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IT System Administrator

Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: Piscataway, NJ, US

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 74115 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

IT System Administrator is responsible for ensuring the effective operation of systems that comprise the IT infrastructure in the Enterprise Service Center (ESC). This is accomplished by having hands-on knowledge of provisioning of Linux/Unix systems, services, tuning, upgrading hardware and software. This role is responsible for configuration management, understanding and maintaining peripheral services and software on Linux Suse, RedHat and  AIX Unix operating systems. A successful candidate must have good communication skills and must be able to work in a team environment. They must also be able to work a flexible work schedule, supporting Corporate Production infrastructure, including nights and weekends when needed.  

Responsibilities include but not limited to the following: 

  • Use Linux/AIX Unix Systems Administration and share Linux administration and share best practices. 
  • Install, configure and maintain Linux and AIX Unix Systems on IBM Power & Intel processor based systems
  • Use Power and Intel Platform virtualization - VMWare VCenter, IBM Power Frame virtualization technology VIO, HMC management
  • Perform standard administration tasks (OS installs, patch management)
  • Work with ESC Production Control and technical staff as needed to develop solutions and resolve system issues
  • Utilize User Account Access Management Tools and LDAP platforms, familiar with RBAC standards. 
  • Working knowledge of DevOPS environment, hands on experience working preferably with tools as Ansible and IBM BigFix
  • Perform system/database backups and restores
  • Manager vendor tickets to open & manage, 
  • Engage in standby/on-call activities as per pre-defined schedule
  • Interact with various ESC teams to ensure grid projects are delivered timely and accurately.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree required, Degree concentration in Computer Science, Mathematics or Engineering preferred
  • Minimum of 5 Years experience in the field of System Administration 
  • Intermediate shell scripting skills
  • Project Management skills/ certification. 
  • Working knowledge of IBM's San Volume Controller (SVC) and FC SAN, Netapp NAS storage.
  • Availability to work in SysAdmin team On-Call Support rotation schedule. 
  • Perform physical cable runs and hardware installations.
  • Use programming/scripting skills for automation in at least two of Bash, Ruby, Python, and Perl.
  • Experience working with Enterprise System backup and recovery products - TSM, CommVault, etc.
  • Experience working with IT Management and Analytics Platforms such Splunk, etc
  • Experience working with Public/Hybrid  Infrastructure Cloud is a plus.    
  • Knowledge of Centrify Enterprise Access Manager platform is a plus


Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. 

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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