Unix Engineer

Location: Herndon, VA
Date Posted: 04-06-2018
About Seneca Resources:
Seneca Resources is client driven provider of strategic Information Technology consulting services and Workforce Solutions to government and industry.  Seneca Resources is a leading IT services provider with offices in Reston and Richmond, Virginia and Birmingham, Alabama that service clients throughout the United States.  The key to our success lies within our strong corporate culture which drives our business.  We challenge our staff through engaging work, and we reward our staff through competitive compensation, extensive professional training, and excellent opportunities for career advancement.  In turn, we look for only the best and brightest to join our team.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.

Position Title:  Unix Engineer
Type: Long Term
Compensation: Very Competitive
Location: Herndon, VA or Urbana, MD

Your future duties and responsibilities
• 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 time frame.
• 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.
• Manage incident/request tickets, response SLA’s and resolution SLA’s
• Manage the server/client allocations based on work load.
• Manage timely/detailed updates for problem tickets.
• Attend the change control (team members will send updates to team lead, this will increase productivity with only one team member attending these calls)

Required qualifications to be successful in this role
• The ability to communicate and present to both technical and non-technical staff and management at all levels of an organization.
• Very strong interpersonal skills.
• Sound knowledge and hands-on expertise in the following core skills set involving any combination of the following:
* AIX, Solaris and Linux system administration including installation, configuration, networking, server administration/management, troubleshooting, security, monitoring, tuning, capacity planning, backup/recovery, service pack/hot fix/patch install, vendor support liaison, coordination with technical staff at all levels.
• Scripting in C, C++, Perl, and TCL.
• IBM P-series with LPAR, HACMP Clustering.
• Configuration, monitoring, job scheduling, and capacity planning.
• Understanding of SAN/NAS/RAID technologies, ability to work with SAN management group and other technical staff.
• 5 to 10 Years of industry IT experience.
• Sound knowledge and hands-on expertise in the core skills involving the following:
- AIX System Administration Skills, VIO, LDAP,GPFS…
- UNIX tools knowledge
- Working with Helpdesk Ticketing software for incident management
- Data Communications skills, including LAN and WAN
- C, C++, Perl and TZCL scripting skills
- SAN and NAS configuration and support
- Project planning and use of project & documentation tools
- Red hat clustering
- Hitachi storage
- NAS mounts,
- IBM clustering,
- General Parallel File System,
- Virtual I/O servers,
- NIM server,
- Hardware Management Console,
- Logical Partitioning,
- Configuring Oracle ASM disks

• Industry technology vendor certifications will be very beneficial.

Please note that the successful applicant will be required to work various hours and days as the team responsibilities are 24 X 7.

Preferred Skills:

Experience building, configuring and maintaining Red Hat Linux servers (Physical and Virtual)
Experience working with SAN/NAS.
Experience working with SAN multipathing software (Native Linux and/or HDLM)

Nice to have Skills:
Experience managing/updating DNS
Experience managing Mail Relay server (Postfix configuration/maintenance)

Required Skills:
Good work ethic (Must know that oncall, weekend and other off-hours work could be a common occurrence.)
Team player
Someone who will take initiative (within security and process guidelines), rather than sit around until told what to do.

• System engineering and administration experience in a UNIX environment with substantial knowledge of the UNIX operating system for SUSE ,Solaris, RHEL platforms. • Experience with Veritas Volume Manager , VCS • Strong working knowledge with troubleshooting OS ,network and hardware issues. • Must have good working knowledge of UNIX naming service, Kerberos, Samba, and SUDO. • Must have strong programming/scripting languages such as Perl, Korn Shell, Bourne Shell, C, or any development tools. • Must be able to work independently on multiple concurrent tasks in a highly dynamic environment with strong customer service skills, teaming skills and the ability to collaborate within a cross functional


• Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
We're offering a complete benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid vacation, etc.
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