Norfolk Southern Senior AIX System Administrator in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Description

Norfolk Southern Corporation is seeking resumes for a Senior AIX System Administrator responsible for managing a large number of standalone and virtualized AIX environments in the Distributed Systems group within the Information Technology department at Norfolk Southern.

Education : 4-yr College Degree preferably in IT Technical/Professional

Skills Required:

Extensive experience with IBM AIX and VIO server

Extensive experience with IBM PowerVM, creation and management of virtual servers, Hardware Management Consoles

Extensive experience with Live Partition Mobility

Extensive experience with NPIV

Extensive experience using SAN disks from multiple SAN vendors

Experience with writing scripts using Korn shell, Perl

Experience with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, Tivoli Monitoring

Experience with troubleshooting software and hardware problems

Experience installing IBM APARs, PTFs, maintenance upgrades

TCP/IP and networking experience

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills

Strong teamwork and customer support focus

Ability to analyze, interpret, and simplify technical information, and clearly communicate this information to target audiences

Skills Preferred:

Experience working with software development technical teams

Experience tuning the AIX environment

Performance management of servers in a virtualized environment

Experience with NIM, IBM Power Linux, Java,

Experience working on IBM POWER7, POWER8 and POWER9 server hardware, firmware upgrades

Infiniband, RoCE, and GPFS

MicroFocus COBOL

WebSphere MQ

Genesys Management Framework

Experience using Word, Excel, Visio, Outlook and other Microsoft Office Suite products

Familiar with IBM DB2, Oracle RAC, MySQL

Understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley

Experience required:

6-8 years of enterprise AIX administration in a corporate environment

Working with subject matter experts and users


Managing a number of assigned servers and applications, backup on other servers and applications

Standard trouble shooting procedures for hardware and software problems

Software maintenance

Configuration documents

Scheduled 24/7 on-call support

Technical diagrams (server environments, relationship diagrams, workflows, etc.)

The successful candidate will become a member of the Distributed Systems group within Norfolk Southern’s Information Technology Department. The candidate’s primary responsibility will be to manage the AIX server infrastructure as part of a team.

Work Conditions

Environment: Office

Shift Work: No

On-Call: Yes

Weekend Work: Yes

Travel Required: 0 - 2 Days per Month,

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation(NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500route milesin 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

We are a team of more than 28,000 employees working together to maintain our reputation as "The Thoroughbred of Transportation". As an industry leader, Norfolk Southern offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

Norfolk Southern is an equal opportunity employer including veterans and disabled.