Storage/Unix System Engineer

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Tuesday, 29 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 28 November 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

This is a position for an experienced UNIX / Storage engineer that will be solving complex problems while contributing new ideas and techniques leading to continuous improvement for the team.


  • Perform all aspects of UNIX / Linux administration including planning, installation, upgrading, patching, tuning, support, and troubleshooting.
  • Leads the efforts to solve UNIX / Linux server related problems on a daily basis.
  • Assist in the architecture of systems to provide a highly scalable, highly available server structure which provides web services for customers and for in-house applications.
  • In support of the change management within the data center, sets the example in providing the Help Desk with high quality documentation on all enterprise UNIX / Linux systems.
  • Work closely with application development teams and systems administration to test, troubleshoot, and optimize new and existing database-driven applications.
  • Serves as an example and mentor for the other UNIX system engineers.
  • Provides leadership in the management and updating of all enterprise services running on UNIX platforms.
  • Verifies UNIX account administration.
  • Responsible for verifying the Enterprise backup and SAN administration.
  • Coordinates with vendors for support and also will be prime contact for incidents with high impact on services.
  • Assists in server specifications, procurement by being the interface with the UNIX server users.
  • Supervises deployment of new enterprise servers and services.
  • Automation of daily and Bulk operations using shell scripting.
  • Maintains accurate and comprehensive documentation diagrams of the enterprise storage and backup infrastructure and communications flow and routing.
  • Support for all SAN and backup and recovery systems in the enterprise
  • Participating in disaster recovery tests and planning
  • Partnering with peers and management to make informed strategic/big-picture decisions
  • Performing standard administration responsibilities
  • Perform pro-active support functions and reporting to maintain the integrity of the enterprise equipment and infrastructure
  • Contributes to the design and support of enterprise SAN and backup systems including but not limited to technical architecture, stability, and platforms.
  • Mentor and motivate junior members of technical support teams
  • Responsible to adhere with all information security policies and procedures of the University.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering or Information Systems
  • Must have 2 or more certifications on UNIX and Storage.

Preferred Qualification

  • 5+ years of experience in UNIX / Linux server administration, Storage administration.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience

  • A responsible, team oriented, well-organized individual with strong communications skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent projects while adapting quickly to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Extended experience in management of Solaris OS and Linux OS with hands-on.
  • Server clustering experience, including Oracle RAC and VCS.
  • Configuration and deployment experience with Apache and Oracle platform
  • Experience in general scripting automation tasks (Perl, bash, PHP, python, etc.).
  • Extensive experience with internal infrastructure services.
  • Ability to implement efficient provisioning of new servers.
  • Storage networking (FC, iSCSI, FICON, Brocade, etc).
  • Working knowledge on Enterprise Backup/Recovery/Disaster Recovery using disk arrays, SAN, Tape Libraries. Preferably EMC and Networker Enterprise solution.
  • Remote site data protection experience. * Strong problem solving, testing, and network troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience with 24x7 mission-critical systems.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime as required, should be available 24/7 on-call in case of major services outage.
  • Good communication skills

Division Information Technology Division-CIO

Department Infrastructure&Core Techno. Section

Job Close Date open until filled

Job Category Staff

Salary 7000 to 18000 AED

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