CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. UNIX Systems Administrator in Durham, North Carolina

UNIX Systems Administrator

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Category:Information Technology

City:Durham, North Carolina, United States

Position ID:J0416-1097

Employment Type:Full Time

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Position Description:

CGI Federal is currently looking for a UNIX Systems Administrator to support upcoming work for our EPA customer in Durham, NC.

This position will provide professional and effective technical consulting services to client organizations while performing system administration functions, including taking preemptive action as appropriate for supported UNIX systems. Troubleshoot issues and monitor systems to ensure maximum up time. Support web application hosting. Administer Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

Provide customer coordination for maintenance activities

• Hardware configuration, performance monitoring, system maintenance and disaster recovery, capacity planning, metrics acquisition and performance tuning

• Initiate, evaluate, communicate and coordinate technical issues among different groups, and negotiate their resolution, ensuring that issues are acted upon, documented, communicated and closed within a reasonable timeframe

• Build and maintain project resource plans that are dynamically available and contain all day-to-day and project efforts will be critical. Also ensure that targeted deliverable dates are effectively managed.

• Help organize and participate in on-call coverage, providing technical support for the group in development, test, certification and production environments, while assisting to ensure that resources (personnel and equipment) are appropriately and reasonably allocated, and that users' expectations are properly managed and addressed.

• Identify areas for improvement within the current technical services delivery; and the other groups in order to recommend and implement best-practices processes and procedures that will add value to technical services delivery.

• Establish cross-training initiatives within the team to provide enhanced support capability.

• Conduct and lead meetings and technical sessions with various groups as part of technical services delivery and to be able to follow up meetings with recommendations to management, action items and implementation plans

• Develop, document and implement systems and application software installation and upgrades.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

Troubleshoot problems and/or escalate issues and problems to team manager

• Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and lead technical projects

• Recommend system resource changes, as needed, and to accommodate future growth

• Follow strict change management procedures

• 2 years of industry IT experience

• Configuration, monitoring, job scheduling, and capacity planning experience

• Proficient in project planning and using project and documentation tools

• Ability to work with SAN management group and other technical staff

• Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Administration Skills (VIO, LDAP, GPFS)

• UNIX tools knowledge

• Working with Helpdesk Ticketing software for incident management

• Data Communications skills, including LAN and WAN

Desired Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

• AIX, Solaris and Linux system administration

• Industry technology vendor courses and/or certifications (e.g., SUN, IBM)

• ITIL v3

• Understanding of SAN/NAS/RAID technologies

• SAN and NAS configuration and support

• C, C++, Perl and TZCL scripting skills

• IBM P-series with LPAR, HACMP Clustering

What you can expect from us:

At CGI, we’re a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company - one that has grown to 65,000 professionals located in 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. We have the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for our clients - and for our members. Come grow with us. Learn more at

This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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