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Sr. IT Systems Engineer - Linux

Apply Now Job ID 5013318003 Date posted 04/05/2022

Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world’s communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people’s ability to move – whether for work or play.

What we do:

The IT Sr System Engineer is responsible for design, implementation, support, and maintenance of the server & cloud infrastructure of a growing engineering organization. This position reports into the IT department and will work very closely with the R&D engineering organization. This role has a focus on Linux administration.

What you can do:

  • Plan and deploy server/VM resources for R&D specific services including compute, storage, code control, design version control, PLM, license checkout, collaboration
  • Manage and support server/VM resources for core IT systems
  • Monitor performance, capacity, uptime, and other metrics of the systems infrastructure to identify problems early, respond to issues, and provide suggestions for changes or upgrades
  • Quickly respond to and resolve issues and outages
  • Routinely perform testing on business-critical processes such as backups, disaster recovery, and breach response
  • Provide support for advanced and escalated issues
  • Partner closely with members of the product engineering groups to stay on top of requirements and plan for scale
  • Work closely with security and compliance to ensure all systems meet corporate security, governance, and other requirements
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of all managed resources
  • Develop extensive documentation of configurations, procedures, and training material
  • Provide guidance and knowledge to support staff, junior admins, and other colleagues
  • Develop scripts, automation, templates, system images, etc. to streamline and eliminate human error
  • Plan and conduct maintenance windows, notify affected users, and document results
  • Other related duties as needed.

What you can contribute:

  • B.S. in computer science or similar field, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in a systems administrator / engineer role (a combination of education and experience will be considered)
  • Experience leading an enterprise infrastructure with a large Linux footprint
  • Hand-on experience working in data center environments and an understanding of related requirements / facility considerations
  • Experience handling a large number of servers and/or VMs
  • Strong experience in Linux operating systems
  • Knowledge of security standard methodologies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to proactively deliver communication and follow up
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
  • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality

You may also be able to contribute:

  • Candidates with experience supporting product software and hardware development teams and their specialized services are highly preferred
  • Experience running public and private cloud infrastructure
  • Experience with load balancing, high availability, auto-scaling configurations
  • Experience running high-performance compute (HPC) clusters
  • Experience and/or certification with Microsoft Azure – AWS is good too
  • Knowledge or experience with microservices, docker, Kubernetes
  • Knowledge of networking considerations for large server clusters
  • Experience supporting AI / machine learning workloads

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be 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 to request accommodation at: ta-support@supernal.aero

The job responsibilities of this position require access to certain technology and/or software source code subject to U.S. export control laws and certain software that can only be used and accessed by U.S. Persons.  Accordingly, this position is limited to applicants that are US Persons, i.e., U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20),or protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

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