Senior Engineer II - IT Systems (Linux System)

| Chandler, AZ, USA
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Are you looking for a unique opportunity to be a part of something great? Want to join a 20,000-member team that works on the technology that powers the world around us? Looking for an atmosphere of trust, empowerment, respect, diversity, and communication? How about an opportunity to own a piece of a multi-billion dollar (with a B!) global organization? We offer all that and more at Microchip Technology, Inc.

People come to work at Microchip because we help design the technology that runs the world. They stay because our culture supports their growth and stability. They are challenged and driven by an incredible array of products and solutions with unlimited career potential. Microchip's nationally-recognized Leadership Passage Programs support career growth where we proudly enroll over a thousand people annually. We take pride in our commitment to employee development, values-based decision making, and strong sense of community, driven by our Vision, Mission, and 11 Guiding Values; we affectionately refer to it as the Aggregate System and it's won us countless awards for diversity and workplace excellence.

Our company is built by dedicated team players who love to challenge the status quo; we did not achieve record revenue and over 30 years of quarterly profitability without a great team dedicated to empowering innovation. People like you.

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Job Description:

The Senior Linux System Administrator in Chandler is responsible for the Architecture, Implementation and Management of engineering infrastructure across the globe, with a heavy emphasis on the RedHat ecosystem & automation for HPC.

As a Senior Technical level role, individual must be a self-starter, capable of working with minimal supervision & applies the necessary technical expertise for effective and efficient use while communicating with peers, customers, and leadership.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Extensive experience with the larger RedHat ecosystem, such as RHEV, Satellite Server, IPA, SCL.
  • Primarily focus on Design, Automation & Architecting the Global Linux Infrastructure with automation & standardization.
  • Manage large & diverse Global Linux environment including support, capacity planning, performance tuning and ongoing monitoring in enterprise level data center.
  • Manage the lifecycle of global engineering equipment, from acquisition to decommission, as it relates to the hardware and operating system.
  • Manage, configure, and deploy global engineering infrastructure using automation tools with Ansible, Satellite Server (The Foreman) & CFEngine.
  • Proficient in multiple scripting languages including Python and perl.
  • Self-starter, fixes issues when found and takes initiative when weaknesses are identified.
  • Approach all tasks with an attitude of automation. Identify and recommend areas of improvement where improvement may be gained.
  • Manage and maintain monitoring to ensure uptime and SLA levels. Involve with on-call support routines.
  • Document process and procedure followed in day-to-day operations as well as new implementation.
  • Ability to work well with a global team of highly motivated and skilled personnel - interaction and dialog are requisite in this dynamic environment.


  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Experience in Design, Architecting and Administering diverse Linux based environments, with heavy focus on RHEL/CentOS ecosystem.
  • Minimum 8+ years of Linux/Unix system experience (required).
  • Minimum 5+ years experience of HPe hardware management and deployment (required).
  • Minimum 5+ years of Experience with scripting languages python and perl (required).
  • Minimum 3 years experience with configuration management languages like Ansible, Puppet, Chef (Ansible preferred).
  • Minimum 3 years experience with centralized configuration management system (Spacewalk, Satellite, Foreman).
  • Compute cluster experience is a nice to have (LSF, Sungrid, RTDA).
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent experience.

Travel Time:

0% - 25%

Physical Attributes:

Hearing, Seeing, Talking, Works Alone, Works Around Others

Physical Requirements:

95% Sitting, 5% Standing/Walking

Microchip Technology Inc is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to the EEO is the Law Poster and the EEO is the Law Poster Supplement. Please also refer to the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

More Information on Microchip Technology Inc.
Microchip Technology Inc. operates in the Hardware industry. The company is located in Gresham, OR, Portland, OR, San Jose, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, Irvine, CA, San Diego, CA, Chandler, AZ, Tempe, AZ, Tucson, AZ, Colorado Springs, CO, Addison, TX, Richardson, TX, Austin, TX, Orlando, FL, Itasca, IL, Grandville, MI, Novi, MI, Hermitage, PA, Vestal, NY, Norristown, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Hauppauge, NY and Lawrence, MA. Microchip Technology Inc. was founded in 1989. It has 13393 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 37 open jobs at Microchip Technology Inc., click here.
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