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Looking for a Senior Unix Administrator. 9 Month+ contract.

Senior Unix Administrator

Location: Boston, MA

Length: 9 Months +


Position Summary 

The UNIX contractor position is a hands-on administrative job responsible for 
the day-to-day support and maintenance of the Bank’s UNIX environment.  
Responsibilities will be based in the Bank’s primary offices, but extend to 
both the Bank’s colocation facility and disaster recovery facility, both in the 
Eastern Massachusetts region.

The UNIX contractor is responsible for all aspects of UNIX administration 
including, but not limited to monitoring, troubleshooting and repairing 
software issues at the O/S level on servers running Solaris and Oracle Cluster. 
 The candidate will also be assigned project-based work based on the current 
demands of the business project portfolio.

Specific Responsibilities

  a.. Administration of the Bank’s UNIX environment including but not limited 
to patching, troubleshooting, account management, and security. 
  b.. Installation and support of all third-party tools which reside on the O/S 
including both application middleware and performance/security monitoring 
  c.. Configure and install new servers, devices and peripherals. 
  d.. Monitors and corrects hardware issues involving, disk, memory, and CPU. 
  e.. Install and configure all Unix O/S related patches and system upgrades as 
prescribed by Bank standards. 
  f.. Adhere to a strict Change Management policy to ensure timely 
notification, testing and approval for ALL system related changes that impact 
the environment. 
  g.. Handle Tier 2 calls escalated from the help desk. 
  h.. Document, Draft and Maintain UNIX server procedures including but not 
limited to security, patching, standard operating procedures, server 
checklists, etc. regarding the UNIX environment. 
  i.. Report weekly the status of ongoing projects, tasks, and responsibilities 
to his/her manager. 
  j.. Of paramount importance is the strict adherence to policies and 
procedures and, where necessary or requested, drafting and promoting new 
policies and procedures. 
  k.. Ensure that detailed inventories and maintenance agreements are available 
and in place for all UNIX devices. 
  l.. Develop and maintain technical documentation for system and user support 
staff regarding all system issues. 
  m.. Provide metrics for the UNIX environment reporting on stability of 



  a.. Experience with Solaris 10 is required. 
  b.. Experience with Oracle Cluster is required. 
  c.. Shell scripting knowledge is required. 
  d.. Experience with Open Source tools (Apache, Tomcat, OpenSSH, OpenSSL, 
BIND, Java, and Samba is required. 
  e.. Hands-on experience with Veritas Volume Manager, Solaris Volume Manager, 
and ZFS is preferred. 
  f.. Hands-on experience with dynamically adding and removing storage on 
Solaris hosts. 
  g.. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  h.. Working knowledge of Oracle databases. 
  i.. IT related certification(s) preferred.


  a.. Bachelors Degree in computer science or equivalent work experience 


  a.. Minimum 5 years of hands-on experience in a multi-server environment with 
proven  Solaris system administration responsibilities 
  b.. Experience in a financial services, transaction-oriented environment 

NOTE: This is a smaller environment and the consultant will be the lead Unix 
and only Unix person on site. 24/7 job.

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