Unix Engineer L3 - AIX
HR Genie
Sandton, South Africa
6d ago
source : Job Placements

Our Client a leading Tech firm is seeking a Unix Engineer to join their AIX team in Centurion, Gauteng or Cape town offices on a contract basis


Our Client Infrastructure and Operations division is looking for a Unix engineer in the AIX team. The focus of this position will be on System Administration, automation, introduction of dev-ops principles and transforming the environment to Infrastructure as code.

Our Clients Infrastructure and Operations is responsible for all Infrastructure and operations of and its operating divisions, spanning multiple data.


  • Hardware and System Monitor.
  • OS and Hardware performance management.
  • Ensure availability and performance of the IBM infrastructure systems
  • Maintain and service components for AIX servers and storage according to best practices and in a cost-effective manner.
  • Implementation of Infrastructure changes
  • Incident, Problem, Change through the usage of JIRA
  • Patch Management
  • Standby & Daily Health Checks
  • Automation & Config management (Ansible, shell, Rundeck, GIT)
  • Engage with Our clients Infrastructure and Operations as well as business consumers of compute infrastructure to plan changes and maintenance tasks.
  • Capacity planning & workload balancing
  • Comprehension of Benchmark standards. (CIS)
  • Adherence to security processes & Procedures
  • Required Skills

  • Extensive Knowledge of AIX 7.X
  • Linux knowledge will be a benefit
  • Power Virtualization (VIO)
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Networking (TCP / IP)
  • Authentication - PAM / AD Integration
  • Scripting Shell, Pearl & Python
  • Unix Security (Understanding and implementation)
  • Database and Application knowledge will be a benefit
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in areas of engagement with business
  • Verbal and writing skills, both technical and non-technical.
  • knowledge of many, if not most, aspects of an enterprise technology architecture will be beneficial.
  • Understanding and knowledge of IT service management (ITSM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
  • Knowledge of Agile and ITIL Principles
  • HMC Installation, Management and support
  • Power hardware support
  • IBM Network installation Manager usage
  • Disaster recovery execution & Understanding
  • Required Experience

  • 5+ Years IT infrastructure and operating system experience
  • 3+ Years Solid AIX experience
  • Virtualisation using, KVM, VMware, PowerVM,
  • Storage management experience
  • 1+ Years Scripting and automation
  • Tertiary IT qualification (3 years degree / NQF Level 5) (Preferred)
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