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Become An Unix Systems Administrator

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Working As An Unix Systems 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

  • $87,813

    Average Salary

What Does An Unix Systems Administrator Do At Northrop Grumman

* Installing, configuring and maintaining Oracle Sun Server X4 Series, x86 and including virtualized servers.
* Perform regular day-to-day Systems Administration activities such as User Administrations, Disk Management, Package Install, Patch Management, Storage Management, NFS Administration and disaster recovery/fail-over.
* Identify, analyze, fix, and determine root cause, follow-up and coordinate changes to resolve complex problems involving hardware, software, networking and applications
* Ensure backups are completed successfully.
* Perform backup restores from NAS and tape for system users.
* Monitor and ensure adequate security for hosts and provide access control for file systems.
* VMWare: Assist in maintenance of virtualized server environment.
* Create and configure hosts and VMs and allocate corresponding system resources as required.
* Maintain and patch existing hosts and VMs using VMWare COTS product.
* Application Administration: Support a variety of server and desktop COTS, agents, and GOTS applications.
* Other duties: Maintain operational procedures and guides and create tickets to document all break/fix incidents

What Does An Unix Systems Administrator Do At Hire It People, LLC

* Red Hat Linux, AIX, some Solaris.
* The environment includes
* associated software infrastructure for these systems, including network
* software, volume managers, file systems, backup utilities, monitoring and
* performance measurement utilities and various middleware components.
* Duties
* include making new environments production ready, resolving production
* problems, developing standard operating procedures, and providing technical
* support for contractors and in house development staff.
* This position rotates
* on call responsibility with other staff members and provides second level
* support for the help desk.
* Develop, maintain and support Disaster recovery
* plans, scripts and vital records so that they are accurate to current
* production.
* Additional Job Details:
* Familiar with Unix shell scripting, Oracle RAC, VMware virtualization, NIS,
* NFS, Netapp, EMC storage, Client commodity hardware.
* Competencies: action
* oriented, customer focus, problem solving and learning on the fly.
* Prefer BS
* degree or equivalent work experience in large scale midtier environment in
* System Administration Unix, Computer operations, programming or related field
* in midtier OS, enterprise virtualization or monitoring environment.
* Knowledge
* of midtier hardware: AIX, Client commodity, Sun Sparc and blade technology.
* Ability to support and maintain 2 flavors of OS (RedHat Linux, AIX preferred or
* Solaris).
* Ability to perform complex system task without assistance.
* Ability to
* debug system / application or user issues.
* Ability to coordinate, schedule and
* install OS.
* Ability to build and apply system patches.
* Preferred certification
* Knowledge of independent software vendor products, system
* networking, EMC storage and Oracle RAC database, DASD and SAN, monitoring
* product skills, Microsoft office skills, DNS, LDAP, NIS, NIM, NFS, SSH

What Does An Unix Systems Administrator Do At JT3

* Evaluates system specifications, installs enterprise computer systems, configures systems, establishes standards, insures hardware/software compatibility and maintains workstations and server systems focusing on the Operating system and the network.
* Performs the daily operational support on the UNIX computer Operating System to include system security access, con figuration backups and restores
* Specifies network requirements, monitors LAN performance, troubleshoots networking hardware and insures system is working properly according to specifications and parameters
* Organizes and secures directory structure and assists/trains staff members in the use of department Document Management Systems, associated databases and CM/DM release procedures
* Maintains and designs functional, visually esthetic web pages
* Specifies hardware requirements and provides Computer Authorization and custodial receipt listings to track equipment configurations and identification logs
* Serves as POC for problem reporting, incremental version updates and monitors yearly support contracts
* Makes recommendations for future hardware/software implementations and related process improvements, schedules, plans and performs system upgrades including the transition from design, test, production and documentation environments
* Provides operational status as required
* Uses established policies and procedures and subject matter knowledge to complete complex assignments requiring originality and ingenuity performed under minimum supervision with considerable latitude for independent contribution
* Analyzes system logs and identifies potential issues with computer systems
* Managse and administers storage solutions including NAS and SAN systems
* Other duties as required
* It incumbent will be asked to make functional the initiatives established by management and will coordinate with other organizations as affected by upgrades, capabilities, policy and procedures.
* Each employee must read, understand, and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality, and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures, and policies pertaining to their job

What Does An Unix Systems Administrator Do At Tactical Engineering & Analysis Inc.

