Advisory System Administrator AIX


June 10, 2021

This role specialty is performed by technical professionals who specialize in providing platform services on hardware and software components. Activities include operation and maintenance of technology systems across multiple platforms, various database technologies, high availability solutions.
Your Role and Responsibilities
Advisory AIX System Administrator is responsible for installation, configuration and troubleshooting AIX OS.
You will provide full support in this matter and reduce risk of service outage for customer. Everyday will be a new challenge for you working with AIX 6/7, VIOS v3 or HMC solution. Of course, following the latest trends - all in line with the Agile methodology.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • AIX 6.x 7.x System administration
  • IBM Virtualization products (HMC, PowerVM, LPM, VIO and LPAR)
  • IBM Power VM: VIO concept, setup, installation, upgrades / patching, SEA setup/usage
  • knowledge of LPAR, Virtual SCSI, NPIV, VLAN, and I/O high availability strategy for the Pseries equipment
  • LPAR creation by using Power VM Virtualization
  • LVM
  • shell-scripting
  • NIM usage (setup, nim clients, SPOT, LPP, root password recovery etc. )
  • PowerHA configuration and management
  • mksysb usage, concept, create, restore
  • AIX operating system upgrades
  • apply emergency/hot fixes to AIX system
  • maintain IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC)
  • PSeries hardware and firmware upgrades
  • troubleshooting abilities
  • AIX system performance tuning
  • P8 pSeries hardware architecture
  • AIX system security
  • automation skills utilizing scripting languages
  • TCP/IP networking
  • network routing / firewall
  • operational and support processes and best practices

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • achived certificates in AIX, trainings
  • GPFS knowledge , skills
  • experience in AIX 6/7 administration - File systems, LVM, software update/installation, networking
  • AIX SP and TL upgrade
  • Migration from AIX 6 to 7
  • VIOS v3 administration and upgrade - NPIV, SEA based networking
  • Hardware troubleshooting and replacement
  • Firmware, microcode updates
  • PowerHA v7 administration
  • Shell scripting
  • Python/Ansible
  • Automating OS upgrades

About Business UnitThis position currently sits within Global Technology Services (GTS) Infrastructure Services (IS) or a shared services function supporting GTS.
As announced in October 2020, IBM intends that its managed infrastructure services business of the GTS organization will become an independent company named Kyndryl by the end of 2021, creating two distinct and powerful market-leading companies.
Together, we will advance the vital systems that power the digital economy. Serving over 4,600 technology-intensive, highly regulated customers, including over 75% of the Fortune 100, our people will design, run, and manage the most modern and reliable technology infrastructure that the world depends on today.
We will work flexibly and in partnership with our customers to amplify business outcomes while always pushing ourselves to improve and meet all opportunities. Come join our team of diverse, devoted, and empathetic technology experts who are at the center of discovering what's next.
Please note: The final decision if this position will transition from IBM to Kyndryl is yet to be confirmed.
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