UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY

Storage/Unix System Engineer

Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Posted
29 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Nov 2019
Ref
2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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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