Unix Systems Administrator III



Reports to:

Mitch Forrest

Job Type:

Full time

Job ID:


Job Summary:

Job Functions:

Install and Configure UNIX Servers
  • Install and set up UNIX systems and servers.
  • Develop servers and provide support to individual users to ensure that the system works reliably and quickly.
  • Answer user questions throughout the setup and installation process.
  • Build the server’s back-end architecture, including databases and scripts for specific applications and user needs.
  • Maintaining appropriate permissions to files shares.
  • Setting up and maintaining UNIX user accounts and access management systems.
  • Creating UNIX file systems. 
Provide Technical Support and Guidance
  • Provide technical support and guidance to users and other administrators.
  • Works closely with IT departments and professionals to answer technical questions or resolve issues with server performance and access.
  • Install and maintain UNIX-based programs for end users and help debug these applications so that they work with UNIX servers.
  • Detecting and troubleshooting software and hardware issues.
Perform System Maintenance
  • Conduct system maintenance activities, usually on the server back end.
  • Review error logs and user-reported errors and identify stable and reliable solutions.
  • Work directly with the system’s code base to make necessary changes and then deploy those changes throughout the server.
Monitor System Performance
  • Monitor performance to reduce interruptions and server crashes.
  • Monitor daily traffic logs and reports working directly with end users.
  • Develop and deploy proactive solutions to ensure system usability across the organization.
Create System Backups
  • Perform system backups according to company or industry standards.
  • Back up systems weekly, daily, or more frequently depending on server space and a particular business’ needs.
  • Ensure that systems can be quickly recovered after a crash or other outage and support data integrity by ensuring that vital information is not lost during an outage.
 Maintain System Security
  • Maintain system security by working with a 3rd party security team addressing issues that are brought forward by their security team.
  • Ensure a regular patch schedule to mitigate possible security risks.
  • Maintain AV system on all servers to ensure proper server functionality while ensuring protection


  • Previous experience as a UNIX system administrator.
  • Knowledge of UNIX and LINUX operating systems, storage environments, file systems, and network protocols.
  • Detailed knowledge of UNIX principles, file editing, UNIX commands, and file manipulation.
  • Familiarity with Windows, UNIX, LINUX, and LINUX shell scripting.
  • Knowledge of networking principles including routing, subnets, TCP, IP, VLANs, and UDP.
  • Understanding of backup procedures and storage management.
  • In-depth knowledge of computer hardware systems including expansion cards, memory modules, and processors.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.


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