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Become An Unix Administrator

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Working As An Unix Administrator

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $75,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Unix Administrator Do At Unisys Corporation

* Working on high visibility or mission critical aspects of a given program and performs all functional duties independently.
* Providing leadership and/or be responsible for the efforts of all staff assigned to a specific job.
* Possessing and applying a comprehensive knowledge across key tasks and high impact assignments.
* Plans and leads major technology assignments.
* Evaluates performance results and recommends major changes affecting short-term project growth and success.
* Functions as a technical expert across multiple project assignments.
* May supervise others.
* Providing system administration and operational support for server infrastructure, hypervisor, and Operating Systems.
* Contractor shall design and implement automated failover and automated recovery solution.
* Implement, and maintain an Automated Configuration Management, by using tools including but not limited to Puppet, Chef, Ansible, or other according to OIT direction to ensure consistent configurations on all server operating systems.
* Manage and monitor the performance, utilization of the various server resources, support the analysis as well as correction of all end-user computing and network problems that may be associated with server processing.
* Contractor shall design and implement automated resource management of virtual assets to include automated corrective actions for systems experiencing performance issues related to the technical stack from Operating System to Infrastructure (i.e., does not include middleware/Java/etc).
* Utilize tools and processes, including but not limited to software distribution, backups, performance measurement, tuning, license and asset management to allow automated as well as remote systems management of the server environment.
* Provide support to resolve incident, problem, or service requests that require subject matter expertise and cannot be resolved by the EOC.
* Task personnel shall provide final problem resolution.
* Work with EOC to implement automated preventative measures, proactive monitoring and system self-healing capabilities to limit outages/performance issues which impact service levels.
* Contribute to the Root Cause Analysis efforts when applicable.
* Coordinate with the designated government lead to establish an automated and on-demand capability for the reporting of Capacity/Performance to include the measurement and analysis of resource utilization and trends for both physical and virtual assets.
* Contractor shall also establish a dashboard for performance monitoring and resource utilization including Real
* Time and Historical trends.
* Provide remote support for OS and standard software build installation activities as required to meet SLAs.
* Perform system or component configuration changes necessary to support Server Virtualization products.
* Provide and maintain security hardened baseline configurations (software) and deploy security (patches), software maintenance (patches) and new software releases across the Database and supporting products infrastructureRequirements Bachelors and 10 years of recent experience or equivalent 4 years experience providing technical guidance for directing and monitoring information systems operations.
* Designs, builds, and implements network systems.
* years experience Directing compilation of records and reports concerning network operations and maintenance.
* Troubleshoots network performance issues.
* Analyzes network traffic and provides capacity planning solutions.
* years experience directing system-level design and configuration of products including determination of hardware, OS, and other platform specifications.
* years experience providing quality assurance review and the evaluation of new and existing software products.
* years experience providing input to policy level discussions regarding standards and budget constraints.
* years experience demonstrated professional expertise gained from experience with operating systems including Windows and/or Linux OS.
* Must be proficient the use of the Microsoft Office productivity suite.
* US Citizenship Experience in a variety of systems engineering tasks and activities that are broad in nature and are concerned with major systems design, integration, and implementation, including personnel, hardware, software, budgetary, and support facilities and/or equipment.
* Knowledgeable in the administration of Microsoft and Linux servers, Microsoft SQL, VMware virtualization technologies, Firewalls, VPN, and Cisco IOS
* About UnisysDo you have what it takes to be mission critical? Your skills and experience could be mission critical for our Unisys team supporting the Federal Government in their mission to protect and defend our nation, and transform the way government agencies manage information and improve responsiveness to their customers.
* As a member of our diverse team, you ll gain valuable career-enhancing experience as we support the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of our federal government s critical systems.
* Apply today to become mission critical and help our nation meet the growing need for IT security, improved infrastructure, big data, and advanced analytics
* Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical.
* We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications.
* We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments.
* Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services.
* Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world.
* Unisys offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, a 401k with an immediately vested company match, vacation and educational benefits.
* To learn more about Unisys visit us at www
* Unisys.com
* Unisys is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
* Minorities, Females, Disabled Persons, and Veterans.#FED# Associated topics: administrator, http, infrastructure, maintenance, operating system, scom, scom sccm, system administrator, system center configuration manager, tcp

