Senior AIX Systems Administrator (Marysville)


: $90,290.00 - $134,470.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Information Technology

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Job Description


ALTA IT Services has a contract to hire opening for a Senior AIX Systems Administrator to support a leading health insurance customer in SW Washington DC. The AIX Administrator will support an IBM PureApplication appliance environment for enterprise project support and Disaster Recovery. The candidate should have strong experience with IBM's AIX operating system, and WebSphere Administration. Desired skill include all aspects of COGNOS applications, as well as an understanding of Network Install Manager (NIM) and DB2.
The project will supports a Data Warehouse environment using IBM's PureApplication pattern-deployed Virtual Machine (VM) servers. The IBM PureApplication is an appliance solution that consists of POWER servers running AIX, V7000 storage, DB2 Warehouse, WebSphere, and Cognos Business Intelligence analytics. The environment also contains LDAP, Ab Initio, Control-M and Jenkins deployment support tool.
Specifically the project relates to assisting an existing team with increased workload regarding remediating security vulnerabilities in both a local data center and a remote disaster recovery site.

US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency is required. Individuals selected for hire must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

  • Develop reporting and automation to manage and monitor the PureApp environments
  • Build, configure and manage environments on Pure Application Hardware.
  • Plan, install and configure IBM WebSphere Servers and Cognos BI applications on IBM AIX virtual servers.
  • Install and configure SSL Certificates in WebSphere
  • Identify and remediate security vulnerabilities
  • Perform user security management in WebSphere and Cognos administration tools.
  • Perform WebSphere and Cognos deployments in all environments following Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Perform problem analysis and resolution for architecture, WebSphere migration and MQ Series applications
  • Perform problem analysis and resolution for Report Studio, Query Studio, Analysis Studio, Metric Studio and Cognos Transformer.
  • Installation of IBM Pure App patterns, fix packs and IBM hot fixes.
  • Actively participate in CCTI infrastructure projects impacting the PureApp and Cognos/WebSphere environments
  • Manage Unix Virtual Servers running on Pure App Hardware.
  • Provide technical support for the CCTI disaster recovery environment
  • On call 24/7 support for any issues, user report executions, application issues, failover incidents, and log reviews.
  • Secure web access and single sign on (SSO) for PureApplication-installed applications
  • Work with IBM resources to resolve technical issues across technology platform
  • 8-10 years of experience in the administration and management of WebSphere and Cognos Applications as outlined above under Tasks
  • Experience in Administration of AIX systems and POWER hardware (physical and virtual)
  • Experience in developing scripts to automate and simplify tasks
  • Strong analytic, problem solving, and collaborative skills
  • Familiarity with SAN storage concepts and IBM storage subsystems
  • Bachelor's Degree desirable; equivalent experience required
  • HOURLY RATE RANGE: $70/hr. to $80/hr. W2 Commensurate with experience. Benefits available

    For consideration please contact Melissa McNally via

    ALTA IT Services, LLC. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor.
    Associated topics: administrator, http, infrastructure, maintenance, operating system, router, scom, scom sccm, system center configuration manager, system center operations manager * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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