Sr Sys Admin I

US-CA-Sunnyvale
Job ID
2017-5717
Category
IT

Overview

At Rambus, we are turning incredible possibilities into everyday reality by helping to deliver the innovations that greatly impact the world we live in. We create leading-edge semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory and interfaces to security to smart sensors and lighting. Our products are integrated into billions of devices and systems around the globe, running critical applications for Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, and consumer platforms.

And our history runs deep – we have been a staple in Silicon Valley since 1990 and are continually anticipating key technology trends to develop innovations that drive market changes. From a pure IP provider to becoming a fabless chipmaker and developer of innovative software solutions, Rambus is evolving to address critical challenges throughout the industry.

As a dynamic organization, we are always seeking to hire exceptional talent to join some of the brightest inventors and engineers in the world to explore their passions to develop products that have real-life impact. As well, Rambus benefits are among the most comprehensive and competitive in the market today.

Responsibilities

The Senior Windows Servers and Virtualization Administrator will be the global windows servers, virtualization and datacenter expert within the company and must work with existing system/storage administrators, technical leads, network support, application analysts/developers/architects, and other IT personnel to resolve day-to-day issues and to plan upgrades and other projects.  Teamwork, ability to delegate work to less senior personnel, and being flexible to changes to the business are essential to be successful in this role.  Datacenters and co-locations are currently located in Sunnyvale, Sacramento, India, Ohio, North Carolina, and Japan.

  • Manage and maintain windows servers, support monitoring & applications, etc.
  • Manage and maintain virtualization infrastructure globally, including configuration, performance, capacity, monitoring, provisioning, life cycle, security, etc.
  • Support Dev/Ops environment (windows and virtualization)
  • Partner with cross functional teams of IT and vendors to design and deploy virtualization infrastructure solution based on the project requirements
  • Manage and maintain VDI (primarily Citrix) environment
  • Manage Server group policies
  • Support BU’s IT Business needs, For eg.. Benchmarking
  • Manage and execute on projects within the team and cross-functionally
  • Manage existing datacenter/co-location components such as KVM, terminal server and Consoles etc.
  • Build new and move datacenters as needed
  • Perform root cause analysis to resolve issues quickly in a complex IT environment
  • Ensure high availability and security by updating and patching systems
  • Evaluate, pilot, implement, integrate, and roll-out new solutions into existing data center environments
  • Support remote sites’ systems needs
  • Design systems to Business Continuity requirements, ensure run books and system documentation are up-to-date to for support and business continuity needs
  • Follow policies and procedures including those for ITIL incident, problem, change, and release management
  • Drive process improvements and make recommendations for continuous service improvement
  • Identify key risks on the technical design and work with involved teams to mitigate
  • Contribute to infrastructure technology strategies by staying up-to-date on industry trends and best practices
  • Provide budgeting input and create purchase requests for projects, maintenance, capital, and expenses
  • Evaluate and manage vendors and contracts within budget
  • Train team, global service desk Level 2 members, and users as needed. Hand over repetitive/operational tasks to Level 2
  • Perform other duties as requested by team lead and manager

 


Skills/Requirements:

 

  • Strong working knowledge of Windows server administration
  • Strong working knowledge of VMware ESX environment, Citrix VDI and HP/Cisco blade infrastructure
  • Strong working knowledge of Group policies
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft SCCM
  • Strong working knowledge of security and system best practices
  • Strong working knowledge of storage and networking concepts
  • Ability and experience with building highly available, robust, manageable, and secure solutions
  • Strong knowledge of applications architecture components
  • Experience in building datacenters from scratch
  • Organized and being detail oriented with high initiative
  • Strong communication skills (written and presentations)
  • Must be able to work well with others
  • Strong project management and time management skills
  • Experience in a heterogeneous environment (including Linux)
  • Ability to work in a fast paced multi-tasking environment with flexibility and a positive attitude
  • Ability to travel to other locations (both domestic and international) as needed, sometimes on short notice.
  • Be able to respond to issues nights and weekends as needed, requiring carrying PDA 24/7

Qualifications

  • BS or MS preferred in MIS, Computer Science, or related field required
  • 3 or more years working with virtual enterprise infrastructure (VMware ESX, Virtual Center, SRM, Citrix, blades, storage, network/fiber channel switches, virtualization management tools, etc.)
  • 5 or more years working as Windows system administration
  • VMware and Microsoft certifications are desirable

 

 

 

 

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Rambus offers an extremely competitive compensation package, which includes a strong base salary, bonus, equity, matching 401(k), employee stock purchase plan, comprehensive medical and dental benefits, time-off program and gym membership.

Rambus creates innovative hardware and software technologies, driving advancements from the data center to the mobile edge. Our chips, customizable IP cores, architecture licenses, tools, software, services, training and innovations improve the competitive advantage of our customers. We collaborate with the industry, partnering with leading ASIC and SoC designers, foundries, IP developers, EDA companies and validation labs. Our products are integrated into billions of devices and systems, powering and securing diverse applications, including Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, consumer and media platforms. At Rambus, we are makers of better. For more information, visit rambus.com.

 

For additional information on life at Rambus and our current openings, check out rambus.com/careers/.

 

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