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Senior UNIX Systems Administrator


The Senior UNIX Systems Administrator will be handling highly complex incidents, problem tickets, environment and OS provisioning, configuration and completion of requests from local and on-shore users and related support and project tasks and will be working with the Design and Project teams as needed to determine if Projects/Requests require Standard Stack, New Architecture or New Design.



  • Must possess a Bachelor's/College Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or any related course
  • At least five years working experience on UNIX or Linux platform (Solaris, AIX, Redhat Linux).
  • Ability to write basic/complex shell scripts for systems administration and automation.
  • Expert in using systems administration tools, commands, and processes to perform advanced configuration.
  • Expert in implementing system security to comply with audit and address vulnerability issues.
  • Ability to resolve problem independently.
  • Demonstrates integrity and professionalism in taking responsibility.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Results-oriented and willing to work on new technologies.
  • Able to work independently and self-motivated
  • Good communication and documentation skills
  • Customer oriented and possess Can-Do attitude


Required Skills:

  • Solaris 10/Zone, Redhat, AIX Advance Administration skills
  • Installation of UNIX/Linux Operating System (Automated/Non-automated)
  • Operating System security hardening.
  • Knowledge in infrastructure design concepts and implementation.
  • VMWare ESX/vSphere Advance Administration skills
  • Expert Shell Scripting (KSH, BASH, PERL etc...).
  • Expert skill in Volume Management (LVM, SVM, Storage Foundation etc...)


Preferred but not required:

  • Advance skill in HA/Cluster servers (HACMP, Veritas Cluster, Linux Cluster)
  • Advance knowledge of networking
  • General understanding of storage systems
  • Experience in Weblogic or Websphere environment provisioning and deployment.
  • Experience in Web Administration (Apache, OHS, IBMHTTP)
  • Project Management


Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform 3rd level support for AIX, Solaris and Linux platforms
  • Working with ITAG, Design & Run as needed to determine if Projects/Requests require Standard Stack, New Architecture, or New Design.
  • Preparing the UNIX/Linux (Solaris, AIX, SuSE/RedHat Linux) Operating System per design specifications.
  • Install or assist with the installation of business applications.
  • Provide solutions to highly complex issues/problems.
  • Apply configuration change and required fix and patches to meet the ongoing customer, business, and technology requirements.
  • Write basic/complex shell scripts for systems administration and automation.
  • Handle PBI tickets to permanently fix recurring problems and performance issues.
  • Support, configuration, and administration of Weblogic/Websphere environments as required by development, vendor, and design teams.
  • Provisioning of Application Server and Web Server instances on Weblogic/Websphere environment.
  • Maintenance and Support of Application and Web Server instances running on the environment.

Company description

Safeway Philtech Inc. is a fully-owned subsidiary of Albertsons-Safeway Inc. It functions as a Technology Center that provides application and infrastructure support and software development based on specifications from Albertsons-Safeway's internal IT department.

When Albertsons-Safeway Inc. - one of the largest supermarket chains in North America, decided to build a site in Manila, it was in recognition of two things: the technical competency of Filipino IT workers and their ability to be global players, and the effectiveness of having non-US IT operations to sustain Albertsons-Safeway's robust and evolving business.

We were founded on the principle that quality service is at the core of how we do business. Since 2003, Safeway Philtech has continuously provided legendary IT services at the best value through the development of world-class talent. The company has grown into a vital technology center of Albertsons-Safeway. Servicing over 1,700 stores and corporate offices all over the United States and Canada, we continue to deliver essential enterprise-enabling solution which covers all aspects of Albertsons-Safeway operations including Retail, Supply Chain, Merchandising, Administration, Human Resources, Accounting, and Marketing.

We provide Albertsons-Safeway with the most secure, intelligent infrastructure and application solutions for managing and maintaining mission-critical information across the retail enterprise. Our solution enables Albertsons-Safeway to:

Stay competitive in the marketplace
Optimize their operations: streamline processes, increase productivity
Create first-class shopping experience: improve customer loyalty and boost profits

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