Sr. Systems Engineer - Consulting

Location: San Diego, CA

Department: Cloud and Technology

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

The Sr. Systems Administrator will perform systems management in conjunction with Windows/UNIX systems administration, networking teams, application development and Internet development teams. Key activities will include system installation; OS patch management, system integration, application administration, some systems architecture and design, and system maintenance. The environment that the Systems Administrator will work within is very diverse and includes many leading edge technologies. The server hardware is a mixture Oracle servers running Solaris 10 & 11, and x86 servers running Redhat Linux & Oracle Enterprise Linux.  The storage infrastructure consists of a network attached storage (NAS) comprised of Oracle ZFS appliance. This is a consulting role which includes direct interaction with clients on a regular basis, and includes of travel to client locations when required. 

Travel: 30-50%

Location:  SE MI, North TX, SoCal preferred, remote optional   

Job Requirements:

  • Perform intermediate to advanced level Unix systems administration                                              
  • Install and configure servers and other application components.
  • Diagnose unique and complex system, network and application issues working closely with other IT teams.
  • Installs related program products and support tools
  • Install operating system patches as supplied by the vendor, as needed, in coordination with database administrator and the applications support staff                                                    
  • Virtualization - i.e. Oracle VM, VMware, Solaris LDOM, Zones
  • Support tools and utilities using scripting or other programming languages to automate processes and maintain the application environments.
  • Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively, both orally and in writing.                            

Education Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Information Systems, or Computer Information Systems or equivalent work experience. 6+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination and experience.

Skills Required:

  • Minimum of 6 years of  experience in UNIX, and system software installation, customization, and support.
  • Experience with Linux mail servers running Sendmail/Postfix in a large corporate environment desired..
  • Experience with RedHat, OEL required.
  • Experience with Virtualization technologies - i.e. Oracle VM, VMware, Solaris LDOM, Zones


Skills Preferred:

  • Experience with Oracle VM infrastructure desired
  • Experience with Oracle Hardware family (x86, SPARC and Storage)
  • Experience with Apache web servers desired.
  • Experience with Solaris operating system desired.
  • Experience with Linux package management and patch management
  • Experience with Juniper switches desired.
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity in UNIX environment; Oracle ZFS storage array based environment. Working knowledge with Oracle engineer system (Exadata, ODA, Exalytics, PCA, and ZFS appliance)
  • General understanding of relational databases (schemas, metadata, relationships, procedures, functions, and triggers) desired.
  • Experience with PERL, shell scripting desired.
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