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Server Administrator – Linux/Unix

Englewood Cliffs, NJ
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Server Administrator – Linux/Unix

Jobid 23768-378070

Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 07632, USA

Description **Job Number** 35454BR

**Job Title** Server Administrator – Linux/Unix

**Business Segment** Operations & Technical Services

**Sub-Business** Technology

**Posting Category** Technology/Engineering

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

**Country** United States

**State** New Jersey

**City** Englewood Cliffs


About The Organization:

This position will provide the highest level of technical expertise to perform work in server support. As a Server Administrator you'll manage the server-based support and projects for a range of internal NBC Universal customers from across the business and spanning the globe. As one of our Server Administrators, you will work with clients, technicians, designers and project managers to support the hardware and OS platforms within the NBCU enterprise. You will work with corresponding infrastructure teams to help create and ensure all necessary documentation is in place for new services involving Virtual and/or Physical servers.

Job Purpose:

The Server Administrator will manage the support of servers and supporting infrastructure for internal customers. They will also provide support for project based changes for all supported applications. This role will also be responsible for supporting key technology initiatives including but not limited to hardware refresh, operating system refresh, server consolidation, server support, and capacity planning.

Essential Functions:

+ Partner with vendors to bring these environments to the highest availability standards.

+ Communicate to Application Owners and Infrastructure teams on changes, outages and provide bi-weekly updates on overall stability of the environments you support.

+ Develop and maintain strategic engagements with Application Development Teams to provide end-to-end delivery of appropriate infrastructure solutions.

+ Perform additional duties associated with operational management of these systems as require.Validate server builds performed by the delivery team meet requirements and conform to business and security requirements.

+ Act as customer liaison for all server platform specific technical issues and questions related to infrastructure.

+ Escalate with vendors as needed.

+ Apply OS updates to RHEL based Linux and Solaris Servers, and address any issues that arise as the result of these updates.

+ Work with cross functional teams to implement, update & troubleshoot environments.

+ Support of Linux/Solaris technologies and process lifecycles in enterprise systems, specifically Red Hat Linux and Sun Solaris including Containers/Zones/LDOMS

+ UNIX troubleshooting commands in regards to disk I/O, CPU usage, load, and network connections.

+ Ability to translate a strategy into a tactical, transformational work plan that would feed into all phases of lifecycle from requirements to implementation.


Basic Qualifications:

+ B.S. degree in an Information Technology related technical discipline or equivalent practical experience required.

+ Minimum 8 years of experience supporting Sun/Oracle Solaris in troubleshooting, patching and upgrading Solaris running on M & T series hardware.

+ Minimum 5 years of experience supporting and troubleshooting Red Hat Enterprise Linux based distributions.

+ Minimum 5 years of experience in planning, documenting, validating and testing technical solutions in a global enterprise setting.

+ Minimum 5 years of experience engineering and implementing business process focused on service management.

+ Minimum 5 years managing vendor relationships and working with professional engagements.

+ Candidate must have significant exposure to storage platforms (NetApp, EMC, Hitachi, IBM, etc.). Technical certifications and designations highly preferred.

+ Strong understanding of security challenges and best practices.

+ Understanding of subnet masks, and familiarity working with servers sitting behind load balancers and/or firewalls.Eligibility Requirements:

+ Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered.

+ Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice as required. - Available 24/7/365

+ Ability to manage projects in multiple locations across the United States and Internationally.

**Desired Characteristics**

Desired Characteristics:

+ Well organized, able to plan projects and maintenance initiatives, track and report to milestones.Able to report out to management in an appropriate and easily assimilated manner.

+ Flexibility to adjust to changing requirements, schedules and priorities.

+ Self-driven and resourceful to achieve goals independently as well as work well in groups.

+ An effective and clear communicator (verbally and in writing), able to interact with heavily technical resources as well as with business users.

+ Able to collaborate with application support resources and to provide advice and support related to database, web and server environments

+ Experience building and configuring data center class servers (rack mount/blades) including drivers/firmware, documentation & scripting.

+ Direct experience working with EMC SAN, and NetApp infrastructures (including both physical and virtualized environments).

+ Proven experience with network and telecom environments including both high and low bandwidth infrastructures.

+ Broad knowledge of high-performance, high-availability computing environments and integration of technical products into complex environments. Media Industry experience is preferred.

+ Strong project planning and project management skills.

+ Experience with virtualization in large-scale production environment, as well as cloud computing architectures and solutions.

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Click Here to view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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