Systems Administrator, Senior (Unix/AIX)

Position: Systems Administrator, Senior (Unix/AIX)

Job ID: 155516

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: IS TECH SRVC

Talent Area: Information Services

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8-5

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Senior Systems Administrator- UNIX/AIX -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will maintain and administer software and hardware on major hospital systems. Consults and assists with new and existing applications hardware architecture, operating system and layered products installation and upgrades, capacity planning, systems administration, systems programming, performance monitoring, and file systems management. This role also researches, tests, and participates in standards development and problem resolution in a technologically advanced cluster of platforms.


Highly prefer proven experience in the following:

  • Provide day to day System administration tasks to support over 100 servers running AIX 7.2, 7.1 and 6.1 on IBM Power9, Power8 and Power7 hardware.
  • AIX Administration -  Install, update, configure, LVM, JFS2, ODM, EtherChannel.
  • VIO Administration.
  • Performance tuning, troubleshooting, and hardening of AIX/VIO/PowerHA env.
  • Experience with HMC – virtual as well as physical – setting up LPARS, performance check.
  • Experience with SAN and Storage technologies – setup Storage on VIO and AIX LPARS, multipathing.
  • Experience with Veritas Netbackup.
  • Well verse with scripting – Korn shell, bash, and Perl.
  • Provide support on weekends and after hours.

 Knowledge of Linux – RedHat, CentOS, SuSe is a plus


Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Conducts software product evaluations and make recommendations to management.
  • Monitors and maintains system performance of enterprise servers.
  • Provides technical assistance and training in operating systems, hardware platforms, network protocols and vendor or third-party utilities to Information Services staff
  • Plans, installs and tests application software in production and test environments.
  • Receives calls forwarded from Help Desk, which cannot be resolved by Help Desk.
  • Contributes to design of disaster recovery plan of hospital and participates in execution of disaster recovery plan.
  • Configures applicable storage RAID configurations.


  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science preferred.
  • 7 years experience in administration of enterprise-level systems required.
  • A bachelor’s degree will substitute for 4 years of experience.

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