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Systems Engineer

Systems Engineer
by Admin on 07-13-2020 at 12:55 pm

  • Full Time
  • Cork

Website Cadence

At Cadence we have an exciting opportunity for a seasoned IT Systems Engineer to join our EMEA IT team.  This is a truly exciting time for Cadence as this person will help support our new site in Cork.

What we are looking for:

  • Front line on the ground support and problem solver for users working in a Linux or windows-based environment.
  • Experience with all aspects of server’s hardware.
  • A team player who will be a main channel in IT/R&D communication for the Cork site.
  • Project oriented engineer who believes that everything is possible
  • Excellent communication skills which will be required to engage with senior R&D and IT staff across the globe.
  • Ability to understand and dictate R&D needs while architecting the best solution based on given limitations.
  • Cloud solutions and architecture knowledge required in order to support needs of local engineer Cloud team.
  • Datacenter support experience – FARM technology including DRM (LSF), storage, virtualisation
  • Knowledge and ability to troubleshoot networking problems.
  • Familiarity with monitoring tools.
  • Familiarity with hyper converged solutions specifically Nutanix.
  • Background with one or more scripting/automation languages: Perl, Python, Linux shell scripting.

Main Responsibilities

  • Front line on the ground local support for all aspects of IT at the new Cork site.
  • IT on the ground driving the setup of the new Cork location.
  • Ability to work on windows\Linux installations, maintenance, service and break-fix issues.
  • Would be required to work remotely to use Unix/Linux administration skills to resolve issues at other Cadence global offices.
  • Member of the EMEA Datacentre and farm support team.   The successful candidate will need to understand and work with Cadence compute environment comprising of LDAP/NIS authentication, NetApp (but not only) storage, virtualized servers/desktops, compute farms, monitoring, LSF, licensing, firewalls, etc.
  • Work with farm support team to Identify and rectify issues in our server farm: monitoring, licenses, storage and LSF
  • Assist users in daily problem solving and act as an escalation point to our service desk that relate to local issues to site.
  • Will be required to work occasional unusual hours based on emergencies and maintenance needs.
  • Support local R&D teams including global team providing cloud solutions to our customers.

Mandatory requirements:

  • Windows and Linux System administrator with 5+ years’ experience.
  • Experience designing, integrating and managing complex infrastructure solutions
  • Strong background with datacenter support including servers HW
  • Hands on HPC/compute farm management with enterprise grid solutions

Professional skills

  • Experience managing windows & Linux systems in global environment hundreds of servers
  • Deep OS and configuration troubleshooting.
  • Hands on UNIX\Linux infrastructure NFS/LDAP/DNS servers
  • Solid understanding HPC cluster management, jobs/queue monitoring, controlling, prioritizing, tracking, tuning and troubleshooting, preferred from EDA or semiconductors industry. IBM LSF knowledge is highly desirable
  • Experience with virtualization and cloud solutions
  • Experience with configuration management tools and application orchestration using Puppet, Chef or Ansible
  • Experience with monitoring tools enterprise and/or open source
  • Knowledge application stack like ELK, Grafana, Cacti
  • Network knowledge, ability explain packet sniffer tools, ports and sockets definitions.
  • Strong background with one or more scripting/automation languages: Perl, Python, Linux shell scripting.
  • Project management experience is highly desirable, plus the ability to drive and own initiatives is essential
  • Experience working with enterprise NFS storage solutions would be highly desirable

Personal skills

  • Friendly, pleasant with strong communication skills.
  • Self-learner. Highly motivated. Open minded.
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies
  • Has a systematic view for complex environments
  • Ready and enjoys learning new things with a can-do attitude.
  • Knowledge of the EDA business is highly desirable.
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