• Sr System Administrator I

    Job Locations IN-KA-Bangalore
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  • 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. Our products are integrated into tens of billions of devices and systems around the globe, running critical applications for Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, consumer and media platforms.


    And our history runs deep – we have been in Silicon Valley for 25+ years and are continually anticipating key technology trends and are developing innovations that drive market changes. From a pure IP provider to becoming a fabless chipmaker, Rambus is evolving to address critical challenges in the semiconductor 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 Silicon Valley.


    The Senior Linux/Storage Operations administrator will be part of engineering services Linux team of global operations infrastructure (Linux Servers, storage, LSF, EDA tools) within the company and must work with existing system/storage administrators, other technical leads, network support, application analysts/developers/architects, and other IT personnel to resolve day-to-day issues and to execute upgrades during maintenance schedules.  Ability to understand and follow Technical manager guidelines and be a part of IT infrastructure business objectives.  


    • Active team member of engineering services infrastructure (Linux, Storage, EDA/LSF compute)
    • Monitor systems and services globally
    • Manage and maintain Linux servers & storage hardware and operating system.
    • Operation, Administration and troubleshooting of hardware & virtual Linux infrastructure globally, including configuration, performance, capacity, monitoring, provisioning, life cycle, security, etc.
    • Support Dev/Ops environment (Linux and open source tools)
    • Collaboration with cross functional teams of IT and vendors to design and deploy virtualization infrastructure solution based on the project requirements
    • Support Xdesktop application ETX/EOD opentext tools environment
    • Support on projects within the team and cross-functionally
    • Participate in root cause analysis to resolve issues quickly in a complex IT environment
    • Support high availability and security by updating and patching systems during maintenance schedules
    • Support remote sites systems provisioning process
    • Follow policies and procedures including those for ITIL incident, problem, change, release management and ISO 27001 guidelines
    • Participate in evaluating tools or any other software applications
    • Perform other duties as requested by team manager
    • Participate in global IT maintenance activities
    • Working in rotational shifts ( EU & US ) CET & PST time zones


    • Strong working knowledge of Linux server administration, preferably RHEL or Centos
    • Good working knowledge of NetApp cluster on-tap
    • Experience with at least one scripting language (shell, python, Perl, scripting).
    • Exposure on automation using ansible, or any YAML language
    • Hardware knowledge of HP Chassis/synergy, Supermicro, Dell blade infrastructure
    • Strong working knowledge of system monitoring
    • Effective communication skills (written and presentations)
    • Strong working knowledge of open source software tools
    • Must be able to work well with others
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced multi-tasking environment.
    • Ability to travel to other locations (both domestic and international) as needed, sometimes on short notice.
    • On call support to respond on any weekend emergency issues


    • Any bachelor’s degree or diploma with relevant certifications is required
    • 3 or more years working with enterprise ontap storage software
    • 6 or more years working as Linux system administrator
    • RHEL 6/7 and Netapp cluster ontap 8/9 certifications are an added advantage
    • ITIL V3 & ISO 27001 experience is an added advantage
    • Working experience in Semiconductor companies is an added advantage.
    • Working experience in rotational shifts is an added advantage.

    Rambus offers a 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 cutting-edge semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory and interfaces to security, smart sensors and lighting. Our chips, customizable IP cores, architecture licenses, tools, 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 tens of 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 about Rambus, visit rambus.com. For additional information on life at Rambus and our current openings, check out rambus.com/careers/.


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