IBM Systems Administrator- Cloud Storage in FORREST, Australia

Job Description

The successful applicant will be responsible for managing a PureFlex virtual and physical environment for a large enterprise customer. The applicant will also need to provide support, guidance (including work instructions and implementation plans) to the AIX team in addition to performing project work across the environment.

Assist in defining and refining technical direction, and helping lead innovation within the team.

Provide mentoring, knowledge transfer and written documentation so as to improve the overall level of knowledge and ability within the team.

Assist the team leaders when required.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Administer PureFlex v1.3+ in a large enterprise environment

• Manage underlying virtualization infrastructure for a large enterprise

• Plan & implement new systems and upgrades to the UNIX environment

• Actively and pre-emptively determine possible failure faults and causes

• Provide Team Leaders/managers with input re projects/direction when required

• Manage and resolve problems identified by users or monitoring software

• Work with change and problem management tools

• Provide technical assistance to the other members of the System Administration team and Share knowledge/experiences

• Hardware fault detection and correction - vendor liaising

• Liaise with customer accounts as required

Mandatory Skills

• PureFlex v1.3+ Systems administration experience

• Power Systems Experience

• PurePower including Power VM

• Strong AIX 4.3.x & 5. x 6.x System administration experience

• Strong skill in IBM Virtualization products (HMC, PowerVM, LPM, VIO and LPAR)

• Strong problem determination skills

• Ability to work unsupervised on several issues concurrently

• Able to perform disk management functions such as extending logical volumes, creating file systems, mirroring disks (ie. Not through SMIT)

• Understanding and ability to manually rebuild a kernel

• Proficient in TCP/IP

• strong understanding of P4/P5/P6/P7 pSeries hardware architectures

• Very comfortable with problem and change management practices

• Knowledge of IBM and non IBM disk subsystems and related device drivers (ESS, DS4xxx, DS8xxx, SVC, XIV, EMC, MPIO, SDDPCM, PowerPath)

• Knowledge of IBM System p hardware products

• System firmware related skills

• HACMP and HACMP/ES skills


• Good Documentation Skills/ Technical Documentation

• Flexible working hrs eg. Weekend work, after hours

• Performance Monitoring and trouble-shooting.

• Sound Scripting skills

• Able to perform Operating System and Production Upgrades

• Ability to supervise others

• Liaise with Vendor i.e. IBM ITS

• Strong understanding and awareness of AIX system security

• Strong communication skills - both verbal and written

Desired Experience

• TSM/ADSM operational and troubleshooting knowledge

• AIX System Admin Certification

• Some DB2/Oracle DBA exposure

• GPFS exposure

• Veritas (f/s and cluster) experience

• Perl Scripting and Knowledge of IBM SSA disk subsystem

Required Technical Skills

Skill 1 AIX System Administration (AIX 4.3.x, 5.x and 6.x)

Skill Level (1 to 5) 5

Skill 2 Disk Management functions (logical volumes, mirroring disks)

Skill Level (1 to 5) 5

Skill 3 TCIP/IP experience and knowledge

Skill Level (1 to 5) 5

Skill 4 Virtualization Technologies – PowerVM, VIOS, HMC, LPM, LPAR, PureFlex, PurePower

Skill Level (1 to 5) 5

Skill 5 SAN Storage and its Subsystem Knowledge

Skill Level (1 to 5) 5

Skill 6 HACMP & Veritas Cluster Services (VCS) skills

Skill Level (1 to 5) 5

Skill 7 SDDPCM, Power Path, MPIO

Skill Level (1 to 5) 4

Required Non-Technical Skills

Skill 1 Communication

Skill Level (1 to 5) 4

Skill 2 Problem solving

Skill Level (1 to 5) 4

Skill 3 Lateral Thinking & Analytical skills

Skill Level (1 to 5) 4

Skill 4 Documentation skills

Skill Level (1 to 5) 4

Other Information/Special Conditions (e.g. customer account requirement) :

Willingness to work outside the normal hours is essential.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

As in Job Description

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

As in Job Description

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.