Linux System Admin Architect - HPC at KLA (Ann Arbor, MI)

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Company Overview
KLA is a global leader in diversified electronics for the semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem. Virtually every electronic device in the world is produced using our technologies. No laptop, smartphone, wearable device, voice-controlled gadget, flexible screen, VR device or smart car would have made it into your hands without us. KLA invents systems and solutions for the manufacturing of wafers and reticles, integrated circuits, packaging, printed circuit boards and flat panel displays. The innovative ideas and devices that are advancing humanity all begin with inspiration, research and development. KLA focuses more than average on innovation and in 2019 we invested 15% of sales back into R&D. Our expert teams of physicists, engineers, data scientists and problem-solvers work together with the world's leading technology providers to accelerate the delivery of tomorrow's electronic devices. Life here is exciting and our teams thrive on tackling really hard problems. There is never a dull moment with us.

With over 40 years of semiconductor process control experience, chipmakers around the globe rely on KLA to ensure that their fabs ramp next-generation devices to volume production quickly and cost-effectively. Enabling the movement towards advanced chip design, KLA's Global Products Group (GPG), which is responsible for creating all of KLA's metrology and inspection products, is looking for the best and the brightest research scientist, software engineers, application development engineers, and senior product technology process engineers. Central Engineering is KLA's largest engineering organization comprised of 9 Centers-of-Excellence (CoE) in various disciplines applied across all product groups in the company. These CoE include Handling & Automation, Precision Motion Control, Sensors & Image Acquisition, Platform Design, and Packaging Engineering, among others. Talent includes over 500 engineers across global centers in Israel, China, India, and the US. Each CoE contributes not just talent and deliverables per discipline toward product programs, but also subject matter expertise, best practices, roadmaps, specialized facilities, apparatus, models, and analytics. These differentiate KLA not only in WHAT we do, but also in HOW we do it.

In this role, you will contribute Architectural Design, Deployment as well as Support as we begin to establish the organization to bring an HPC from Infancy to Enterprise through Digital Transformation Initiatives. You will identify and asses our Developer requirements and uncover solutions, recommend, plan and drive these solutions to Production.

  • Onsite HPC system administration
  • HPC Application Installation and Support
  • Collaborate with colleagues in HPC Computing, Information Technology, and Business units to design and deliver HPC solutions to support Data Scientists
  • Effectively and efficiently automate, optimize, troubleshoot, and resolve system problems and business solutions.
  • Ensure all technical solutions are aligned with the vision, principles, architecture, and standards defined by the relevant architecture, security, and data teams.

Required Qualifications:
  • +5 Years working in an HPC Environment
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply knowledge of new products and emerging technologies specifically around HPC / Technical Computing deployments; leverage existing technology practices, standards, and procedures; manage mid to large-sized infrastructure evaluation and deployment projects
  • Configuration Management Experience (e.g., Satellite, Ansible, Python, Puppet)
  • Experience with Multi-Tenancy Environments
  • Leveraging Industry best practice Data Security for IP Protection

Preferred Qualifications:
  • +10 Years of Linux Administration
  • Bachelors Level Degree in Computer Science or related fields
  • Experience in a technical architecture of the following solution types:
    • Parallel Filesystems (e.g., Lustre, GPFS, BeeGFS)
    • High Performance Networking (e.g., Infiniband, 10/25/100G Ethernet)
    • HPC Job Scheduling (e.g., SLURM, PBS Pro)
    • HPC Application Installation and requirements gathering (e.g., COMSOL, ANSYS, ABAQUS)

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Academic) and work experience of 0 years


Master's Level Degree or work experience of 2 years


Bachelor's Level Degree or work experience of 3 years

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required where permitted by law. KLA will consider reasonable accommodation as provided by applicable law. Please note that accommodation may not be possible where vaccination is required for an essential function of the position, including for international travel or customer site access.

The company offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package including but not limited to the following: medical, dental, vision, life, and other voluntary benefits, 401(K) including company matching, employee stock purchase program (ESPP), student debt assistance, tuition reimbursement program, financial planning benefits, employee assistance program (EAP), paid time off and paid company holidays, family care and bonding leave.

KLA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by applicable law. We will ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at [email protected] to request accommodation.
More Information on KLA
KLA operates in the Hardware industry. The company is located in Milipitas, CA. KLA was founded in 2022. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 235 open jobs at KLA, click here.
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