Sr. Systems Administrator - Storage

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Posted: Feb 4, 2019
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 200021101
The Engineering Compute Services (ECS) team is responsible for maintaining a high quality and productive environment for Apple's Hardware Engineering groups. We directly support the Engineers by providing: high performance computing resources, storage systems, web and file collaboration services, tools, licenses, databases, and workflow optimization. ECS is looking for a service oriented, ambitious and motivated System Administrator who will provide support for system design teams within Apple.

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum 5-10 years in Linux system administration in a large environment (500+ servers)
  • You will have strong knowledge of Linux systems and internals (RHEL preferred) with a deep understanding of networking and related protocols, OS customization, package management (RPM, Yum)
  • Experience in running Perforce with a Master/Edge deployment
  • Enterprise storage background (Netapp/EMC/Pure) with strong knowledge in NFS, SMB and object stores
  • Large scale environments - LDAP, NFS, server virtualization (VMWare), deployments and automation / configuration management (e.g. Puppet or equivalent), modular user shell environments, networking, geographically disperse sites
  • Experienced with Kickstart, NetBoot, DHCP, DNS, Apache, MySQL, monitoring tools (Nagios, Ganglia). Effective analytical abilities - descend into applications and flows with little mentorship to address performance and reliability issues.
  • Experience in crafting software/scripts to automate production systems with fluency in at least one of the following: Bash, Perl, Ruby, Python - appropriate use of built-in functions and libraries
  • Proficiency with source control, continuous integration and testing methods (git, svn) Strong customer service and documentation skills with ability to balance technical support
  • Able to work independently as well in team projects


You will support Hardware Engineering as part of the IT team to improve design & analysis capabilities and product development efficiency. Get along with vendors and other engineering groups to continuously improve efficiency and quality of EDA environment and problem solving. You will support data management solution locally and collaborate with worldwide engineering teams to improve design flows, performance, and tool integration. Installation of tools, provide documentation, and organize vendor presentations Architect and provide solutions for new customer needs and integrate it in the production environment.

Education & Experience

BS/MS EE or CS degree

Additional Requirements