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Senior Unix Administrator - Columbia, MD

Job ID : 1172

Clearance required for this job : Full-Scope Poly

Senior Unix Administrator
Clearance Level: Full-Scope Poly
Location: Columbia, MD

Essential Job Functions
   - Coordinates with client management to formulate highly complex technical solutions. Identifies and implements solutions based on client needs. Informs client management of appropriate developments in technical support products.
   - Provides technical leadership to internal and external personnel on highly complex system installation processes. Mentors and provides guidance to less experienced personnel.
   - Provides technical leadership to appropriate personnel on highly complex system administration activities. Provides technical solutions and escalated support for non-routine, highly complex technical issues.
   - Evaluates products and upgrades for appropriateness of cost and compatibility. Oversees and implements system upgrade strategies.
   - Leads the design, implementation, and maintenance of highly complex solutions. Coordinates activities with other technical personnel as appropriate.
   - Develops and analyzes highly complex system standards, thresholds, and recommendations to maximize system performance. Initiates reviews as appropriate.
   - Conducts capacity planning reviews with management and approves capacity plans formulated by less experienced personnel.
   - Develops strategies to manage the frequency of appropriate support package/patch application. Monitors database maintenance and provides appropriate recommendations, when required. Implements solutions and refines procedures as appropriate.
   - Coordinates with business development personnel on proposals and work estimates involving highly complex system administration projects and solutions.
   - Researches current systems technology and serves as subject matter expert on complex systems processes and procedures. Conducts usability and costing studies.

Basic Qualifications
   - Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
   - Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems, or related field preferred
   - Nine or more years of technical experience in a client-server environment
   - Experience working with highly complex systems administration, database administration, and landscape maintenance
   - Experience working with company products and services
   - Experience working with company and client documentation and storage procedures
   - Experience working with highly complex system implementations and organizational processes
Other Qualifications
   - Strong analytical and problem solving skills
   - Good leadership skills to guide and mentor the work of less experienced personnel
   - Strong communication skills
   - Strong personal computer and business solutions software skills
   - Strong ability to lead and work as part of a team

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