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Linux (Debian & RedHat) System administration
Ref No.: 17-00265
Location: Sunnyvale, California
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 07/10/2017
Primary role – Linux (Debian & RedHat) System administration
Secondary role --- Research & Development
  • Primary role job description
    • System Administrator to maintain the primary compute infrastructure that serves a Telco Platform Software lab.   Tasks include:
      • installing new HW systems and network cards
      • setting up and maintaining networking and routing to the systems
      • maintaining accounts and remote access for the systems
      • maintaining a set of virtual machine Servers on a blade cluster
      • responding to team requests to adjust cabling and connectivity
      • maintaining tape based backup system
      • serving as single point of contact to the EGSL lab management
      • Administer Spirent network test generator HW
      • manage Fibre Channel storage arrays
  • Secondary role job tasks:
    • NFV Virtual Network Function Research & Development
      • Perform low-level performance characterization and analysis of Telco-related platform SW and HW
      • Analyze DPDK packet processing performance on various HPE server platforms and vendor partner network interface cards
      • Analyze virtual network function SW and HW assisted performance
 
We are looking for an engineer with a CS degree who is also willing and able to handle system administration of 20 racks of equipment
  • we believe a successful candidate will need a CS background to handle the engineering aspects of the job
  • our setup is dynamic with some home-grown open source based tools, so we are looking for more than a pure SysAdmin with a CIS degree
 
Required experience includes
  • expert at Linux system administration
  • familiar with Linux network routing
  • comfortable installing and maintaining HW platforms and PCI cards
  • familiar with virtual machine setup and maintenance
  • familiar with Bash and Python scripting
  • familiar with Debian/Ubuntu packaging
  • Familiar with Linux Source code
 
Desired experience includes
  • HPE server management experience
  • Proxmox virtual machine environment
  • experience with Telco network software including NFV and DPDK
  • Familiarity with operation and configuration of SmartNIC acceleration or FPGA add-on cards, or willingness to learn