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Senior Linux Infrastructure Engineer

Exelixis Inc.
Alameda, California, United States
SUMMARY/JOB PURPOSE: Exelixis is growing and the IT Infrastructure needs to grow and evolve to continue to enable the business. We are looking for a Senior Linux Infrastructure Engineer to own the existing Unix/Linux infrastructure but also have the determination and experience to set the standards in this area in the coming months and years. This individual will be an integral subject-matter expert (SME) on the IT Infrastructure Team and will be responsible for the setup, configuration, administration, tuning, monitoring, troubleshooting, and backups of our corporate Unix/Linux infrastructure. We are nearing the end of our transition journey from a Unix compute infrastructure to a virtualized Linux one. Some Solaris administration experience will be helpful in completing the journey. The initial workload will be focused on 70% Unix/Linux and 30% miscellaneous infrastructure-related projects and application support. Depending on the business priorities and the skillset of the candidate, the percentage may shift. Willingness to communicate ideas openly and collaborate with other team members and business owners while also taking ownership of tasks is a necessity. When possible, we try to expose team members to different technologies. Help the team with your versatile skill set and we will add to it while you are at Exelixis. Candidates who continuously look for improvements but also understand that they do not happen overnight will thrive in this position. If this sounds like a great opportunity for you, we would love to talk to you. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Architect, implement, and manage all things pertaining to Unix/Linux-based infrastructure Manage and administer the compute and storage infrastructure (Cisco UCS, VMware, Data Domain, EMC Unity, Sun/Oracle Server, Rubrik, and Veeam) Work closely with database, application and software engineers to gather requirements to incorporate them into the design and implementation of systems. Partner and coordinate with VARs and outsourcing vendors to design, implement, and support current and new infrastructure systems and applications. Manage contracts, renewals, and purchasing of hardware and software as necessary. Document infrastructure and work instructions for systems and applications Produce metrics (KPI) regularly on the health of the infrastructure. Follow industry and Exelixis best practices and procedures in a SOX and an FDA regulated environment. Mentor and cross train team members. Work off hours and weekends as required Travel to datacenter located in Sunnyvale, CA as required. 24/7/365 on-call availability for emergency escalations. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: Education/Experience: BS/BA degree in related discipline and 7 years of related experience; or, Equivalent combination of education and experience Experience: 7+ years of experience in Unix and Linux systems administration in a production environment. Technical lead experience is preferred. Experience working in a SOX and FDA regulated environment is a plus Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 7+ years of experience with Linux (Red Hat/CentOS 6 and 7, SUSE 10/11/12) 4+ years of experience administering Sun/Oracle hardware and software 4+ years of experience supporting Oracle DBAs and their databases (10g, 11g, 12c) 4+ years of experience with administering VMware vSphere 6/7 Experience with administering enterprise storage (SAN and NAS) Experience with Linux NIS Experience with administering JSCAPE Experience with logging analysis products such as Splunk or Solarwinds LEM Experience managing enterprise backup system such Veritas Netbackup, EMC Avamar, and Rubrik Experience with implementing and managing monitoring systems Experience in pharmaceutical industry with knowledge of GxP and SOX compliance preferred. Ability to write and modify scripts. Strong ability to interface with customers and technical staff. Strong customer-facing skills (oral, written, and verbal skills); ability to define and articulate complex process flows. Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and completes them under time constraints. Ability to work with minimal guidance, to adapt to frequent priority changes, and response to ad-hoc requests JOB COMPLEXITY: Works on problems of extremely diverse scope and complexity where analysis of data may require evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Develops relationships with senior internal and external personnel in area of expertise. Resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways and/or using a combination of applied company procedures. If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us! DISCLAIMER The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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