A Unix System Administrator will be responsible for running and maintaining a host of servers, perhaps many hundred. Working knowledge of Solaris, Linux, TRU64, and VMS operating systems is often required by employers. An administrator will have to install software, apply patches and manage file systems. He or she will also need to have good trouble shooting skills and the ability to methodically nail down a problem. Dealing calmly with clients, especially under pressure, is a good skill to have.
Employees will need to be able to do analysis and recovery of systems, insuring the preservation and integrity of files on the network or system. Involvement will be inevitable for Hardware configuration as well as software management. Candidates may also require experience with software migration and upgrades.
Working knowledge of Solaris, Linux, Apache and SAN is base requirements for most Unix system administrator jobs. Bachelor's degree or equivalent plus a combination of experience with system management tools, logical file systems, and client server environments. Many employers will also want a Shell programming ability, Network experience and the ability to communicate technical issues with non-technical colleagues and clients or customers.
Preferred Skills: TRU64, VMS, Oracle, RMAN, Veritas NetBackup, IBM Tivoli, Nagios