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Sr. System Engineer - AIX/Linux more...
Location:Ballston Lake, NY
First posted:April 26, 2017 (last updated 3 weeks 4 days ago)

Summary of Role: 

The UNIX Systems Engineer will be responsible for the build and support/maintenance activities of IBM AIX and Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.  Must be a self-starter, capable of simultaneously prioritizing and managing a variety of complex project tasks and operational support activities in a fast-paced environment.   The ideal candidate will also have experience with enterprise SAN/NAS storage systems, particularly as relates to implementation on UNIX servers.  The UNIX engineer will be responsible for providing technical expertise and support to application teams and delivery managers within the organization. This person will also be responsible for documenting processes and automating them via scripting, as required. In addition, this individual will be part of a 24x7 on-call rotation providing support for the production UNIX systems. This UNIX engineer should also have solid technical analytical skills.  Candidate must possess solid written and oral communication skills.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provision, install and maintain IBM AIX and Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems
  • Lead technical discussions for new initiatives & solutions as per IT roadmap
  • Perform proactive analysis of infrastructure capacity and performance
  • Initiate preventive maintenance on the operating systems as well as manage repair of system/environment problems
  • Analyze system faults and troubleshoot and run diagnostic tests on operating systems and hardware to detect problems
  • Document tasks, procedures, environments for setting up and maintaining systems
  • Perform system backup and recovery
  • Develop process automation
  • Solid understanding of best practices and an ability to implement them
  • Manage setup and provisioning of storage resources
  • Review existing Infra landscape & look for opportunity to improve
  • Bring innovation or explore new opportunities in the IT Infrastructure space
  • Act as an escalation point for technical solutions
  • Work collaboratively with other staff
  • Provide on job training/coaching when required
  • Knowledge transfer to the team members through regular soft-skill or technical bulletin/sessions

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate and/or Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a focus in Computer Science, IT Technology and 6 years of IT experience/ or a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 8 years of job relevant IT experience
  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., or a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a) (3)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Able to deploy, configure, and support IBM AIX and Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems
  • Experience in mission-critical operations, ideally within a 24x7 large scale distributed and clustered environment
  • Experience with PowerHA (HACMP) is a big plus
  • Fluent with shell scripting, PERL and UNIX utilities
  • Performance tuning and system optimization
  • Understanding of/experience with local/wide area networking concepts/protocols
  • Familiarity in the following areas is also a plus: 
    • Kickstart, puppet, Apache, revision control systems, LDAP, clustering/high availability, PERL, JSS, Windows clients, Nagios, Cisco switches and routers 
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot standard daemons and tools (ssh, nfs, ntp, apache, pki, sudo, syslog, logrotate, chkconfig, init scripts, rsync, etc.)
  • Experience and/or a familiarity with NetApp NAS storage, HP & EMC SAN storage, and Brocade SAN switches will also be beneficial
  • Familiarity with VMware and/or other virtualization technologies
  • Interact with vendors in the resolution of complex problems
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent technical documentation skills
  • Effectively communicate with internal customers, other internal technical teams, help desk support personnel, and management
  • Experience in the semiconductor industry is an additional asset

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

An offer of employment with GLOBALFOUNDRIES is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screen, as applicable and subject to applicable laws and regulations.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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