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Linux Systems Administrator

Date: Aug 9, 2019

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Micron


Req. ID: 137796 



Micron Technology’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life and our commitment to people, innovation, tenacity, collaboration, and customer focus allows us to fulfill our mission to be a global leader in memory and storage solutions. This means conducting business with integrity, accountability, and professionalism while supporting our global community.


Micron Technology is looking for an experienced Linux System administrator who can utilize his/her knowledge and experience to configure, deploy, optimize and support Linux computing infrastructure in semiconductor development environments. The successful candidate will work closely with our current HPC Platforms and Solutions group and CAD and Engineering Sites teams to ensure smooth operations of design teams worldwide. This candidate will also be responsible for helping drive new and innovative technologies into our environment that span all facets of semiconductor design and development process (testing, automated deployments, benchmark testing, optimization etc.).



  • Manage and maintain engineering desktops and virtual machines at multiple, geographically disperse, locations
  • Perform benchmark testing and come up with the most efficient configurations for various loads
  • Optimize BIOS settings and develop different configurations for various types and combinations of design-specific applications
  • Perform OS tuning and optimization for various EDA tools
  • Perform day-to-day management and troubleshooting of remote desktop connections
  • Build user accounts, set up home directories and environment
  • Develop onboarding process and perform new users’ orientation
  • Perform troubleshooting of various user issues, including batch, storage and virtualization systems
  • Employ ideas and concepts in a team environment that defines success in terms of the team’s overall success
  • Provide training to other members of the team
  • Proactively monitor all parts of engineering workstations in place and provide fast resolution to all the discovered problems
  • Work closely with batch computing specialists to understand a global license and hardware sharing solution and perform maintenance and troubleshooting of the client aspects of the systems in place
  • Establish feedback loops with key customers by building positive relationships
  • Plan and implement strategies for minimizing service outages, and for reducing the impact of such outages on business operations (i.e., availability, contingency, and disaster planning)
  • Communicate and collaborate with peer groups (enterprise architects, security team, network team, storage, CAD, etc.) to ensure our solutions meet Microns internal standards


Preferred Skills:

  • Experience supporting semiconductor engineering environment
  • Experience with RHEL and CentOS
  • Experience with compute batch systems (LSF, RTDA)
  • Scripting (shell scripts, python etc.)
  • Understanding license management systems (FlexLM, RLM)
  • Understanding of networking and storage systems
  • Familiarity with batch systems
  • Understanding of EDA applications internals is helpful
  • Strong strategic thinking, prioritization, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and deliver results under pressure
  • Able to drive strategic directions within the department.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to collaborate with various teams


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field is required and /or equivalent experience with certifications may also be considered
  • 10+ years of supporting EDA or semiconductor design experience is encouraged
  • Strong scripting and OS internals knowledge


About Us

As the leader in innovative memory solutions, Micron is helping the world make sense of data by delivering technology that is transforming how the world uses information. Through our global brands — Micron, Crucial and Ballistix — we offer the industry’s broadest portfolio. We are the only company manufacturing today’s major memory and storage technologies: DRAM, NAND, NOR and 3D XPoint™ memory. Our solutions are purpose built to leverage the value of data to unlock financial insights, accelerate scientific breakthroughs and enhance communication around the world.


Micron Benefits

Employee Rewards Program, Healthcare, Paid time off (Combined Sick and Vacation Time), Retirement savings plans, Paid maternity/paternity leave, Employee Assistance Program, Professional development training, Workplace wellness programs, Micron Health Clinic (Boise only), Fitness Center / Activity rooms (Boise only), Tuition Reimbursement, Micron Corporate Discounts, Casual Dress attire.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

For US Sites Only: To request assistance with the application process and/or for reasonable accommodations, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at 1-800-336-8918 or 208-368-4748 and/or by completing our General Contact Form

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