What Does An Unix Administrator Do At DXC Technology

* Support ~200 servers in a production environment Install software, apply patches, manage file systems, monitor performance and troubleshoot alerts
* Maintaining production servers Installing operating systems, software and patches
* Configure hardware and software
* Create RAID arrays, BIOS and network configurations
* Use UDP, SSH, RDP, PuTTy
* Troubleshooting and performing root cause analysis on outages
* Coordinating with various database and application owners
* Ability to manage projects and prioritize
* Ability to document processes and procedures
* Ability to manage and update existing documents
* Ability to participate in a 24/7 on-call rotation
* Ability to work nights as required to perform critical maintenance
* DXC Technology is EEO F/M/Protected Veteran/ Individual with

What Does An Unix Administrator Do At ICI Services

* Provide overall management and administrative lead for all Navy Tactical Command Support System (NTCSS) functions required for New Construction NTCSS database builds.
* Develop computer-based programs to build, update and maintain databases.
* Coordinate with multiple agencies to plan, import data and verify installation of required data and operation of new ship computer systems

What Does An Unix Administrator Do At Mantech International Corporation

* Experience with Solaris 10 or 11 with strong troubleshooting background.
* Experience with Oracle SuperCluster is a plus

What Does An Unix Administrator Do At Kforce

Candidate will help build and support HP Itanium hardware for SAP/Enterprise applications, including the build/support of HP Serviceguard

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How To Become An Unix Administrator

Most employers require network and computer systems administrators to have a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. Others may require only a postsecondary certificate.


Although some employers require only a postsecondary certificate, most require a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. There are degree programs that focus on computer network and system administration. However, because administrators work with computer hardware and equipment, a degree in computer engineering or electrical engineering usually is acceptable as well. Programs in these fields usually include classes in computer programming, networking, or systems design.

Because network technology is continually changing, administrators need to keep up with the latest developments. Many continue to take courses throughout their careers and attend information technology (IT) conferences to keep up with the latest technology. Some businesses require that an administrator get a master’s degree.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification programs are generally offered directly from vendors or from vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates knowledge and best practices required from network and computer systems administrators. Companies may require their network and computer systems administrators to be certified in the product they use. Microsoft and Cisco offer some of the most common certifications.

Other Experience

To gain practical experience, many network administrators participate in internship programs while in school.


Network administrators can advance to become computer network architects. They can also advance to managerial jobs in information technology (IT) departments, such as computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Administrators need analytical skills to evaluate network and system performance and determine how changes in the environment will affect them.

Communication skills. Administrators must be able to describe problems and their solutions to non-IT workers.

Computer skills. Administrators oversee the connections of many different types of computer equipment and must ensure that they all work together properly.

Multitasking skills. Administrators may have to work on many problems and tasks at the same time.

Problem-solving skills. Administrators must be able to quickly resolve any problems that arise with computer networks.

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Unix Administrator Career Paths

Unix Administrator
Unix/Linux Administrator Linux Systems Administrator Senior System Administrator
Data Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Engineering Manager Information Technology Manager
Director Of Infrastructure Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Unix Systems Administrator Senior System Administrator Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Build-Release Engineer Release Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Unix Systems Administrator Senior System Administrator
Information Technology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Storage Administrator Senior Engineer Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Technical Project Manager Information Technology Manager
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Lead Technician
6 Yearsyrs
Build-Release Engineer Engineer Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Solaris System Administrator Unix Systems Administrator Network Technician
Network Manager
6 Yearsyrs
AIX Administrator Systems Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Principal Software Engineer
10 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Systems Administrator Engineer
Senior Engineer
8 Yearsyrs
Storage Administrator Operations Engineer Senior Systems Engineer
Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 Yearsyrs
Systems Analyst Information Technology Manager Infrastructure Manager
Senior Manager Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Systems Administrator Database Administrator
Senior Oracle Database Administrator
7 Yearsyrs
Unix Systems Administrator Senior Unix Systems Administrator
Senior System Administrator
8 Yearsyrs
Senior System Administrator Engineer Systems Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Technical Analyst Lead Technician
Senior Technologist
6 Yearsyrs
Linux Administrator AIX Administrator Systems Engineer
Systems Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior System Administrator Information Technology Manager
Technical Services Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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  • Chinese

