Most of the time, system administrators, Unix server, work in an office. They install software and hardware products and provide maintenance to their company’s installed UNIX/Linux processors. College degrees in computer science or information technology are usually required to become system administrators. However, equivalent technical courses in Linux/UNIX system administration and/or equivalent work experience are acceptable in lieu of a college degree.
These positions require excellent knowledge in Unix server, computer science, database, information systems and/or a relational functional field. In addition, some jobs require previous work experience as a system administrator dealing with Unix server. They are required to perform component installation, system updates, system repair, and system testing. They need to be able to troubleshoot system issues. Even though they are not required to program, general knowledge in programming languages are often necessary, in order to be able to communicate effectively with software engineers and/or computer programmers. They need to continuously have their skills up to date, in order to keep up with new technologies.
Since most, if not all, corporate systems need to run 24/7, flexibility is required. Excellent communications skills are required, since system administrators must work with internal clients from different departments of their company. System administrators, Unix server, are often required to maintain computer databases to record issues and report related solutions. They are usually required to attend team meetings to discuss issues. They may be required to train new and more junior system administrators. They must keep themselves up to date with their technical skills.
System Administrator, Unix Server Tasks
Recognize and troubleshoot problems with server hardware and applications software.
Install, configure, maintain, and upgrade Unix server operating systems and applications.
Establish and document standards and procedures.