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Systems Analyst

Memphis, TN

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.

The UNIX Services Systems Analyst position within Unix Services – Operations is responsible for the installation, configuration, and support of the Linux and UNIX Operating Systems platform at International Paper. The position provides expert technical consulting in the areas of OS operation, server architecture, and disaster recovery architecture.

The Technical Services group is responsible for the availability and performance of systems, providing customers with a high performance, stable, secure, and recoverable OS environment for all applications.


  • Support Oracle Linux, Red Hat Linux, Solaris UNIX, and IBM AIX high performance / high availability environment.
  • Install and assist with the installation of equipment and operating systems required for the end-user applications.
  • Support day to day operations and perform system administration duties.
  • Work with other IT Groups to interface these systems as required to the existing infrastructure and network.
  • Consult with the Storage Management group to provide high performance configurations and backup to the UNIX platform.
  • Support UNIX infrastructure solutions.

Key Challenges:

  • Adapt to change quickly as new technologies are introduced.
  • Quickly develop an expert knowledge level for the technologies in use at IP.
  • Integrate into an established TEAM of IT Technical professionals.
  • Learn Application Teams’ needs and respond to them in a timely and professional manner.
  • Develop a commitment to “Root Cause Analysis” philosophy of problem solving.


Current environment consists of 1,000+ servers running Solaris, AIX, and Linux.

The server platforms provide a consistent, secure, and recoverable environment for applications such as SAP, Oracle, TSM, Kiwi and others.

This position has responsibility to some degree for support of all of these servers, including 24X7 on-call support on a rotated basis. This position has no budget responsibilities or personnel reporting responsibilities.

Knowledge and Experience:

Bachelor or Technical degree, or equivalent experience.

6+ years of experience in an IT related role or equivalent

A candidate for this position should have a thorough understanding of large scale Oracle/Solaris, Oracle/Linux, Red Hat/Linux, and IBM/AIX Operating Systems – including an in depth knowledge of performance, configuration and monitoring.

The candidate should also have a thorough understanding of IT change management practices, ksh or similar shell scripting. An understanding of the SAP environments, Veritas Infoscale, EMC SRDF, and Spectrum Protect backup, and Oracle Database are also a plus.

Organizational Relationship:

This position reports to the UNIX Services – Operations Team Lead, who reports to the Manager of Unix Services within Enterprise Computing Services.


  • Ability to function in a constantly changing environment
  • Strong Team skills
  • Problem solving
  • Self-directing
  • Customer orientation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Technical Competencies we are looking for include:
    • Oracle/Solaris and Oracle/Linux
    • TCP/IP configuration and troubleshooting
    • NFS
    • Unix Security (sudo, LDAP, AD Integration)
    • IBM/AIX
    • IBM Spectrum Protect (TSM)
    • EMC replication, snapshots
    • Ansible
    • Virtualization (OLVM or RHVM – ovirt, KVM; Azure)

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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