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Systems Administrator (Solaris&Linux)

Job Title: Systems Administrator (Solaris&Linux)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Swords, Dublin
Salary: Negotiable
REF: 001_1628150656
Contact Name: Victor Dominguez
Contact Email:
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

In Project People, we have a fantastic opportunity for a Solaris&Linux Systems Administrator based in Swords.

The successful candidate must be self-sufficient when resolving routine problems or enquiries across several products or technologies for multiple customers. Also, competent when working under pressure and has a degree of autonomy when dealing with unexpected problems, more complex escalations and helping to maintain the availability of the IT services delivered to end-users. You will also deliver low to medium complexity work packages as part of customer implementation projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Proactive monitoring of managed service components
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Maintenance and administration of the Solaris and Linux environments
  • Maintenance and administration of NetBackup and Commvault environments
  • Resolving issues with vendors including Oracle, EMC and Veritas
  • Day to day administration of the Solaris and Linux environments.
  • Manage faults reactively, diagnosing and resolving faults when they arise
  • Manage fault calls assigned to the role
  • Draft and implement agreed Change Requests
  • Maintain software and hardware to supported levels, patching/upgrading as required.
  • Installation, integration and maintenance and administration of central services.
  • Handling complex escalated technical customer or partner issues.
  • On-site debugging of complex hardware and/or software issues
  • Support, analysis and proactive monitoring of Network and servers with appropriate software tools and methods.
  • Update and upgrade complex IT products and systems
  • Handling and resolving routine tasks and problems


  • 5+ years proven experience actively working with Solaris and/or Linux in a production operational environment
  • Fully familiar with standard operational activity including, scheduling, batch run, backup and recovery, Unix Scripting, User Management and Monitoring.
  • Knowledge of the Veritas toolset including Foundation Suite, Clustering and NetBackup.
  • Familiarity with the concepts of Unix storage and ideally have worked with SUN/Oracle, EMC or Fujitsu disk storage solutions.
  • A self-starter and should be able to operate in a customer-facing environment with minimal supervision.
  • Well-developed excellent communication skills both written and verbal, proven experience of technical documentation production, can demonstrate technical leadership
  • Flexibility on travel within Ireland for short term assignment
  • Experience providing consultancy to customers, recommendations and operational improvements etc.
  • Experienced in a wide range of technology areas.
  • Experienced in most areas of the solution lifecycle.
  • Candidates should hold a relevant third level qualification
  • IT Certifications, good technical training background

Project People is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.