Windows/Unix Administrator

Unix System Administrator II


Principal Duties & Responsibilities:/Windows

Resolve actual or potential problems on UNIX/Windows/Cloud servers and their operating systems in a timely and proactive manner, in order to deliver production level capabilities for the respective applications to meet customer requirements.

Monitor access to these systems in order to ensure data security and integrity

Install and configure utilities that assist the team in managing the systems.

Plan, architect and deploy any new UNIX/Windows/Cloud systems for business.

Integrate legacy systems from business into NOS LOS support standards

Maintain and update system software.

Identify possible system improvements and implement with approval of team leader.

Analyze trends in system utilization to predict future growth for capacity planning purposes.

Research new technologies and products related to UNIX/Windows/Cloud servers

24 x 7 production environment support (via pager).

May be responsible for developing all components within a phase of a project.

Provides technical leadership and training to less experienced Analysts and users.

Plays a lead role in solving technical problems and setting standards.

Takes a leadership role for some portions of a project. Helps others plan their work within a project.

Facilitates timely completion of assignments for self and other team members.


Preferred Education & Experience:

This position requires a bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent related experience.

Experience in UNIX/Windows/Cloud system design and UNIX/Windows/Cloud administration.

Management experience in UNIX/Windows/Cloud systems operations and project execution.

Fault analysis/determination and problem solving skills.

Ability to effectively communicate technical issues to software suppliers.

Knowledge of various UNIX/Windows/Cloud scripting languages.

Knowledge of UNIX/Windows/Cloud Operating System fundamentals.

Excellent team work, communication and documentation skills.

Experience with multiple UNIX/Windows/Cloud flavors, preferably AIX and Solaris.

Knowledge of high-level languages, especially C.

Ability to use standard UNIX/Windows/Cloud performance tools to analyze system performance

An understanding of production environments, including the requirement for high availability and team oriented 24x7 support capabilities.

Expertise in all standard UNIX/Windows Client/Server network protocols.

Familiarity with computing infrastructures, including Data Security, Help Desk,

Operations, Network Computing, Data Base and Application Development.

Ability to be a self-starter and to take initiative in critical situations.

Demonstrated ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision.

Technical: Analyzes and recommends solutions to systems problems of a complex nature and broad scope. Competent to work on complex system designs.

Optimizes performance of business partners through the use of technology.

Non-Technical: Interacts positively with teammates and business partners; makes effective presentations; handles conflict gracefully.


“Grainger is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status.”


Full time
LAKE FOREST, IL 600455202, US