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Senior System Administrator in Atlanta, GA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 12/7/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Atlanta, GA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Up to 7 year(s)
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Job #:  919557

Apex Systems, the nation’s 2nd largest Information Technology Staffing organization, has an opening for a System Administrator to work within one of our large clients in the Atlanta, GA area. This 12+ month contract with the possibility of extension.

Please send your resume to Brooke Hileman at if you're interested in learning more about this role! To view all jobs from Apex, and/or sign up to receive posting alerts that match your criteria, join our Talent Network via

We are looking for an energetic, customer service oriented and technically talented and experienced IBM Product Administrator (Datastage and/or Cognos 11) to help support mission critical infrastructure in a dynamic and fast-paced production environment. A self-starter who is proactive and self-motivated to achieve operational excellence. Technically versatile, has the aptitude to increase technical breadth and the attitude and personality to help grow/maintain a World Class organization.

Job Requirements

  • Automating operational processes using scripting languages such as Shell/Ruby/Python/Puppet tools.
  • Performing daily activities, such as managing users access, monitoring schedules, and monitoring overall system \
  • Working with developers, software vendor support, database administrators, and other IT operations resources to troubleshoot issues and ensure systems are working properly
  • Managing servers i.e. Design, develop, test, patch and maintain infrastructure as necessary
  • Researching, assessing, and implementing best practices
  • Analyzing server/system logs on a daily basis to identify and proactively resolve issues
  • Act as the technical expert for support and enhancement issues
  • Knowledge of Cognos, Infosphere or Websphere architecture design and implementation.
  • Setup new database connections and security procedures Perform capacity planning
  • Works with Client Management/Other Team Lead to provide timely, appropriate level of communication with respect to the work assigned.
  • Provides technical and functional expertise on development projects.
  • Strong design, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent presentation and organizational skills. Linux (RHEL 7 with SELinux a plus)


  • BA/BS degree and/or 5-7 years of experience
  • Excellent communication skills and self starter attitude
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Desired Skills:
    • Implementing application migrations to cloud providers Identify and recommend applications for implementation or migration to cloud services
    • Experience with SQL Server, MySQL, or PostreSQL - ability to connect and configure Linux applications to Database servers
    • Ability to run SQL scripts Datastage Experience Cognos 11 Experience
    • Experience in managing AWS cloud services like EC2/S3/RDS etc is a huge plus.
    • Comfortable in Multi-OS environment a plus (Linux and Windows Server) 

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178