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Providence Health & Services Senior Enterprise UNIX System Administrator in Renton, Washington


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

We are seeking a Senior Enterprise UNIX System Administrator to focus on the role of the Server Operating System (OS) in the enterprise and how it can help achieve strategic goals and objectives. They leverage their deep technical expertise to routinely lead troubleshooting efforts, design sessions, projects/initiatives, and other bodies of work related to the UNIX Systems OS. They also mentor and develop the Associate, and Intermediate level members of their team. They work independently with other Information Systems (IS) professionals (e.g. Operational, Engineering, Architecture, and Application teams) applying their specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to ensure the UNIX Systems OS is optimized for the delivery of clinical and business services in support of the IS Strategic Plan. Ensuring this level of optimization requires close work with clinical and non-clinical caregivers, project managers, and other IS professionals in order to enumerate requirements from these various groups of stakeholders. The Senior Enterprise UNIX Systems Administrator uses their expert 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. In the course of their work, they also author new or modify existing documentation related to the UNIX Systems OS. Finally, they serve as an in-house, operational escalation point for troubleshooting systems experiencing complex issues and as well as developing and implementing solutions for these complex issues.

The environment is fast paced and very dynamic which requires an individual capable of making independent decisions at times without complete knowledge or guidance but doing so in a manner that accounts for industry recognized best practices to help ensure the most positive outcome in a given situation.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide expert-level optimization of 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/lead problem resolution efforts.

  • Provide technical peer review and consulting services.

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

  • Plan, research, and design solutions in support of strategic plans or clinical/business requirements.

  • Collaborate with Architecture, Engineering, and peers to develop enterprise-wide technical standards and roadmaps.

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

  • Evaluate system designs, provides recommendations to improve performance, security, and functionality.

  • Assist in budgeting activities for Enterprise projects, department capital and operational budgets, feasibility studies and cost/benefit analysis. Participates in the development and adherence to project schedules.

  • Patch the UNIX Server Operating System and remediate security vulnerabilities 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 educ/experience.

  • 6 years of related experience.

  • Ability to effectively build relationships with customers, executive management, and other stakeholders through positive interaction and problem identification and resolution.

  • Demonstrated skills in project plan design and implementation; directing projects, coordinating the work of operational teams, and managing project budgets.

  • Advanced experience in UNIX Operating Systems.

  • Advanced Experience with IBM AIX PowerServer series based servers.

  • Advanced Experience with RedHat Linux running on Intel based systems.

  • Advanced Experience with high availability configurations such as IBM PowerHA.

  • Advanced 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 scripting in a high level language in the UNIX environment such as Perl or Python.

  • Exceptionally proficient in troubleshooting and resolving UNIX Server Operating System connectivity and software failures. Added ability to be exceptionally proficient at directing local staff in support of remote problem resolution.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • CompTIA Linux , RHCE Certifications.

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: Information Technology

Location: Washington-Seattle

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

Req ID: 229088