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Sr. Linux Systems Engineer / SRE

Elk Grove, CA 95624
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Posted: Feb 6, 2021

Role Number:200219937

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, phenomenal ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experience...Summary


Posted: Feb 6, 2021

Role Number:200219937

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, phenomenal ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish.

The people here at Apple don't just build products - they build the kind of wonder that's revolutionized entire industries. It's the diversity of those people and their ideas that encourages the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it.

The Edge Services Retail Engineering team is looking for a seasoned Linux Systems Engineer / SRE with excellent communication skills who is self motivated about improving existing systems, and also passionate about solving complex business problems. You will work with a small, tight-knit team of fun, creative and talented engineers. The group's charter is to deliver great platform experiences and reliable network services to the nearly 500 million people that visit Apple's 510+ retail stores worldwide, including store employees.

This work involves leading global deployments for Linux based servers, supporting virtualized computing environments that run content caching services (CDN), software based network routers and firewalls, virtual DNS appliances, DHCP and other critical services. A strong background in hardware/operating system performance tuning/optimization, networking, servers and components, and system level debugging will be crucial to success in this role. Excellent communication skills and being a collaborative team player are strong requirements to be productive.

Key Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills is a requirement
  • Must have at least 8 years of production experience as a Linux/UNIX systems administrator in a lead role
  • Detailed knowledge of Linux (any distro, but especially RHEL) utilities and programs
  • Expertise related to DevOps engineering including version control systems (Git, SVN), automated build and testing (jenkins, vagrant)
  • Experience with configuration management (e.g. Puppet, Ansible) is required
  • Experience with enterprise-grade hardware platforms - x86-based
  • Experience with Linux based server virtualization (KVM, containers)
  • Experience automating workflows with Python, Ruby
  • Strong debugging skills, a must.
  • Knowledge of IPv6, DNS and DHCP is a plus
  • Knowledge of hardware and tuning performance to meet specific performance goals is a plus.
  • Validated knowledge of the operating system networking stack, TCP/IP, Linux bridges and network interface drivers is highly desired


Your primary responsibility will be to design, deploy, and manage computing servers and virtual operating environments running critical services such as virtual network routers and firewalls, DNS, DHCP, and Content Delivery Networks / CDN at Apple retail stores worldwide and beyond. The role will involve evaluating business requirements, implementing solutions, automating of workflows, maintaining servers, tuning performance, implementing server monitoring, and performing other traditional UNIX server sysadmin tasks such as security, troubleshooting, preventative maintenance, and SSL cert management.

Education & Experience

Bachelors or MS in Computer Science or related field or 10+ years of related experience

Additional Requirements

Posted: 2021-02-04 Expires: 2021-03-06

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