UNIX Systems Administrator - Disaster Recovery (DR1)

"We're not in the shipping business; we're in the information business." -Peter Rose, Expeditors Founder
Global supply chain management is what we do, but at the heart of Expeditors you will find professionalism, leadership, and a friendly environment, all of which foster an innovative, customer service-based approach to logistics.
15,000 trained professionals
250+ locations worldwide
Fortune 500
Globally unified systems
Responsible for support, troubleshooting and installation/deployment of UNIX-based systems, including, but not limited to, hardware and software installation and upgrades. Assists and instructs regional IS personnel to perform operating system updates, patching, installing and troubleshooting.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Primary focus on Analyzing, Optimizing, Exercising, Implementing and Documenting Disaster Recovery solutions.
Diagnose and isolate operating system, server-side networking, and application related problems. Utilize available resources (IS colleagues, Oracle Support Center) to correct or create suitable work-around. Provide documentation and training for all testing and troubleshooting procedures that are repeatable.
Maintain and enhance existing systems administrator tools, and develop new tools, using available programming and scripting languages, shells scripts, Python and Perl, automating repeatable tasks where possible.
Perform system builds and hardware upgrades for both corporate and branch UNIX servers as well as hardware maintenance and repairs/replacements.
Provide helpdesk and emergency support. Assist with UNIX problem diagnostics, system recovery and disk recovery. Provides second-level production support for servers and data storage including after-hours on-call support.
Provide system backup support to branch and CHQ support teams including user menus, scripts, backup software and web-based monitoring tools..
Research and review industry's latest solutions in various technology spaces with a focus on Disaster Recovery (Virtualization, Storage, Backup Strategies, etc.) and provide recommendations to continuously improve performance.
Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
6+ years of RedHat / Solaris systems administration
Extensive programming language experience (Perl, Shell, Python); experience with Ansible a plus
Experience with Solaris Zones
Expertise configuring and supporting Sun Volume Manager, Veritas Storage Foundation and ZFS
Experience using fiber attached storage in both SAN and point-to-point environments
Subject Matter Expert in designing and implementing business continuity / disaster recovery and high availability plans
Knowledge of backup strategies and products. CommVault Simpana experience a plus
Knowledge of Virtualization, DTrace and system automation
Good troubleshooting aptitude
Expeditors offers competitive benefits to all full time employees including:
Paid Vacation, Holiday, Sick Time
Health Plan: Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental and Vision
Life and Long Term Disability Insurance
401(k) Retirement Savings Plan (US only)
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Training and Personnel Development Program
Position is full time. 40 hour work week, Monday - Friday.
Successful candidate must pass the company's defined background check.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Key words: Logistics, Global Supply Chain, UNIX, Linux, RedHat, Systems Administration, Scripting, Solaris, Oracle, Disaster Recovery

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