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Staff IT Engineer/System Admin - Linux and Systems

Information Technology
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Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation across a variety of technologies - from the endpoint to the edge to the cloud. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable SoCs and the ACAP (Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform), designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology in the industry and enable the adaptable, intelligent and connected world of the future in a multitude of markets including Data Center (Compute, Storage and Networking); Wireless/5G and Wired Communications; Automotive/ADAS; Emulation & Prototyping; Aerospace & Defense; Industrial Scientific & Medical, and others. Xilinx's core strengths simultaneously address major industry trends including the explosion of data, heterogeneous computing after Moore's Law, and the dawn of artificial intelligence (AI).

Our global team is growing and we are looking for bold, collaborative and creative people to help us lead the industry transformation to build an adaptable intelligent world. We believe that by embracing diverse ideas, striving for excellence in all that we do, and working together as a unified team, we can accomplish anything. Come do your best work and live your best life as part of the ONEXILINX team!


Administration and Maintenance
  • Demonstrates advanced understanding of multiple operating systems (e.g., how systems work, why they work the way they do)
  • Effectively deals with and coaches colleagues to deal with Xilinx IT solution infrastructure complexity and challenges (e.g., acts as expert for applications or technology within a domain or area of responsibility)
  • Deploys and centrally manages IT solution technology
  • Applies understanding of security technologies and tools to monitor and secure Xilinx IT ecosystem
  • Writes scripts in an administrative language (e.g., Perl, Ruby, Python) to help automate IT processes
  • Actively monitors system and application events and drives performance management to minimize application bugs and hardware failures, and to ensure overall system reliability
  • Collaborates with stakeholders and domain / technology administrators to identify, plan, and schedule key maintenance events
  • Reviews and improves IT ecosystem-wide security policies
  • Evaluates and recommends tools for maintenance and monitoring of IT solutions
  • Works to secure and protect valuable data from inappropriate access or data loss, and performs security reviews
  • Documents operational processes (e.g., change or patch management, database storage, replication, backup, and recovery)
  • Develops and maintains database- or system-specific scripts (e.g., load, clone, standby, purge, report)
  • Develop the IT automation for the repetative tasks using Python or other scripting languages, work on Puppet, Ansible, Dockers and containers for Infrastructure configuration and automations
Implementation and Optimization
  • Collaborates with and leads others in implementing IT solutions systems and applications
  • Ensures that administration of IT solutions (such as system or database administration) is aligned to Xilinx IT management strategy
  • Leads efforts to develop and contributes to the development of effective processes, procedures, and technologies
  • Proactively monitors IT solutions for utilization, capacity, and workload scheduling, and proposes alternative configurations, adaptations, or resource balancing to ensure high availability and high performing IT solutions
  • Manages efforts to develop and implement effective processes, procedures, and technologies
  • Establishes and drives the adoption of common system management practices, protocols, and conventions within area of responsibility
  • Drives technical innovation for efficiency of IT solutions and optimization of IT operations
  • Applies expertise in technology, processes, and best practices in support of IT solutions
  • Implements enterprise-wide automation tools and programs to mechanize IT solution management and problem resolution tasks (e.g., upgrades, configuration management)
  • Evaluates and measures performance of Xilinx IT solutions (e.g., KPI targets such as performance analysis, capacity analysis, load/stress testing) and solves complex performance challenges
  • Optimizes the IT solution platform for functionality, tuneability, reliability, supportability, availability, scalability, and extensibility to meet availability and performance targets
  • Applies systemic perspective of Xilinx IT ecosystem (e.g., what aspects need monitoring, how to allocate resources, how to troubleshoot, best practices)
Requirements Analysis
  • Collaborates with IT business analysts and architects to configure and deploy IT solutions in a heterogeneous and complex environment
  • Understands the implications of Xilinx corporate direction on IT infrastructure services, application solutions, and systems management architecture
  • Applies a strong and broad understanding of Xilinx IT infrastructure (e.g., physical servers, virtual servers, application servers, network servers, storage servers) and operations processes to analyze business requirements for maintaining operational results for defined targets
  • Captures and communicates a strategic understanding of what the Xilinx business stakeholders are trying to accomplish (e.g., availability, reliability, security, data recovery) and how IT solution design can contribute to their success
  • Demonstrates expertise in a specific technology focus or area of responsibility while having familiarity with other technical areas and the ability to understand interdependencies
  • Focuses externally to apply a broader view of how IT can support key differentiators for Xilinx
  • Foresees and articulates future direction for the business or organization and applies breadth of knowledge to influence future change
  • Clearly documents, communicates, and validates IT solution requirements to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Drives the development of automated processes for managing, inventorying, upgrading, or repairing hardware and software associated with IT solutions
  • Translates business direction and customer needs into project implications and requirements (e.g., architectural requirements, design requirements, capacity planning, data recovery)
  • Anticipates potential problems and takes action so that problems do not reoccur
  • Develops innovative real-time tactics and work-arounds to solve challenges for effective and efficient delivery of IT services
  • Leverages knowledge and problem-solving tools and techniques to evaluate, analyze, and resolve complex IT performance or availability problems
  • Applies critical thinking and creative problem solving skills, using tools such as Fault Tree Diagram
  • Acts as the escalation point to Xilinx internal design teams for technical client requests (e.g., system additions, new functionality)
  • Monitors the SLA and key performance indicators set for the team
  • Collaborates with other stakeholders to assess any problem, to review alternative strategies, and to drive the decision to an appropriate resolution
  • Collaborates with vendors and/or systems engineers to actively troubleshoot and identify innovative resolutions to non-standard issues within the enterprise
  • Provides timely resolution to complex IT issues, including working with vendors on escalated issues that cannot be resolved immediately
  • Provides tier three troubleshooting as required
  • Coaches colleagues to apply a systemic perspective of the Xilinx IT ecosystem when troubleshooting IT solutions (e.g., understands the interrelationship between applications, databases, tools, and operations systems)
  • Resolves IT solution-related issues and works to reduce their impact on Xilinx's business
Education Requirements
4 Years Engineering graduate in Computer Science or Electronics or equivalent is preferred.

Years of Experience
8+ years of relevant IT Engineering, Systems administration, automation in the technology companies in hetergonous environment

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