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Sr. Linux/Solaris Administrator


At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 

Job Overview

TE Connectivity’s IT Software and Systems Administration Teams support mainframe, Unix, Linux, and Windows based servers. This includes installation, configuration, ongoing maintenance and backup/recovery of physical and virtual servers. They monitor servers for performance and availability, and works with customers and vendors to troubleshoot hardware and software issues. TE’s IT Software and Systems Administration Teams analyze application requirements and recommend appropriate hardware configuration to meet requirements, install, configure, upgrade, monitor, troubleshoot technical systems software such as middleware, portal, e-mail, collaboration, unified communications, systems monitoring, trouble ticketing, software distribution, etc. They also evaluate new products, upgrade features and recommend toolset selection.


Dimensions 

Environment; TE’s global infrastructure server, storage, backup and disaster recovery (SSBR) function supporting 40,000+ TE users in 50+ countries utilizing 1,000+ applications.  SSBR devices located in both primary data center hubs in US, Germany, Japan, China and Hong Kong and in TE site locations around the globe. 

Business Unit Description TEIS GISS  

Position Overview:   This position is responsible for the day to day operational support and management of Unix based server infrastructure across TE globally. The individual in this role is involved in both ‘business as usual’ support activity as well as support of project implementations. Key objectives in this role are standardization, simplification and consolidation of the environment all while delivering on scalability. 

This position is responsible for the day to day operational support and management of Unix based server infrastructure across TE globally. The individual in this role is involved in both ‘business as usual’ support activity as well as support of project implementations. Key objectives in this role are standardization, simplification and consolidation of the environment all while delivering on scalability. 

 

Responsibilities: 

Provides day to day operational support of all infrastructure related to Unix servers. Including Solaris and RedHat Linux (RHEL) operating systems. 

In depth knowledge of Sun Solaris hardware/operating system including Sun Cluster familiarity 

Must have supported ZFS and zpools as they related to cluster configuration for high availability. 

Must have expert knowledge of Solaris zones. 

Actively participates in the resolution of service now tickets by taking ownership of tickets, resolving and closing with proper detail. Works with other engineers to support the closure of tickets where applicable. 

Participates or Leads in P1/P2 type incidents by actively sitting on MIM (Major Incident Management) bridges. Provides regular status updates to peers and management. Able to translate complex technical issues into layman's terms to provide executive updates. 

Identifies gaps in standards and acts as key contributor/driver in developing and documenting standards as they relate to the global server platforms. 

Implements those standards using toolsets to minimize configuration drift and within the server platforms and underlaying systems. Includes recommending toolsets when gaps are identified. 

Proactively monitors and tune systems to achieve optimum performance levels; provide performance statistics and reports. 

Provides oversight and participates in disaster recovery planning and execution. Consulted on complex issues during DR testing. 

What your background should look like:

Demonstrated ability in being a lead for projects based on IT initiatives. Ownership of key tasks/milestones to achieve a successful implementation/closure 

Able to identify tasks and prioritize accordingly to deliver on short term and long-term activities. Assists peers in defining priorities 

Aligns other infrastructure teams including storage, backup and disaster recovery groups to deliver a common strategy. 

Mentors and develops other members of the team. 

Demonstrated experience with unix server technologies including patching, kernel configuration, optimization and performance tuning 

Expert understanding of unix server infrastructure, network concepts, firewall and storage areas in order to troubleshoot issues. Robust troubleshooting skills. 

Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities for streamlining processes using shell scripting and or automation platforms like Ansible or Puppet. Turns concepts into practical implementations. 

Experienced with working in a large, global, follow the sun support organization. Understands how and when to pull in global teams to resolve issues. 

Provide off hours support through the use of a rotating on call procedure. May serve as an escalation for on-call issues. 

Special projects as assigned. 

Qualifications: 

Generally, requires bachelor’s degree in appropriate field with a minimum of 6 years of experience; Master’s degree or higher or local equivalent may be preferred 

This position requires access to information which is subject to stringent controls under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR).   Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. lawful permanent resident, person granted asylee status in the U.S., or person admitted into the U.S. as a refugee.

Competencies

Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications and the home. With approximately 80,000 employees, including more than 7,500 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

 

What TE Connectivity offers:
We offer competitive total rewards compensation. Our commitment to our associates includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our associates.

  • Generous 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Benefits start on day one
  • Charity Donation Matching Program
  • Competitive Paid Time Off
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Healthcare for Associates and Families
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Life Insurance and Disability Protection

Throughout our Global reach and various Business Units, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we provide. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through associate contribution. Specific benefit offerings can vary by location.

 

EOE, Including Disability/Vets

Location: 

Middletown, PA, US, 17057

City:  Middletown
State:  PA
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  75264
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Information Technology


Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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