  • French

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  • Malay

  • Japanese

  • Urdu

  • Carrier

  • Hindi

  • Mandarin

  • Italian

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Real Unix Administrator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Backup Administrator/Unix Administrator Core Services Corporation Somerset, NJ May 27, 2016 $142,000
Unix Advisory Administrator Nvidia Corporation Santa Clara, CA Jun 23, 2016 $120,000
Unix Administrator The Gymboree Corporation San Francisco, CA Jan 10, 2016 $118,000
Unix Advisory Administrator Nvidia Corporation Santa Clara, CA Nov 21, 2016 $117,645 -
Unix Administrator Populus Group LLC Detroit, MI Oct 18, 2016 $108,524
Unix Administrator NCH Corporation Irving, TX Mar 15, 2016 $107,000
Unix Administrator-Red Hat United Guaranty Corporation Winston-Salem, NC Jun 27, 2016 $100,000
Lead Unix Administrator AKT LLC Lewisville, TX Mar 23, 2016 $98,000
Lead Unix Administrator AKT LLC McKinney, TX Aug 03, 2016 $98,000
Unix Administrator Envision LLC Saint Louis, MO Jul 03, 2016 $94,474
Unix Administrator II Snap-On Business Solutions Richfield, OH Nov 15, 2015 $93,984
Unix Administrator Quantum Vision, LLC Washington, DC Aug 31, 2016 $92,310
Unix Administrator II Snap-On Business Solutions Richfield, OH Aug 06, 2015 $89,315
Unix Administrator Sierra-Cedar, Inc. Alpharetta, GA Feb 21, 2015 $88,000
Unix Administrator Shivam Infotech, Inc. Irving, TX May 25, 2016 $74,880
Unix Administrator JNIT Technologies Berlin, NJ May 22, 2015 $74,235
Unix Administrator Global Bridge Infotech, Inc. Irving, TX Jun 13, 2016 $72,400 -
Unix Administrator Server Management Services LLC Irving, TX Nov 04, 2016 $72,400 -
Unix Administrator CNET Global Solutions, Inc. Augusta, ME Jul 29, 2016 $72,000
Unix Administrator Trinity Consulting, Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 27, 2016 $71,450 -
Unix Administrator Monsanto Company Saint Louis, MO Aug 13, 2015 $70,200
Unix Administrator Trinity Consulting Inc. Detroit, MI Jun 30, 2015 $70,000
Unix Administrator Global Business Consulting Services, Inc. Warren, NJ Sep 16, 2016 $65,500
Unix Administrator Webilent Technology Inc. Phoenix, AZ Sep 30, 2016 $65,500
Unix-Hp Administrator Sunrise Systems, Inc. Metuchen, NJ Sep 14, 2015 $65,500
Unix/Solaris Administrator Reliant Vision Group, Inc. Iselin, NJ Aug 31, 2016 $65,333
Linux/Unix Administrator Veritis Group, Inc. Irving, TX Jan 09, 2016 $65,100
Linux/Unix Administrator Veritis Group, Inc. Irving, TX Jun 09, 2016 $65,100
Unix Administrator Ezenius, Inc. Twinsburg, OH Dec 09, 2016 $65,000
Unix Administrator Veritis Group, Inc. Irving, TX Jun 26, 2016 $65,000

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Top Skills for An Unix Administrator


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Top Unix Administrator Skills

  1. Solaris
  2. Linux Servers
  3. Veritas Netbackup
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prepared hardware and OS for installation of productions load (AIX &Solaris).
  • Deployed patches and upgraded RedHat Linux servers and SUN servers to their latest versions.
  • Worked efficiently using Veritas NetBackup on development and production servers for backups and restores.
  • Plan and coordinate with 3rd party vendors for firmware upgrade, break fix, hardware and software upgrades.
  • Administer file systems for Oracle database.

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