* Performs analysis on system logs to identify potential issues with computer systems.
* Performs routine audits of systems and software, supporting the NGC2P Program
* Performs periodic backups of NGC2P Program Development systems
* Applies operating system updates, patches, and configuration changes.
* Independently Installs and configures new hardware and software.
* Performs general system administration with no oversight to include, but not limited to the adding/removing user accounts and the resetting passwords.
* Provides direct independent technical support on all aspects of Internet and Intra-net infrastructures with customers.
* Documents the configuration of the system and maintains the security of the system
* Develops POA&Ms to support program Information Assurance requirements
* Performs STIGS for program systems
* Performs independent identification and resolution of system problems.
* Documents and implements system performance tuning for all Software Support Activity (SSA) development systems.
* Executes impromptu customer requests for technical information related to UNIX operating systems
* Assists with troubleshooting Windows and UNIX/Linux Platform technical issues, administrative issues, and bug fixes.
* Modifies and or creates web-pages using ASPX, MSSQL, JQuery, CSS and HTML technologies.
* years experience in System Administration, Mid
* Level UNIX server support with emphasis in server configuration.
* Competent with all windows operating systems and windows based products
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
* X components.
* Experienced in BASH and SHELL scripting, SED, AWK.
* Experienced in database deployment; MS SQL, MySQL, MARIA DB
* Experienced in website deployment and Web Servers: Apache, IIS
* Ability to identify, and resolve technical, as well as non-technical issues autonomously.
* System Administration, Mid
* Level UNIX server support with emphasis in development and server configuration.
* Experience with PKI desired

What Does An Unix Systems Administrator Do At Capital One

* Has a working knowledge of standards and languages
* Has mastery over required domains / software packages
* Ability to grasp new technologies rapidly as needed, to progress varied initiatives
* Builds robust systems with an eye on the long-term maintenance and support of the application
* Able to breakdown complex integration issues and resolve them
* Looks to leverage and espouse standards across the team and organization
* Understands complex multi-tier, multi-platform systems
* Helps drive cross team design / development via technical leadership / mentoring

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How To Become An Unix Systems 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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Real Unix Systems Administrator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Unix Systems Administrator Teksystems, Inc. Owings Mills, MD Dec 30, 2016 $176,800
MTS 2, Unix Systems Administrator Stubhub, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 27, 2016 $158,000
MTS 1, Unix Systems Admin EBAY Inc. San Jose, CA Mar 11, 2016 $150,000
Mts1, Unix System Admin Paypal, Inc. San Jose, CA Feb 12, 2016 $148,847
MTS 1, Unix Systems Administrator EBAY Inc. San Jose, CA May 04, 2015 $147,833
Unix System Administrator Staff Nvidia Corporation Santa Clara, CA Apr 12, 2015 $139,400 -
MTS 1, Unix Systems Administrator Stubhub San Francisco, CA Apr 02, 2016 $134,472
Unix Systems Admin 3 EBAY Inc. San Jose, CA Aug 10, 2015 $134,000
Unix Systems Admin 3 EBAY Inc. San Jose, CA May 04, 2015 $125,000
Unix/Linux Architect-System & Storage Administrato OSI Consulting, Inc. Irvine, CA Jan 01, 2015 $125,000
Unix System Administrator Senior Salesforce.Com, Inc. San Mateo, CA Jul 29, 2015 $123,000
Unix Systems Administrator Randstad Technologies, LP Marlborough, MA May 22, 2015 $121,680
Unix System Administrator The Gymboree Corporation San Francisco, CA May 11, 2015 $118,000
Unix Systems Admin 3 EBAY Inc. San Jose, CA Aug 19, 2016 $117,645 -
Unix Systems Administrator Open Systems Technologies Inc. Urbana, MD Sep 18, 2015 $90,000
Unix Systems Admin, SR. I Synopsys, Inc. Mountain View, CA May 17, 2016 $90,000 -
Unix Systems Admin, SR. I Synopsys, Inc. Mountain View, CA Nov 19, 2015 $90,000 -
Unix Systems Administrator Technosoft Corporation Phoenix, AZ Oct 19, 2015 $87,000
Unix Systems Administrator Synopsys, Inc. San Francisco, CA Oct 08, 2016 $86,855 -
Unix Systems Administrator Synopsys, Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 26, 2016 $86,855 -
Unix Systems Administrator III Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. Newport News, VA May 18, 2015 $85,500 -
Unix Systems Administrator Synopsys, Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 17, 2015 $85,359 -
Unix Systems Administrator Centaurus Technology Partners, LLC. Irving, TX Dec 29, 2016 $73,200
Unix Systems Administrator Centaurus Technology Partners, LLC. Irving, TX Mar 25, 2016 $72,400
Unix Systems Administrator Shivam Infotech, Inc. Jacksonville, FL May 26, 2016 $72,000
Unix System Administrator SIRI Infosolutions Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 20, 2015 $72,000
HP Unix/System Administrator Imetris Corporation Saline, MI Aug 12, 2015 $71,739
Unix Systems Administrator Synopsys, Inc. Mountain View, CA May 01, 2015 $71,418 -
Unix System Administrator Infosoft, Inc. Chattanooga, TN Oct 14, 2015 $71,094

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Top Skills for An Unix Systems Administrator


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Top Unix Systems Administrator Skills

  1. Production Servers
  2. Solaris
  3. Hardware
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Installed and maintained console access for remote console and AC power control management of production servers.
  • Provided performance analysis and troubleshooting Provided Sun Solaris operating system and Sun SunFire and Enterprise servers support and maintenance.
  • Assist in the research, evaluation, testing, selection, procurement, implementation and maintenance of new software/hardware/systems.
  • Installed and configured VERITAS Netbackup and configured it as a backup Server and Media Server.
  • Monitored storage usage and allocation.

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