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AIX System Administrator (Storage Focus)

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Location: Warsaw Poland
Job ID: 1011372HV
Date Posted: Oct 14, 2021
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation

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Our Team

Our team of Technical Consultants build, deliver and support Hitachi Vantara best-in-class solutions for customers across the globe. This team develop proposals for project delivery and collaborate across multiple internal teams to ensure successful implementation based on the scope of work. We are technical specialists and expert in analyzing, diagnosing and resolving issues, providing daily support, maintenance and troubleshooting, minimizing downtime for customers and always looking for service improvements.



What you'll be doing
  • Leveraging your hands-on experience in support of AIX servers with a high focus on VIO and LPAR functionality to provide technical System Administration support for block storage data migration activities
  • Using your understanding of SAN / fibre channel infrastructure and block storage architecture to play a key role in the migration of SAN storage; analyzing and resolving issues based on troubleshooting post-migration and after server reboot
  • Communicating complex technical issues to business users in a language they understand
  • Multi-tasking and working on multiple host/array deliveries in parallel
  • Providing regular communication to key stakeholders and the leadership team concerning downtime windows, risks, issues and mitigating actions and to provide information required for Change Management



What you bring to the role
  • High functioning knowledge of Linux Operating System (RedHat Enterprise Linux) and IBM AIX
  • Expertise working with logical volume managers like native Linux LVM and Veritas VxVM
  • Familiarity with cluster solutions: Veritas Cluster Server (VCS for Linux) and IBM PowerHA (for AIX)
  • Experience with Oracle ASM (storage manager for Oracle Database) and Sybase RAW devices
  • Familiarity with scripting BASH, perl, Python with ability to create scripts to facilitate required tasks
  • Oracle RAC awareness and understanding at the server OS level
  • Proficiency in use of multipathing software (native RedHat DeviceMapper, native AIX solution, EMC PowerPath, VxDMP),
  • Understanding of HACMP/PowerHA tools
  • Availability to work weekend green zone implementation periods across multiple time zones (North America, Europe Middle-East - Africa, Asia Pacific)
  • High level understanding of storage arrays concepts including RAID, LUN, masking, SAN zoning, HBAs, FC ports, cabling, flash storage
  • Understanding of SAN block storage services from end user (Application, Production Support, Database) viewpoint
  • Understanding of SAN storage protection requirements including snapshots, synchronous/asynchronous replication


Our Values

Research tells us that some applicants, especially those from underrepresented groups, can be put off from applying for roles if they need flexibility or feel they don't meet all of the set criteria. We strive to create an inclusive environment for all and are open to considering home working, compressed/flexible hours and arrangements. Get in touch with us to explore how we might be able to accommodate your specific needs.

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. With Japanese roots going back over 100 years, our culture is founded on the values of our parent company expressed as the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa - Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto - Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin - Pioneering Spirit, Challenge

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