Job Description :
1Job Title: Systems Administrator supporting the Proof-of-Concept and Exploratory Research Lab
Duration: 6 months plus
Location: Austin, TX

Work Environment: Support Engineering Lab environment, handful of folks.
Selling Points: Will not need to work December 24-28, office will be closed.

The Enterprise Technology Office is seeking a capable & experienced Systems Administrator to support the Proof-of-Concept & Exploratory Research Lab. As a member of the Concept Development team, this role is responsible for developing & managing a diverse lab environment that supports multiple Proof-of-Concept & Exploratory Research projects being done by the team.
Supporting these projects requires the implementation & discovery of new best practices in Deployment, Automation, Security, DDI, Systems Management, DevOps practices, Application Monitoring Metrics & Eventing, performance tuning, capacity planning & troubleshooting issues.

Systems engineer role looking for someone with a deep Lynx or Windows background. low level triage of platform itself. needs the ability to dig deep. Ideal candidate must have enough low-level experience to help debug environment, keep things running, set up experiments.basically a caretaker of the ecosystem.

Performs day-to-day administrative, engineering & consulting tasks associated with our Linux, Windows, VMware, Docker & Kubernetes environments.
Maintain & Grow Management & Automation tool integration with redfish, wsman, swordfish, ansible, SALT, etc.
Builds & maintain an up-to-date OS & Container deployment infrastructure for prototype & production development.
Maintains the VDI, DDI, User Management, & other core services.
Maintains the intra-lab Network & SAN infrastructure in cooperation with upstream NetOps & Security teams.
Provides performance tuning, support, maintenance & continuous improvement of team infrastructure.
Brings mutli-platform knowledge to enable heterogeneous systems to integrate in the environment.
Builds & deploys new core applications & services that provide enhanced functionality & usability to the environment.
Supports the team in making sure existing & new Concepts & Research projects with unique qualities fit into the common environment.
Helps coordinate Security & User Access requirements with Security, Network, & Infrastructure teams.
Supports team created DevOps tools & workflows that span across multiple projects & ensure their long-term integration into the lab environment.
Helps incorporate the requirements of Dell’s customers to improve blue prints for enterprise environments as part of these concepts. You are expected to work in a very dynamic environment.
Works with infrastructure & operations teams on cross-lab initiatives, patching, & capacity planning.
Works with team on lab resource monitoring & planning as well as forecasting activities.
Maintain system & lab documentation for team member use & reference.
Maintains & evangelizes the data protection requirements of core critical, & unique data generated by the team.
Works with data, security, network & storage teams to implement & troubleshoot applications.

Essential Requirements:
Bachelor''s degree in Computer Science or related field with 5-10 years relevant experience; or equivalent relevant experience in the field.
Experience with multiple of our core platforms of Linux, Windows Server, VMWare/vSphere/vCenter, Docker, Kubernetes, FreeBSD, strongly desired.
Experience designing, implementing & maintaining security, authentication, authorization at Hadoop & database level
Good experience in writing scripts & programs in POSIX Shell, PowerShell, Perl, Python, Java to support the environment.
Experiencing managing & using SAN Storage solutions with FibreChannel, iSCSI & NVMe type interfaces.
Must be comfortable working with both local & remote team members with a diverse set of backgrounds, skills, & projects.

Good general Linux experience, understanding of shell, recognizing & debugging service, kernel, or performance issues etc.
Experiencing with managing Windows Deployment Services in conjunction with a PXE environment.
Experience with various monitoring tools such as; Nagios, Prometheus, Grafana, SolarWinds, Sflow/Netflow are highly desirable.
Experience with integrating common AI/ML frameworks in a shared resource environment.
Experience in SSO & LDAP integration using Encryption, Kerberos