Senior System Administrator

SambaNova Systems

Palo Alto, CA, USA Remote

Full time

Mar 28

SambaNova Systems is looking for a Senior System Administrator to support our internal engineering teams and to support and improve our engineering environment. In this highly visible role you will:

  • Support internal engineering teams by enhancing, maintaining, performance tuning, and planning capacity of the engineering compute environment
  • Support and improve the engineering environment from design through deployment, including additional refinement and scale-up to support future growth
  • Support the day-to-day operations of the environment including monitoring, measuring, and troubleshooting infrastructure and services
  • Automate all things by identifying, owning, collaborating, and driving new or further automation to enhance the consistent stability of the environment
  • Achieve and maintain expected productivity levels with minimal supervision
  • Mentor and interact with people of all levels of ability

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of broad experience in system engineering supporting Linux (RedHat/CentOS preferred) to include automated OS installation, software compilation, package management, virtualization, OS lifecycle management, diagnostic and performance troubleshooting/profiling
  • Minimum 2+ years working with and maintaining common monitoring tools (Prometheus, Grafana, Ganglia, Nagios, Splunk, etc.)
  • Minimum of 2+ years working with and maintaining configuration management tools (Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Salt, etc.)
  • Broad experience supporting and maintaining common Linux/Unix applications and services, as well as a deep understanding of DNS, DHCP, LDAP, NFS, AutoFS, Kerberos, PAM, PXE, SNMP, SSH, VNC, X11, HTTP/S, and NTP
  • Experience with shell scripting, interpreted, or compiled language such as Python, Perl, Bash, Go, C, or C++
  • Experience with common version control software such as Git, CVS, SVN, or Perforce
  • Knowledge and experience with NFS and NAS storage appliances (NetApp is a plus)
  • Understanding of networking layers 1 through 3
  • Strong ability to collaborate and be a strong team member

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