[jobs] Unix Systems Manager - Thomson Financial

josiah.clisby at contractor.thomson.com josiah.clisby at contractor.thomson.com
Thu Feb 1 09:05:26 EST 2007

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Thomson Financial is a leading provider of information and technology
solutions to the global financial community


The UNIX Systems Manager is responsible for overall maintenance and
administration of all UNIX systems supported by the Systems Support and
Engineering team.  In this role you will manage engineers located in
multiple datacenters.  You will be responsible for the management of our
enterprise Unix environment which consists of  more than 3200 servers
that control production engineering, hosted web applications as well as
a variety of Thomson's industry leading applications.  We are looking
for someone who has led teams in a large enterprise environment who can
handle the implementation of multiple projects while working with groups
across the enterprise.  You will have had previous experience
administering mission critical application environments that require
100% uptime.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

*	Lead the team of 12 UNIX engineers.
*	Coordinate projects of the Systems Engineering team to deliver
and support plans for new technology implementations.
*	Sustain a high rate of workflow and work on multiple projects.
*	Act as technical expert/go to person in troubleshooting high
level systems issues.
*	Implement best practices and workflow efficiencies across the
Unix Engineering organization.
*	Develop effective crosstraining strategies among engineering
*	Driving the implementation and use of centralized systems
*	Contribute to the analysis, design, build and test phases of
new/existing servers
*	Recommend and implement policies on system deployment, use and
*	Develop and implement effective host security and control
structures for hosted products and environments.
*	Implement and test disaster recovery mechanisms.
*	Work closely with development and quality assurance staff to
ensure smooth product life cycle implementation.
*	Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 4 years systems
administration experience, with at least 2 years in a UNIX hosting
environment. Also, 2 years managing small to a medium size team is
required. They should be comfortable with several UNIX platforms, such
as SUN Solaris, HP-UX, Red Hat and SuSE Linux. Knowledge and
understanding of network concepts and technology including TCP/IP
protocols, high availability system design, Web hosting or database
management is preferred. 
*	Experience in building and supporting environments with 100%
uptime requirement is desired.

Other Requirements:

*	Candidates should be detail-oriented, have very strong
communication and organization skills.  
*	Candidates should be familiar with fundamental operations
concepts such as change control, importance of good documentation and
problem ownership.  
*	The ability to work productively in a team environment is
	The successful candidate will be personable and give high
priority to customer/client satisfaction. 
*	The position requires 24x7 availability via email and/or cell
phone and some travel to globally dispersed data centers. 
*	Off-hours effort and flexible work hours including weekend work
are required.  
*	This position will require some travel.

Thomson Culture Statement 
Our employees embrace a number of commonly shared values -
collaboration, accountability, customer focus, a bias toward action and
results, appreciation and respect for diversity, entrepreneurial spirit
and, at all times, the highest ethical standards.  These values
represent the behavior each employee is expected to exhibit in their
role. In our view, fostering a culture that embodies these values will
lead to success and growth for our employees and our business. 
The Thomson Corporation is proud to be an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.




Josh Clisby

Sr. Recruiter

Thomson Financial

22 Thomson Place

30 T2 Mail Stop

Boston, MA 02210

(617) 856-1938

josiah.clisby at contractor.thomson.com



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