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Senior IT Engineer

Location: Austin, Texas US

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Job Number: 26927

Position Title: Senior Systems Engineer

External Description:

Our Team

The Infrastructure team is part of Informatica’s IT Infrastructure and Hosting organization and is responsible for the engineering and maintenance of global storage, backup, network, and server infrastructure, as well as physical and virtual datacenters. Our team is not only focused on maintaining highly reliable and performance-driven systems but takes pride in its deployment of leading-edge datacenter technologies. It is a forward-looking group consisting of highly talented team members who work together closely to develop solutions which maximize the efficiency of its customers and the competitive advantage of the company.

 Your Opportunity

Informatica is looking for a bright, organized, and dedicated Senior Systems Engineer with demonstrable expert knowledge and experience in the area of Linux and Unix administration, to be based in the company’s Austin, TX location. The IT Infrastructure and Hosting organization maintains many systems that enable access to critical business resources and enforces policies to operate and secure them. Support and administration of our global enterprise portfolio of virtualized and rackable systems with current Linux/Unix OS versions in RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSe, CentOS is fundamental to this role.  This includes the entire lifecycle of the systems including architecture, planning, provisioning, supporting, troubleshooting, capacity planning, patching, and decommission phases.  In addition, senior-level experience is required to assist with integration to on-prem and cloud virtualization platforms, automation integration (like Chef), kernel tuning, storage multipathing, and similar advanced skills.  Due to the size of our enterprise and the number of systems we support, a solid background in scripting/automation is essential for this role. This individual will also need to be available for 24x7 support as required, as an integral part of our “follow the sun” model. The successful candidate will be a key contributor in a lean and high-performing IT organization of over 100 people who are aligned in several geographically dispersed centers supporting an employee base of over 4,000 people in 25 countries.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Manage, maintain, support, troubleshoot, and optimize our global virtualized and physical Linux/Unix systems, both on-prem and cloud-based.
  • Manage our global user directory services (NIS, IDM)
  • Mentor junior members of the Linux/Unix team, including the offshore level 1 Operations Team
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of Linux/Unix technology road maps
  • Identify, originate, schedule, and execute changes and improvements for Linux/Unix systems, including process documentation
  • Participate in Linux/Unix product and technology surveys and studies to support business requirements, as relevant and required.
  • Engage with related hardware, software, and virtualization vendors to support our critical production hardware
  • Automate and script common tasks (for efficiency) and uncommon tasks (for repeatable reports and other scriptable functions)
  • Work seamlessly with virtualization teams on integration and support
  • Performance tuning and capacity planning for managed resources

 Your Required Skills:

  • Expert knowledge of enterprise Linux flavors (Red Hat, SUSE, CentOS)
  • Proficient in using scripting to manage large environments
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts
  • Experience working in a large multi-national global environment
  • Experience working as a project lead in this technology area
  • Experience successfully driving new technologies into production
  • Be able to show the successful big projects you were integral to
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable technology discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Willing to travel domestically and internationally (5%)

City: Austin

State: Texas

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Community / Marketing Title: Senior IT Engineer

Company Profile:

At Informatica, We “DATA”. We Do Good, Act As One Team, Think Customer First, and Aspire For The Future. Informatica enables companies to unleash the power of data to become more agile, realize new growth opportunities, lead to new inventions resulting in intelligent market disruptions.

A career with Informatica gives you all the opportunities and benefits that can only come from working for the trusted industry leader, including amazing, energetic team members; a globally diverse workplace; and a company dedicated to your success, growth and advancement.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

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

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Travel Requirement: Up to 25%

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