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TIAA Sr. Systems Engineer - AIX/Linux in BROOMFIELD, Colorado


TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. We offer a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and education, and retirement services.

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TIAA is seeking a Sr. Systems Engineer to support the AIX Platform for our enterprise. This position can be located in our Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL or Broomfield, CO office. The ideal candidate will be a Subject Matter Expert for the AIX Platform and PowerVM infrastructure. This role will develop strategies, roadmaps for the platform. In addition, have daily oversight of multiple NIM servers that are used for patching and integration of updates to ssh, ssi, and Java into NIM lpp_sources.


  • Provide oversight to the AIX Platform andPowerVM infrastructure

  • Builds, maintains and supports complex UNIX(AIX, Solaris) and Linux Operating Systems in an enterprise environment

  • Provide technical leadership for primaryproducts and subsystems

  • Evaluates new and existing software andhardware products

  • Monitor approximately 200 AIX virtual hosts and50 vioservers running on Power8 and Power9 hardware

  • Integrate, test and validate various thirdparty packages (PBIS, Splunk, Tripwire, BigFix, BoKs, EMC Networker, etc.) onthe AIX and vioserver hosts to include the creation and maintaining of scriptsto deploy and update packages when required

  • Keep current with IBM notifications for HIPERand emergency efixes and ensure security vulnerabilities are remediated in atimely manner

  • Perform engineering functions for Linux andSolaris platforms

  • Perform Amazon AWS engineering/operations(infrastructure, standards, platform optimization)

  • Perform scripting/Automation for ServerBuild/Configuration

  • Provide training, support and guidance to usersfor the AIX Platform

  • Provide support for Siebel/MDM applicationcomponents

  • Partner with other cross-functional teams toidentify tasks and drive them to completion on schedule

  • Engage and assist other teams with issueidentification and resolution of problems

  • Participates in capacity planning

  • Create and maintain accurate, up-to-datedocumentation

  • Provide input to improve the stability,security, efficiency and scalability of systems

  • Ensure business continuity provisions areconfigured, available and tested



  • 5 years’ experience with Linux, AIX Serverincluding clustering, patching, monitoring, back-up, security

  • 5 years’ experience with scripting languagessuch as Python, Perl, Shell

  • 5 years’ experience designing/supportingplatforms with multi-site and/or highly available designs

  • Experience with patching strategies and toolssuch as Red Hat Satellite

  • Demonstrated experience to diagnose problemsseen on virtual host(s) down to the physical layer (i.e. recoverable SAN errorson multiple hots, identifying the physical network or san switches/ports usedby a virtual host)

  • Experience documenting requirements anddesigned solutions


  • Experience with AWS Engineering/Administration

  • Experience with Ansible

  • Experience with BigFix

  • Familiar with the use of mksysb and vioservervirtual cd images to clone or rebuild a host on a different physical server

  • Familiar with the use of Xwindows GUIs such asOracle installer on AIX

  • Familiar with the use of YUM on AIX and keepingopen source packages consistent and current within the AIX base

  • UNIX Certification

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Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 1720295

Field: Technology

Company: TIAA

Post Date: Sep 06, 2019