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Senior System Administrator
Atlanta, Georgia  

We have a Contract position for "Senior System Administrator" with one of our direct clients in Atlanta, Georgia for initial contract duration of  7+ months.

Job Description

We are looking for an energetic, customer service oriented and technically talented and experienced IBM Product Administrator (DataStage and/or Cognos 11) to help support mission critical infrastructure in a dynamic and fast-paced production environment. A self-starter who is proactive and self-motivated to achieve operational excellence. Technically versatile, has the aptitude to increase technical breadth and the attitude and personality to help grow/maintain a World Class organization.

Required Skills:

  • Automating operational processes using scripting languages such as Shell/Ruby/Python/Puppet tools.
  • Performing daily activities, such as managing users’ access, monitoring schedules, and monitoring overall system
  • Working with developers, software vendor support, database administrators, and other IT operations resources to troubleshoot issues and ensure systems are working properly
  • Managing servers i.e. Design, develop, test, patch and maintain infrastructure as necessary
  • Researching, assessing, and implementing best practices
  • Analyzing server/system logs on a daily basis to identify and proactively resolve issues
  • Act as the technical expert for support and enhancement issues
  • Knowledge of Cognos, Infosphere or Websphere architecture design and implementation.
  • Setup new database connections and security procedures
  • Perform capacity planning
  • Works with Client Management/Other Team Lead to provide timely, appropriate level of communication with respect to the work assigned.
  • Provides technical and functional expertise on development projects.
  • Strong design, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent presentation and organizational skills.
  • Linux (RHEL 7 with SELinux a plus)

Required Skills

  • BA/BS degree and/or 5-7 years of experience Excellent communication skills and self-starter attitude
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

Preferred Skills

  • Implementing application migrations to cloud providers
  • Identify and recommend applications for implementation or migration to cloud services
  • Experience with SQL Server, MySQL, or PostreSQL - ability to connect and configure Linux applications to Database servers  
  • Ability to run SQL scripts
  • Datastage Experience
  • Cognos 11 Experience
  • Experience in managing AWS cloud services like EC2/S3/RDS etc is a huge plus.
  • Comfortable in Multi-OS environment a plus (Linux and Windows Server)


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