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Unix Systems Administrator at Medtronic (Mounds View, MN)

Please apply to:  http://goo.gl/OP64PT


Together Medtronic and Covidien are working to improve how healthcare addresses the needs of more people, in more ways and in more places around the world. As one company, we can accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. This is the ideal opportunity to join us, and be part of our commitment to the health of others.


We know the combined resources of Medtronic and Covidien will be transformative, creating new methodologies and new opportunities. Whatever your specialty or ambitions, you can make a difference at Medtronic – both in the lives of others and your career.


Medtronic is a $27.8b company with 85,000+ employees in more than 160 countries.


Position Description


Effectively work in a Command Center environment responsible for identifying and resolving technical issues that include highly technical and high priority issues. Part of a team, focused on ensuring production uptime at an enterprise scale. Primary technology focus will be in maintaining smooth operation of Medtronic’s global Unix server environment. Responsible for technical support, configuration and testing of Unix Operating Systems, Unix Virtualization technologies, Unix hardware and daily support tasks.


3 day work week - Fri - Sat - Sun / 9am-9pm / with 1 X 8 hour day in the MV office every other week to make up an extra 8 hours **Please note Medtronic's work week is Monday through Friday.


Position Responsibilities


• Monitor, support and troubleshoot the IT infrastructure for operating issues involving failures, degradation and event correlation using various software and hardware monitoring tools. Includes; complex and high priority issues.

• Work as part of a Global Command Center operation

• Identify root cause of issues and influence our ability to prevent reoccurring issues.

• Monitors hardware utilization, database utilization, and system response time.

• Provides day-to-day operational duties related to the Unix Server team and proactive environment maintenance.

• Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth evaluation of various factors.

• Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems.

• Develops and maintains a strong practical understanding of technologies currently deployed within the department. Also, has a broad theoretical understanding of current state-of-the-art hardware and software.

• Demonstrates complete understanding of principles, concepts, practices and standards of industry knowledge.

• Develops and reviews operational instructions for normal systems activities, system backups, and disaster recovery situations.


Basic Qualifications



• Bachelor’s Degree



• 5+ years of IT Experience



• 3+ years of Unix experience

• Experience with of AIX, Linux or Solaris


Desired/Preferred Qualifications


• 3+ years’ experience with of AIX, Linux or Solaris in a global enterprise environment

• Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

• Strong diagnostic and problem-solving skills

• Ability to translate customer requirements into recommendations that fit needs.

• Ability to handle multiple projects and activities, deal with change, and work with a variety of personality types required

• Experience with Virtualization technologies such as PowerVM, VMWare, or LDOMS/Zones

• Must be able to trouble shoot very complex issues with short time constraints

• Must have the ability to communicate and document complex issues and procedures

• Experience with large enterprise applications such as SAP and Siebel

• Experience with Tivoli Products (TSM, ITM and TWS)

• Command Center experience

• Experience with large enterprise applications such as SAP and Siebel

• Experience & knowledge across other technologies outside of those highlighted under Technical Requirements.


Physical Job Requirements


The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile.

• The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers.

• Must be able to lift or move (i.e. computers, servers, etc.) weighing up to 50 pounds

• Must be able to travel independently to various Medtronic buildings/sites


It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals.


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