Sr. Systems Administrator Jobs in Mckinney, TX at Penguin Computing

Title: Sr. Systems Administrator

Company: Penguin Computing

Location: Mckinney, TX

Salary: $100K – $150K*

Category: Technical Services

Position Summary

Penguin Computing Embedded Services provides dedicated, on-site, Linux systems administration for complex, integrated environments involving high-performance computing, cloud, and enterprise systems. This position requires strong technical skills and the ability to understand, document, configure, administer, troubleshoot, and resolve issues in deployed environments. This is a customer-facing position. Successful candidates must have excellent communication skills, a friendly demeanor, the ability to work with others, and to remain calm, focused, and organized.

Job Responsibilities

Administer OpenStack-based, high-performance computing environment, featuring Penguin Computing’s Scyld software stack (Scyld ClusterWare, Scyld Cloud Manager, and Scyld Cloud Workstation).

Manage and maintain on-premise cloud, cluster, storage, network, and other related systems.

Deliver traditional, Linux systems administration services.

Install, configure, and tune software applications.

Troubleshoot software and hardware issues.

Coordinate support escalations for Penguin Computing and third-party hardware and software.

Manage the RMA process.

Fully document all work performed.

Participate in growing Penguin Computing’s technical capabilities through regular participation in training and team activiti

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering, or a related field (or equivalent experience).

7+ years of hands-on experience with UNIX/Linux server environments; Red Hat or SUSE experience is preferred.

Strong Linux systems administration skills and experience with open source technologies.

Strong understanding of network technologies, architectures, and protocols.

Practical knowledge of OpenStack and Ceph implementation and administration.

Proven implementation/administration of High-Performance Computing (HPC) technologies, including cluster resource management, job scheduling, etc.

Proven skills in software application installation and optimization in Linux clusters and other environments.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.


Deep knowledge of OpenStack, Ceph, and WekaIO.

Strong knowledge of High Performance Computing (HPC) application development.

Security clearance.

About Penguin Computing

Penguin Computing is a relatively small company (100–200 employees) but one of the largest private suppliers of enterprise and high-performance computing and cloud computing solutions in North America and is based in Fremont, California. Penguin Computing pioneers the design, engineering, integration, and delivery of solutions that are based on open architectures and are made of non-proprietary components from a variety of OEM providers. The companys products range from high-end servers and workstations to networking technologies to digital storage to software solutions. Penguin Computing was an early contributor to the Open Compute Project (OCP), is a Platinum member of the project foundation, and one of a limited number of authorized solutions providers. Penguin Computing developed its Tundra™ Extreme Scale (Tundra ES) product line (announced, November 2015) to apply the benefits of OCP (including open technology, efficiency, and cost effectiveness) to high-performance computing. Penguin Computing also joined the OpenPOWER Foundation this year with its Magna line of servers built around the Power Architecture and featuring compliance with Open Compute Project Open Rack infrastructure, designed for virtualization workloads in the hyperscale data center. In 2015, Penguin Computing was awarded a contract with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) tri-laboratory Commodity Technology Systems program, or CTS-1. Under the $39 million contract, Penguin Computing provides over 7 petaFLOPS of computing power at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Coincident with this contract win, Penguin Computing launched its Federal Division to focus specifically on this market space.