Senior Systems Administrator

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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What you do at AMD changes everything 

At AMD, we push the boundaries of what is possible.  We believe in changing the world for the better by driving innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies – building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the data center. 

Developing great technology takes more than talent: it takes amazing people who understand collaboration, respect, and who will go the “extra mile” to achieve unthinkable results.  It takes people who have the passion and desire to disrupt the status quo, push boundaries, deliver innovation, and change the world.   If you have this type of passion, we invite you to take a look at the opportunities available to come join our team.

Senior Systems Administrator 


Job Description:

We are looking for a senior engineer to maintain business-critical infrastructure and applications in support of our global engineering teams to deliver world-class products. The ideal candidate would have professional experience in data center infrastructure, virtualized environments, and application maintenance and development. The candidate should have a strong desire to learn new technologies and to help build better tools in a team environment.



· Configure, Deploy, and Manage physical and virtual servers

· Troubleshoot and Resolve infrastructure issues related to compute, storage, and network equipment

· Repair servers (replace hard drives; replace bad sticks of RAM, etc.)

· Compile and maintain open-source tools, manage software collections

· Service tickets within a Jira ticketing system to address problems, incidents, and engineering support requests

· VM provisioning, vSphere troubleshooting/administration

· Support and maintain LSF grid

· Upgrade/Patch BIOS, firmware, drivers to meet performance and security requirements

· Update/Patch primarily Linux with some Windows environment to meet performance and security requirements

· Maintain monitor systems to manage system availability, performance, and capacity

· Lead project level improvement initiatives

· Maintain and enhance the security posture of the infrastructure and applications

· Assist in automating repeated tasks, including adding new equipment to monitoring

· Be forward looking, and Identify opportunities to improve and automate the environment and operational efficiency



· BS or MS in Information Technology, Computer Science, or equivalent experience

· Professional infrastructure support experience

· Linux and Windows administration

· Advanced understanding of storage, network, and hardware technologies

· Extensive knowledge of the fundamentals of VMware ESX and related technologies

· Strong Perl programing skills

· LSF grid administration

· Experience with Network Information Service (NIS), Network File System (NFS), Domain Name System (DNS), and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

· Excellent communication skills with ability to work well cross-functionally with multiple departments

· Self-motivated individual who is well-organized with strong written and verbal communication skills


Preferred Requirements:

· Docker, Kubernetes, Microsoft Azure

· Ansible infrastructure automation and infrastructure as code

· Postgres and MySQL

· Python, Java, REST

· Apache Web server administration

· Experience with Git best practices

· CICD (Atlassian Bamboo/Bitbucket/Jira a plus)

· C/C++

· HTML, JavaScript, PHP

· Atlassian JIRA issue management system and development workflows

Networking - Virtual and physical


Location: Austin, TX



Requisition Number: 134761 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Product Engineering


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