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Senior Analyst- Unix/Linux Systems Administrator

Hershey, Pennsylvania
Job Type
22 Jul 2021

The Senior Analyst, Unix/Linux Systems Administrator is responsible for the administration of Hersheys mission critical, enterprise class systems. Those systems are on-prem and cloud based. The operating systems administered include: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Suse Linux, and Solaris.

The administrator will have, and develop, skills in: Oracle Solaris virtualization, Solaris Op Center, RHEL Satellite, VMWare, converged hosting technologies, patch management, vulnerability management, shell/bash/Perl/Python scripting, and automated configuration management.

The administrator will have demonstrated the ability to apply critical thinking skills, aspire to learn functional, technical and business processes, write technical documentation, and incident and problem reporting.


Responsible for administration of on-prem and cloud based server environments utilizing operating systems including Solaris, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, VMWare, and Suse Linux.
Support mission critical SAP, WMS, Industry 4.0, and IoT systems, projects and operational requests.
Perform day-to-day Systems Administration activities related to user administration (LDAP), volume/file system management, package management, patch management, file share, and backup and recovery.
Install and configure various enterprise wide infrastructure tools supporting configuration management, server and application monitoring, patch management, high availability and virtualization.
Assist with the monitoring performance analysis of existing applications and ensuring that the system is consistent with ongoing needs.
Possesses strong network technology knowledge. Skilled in network protocols such as TCP/IP, DNS, & NFS

Maintain strategic architectural development roadmap.
Provide subject matter expertise and support to onshore and offshore teams.
Evaluate the potential for alternative solutions to support desired use cases at a reduced cost.
Work with incident teams to solve/troubleshoot complex hardware and software failures, integration challenges and configuration issues.
Provides resolutions to an extensive range of complicated problems involving multiple teams and systems across multiple data centers
Works under limited direction independently
Administer supporting infrastructure tools namely Stash(Git repository), Bamboo, Puppet, RedHat Satellite, Solarwinds(monitoring) & ServiceNow or propose other viable solutions.

Write technical documentation, operational procedures, systems documentation and Incident and problem communications and reporting.
Take part in after-hours on-call rotation schedule and weekend activities as required.
Scripting skills to automate day to day tasks.
Ensure hardware & software licensing compliance for Oracle, RHEL servers.
Work with Internal and external auditors to provide evidence of compliance.
Interface with Oracle, RHEL for technical support.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities: Include only required physical and/or mental abilities and special criteria (heavy lifting, driver's license requirement, overtime, special work hours, etc.). Please list only those requirements which are job specific and which will ultimately be necessary for successful job performance.

Minimum 3 years of Unix/Linux Server Administration experience
Minimum 3 years supporting cloud based production infrastructure
Minimum 3 years supporting enterprise class ERP, WMS, and RDBMS servers
Knowledge of virtualization and high availability technologies required
Knowledge Solaris virtualization (CDOM, LDOM) required.
Possesses strong network skills in protocols such as TCP/IP, DNS, & NFS
Experience in managing and using infrastructure tools such as Stash(Git repository), Bamboo, Puppet, RedHat Satellite, Solarwinds(monitoring) and ServiceNow.
Must have a demonstrated ability to apply critical thinking skills in a complex environment.
Must have the ability to multi-task, prioritize, show initiative and respond quickly in a fast paced environment.
Must be a team player and be comfortable working with geographically diverse teams.
Experience creating roadmaps, conceptual designs, and transition plans.
Understanding of Change, Incident, Problem and Release Management processes.
Works under limited direction independently
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  • Job Reference: 333952048-2
  • Date Posted: 22 July 2021
  • Recruiter: PRI Global
  • Location: Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent