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Our client, a premier Federal Healthcare organization in Washington DC has an immediate job opening for an AIX oriented UNIX Administrator responsible for the day to day management and administration the IBM AIX systems running on IBM Power servers within the environment. The work involves hands on technical support and systems engineering activities, testing and validating systems, working closely with the Project Management Office and Enterprise IT (EIT) Service Delivery Team**Expectations, Responsibilities and Tasks include This project includes infrastructure-related work that will leverage an SDLC appropriate for these types of projects (requirements analysis, design, installation, testing, and configuration of H/W and S/W components)* Responsible for the installation and maintenance of the AIX operating system and application server configurations on the AIX servers in the environments, including management of virtualization in the environment* Utilizes strong troubleshooting capabilities to diagnose and resolve problems, or escalate to next level support as necessary.* Monitors and manages storage, network, and security in the assigned environment in conjunction with vendor recommendations. * Ensures proper procedures are followed to introduce changes and fixes into the operating environment in order to ensure the lowest possible error rate. * Proactively monitors software maintenance levels compared to the vendor published software stack to ensure optimization and corrective fixes are applied.* Operational support in the planning, design, replication, and synchronization of secure, high-availability systems and applications.* Develops, updates, and maintains operations manuals, inventories, and written procedures relative to installing, maintaining, and using Operating Systems and subsystems software.* Assists Database Administrators with operating system configurations related to database subsystemsTechnical Environment: 2017SOW028 CCTI Support and 2017SOW005 CCTI Portability Disaster Recovery projects | Production and Plan Test (C2) environments from the CareFirst Columbia Data Center (CDC), the Primary Data Center, to the Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina (BCBSSC) Data Center, also known as the Contingency Plan Entity (CPE) Data Center | IBM and EMC storage solutions | Brocade \ Fibre channel, Clustering technologies, Celera, CIFS, NAS, DAS, CAS, Unified Storage Architectures, Storage Virtualization, NFS, FCoE, and iSCSI | enterprise and mid-tier class storage arrays from both EMC and IBM and IBM POWER7 servers. IBM Storwize V7000, San Volume Controller (SVC), EMC VNX, VNX2, Recoverpoint, VPLEX, Data Domain Duplication and Exegrid technologies | AIX/ DB2 UDB | IBM TPC/R for data replication | Tivoli Systems Automation (TSA), GPFS, NFS, and HTTP. EMC Storage Resource Management, VIPR. PowerPath, PowerPath migrator, VMWare ESXi,, Site recovery Manager and SAN copyThis is a temp position with potential for conversion to full time employment. Only candidates with the ability and desire to join our client's organization should apply. Our client is an exceptional organization servicing the Federal Marketplace offering Health Insurance. They are experiencing exceptional growth and have a track record of integrating professionals into the organization and providing opportunities for learning, career growth and advancement.Are you qualified and interested in learning more about this opportunity? Contact Elite Technical for immediate consideration.Required Skills * Eight (8+) plus years of IT Technical Support and Systems Administration experience* Five (5+) plus years Systems Administration of high availability IBM AIX systems running on IBM Power servers in a DB2 Database environment* Experience administering a 24x7x365 high-availability environment * Knowledge of Disaster Recovery (DR) technologies and processes* Ability to participate in a Rotating on call requirement (2 week rotation)* Demonstrated ability to manage infrastructure-related projects including installation of hardware and software solutions (for mainframe, distributed servers, storage, middleware, and networking)* Strong analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills.* Work cooperatively on an integrated team to successfully address any associated risks and issues. * Professional Attributes- Skilled shell scripting skills - Ability to Conduct Technology and Capacity assessments- Highly motivated and a positive attitude- Ability to work independently* One or more of the following is a PLUS- Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms- Cloud based solutions and best practices (IBM Pure Application)- Data warehouses running in AIX/ DB2- Cognos as the BI reporting tool Company Description: Elite Technical Services has over two decades of practice credibility. We support all phases of IT project delivery (PMO), information technology service management (ITSM) and engineering implementation missions (Professional Services). Our customers include Federal Civilian and Defense Agencies as well as commercial Systems Integration firms from small disadvantaged businesses through Fortune 100 Companies. We combine the right talent with highly skilled outcomes-minded management to create a team that delivers program objectives and is focused on surpassing budget and schedule projections.