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Providence Health & Services Enterprise UNIX Systems Administrator in Burbank, California


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling an Enterprise UNIX System Administrator to work in any of our office locations in WA, OR, CA, MT, AK, and TX.

We are seeking an Enterprise UNIX Systems Administrator to use their knowledge of the UNIX Systems OS to autonomously determine the optimal configuration of the OS and then configures the OS in the manner they determine best meets requirements. Additionally, they administer the UNIX Systems OS on existing systems to include independently troubleshooting systems experiencing issues of varying complexity and then implementing their solution to remediate issues. In the course of their work, they also author new or modify existing documentation related to the UNIX Systems OS. They also begin to focusing on the role of the Server OS in the enterprise and how it can help achieve strategic goals and objectives. Their experience is also used to mentor and develop the Associate level members of their team.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Optimizes the UNIX Server Operating System configuration to support requirements for clinical and non-clinical services.

  • Research and resolve technical issues related to the UNIX Server Operating System and participate in problem resolution.

  • Provides technical peer review and consulting services.

  • Mentor and coach junior-level team members.

  • Author clear, concise and complete communications for change, incident and problem management.

  • Estimates infrastructure component costs with vendors and internal technology resources for current and proposed projects.

  • Creates and maintains internal training materials to provide training to appropriate information systems staff for procedures, processes and knowledge transfer.

  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and best practices related to the UNIX Server Operating System.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field OR equivalent education/experience.

  • 4 years of related experience.

  • Ability to work with no supervision and without detailed instructions regarding the execution of tasks specific to performing server support services.

  • Proficient in UNIX Operating System.

  • Experience with IBM AIX PowerServer series based servers.

  • Experience with RedHat Linux running on Intel based systems.

  • Experience with high availability configurations such as IBM PowerHA.

  • Experience with SAN technology including EMC and Flash arrays as well as Brocade or Cisco fiber infrastructure.

  • Experience with the management of relational database systems in the UNIX environments, such as Cache, Oracle and others.

  • Experience with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) or similar enterprise backup technologies.

  • Fluency in programming in a high level language in the UNIX environment such as C or C .

  • Working knowledge and understanding of the interactive and operational characteristics of multiple network protocols as they relate to the UNIX environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to methodically and effectively troubleshoot and resolve UNIX Server Operating System connectivity and software failures. Added ability to effectively direct local staff in support of remote problem resolution.

  • Ability to use all available sources for information, and can methodically work through problems.

  • Demonstrated ability, skill and knowledge level to comprehend software upgrade release notes, plan, communicate to clients, complete necessary hardware upgrades, and schedule the successful implementation of these upgrades.

  • Proficient in server hardware components and foundational computing concepts.

  • Possess the knowledge and ability to perform effective monitoring, analysis and backup and recovery procedures.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Certification in CompTIA Linux , RHCE.

About the department you will serve.

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence St. Joseph health from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: IT Operations and Support

Location: Washington-Renton

Other Location(s): Alaska-Anchorage, Montana-Missoula, Oregon-Portland, California-Burbank, California-Irvine

Req ID: 226963