Unix Systems Administrator

NVIDIA - Durham, NC4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $70,000 - $92,000 a year
For two decades, NVIDIA has pioneered visual computing, the art and science of computer graphics. With our invention of the GPU - the engine of modern visual computing - the field has expanded to encompass personal computer games, movie production, product design, medical diagnosis and scientific research. Today, visual computing is becoming increasingly central to how people harmonize with technology, and there has never been a more exciting time to join our excellent team. NVIDIA is now passionate about innovation at the intersection of visual processing, high performance computing, and artificial intelligence.

We are seeking a Unix Systems Administrator with experience working in a complex computing environment to join our Engineering Support team. You will be supporting our branch engineering office in Durham, NC.

This is not a beginner level help desk position - our customer base consists of thousands of extraordinary engineers who will continually challenge you with complex and interesting problems.

What you'll be doing:
Your deep understanding of RedHat and Ubuntu Linux administration is a requirement.

Although this is a senior level position that will involve technical project work, you will be responsible for user support in the Durham office.

This will include regular meetings with engineering leadership, assessing users' needs, training of engineers and junior IT staff, and reporting back to headquarters on the heath of the Durham office and compute environment.

Because this position supports many users and systems in a worldwide production environment, your good judgment and attention to detail are needed. We strive to automate any repetitive tasks, empower our users with self-service tools, and provide clear documentation. A friendly, outgoing personality and strong written and verbal interpersonal skills are essential.

What we need to see:
5+ years of experience

Bachelors Degree or Equivalent experience

You will have deep understanding and experience with:
General Unix administration and problem solving

RedHat (or derivative) and Ubuntu administration

Linux desktop environments such as Gnome, KDE, VNC, NX, etc.

TCP/IP networking fundamentals

DNS, NIS, and DHCP administration

NFS file sharing and the Linux automounter

Building, installation, and support of GNU/FSF development tools

Shell scripting and automation of repetitive administration tasks

In addition, you will need a passionate dedication to providing excellence in IT support to your users. Your ability to serve in a weekly rotation of 24/7 on-call support (shared with your global counterparts) is also needed.

Ways to stand out of the crowd:
Perl or Python programming experience is helpful. We are open to other languages, but you will work with a large Perl tool chain, and Python use is rapidly growing.
NetApp fileserver administration
InfoBlox DNS appliance administration
Unix/Windows/AD interoperability and CIFS file sharing
Apache web server administration
Batch queuing software such as LSF, Grid, etc.
Experience deploying and using Docker containers is useful. Our use of Docker is growing rapidly.
Source code and version control systems such as Perforce, Git, etc.
Configuration management tools such as Puppet, Ansible, etc.
Linux firewalls, security, and packet filtering
NVIDIA is widely considered to be one of the technology world’s most desirable employers. We have some of the most forward-thinking and hardworking people in the world working for us. If you're creative, fun and autonomous, we want to hear from you!

NVIDIA is committed to fostering a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression , sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.