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Sr. UNIX Systems Engineer Job

DATE: Jul 4, 2019

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 87185 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Information Technology 


At DSW, we believe in the power of shoes. We understand shoes bring out something great from within, and since 1991 we've been helping everyone feel the rush of finding that perfect pair. So when you work for DSW, you become a part of all that. A family whose core values are comprised of passion, accountability, collaboration, and humility. You become one of us, You become a Shoe Lover!


Job title: Senior UNIX Systems Engineer

General Summary: The Senior UNIX Systems Engineer must be skilled in the administration of IBM Power Systems AIX 6.1-7.2, VIO and HMC. The ideal candidate will also have skills administering RedHat OS.  The UNIX administrator will be responsible for administering servers (Linux & AIX) in the company supporting critical applications/systems. This will involve, physical and virtual servers in our data center as well as administering our cloud presence. Primary responsibility is to leverage expertise to drive and implement technical solutions that enable the business to meet their needs both through project and support initiatives.

Reports to Manager Enterprise Unix & Storage


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Install, configure and maintain AIX systems
  • Install, configure and maintain IBM Power hardware including HMC
  • Install, configure and maintain PowerVM
  • Deliver system solutions across an array of technologies (VMWare, POWER Virt, Cloud, etc.)
  • Monitor and respond to system performance and reports to maintain systems to DSW standards
  • Support application teams in both new installation and upgrade efforts
  • Conduct routine hardware and software audits of servers to ensure compliance with established standards, policies and configuration guidelines
  • Scripting capabilities to automate and/or streamline tasks where applicable
  • Identify and correct OS and hardware related issues/problems
  • Install, test and implement hardware in the Data Center by working in unison with DC personnel
  • Maintain the infrastructure’s support applications (monitoring, management, etc.)
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with our vendors to keep each party apprised of current events
  • Stay up to date on current areas of expertise and be willing to explore new frontiers
  • Participate in on-call support activities
  • Work as a member of a team to deliver quality solutions in a timely manner


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Intimate knowledge of IBM Power, PowerVM, HMC and AIX
  • Understanding of SAN Concepts and Methodologies
  • Understanding of Enterprise Level DR and Backup and Recovery Processes
  • Understanding of Linux, Unix, and Windows systems for file system layout


Minimum Qualifications


  • 3-5 years of UNIX administration experience with AIX 6.1 -7.2
  • 3-5 years of experience in installing and configuring and maintaining PowerVM
  • 3-5 years of experience in installing, configuring and maintaining HMC
  • 3-5 years in experience providing Application support 
  • Experienced in administration of UNIX servers running Oracle Databases
  • Excellent personal communication, group interaction and organizational skills
  • Experience with SAN storage in an NPIV and/or VSCSI implementation a required
  • Experience in Unix Scripting language(s) (ksh, perl, etc.)
  • Experience administering in the cloud (Azure, GCP, etc) is a plus
  • ITIL experience a plus
  • Experience in Enterprise Monitoring solutions a plus
  • Participate in UNIX group work orders


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university with an emphasis in computer science

DSW believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities. We do not discriminate against any protected class including race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (defined as genetic information or impairments related to cancer), ancestry, marital status, family care leave, military and veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or based on any protected category under federal, state, or local laws. DSW also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and associates with disabilities unless doing so creates an undue hardship, in accordance with all legal requirements. Any applicant requiring a reasonable accommodation during the application process or applicant who requires an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job should request for accommodations by asking to speak with a Store Manager, District Manager, and Regional Manager, or by contacting Human Resources at DSW will work with the individual to attempt to identify a reasonable accommodation that will not impose an undue hardship on DSW.


Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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