American Electric Power IT System Administrator Sr - Lead in Columbus, Ohio

16864BR

Title:

IT System Administrator Sr - Lead

Job Description:

NOTE: Education and relevant experience will be used to determine the appropriate salary and salary grade.

Focus area: Linux Administration (Red Hat)

IT System Administrator Sr

IT System Administrator Lead

Job Summary: AEP is seeking an experienced/expert Linux (Red Hat) administrator. Linux admin position will be interacting with both physical (rack mount and blade) servers in addition to virtual servers (VMs) running on VMWare 6.0. We are standardized on RHEL, and run versions 5.x to 7.x, in an 1000+ instance environment supporting business critical processes.

Preferred Technologies:

RHEL v5.x - 7.X, Satellite, VMWare 6.0, Storix, Weblogic, Oracle DB and RAC, Kerberos, HP Rack Mount and Blade hardware, OpenLDAP, HP Blade Center, HP Oneview

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Building, configuring, patching, upgrading and troubleshooting of physical and virtual Linux servers (rack mounts/blades, and VMs)

  • Participate with PROJECT TEAMs in architecting solutions based on Linux to meet specific project requirements. Includes interaction with Project Managers, Application SMEs and Infrastructure SMEs from Network and Storage groups.

  • Ensure day-to-day support and a high level of 24x7x365 service availability as well as participate in on-call support.

  • Respond to real-time performance alerts to resolve performance problems, regular on-going performance analysis and capacity planning.

  • Perform/Assist with Backup / Recovery processes and disaster recovery procedures to maintain data protection and availability.

  • Independently perform complex troubleshooting, root-cause analysis, solution development, and implementation.

  • Apply Technology Updates to system and software running on the Linux systems.

  • Perform Security updates to systems as directed.

  • Maintain physical and logical diagrams of hardware environment.

Auto req ID:

16864BR

Relocation:

No

Location:

Columbus, OH

Job Type:

Full-Time

Job Category:

Information Technology

Minimum Requirements:

IT System Admin Sr

Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science or engineering related field or Associate's degree with 2 years system administration related experience or High School Diploma/GED with 4 years system administration related experience.

Experience: Minimum of 8 years System Administration related experience ( in addition to any experience identified above ).

IT System Admin Lead

Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science or engineering related field or Associate's degree with 2 years system administration related experience or High School Diploma/GED with 4 years system administration related experience.

Experience: Minimum of 10 years System Administration related experience ( in addition to any experience identified above ).

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5+ years of experience with Linux Administration – RHEL preferred

  • Knowledge and Experience with Redhat Satellite Server a plus.

  • Minimum 2+ years of experience supporting EMC Storage Solutions on Linux Servers

  • Applicant must have a solid understanding of automating system administration task and scripting languages

  • Applicant must have a solid understanding of TCPIP, Host and network security concepts.

  • Applicant must have strong knowledge of backup and recovery procedures, and disaster recovery procedures

  • Applicant must pass a security background check as prescribed by NERC

  • Applicant must be able to lift 50lbs

  • Ability to work independently and establish work priorities with minimal supervision

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information for security compliance

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with TSM/Avamar on Linux Systems.

  • Experience with VMware 5.5 and 6.x

  • Knowledge and experience of Performance Management Tools

  • Knowledge and Experience with Solaris and AIX a plus.

-Knowledge of Hadoop and data analytics eco-system of Open source tools a Plus.

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