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Job Description Linux Unix Systems Administrator

Free Job Description Linux Unix Systems Administrator

Job Summary-Linux Unix Systems Administrator

The primary purpose of this role is to provide support, maintenance and development for the Unix and Linux infrastructure, also .  where the Unix/Linux systems meet with the Mac OS and Windows systems.


Main responsibilities-Linux Unix Systems Administrator

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-Linux Unix Systems Administrator



•Experience with Solaris (9 and above) to manage the Solaris estate – this includes hands on experience with ZFS/Solaris Volume Management. Must understand the concept of ZFS snapshots and receive as this is an integral part of the main backup structure. Have experience with Containers/Zone, NFS/IPMP/ SMF Facilities.


•Hardware (Oracle SPARC / x86 /Dell /HP) analysis to identify break-fix… and install should the need require.


•Require the ability to analyse crash dumps or do root cause analysis on server hardware/OS.


•Experience with current versions of Debian and Ubuntu Linux is required as most projects are now using this.


•Basic understanding of storage concepts.


•Some Cisco IOS skills or and a firm understanding of network topologies and the OSI model.


•Solid background in virtualisation KVM mainly but some VMware knowledge would be good, it would be preferable to have skills in openneubla or openstack – and some knowledge of CEPH file system.


•Experience with the build, distribution, installation, and maintenance of Open Source tools. This could include the ability to compile your own packages from source.


•Ability to configure and manage the following services and applications: DNS (bind),  DHCP, IMAP (dovecot), SMTP (sendmail), HTTP (Apache), SQUID, haproxy, IP Tables.


•Shell scripting knowledge (bash/ksh/sh) is a must but and any other languages like perl/python/C would be advantageous.


•Knowledge of and understanding automation such as make, puppet and Jenkins.











•SQL experience (prefer MySQL)


•Knowledge of Directory services LDAP/NiS as we are due to migrate from NIS > LDAP.


•Hands-on experience with system monitoring tools, such as Nagios, Icigna, cacti, network weathermaps, rancid and mrtg.


•Strong analytical and design skills, excellent planning and problem solving skills.


•The ability to work on your own or within the team as needs must.


•Ability to evaluate new technologies and software to help other departments and or your own remit.


•Provides technical guidance to less experienced systems administrators





Analytical thinking

Able to simplify complex problems, process projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically.  Able to identify causal relationships and construct frameworks, for problem solving and/or development















Planning and organising

Is able to think ahead in order to establish an effective and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements



Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, set backs or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterised by commitment and motivation.


Influencing and Persuading

Ability to present sound and well reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change



The ability to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.


Managing Relationships

Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people; team working



Adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups. Is able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes in one’s own organisation or job requirements.


Problem Solving

Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for decision making and problem-solving. Transforms proposals/ideas into practical reality.


•Overall responsibility for the Unix (Solaris) Server infrastructure and systems


•Maintenance and development of new systems and tools as required by the department


•Formal and informal liaison with project teams to ensure their IT requirements are captured


•Engagement with the rest of theorganisation on a technical level ensuring our requirements are captured and added to the design


•Constantly seek to identify areas for improvement with a view to maintaining and enhancing the reliability, stability, integrity and security of the computing systems


•Liaison with 3rd party suppliers and technology service providers


•To document solutions and to ensure others are informed of changes and developments.



•Liaison with 3rd party suppliers and technology service providers


•To document solutions and to ensure others are informed of changes and developments.