AIX Systems Admin

Date: Feb 12, 2019

City: Dallas, TX, US

Company: Amdocs, Inc.

Job ID: 68169 

Who are we?

If you’re a smartphone user then you are part of an ever more connected and digital world. At Amdocs, we are leading the digital revolution into the future. From virtualized telecommunications networks, Big Data and Internet of Things to mobile financial services, billing and operational support systems, we are continually evolving our business to help you become more connected. We make sure that when you watch a video on YouTube, message friends on SnapChat or send your images on Instagram, you get a great service anytime, anywhere, and on any device. We are at the heart of the telecommunications industry working with giants such as AT&T, Vodafone, Telstra and Telefonica, helping them create an amazing new world for you where technology is being used in amazing new ways every single day.

In one sentence

Support multiple customers during project lifecycle by ongoing matrix and complex team/task management

What will your job look like?

  • Receives general instructions for new responsibilities from supervisor
  • Administers a complex site alone or assists in the administration of a larger site
  • Initiates some new responsibilities and helps to plan for the future of the site/network
  • Trains novice system administrators or operators
  • Evaluates and/or recommends product usage; has influence on purchasing process
  • Automated repetitive task utilizing appropriate tools

All you need is...

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to write purchase justifications, train users in complex topics, make presentations to an internal audience, and interact positively with upper management
  • Independent problem-solving, self-direction
  • Comfort with most aspects of operating system administration; for example, managing processes and services, configuration of mail systems, system installation and configuration, printer systems, and fundamentals of security
  • Familiarity with the principles and practice of system configuration management using modern declarative tools; ability to model and reduce complex system requirements as configuration declarations
  • A solid understanding of the operating systems; understanding of paging and swapping, inter-process communication, devices and what device drivers do, and filesystem concepts
  • Familiarity with fundamental networking/distributed computing environment concepts; ability to configure file sharing (NFS/SAMBA); ability to query DNS records; understanding of basic routing concepts
  • Ability to write scripts in some administrative language (e.g., Perl, Python, Bourne Shell)
  • Works well alone or on a team
  • Experience with network storage solutions (SAN, NAS)


Platform Specific Required Skills

  • Experience configuring PowerVM LPARs
  • Experience managing Power systems utilizing HMCs
  • Experience installing OS and firmware updates
  • Experience managing a NIM environment
  • Working knowledge of redundant VIOS setups
  • Working knowledge of Fiber Channel storage networking utilizing NPIV
  • Working knowledge of the setup and administration of: Active Memory Expansion, Active Memory Sharing, Active Memory Deduplication
  • Experience supporting Power 7/Power 8
  • Experience supporting AIX 5/6/7 and WPars


Desirable Background and Skills

  • Experience setting up and administering WPARs
  • Experience managing AIX systems running Oracle Databases
  • A degree in computer science or a related field
  • Significant programming background in any applicable language
  • Ability to do minimal debugging and modification of C, Perl, or Java programs
  • Experience configuring network file systems (e.g., NFS, RFS, AFS, CIFS, SAMBA)
  • Experience configuring automounters
  • Experience configuring LDAP
  • Experience with TCP/IP networking protocols; ability to debug (tcpdump, etherpeek, netstat, lsof)
  • Experience installing/configuring a Web server
  • Experience maintaining compliance with applicable laws or regulations (SOX, HIPAA, PCA, FISMA)

Why you will love this job:

  • You will have a wide scope of activities
  • You will have excellent products and solutions
  • You will have scope for professional development


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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