBM p Series hardware

      4. Backup software experience - preferably IBM Tivoli Storage Manager or 

      5. Knowledgeable of SAN technologies

      6. Capable of scripting


     Rate: $60/hr,   Job Type: Contract,   Start Date: ASAP,   Duration: 6+ 
Months,   Number Of Openings: 1,   Location: Smithville, VA 
     Respond to this requirement.     

Please respond with Resume, Rate and Phone numbers of the Consultant. Make sure 
the Consultant's skills match the requirement.

I will contact you, if I need more information.


Thanks & Regards


Neil Kumar 


PRIMUS GLOBAL Services, Inc. | 1300 W. Walnut Hill Ln., Suite 160, Irving, TX - 
75038 |

Ph:  214-774-2210 Ext. 205| Fax: 214-774-4854 | |

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