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Job Category:

Information Technology



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Senior Unix / Linux Systems Engineer – Schaumburg, IL

UHG - Schaumburg, Illinois

Posted: 11/19/2018

Team member to perform activities required to support a distributed 24x7 / 365 Linux / UNIX compute environment. Utilize customer service skills while acting as a technical resource to internal departments and system users. Use technical skills to proactively anticipate, debug and performance tune the environment. Hands on role responsible for maintaining and enhancing server performance, reliability and scalability. Develop innovative approaches and solutions to solve problems.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and / or abilities required.


Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provide advanced system administration, operational support and problem resolution for a complex Unix / Linux computing environment, including both virtualized and physical servers
  • Review and evaluate virtual and physical server performance and capacity
  • Use change management process
  • Comply with all audit, compliance, and regulatory requirements
  • Forecast system demands and recommend upgrades, expansion and reconfigurations
  • Perform hardware / software installations, maintenance / support and documentation of operating procedures and processes
  • Perform Unix / Linux administration including changes, deletes, disk space management and security patching
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software problems
  • Take appropriate corrective action and / or interact with IT staff or vendors in performing complex testing, support, server recovery, and troubleshooting functions
  • Stay in tune with new technologies
  • Support on call, weekend and off hours work as needed; shift work required
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:
  • 7+ years of experience in Unix / Linux systems installation, operations, administration and maintenance.
  • 7+ years of Unix shell and standard utilities, and common Unix / Linux security tools
  • In depth system administration knowledge and skills of RedHat Linux
  • Linux security patching
  • General working knowledge of NAS, SAN, and networking
Preferred Qualifications:
  • RedHat Satellite or similar experience
  • RedHat LDAP services experience
  • PowerBroker Password Safe experience
  • Ansible-Tower experience
  • CyberArk experience
  • AIX experience
  • RedHat certifications a plus
  • Ability to work effectively with clients, technical staff, consultants and vendors

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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.


Job Keywords: Systems Engineer, Unix, Linux, Schaumburg, IL, Illinois

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