Senior Linux System Administrator

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Xilinx is the world's leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs. These industry-leading devices are coupled with a next-generation design environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs, from programmable logic to programmable systems integration. Our All Programmable devices underpin today's most advanced electronics. Among the broad range of end markets we serve are:

  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Automotive
  • Broadcast
  • Consumer
  • High Performance Computing
  • Industrial / Scientific / Medical (ISM)
  • Wired
  • Wireless

 

The Senior Linux System Administrator will be responsible for providing highly complex technical support to the Engineering organizations at Xilinx. This position will be required to support and improve complex Linux and high performance compute in a dynamic, fast-paced engineering environment. Furthermore, this person will be responsible for collaborating globally on efforts for various IT activities related to the Xilinx Engineering environment, in accordance with Xilinx World Wide IT strategies and objectives.
 
Responsibilities

  • Partner with engineering (Software and Silicon) to deliver strategic initiatives, projects, recommend technologies and automation efforts.
  • Responsible for leading and participating in a number of small, medium and large scale, enterprise-wide projects.
  • Provide advanced Linux (RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, SUSE) troubleshooting and technical support to the Engineering organization.
  • Contribute to roadmaps, leveraging current and future technologies, providing innovative and sustainable solutions to complex problems.
  • Assist in day-to-day maintenance of the Engineering infrastructure, including Linux system builds, configuration & security management, patching, automation and system upgrades, troubleshooting complex technical issues.
  • Participate in support case management related to Engineering infrastructure; participate in 7x24 on-call support rotation schedule.
  • Maintain, monitor, produce and analyze metrics for production systems to ensure optimal performance, resource utilization and uptime.

Qualifications

  • 8+ years of strong experience in the support of Linux (RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, SUSE), Kickstart and PXE environments. Can support, maintain, improve and troubleshoot the related technologies.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; capable of training users, mentoring other system administrators in complex topics and interacting positively with management at all levels.
  • Independent problem-solving and troubleshooting in an engineering focused complex global Linux environment and associated IT infrastructure.
  • Proficient in all aspects of Linux operating system administration including system installation, configuration management, high performance computing, security, package repositories, patching and installation of third-party software in very large environments.
  • Solid understanding of Linux-based operating systems including virtual memory management, kernel memory accounting, daemons, devices, device drivers, loadable modules, filesystem concepts (inodes, RAID, LVM).
  • Skilled in one or more configuration management tools to support large environments (i.e. Puppet, Ansible, Chef, SaltStack or others)
  • Experience with event and system monitoring (Splunk, CA UIM/NetQOS, Cacti) and workflow managers (Automic, Jenkins, WFA).
  • Ability to write and support complex scripts and programs, preferably using Python, Perl, Bash, C.
  • Experience with development components such as compilers, MAKE, building and using Open Source tools, source code revision control (RCS, CVS, Git).
  • Understanding of networking/distributed computing environment concepts including NFS, DNS and LDAP.
  • Experience with virtualized environments (VMware, Xen, Citrix).
  • Understanding of public/private cloud technologies (AWS, OpenStack or others).
  • Experience managing large (1000+ node) compute clusters.
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems/Computer Science or equivalent experience required.

Other Desired Skills

  • Experience in Silicon, EDA and SW workloads
  • Experience with large network attached storage (NetApp, EMC Isilon) environments.
  • FlexLM License management experience.
  • Windows administration experience a plus.
  • Experience with IBM Platform LSF is a plus.
  • Linux certification (Red Hat, Linux Foundation or equivalent) 

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