IT departments are responsible for ensuring delivery of critical IT systems. Ranging from simple to highly complex systems. Customers and users rely on these services though many user are unaware they’re using Unix systems. The AIX Engineers that look after these systems are highly skilled and routinely monitor, faultfind and enhancing the systems.
Roles and responsibilities:
Originally developed by IBM as a series of propriety Unix operating systems called AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive). AIX Engineers provide continuous availability of critical systems. The role is responsible for managing and maintaining productivity of all AIX systems.
- AIX and Linux Systems administration and solving technical problems
- Performance and tuning, maintenance and availability monitoring using
- Clustering AIX systems using HACMP for high availability options
- Integrating and configuration of SAN systems
- Application environment setup and configuration and working with development teams
- Providing expertise of AIX and Linux systems support to projects and developers
- Automating and scheduling enterprise wide backups for AIX and Linux systems
- Backup integrity testing and disaster recovery planning
- Data extraction, patching systems and upgrading AIX systems and securing systems
- Knowledge of VMWare, Oracle RAC essential and proprietary software Powerbroker, VERITAS, Tivoli, ITM etc.
- Willingness to provide out-of-hours support
AIX Engineers should have a good understanding of Unix and Linux operating systems. It is common to hold formal and professional qualifications such as HNC, HND or BSc. and/or IBM Certified Systems Administrator, IBM Certified Associate Systems Administrator, IBM Certified Systems Expert.
Enterprise Systems Administrator, Enterprise Systems Manager, Network and Infrastructure Manager, ICT Manager.
Average salary is £50,000 per annum as of June 2014 for AIX Engineer based in London.