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Fox Group operates businesses in all segments of broadcast, cable, film and digital entertainment. The group is comprised of highly successful film and television studios including Twentieth Century Fox Film, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Television Studios; leading broadcast networks FOX and MyNetworkTV; 27 local television stations; and an extensive collection of cable entertainment, news and sports programming networks including Fox News, Fox Business Network, Fox Sports Net, Fuel, FX and National Geographic, among others.

Job Title: iSeries / Unix Senior System Administrator
Reference number: 1138
General Summary
Maintains supports and troubleshoots : iSeries / Unix issues in partnership with application owners. Administers security and actively participates in all System and application upgrades. Works as a member of a cross-functional, integrated application support team. Provides team leadership in coordinating the work of other system administrators. Trains and mentors other system administrators.


1. Migrations
Leads migrations of Hardware and software enhancements and modifications performed by system administrators.
Ensures adherence to policies and procedures established by the application owners and/or SCDS.
Leads system administrators in the identification, research and application of all appropriate updates and fixes in coordination with the application owners and/or SCDS.
Complies with Fox's change control policies and procedures for all environments and instances.
Coordinates migration activities with other IT departments.

2. Upgrades
Actively participates in all Hardware, Software and application upgrades.
Executes upgrade activities and/or supervises the execution of upgrades under the direction of the application owners and in compliance with SCDS policies and procedures.
Remains current on vendors' standard support schedules and release cycles.

3. Production Support
Works closely with other system administrators, application developers and production support personnel to gain a thorough understanding of the architecture of the applications being supported.
Serves as an escalation point for bugs and other issues within IT where multiple IT disciplines may be necessary for resolution.
Leads system administrators in maintaining user security for all responsible environments and instances in coordination with the application owners and in compliance with access security policies and procedures.
Provides 24x7 on call production support.
Develops application support procedures in coordination with the application owners.

4. Administrative
Works with other system administrators and application developers to continually improve application support levels and Fox's internal change control policies and procedures.
Participates as Subject Matter Expert (SME) as required for design reviews and technology and tool selection.
Communicates plans, status and issues to management on a regular basis.
Trains and mentors new system administrators.
Adheres to department standards, policies, procedures and industry best practices.

5. Departmental Responsibilities
Plans, schedules and performs proactive Hardware and OS maintenance, including firmware upgrades and patch installation.
Creates and executes CL programs for various backup, monitoring and job scheduling activities.
Install and configure Solaris using Jumpstart.
Install and configure RHEL and OEL using kickstart.
Provides support for production, staging, Q/A, D/R and development environments.
Maintains and monitors file systems.
Monitoring and maintenance of communication on iSeries, Unix and Linux iSeries systems.
Manage job scheduling including maintenance and operations.
Preventive maintenance of iSeries, Unix and Linux systems to ensure optimum performance levels.
Provide Tier 2 support to Helpdesk, Field Support group and Clients.
Perform database refresh on development systems.
Serves as an escalation point for iSeries, Unix and Linux issues within the user community.
Communicates status and issues to management on a regular basis.
Interfaces with vendors on a regular basis to resolve technical issues.
Works closely with other IT resources to provide pertinent information in support of application availability.
Acts as a technical point of contact with operation.

6. Other Duties As required

The position is located in Los Angeles, CA 90064.

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• Knowledge of CL Programming.
• Knowledge and experience in performance monitoring.
• Knowledge and experience in backup and recovery in multisystem environment.
• knowledge and experience with Vision OMS/ODS products

•Strong ability to troubleshoot application server issues.
•Strong verbal and written communication skills.
•Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage a diversified workload.
•Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
•Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, clients and other IT personnel.
•Demonstrated ability to train others.
•Demonstrated ability to resolved issues using techniques such as root cause analysis.
•Intermediate CL Programming skills.

• 3 to 5 years experience with iSeries/AS400 administration.
•Experience administering a multi-location multi-system environment requiring 99.99% uptime.
•Experience in an iSeries Environment (V5R3, V5R4 and V7R1) utilizing Vision and LXI Products.

Job Category:

Computer and Information Technology

Career Level:

Mid Career (2+ years of experience)

Job Type:

Full Time/Permanent