BT UNIX and LINUX Senior System Administrator in Oakdale, Minnesota

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BT Global Services is a managed networked IT services company, operating globally and delivering locally. We work for 8,500 organizations, such as BMW, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Heinz, Procter and Gamble, PepsiCo, Bristol-Myers Squibb, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Fiat, Microsoft, NATO, NYSE, Thomson Reuters, Unilever, Volkswagen and Volvo. They rely on our networks and services for their success.

Heritage and Scope

We understand networks and our customers can draw on more than 30 years of experience working with them. We have a unique breadth of scope, reach and capability. Our network reaches all corners of the world, underpinning global business by delivering networked IT services securely and efficiently wherever it operates. We’re part of BT Group, which, with annual revenues of more than $30 billion, is one of the 200 largest companies in the world. BT is a direct descendent of the world’s first commercial telecommunications undertaking. Founded in 1846, it was the forerunner of today’s $3.2 trillion IT industry. With privatization in 1984, BT heralded today’s vibrant and competitive telecommunications industry.

Purpose Of Role:

The role holder can be responsible for providing effective support of large projects and leadership of small/medium projects, dealing with all relevant issues, often without the guidance of the manager. May involve managing units of leads and other managers of teams. He/she provides support/leadership in the formulation of network, technology, systems and information strategy and evolution plans. The role holder can also be responsible for supporting real time operational systems providing leadership and guidance on resolving complex technical issues owning operational processes and ensuring support is provided to meet service level standards. The role holder meets business objectives, solves business problems and furthers business success by applying industry, applications and technical knowledge through the definition of high level solutions. In addition he/she may work proactively with the business to define new product developments.

The role holder should leverage the experience of the relevant BT wide professional communities to discharge these responsibilities, thus ensuring knowledge sharing extends beyond the functional boundary of the role. The role holder may also play a key part in the BT wide professional communities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work in a team environment administrating Linux/Unix based systems supporting internal and external customers.

  • Participate in 24x7x365 Oncall rotas.

  • To work on technical projects/operational support tasks for their managers or sponsors independently with minimal guidance. This may involve working alone or as part of a wider project/support team, managing specific tasks.

  • Responsible for managing and developing teams or people for specific tasks or projects.

  • To draft reports and make recommendations to managers and project sponsors.

  • To provide analytical and innovative input to projects/operational issues as well as support negotiations.

  • May involve managing project teams involved in the delivery of specific tasks associated with ICT based business transformation programmes, strategic projects and change initiatives within time, cost and quality parameters.

  • To lead the development and implementation and ongoing management of policies and procedures.

  • To work with internal, external and third party suppliers.

  • To act as a key contributor and provide expert advice to other groups on technical and operational issues.

  • To produce cost/timescale solutions/options and manage expectations as appropriate with customer or Business Unit/LoB teams.

  • To personally participate in and contribute to BT wide professional community activities where applicable e.g. knowledge sharing, best practice within BT and external industry.

  • To use the relevant BT wide professional community framework to raise their skills and those of their team to the recommended PC standards.

  • Eligible to support the BT Americas CFIUS program.

Business Impact:

  • Maintains a reputation for quality and delivery of their expertise to the business.

  • Contributes to the definition of strategy and evolution and/or associated infrastructure investments for Group/LoB.

  • Responsible for engineering delivery plans for larger projects/programmes.

  • Contributes to the transformation strategy for a network, platform or technology discipline in own area of expertise.

Authority/Decision Making:

  • Works under broad direction.

  • Full accountability for own technical work or project/management responsibilities.

  • Receives assignments in the form of objectives.

  • Establishes own milestones, team objectives and delegates assignments.

  • Work is often self-initiated.


  • US Citizen

  • Reside in the US

  • To have relevant, contemporary and industry recognised qualifications to support the Unix/Linux platforms.

  • May have a degree qualification (engineering/science) and/or other educational technical qualifications.

  • Relevant professional experience is supporting Customer platforms..


  • 5 years of experience working with Unix/Linux systems and fully competent with the underlining technologies(storage, virtual, networks…).

  • Acts as a key contributor in a complex/critical environment.

  • Ability to lead and motivate cross functional teams to ensure delivery to cost, quality and time.

  • May co-ordinate activities of others/the team (team leader).

  • Has depth of expertise in more than one area.

  • Applies knowledge/skills to a range of activities.

  • Acts as a source of technical expertise to others in own area.

  • Interprets client needs, assessing the full requirements, identifying solutions to standard and non-standard tasks/queries and offering assistance even when not asked.

  • Interprets internal/external business issues and recommended best practice in own discipline and makes changes to own and others work to meet these.

  • Manages costs for specific projects.

  • Manages own time to meet agreed targets.

  • Develops plans for projects in own area over the medium term, including forecasting/organising all resource requirements and finance.

  • Able to explain difficult concepts to a variety of audiences and to ensure that the meaning is understood.

  • Creates informal networks with key contacts outside own area.

  • Has a comprehensive understanding of professional communities relevant to the LOB and uses the PC development framework to maximise the potential of themselves, their team and the wider BT team.BT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.BT is an employee-oriented company that offers a collaborative environment. Above & beyond your base salary are the following: comprehensive healthcare including medical, dental and vision coverage; 401K match; flex spending accounts; short/long term disability & life insurance; vacation time off; etc. Existing authorization to work in the United States is required.Relocation support for this position is not currently available.

Job: IT, Systems and Security

Title: UNIX and LINUX Senior System Administrator

Location: Minnesota-Oakdale

Requisition ID: 92717

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