AIX System Administrator

  • Company:
    Kelly Services
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 day ago
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Job Description

Kelly Services is pleased to be supporting our esteemed multinational auto manufacturing client in their requirement for an AIX System Administrator to work as part of a small team supporting AIX and pSeries systems. This is a long-term contract role with a review date of March 31, 2021. Work location is Alliston, ON with some opportunity to work remotely. The core hours are Monday to Friday daytime with over-time and on-call expectations on weekends as required.



  • Operate independently and as part of a small team to support AIX and pSeries systems
  • Build, maintain, and upgrade AIX servers
  • Manage the AIX & pSeries environments including upgrades of software and hardware
  • Configure, maintain and troubleshoot MQ environment
  • Interact with application owners, support vendors, and department contacts
  • Interact with various regional support teams for both projects and application support


Required Qualifications: 

·         Intermediate experience level (5 years)

  • Virtual IO Servers (SEA/VFC Mappings/NPIV, maintenance and upgrades, etc.)
  • pSeries Hardware (Power8, Power9), DLPAR, Live Partition Mobility
  • Hardware Management Console (maintain and upgrade)
  • Third party software installation (i.e. WebSphere, DB2, etc.)
  • MQ (creating and maintaining queue managers and queues, MQ Explorer and MQ control commands, etc.)
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • A college degree with emphasis in IT system administration or demonstrated qualifying experience
  • Willing to work overtime (including weekends) and scheduled shutdowns as required
  • Willing to support on call
  • Willing and able to work adjusted hours
  • Willing to adhere to dress/schedule/office policies in a manufacturing environment


Asset Qualifications:

  • Experience with PowerHA SystemMirror 7.x, IBM WebSphere v7 and/or v9 (Application Deployment)
  • Basic networking concepts (SAN, Fiber Channel, LAN, EtherChannel / 10GbE)
  • Experience with IBM A9000 Storage system
  • Knowledge of general IT processes and project methodologies

·         Independent worker with good time management and prioritization skills


Qualified candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume clearly indicating the required experience for this position. You are invited to apply to this posting or by emailing the Recruiter directly at 

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