Senior Unix Engineer

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Date Posted: Friday, July 3rd, 2015
Job Location: New York, NY
Pay Rate: 180 000
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Duration: Permanent
Required Skills: UNIX, Solaris, Excellent Scripting skills in KSH & Perl. Python & C++ a distinct advantage

Job Description:

Senior Unix Engineer
New York, NY - USA

The Role:
The Solaris team is responsible for Engineering, Performance Management, Capacity Planning and Administration of the Solaris SPARC environment. It is an intellectually stimulating environment with the latest T5-x servers, Solaris11 Operating System and highly motivated staff focused on automation. This position fundamentally requires proficiency in managing a large Solaris environment, engineering new solutions, and maintaining an acceptable level of performance from Solaris systems. The emphasis is on engineering solutions for routine administration tasks.
We are seeking an individual capable of adapting to and handling unique challenges not seen in most Solaris installations.

Minimum 10 years' experience in engineering and administration of UNIX environment (Solaris is a definite plus).
Excellent Scripting skills in KSH & Perl. Python & C++ a distinct advantage.
A deep understanding of UNIX concepts to include performance considerations of each subsystem as well as the APIs used to access those subsystems.
Solaris11 experience including AI & IPS.
Mdb, DTrace, and snoop / tcpdump should look familiar to you.
Project management experience on medium to large scale projects.
Excellent team player
Knowledge of a configuration management system (cfengine, puppet, chef) a plus.

Participate in an energetic and active group environment, present ideas for review by a team of peers, seek ideal solutions through evaluation of merit, and achieve consensus on the final design.
Engineer solutions for deployment, performance management, and maintenance of Solaris based systems with an emphasis on quality of design that is efficient, usable, maintainable, and extensible.
Respond to performance related requests from application teams. Solutions to these problems are more likely to be found via DTrace and mdb than ps and the general Unix stat commands (vmstat, etc.).
Package solutions for deployment in Solaris 11 IPS and very rarely Solaris 10 SVR4 packages.
Enhance solutions to speed up the upgrades and updates of Solaris OS.
Enhance solutions to manage and deploy Solaris OS tunables.
Test and certify newer SPARC hardware as well as new releases of the Solaris Operating System.

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