Great-West Corporate Sr. UNIX Administrator in Andover, Massachusetts

UNIX Operations at Great-West Life is hiring a UNIX/Linux Administrator. The successful candidate will have experience with Linux and Solaris administration, automation, orchestration, and container technologies. Candidates will be responsible for the deployment, configuration and ongoing maintenance and support of the UNIX/Linux environment including both on-prem and cloud infrastructure. After hours on-call support will be required on a rotating basis. Candidates must have good analytical and problem solving skills, communicate well and be eager to learn.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Administer an existing UNIX environment including Red Hat Linux and Solaris

  • Contribute to the continuous development of our growing cloud environment

  • Identify and recommend process improvements to automate and simplify routine tasks

  • Maintain the environment including patches, upgrades and changes to adapt to a dynamic environment.

  • 24X7 on-call support rotation

  • Plan and execute upgrades and maintain system configurations.

  • Work with business units to assess needs and recommend solutions.

  • Day-to-day administration of on premise Solaris, AIX and Red Hat Linux servers

  • Administer a growing number of Amazon Linux hosts and applications.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Systems or equivalent experience.

Minimum four (4) years relevant systems administration experience.

Specialized licenses/certifications may be required depending on areas


Required Skills:

  • Must have AWS Experience including EC2, ECS and Route53

  • Linux administration

  • Kubernetes and Docker administration

  • Automation using tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Perl

  • Good customer service skills

  • The ability to efficiently drive tasks to completion

  • Clear written and verbal communication skills

  • Methodical problem solving abilities

  • Work independently and within a team structure

  • Ability to establish priorities and work multiple tasks.


  • AWS Certification

  • VMware experience

  • Solaris 10 and 11 experience

  • BIND/DNS experience

  • Sendmail experience

At Great-West Financial® and Empower Retirement, our more than 4,600 associates are dedicated to helping customers secure their financial futures. We offer a range of retirement savings products, life insurance, annuities and investment services from offices across the country. If you’re interested in joining a company that enjoys a record of strong performance and is rich in history yet innovative, bold and transformative, then our organization is an outstanding place for you to grow and succeed. We’re an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. We’re also committed to providing a drug-free workplace.

External Job Title: Sr. UNIX Administrator

ID: 16045

External Company Name: Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company