Unix System Administrator - Newcastle

Unix System Administrator

Are you an experienced Unix System Administrator with commercial experience of AIX? Do you want to work for one of the most well-known brands based in the North East?

My clients are looking for a Unix System Administrator to join their System team on a permanent basis. Due to continued organic growth within the organisation they have a need to add a Unix System Administrator to support their internal Unix based infrastructure.

On a day to day you will be expected to ensure uptime and performance of all internal business systems, plan capacity and proactively manager processing and memory of internal systems, work closely with the Dev team on design and implementation of new/existing products in a live and test environment & manage changes to core processes as needed.

As a Unix or Linux System Administrator applying for this role you will need to have at least 3 years Unix or Linux commercial System Administration experience and have a working knowledge and understanding of AIX infrastructure.

Also as a Unix or Linux System Administrator you will have hands on experience with VIO (Virtual infrastructure optimisation) or at least worked in a virtualised environment in a previous role. It will also be advantageous but not essential to have an understanding of SAN/NAS, NPIV or Openedge.

In return for this as a Unix System Administrator you will be offered a competitive basic, 25 days holiday and the opportunity to work at the forefront of Unix technology in a technology focused organisation.

Key points

Role – Unix System Administrator

Salary £30,000 - £38,000

Location – Newcastle upon Tyne

Industry – Technology

Keywords – Unix System Administrator, Linux Systems Administrator, Solaris, AIX, Virtualisation, Servers, Infrastructure, System Administrator, Unix Engineer

If you’re interested in this or any other user Linux or Unix position please apply online or call the Consortia team and we will match you to all Linux or Unix based roles.

Kyle has Consortia got any jobs in Scotland?

Hi BkS,

If possible, give me a call when your free, we can discuss the opportunities Consortia have available…

I’m available on 0203 3974565.


People are still using AIX ?! Wow!

I did two years on AIX 1990-1992, thought it would’ve gone the same way as SCO … not least given the effort IBM are pumping into Linux.

My favourite AIX moment; sitting in a customer demo room, with a customer, and our gobby in-house consultant, with the customer having recently having taken delivery of their new (AIX) RS6000 [this would be a bank] and the consultant boasting about how unbreakable AIX was. Now being a SCO bod I was interested in his claims, as was the customer, so to demonstrate, he claimed the system could withstand an “rm -r” in / without any data loss - and he typed it in as he described it, just to show us what he meant by “rm -r”.

At this point, I advised him that on a live banking system, even if he was right, testing the theory …

  • now, I don’t know if he intended to hit return, or if he was aiming at back-space, but let’s just say his claims didn’t hold up.

To his credit he managed to keep his job for the next six days while they recovered data from backup tapes …