Linux Systems Administrator (2377) Fremont, California

Company:  Mentor Graphics
Job Title:  Linux Systems Administrator 
Job Location: US - CA - Fremont
Job Category:  Information Technology


Mentor Graphics Corporation (MENT) is a global technology leader in electronic design automation software.  Our software tools enable companies around the world to develop new and highly innovative electronic products faster and more cost-effectively.  Our customers use our tools to push the boundaries of technology and physics in order to deliver better products in the increasingly complex world of chip, board and system design.  


Position Overview
Mentor’s Information Technology department strategically supports our engineers and corporate staff in more than 75 offices and R&D centers around the globe.  Our vision is to deliver exceptional services by results oriented employees through innovative, cost-effective, global solutions developed in collaboration with our customers.  

Act as a technical expert for the Systems Administration Team. This position will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following: 
•Software and hardware support and troubleshooting (including repairs as needed) for both Linux and Windows environments
•Working with vendors for support issues
•OS Installations including virtual desktops and servers
•Process automation and improvement
•Help Desk tickets for customer issues


Job Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience:
•BS degree (or equivalent) in Information Technology or related field
•Must have 3+ years of professional experience in Systems Administration supporting Linux and Unix Servers as well as Windows
•Must have in-depth knowledge supporting and administering servers and workstations in a large, multi-site, enterprise-wide environment.  Global experience preferred
•Virtualization experience with VMWare products, VDI and vCloud Director is a plus.
•Must possess Shell/Perl scripting abilities along with process automation. 
•Knowledge of software distribution, managed desktop and remote server management tools is required. 
•Must have solid understanding of problem management, incident management, and change control processes. 
•Experience supporting software development engineers. Must perform problem resolution in an effective and timely manner in accordance with SLA's and customer expectations. 
•Must understand networking protocols and be able to diagnose network related problems at the client level. 
•Demonstrate time management and prioritization skills to accommodate business requirements and managing scheduled activities. 
•Must work well in a team environment and possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
•The ideal candidate must be able to adapt to a wide variety of duties, including end user support, project deadlines and commitments, data center systems management and monitoring, and many other aspects of IT.


Mentor Benefits
Mentor Graphics believes in fostering a work environment that promotes a healthy work-life balance.  Our world class benefits package includes up to 32 days of vacation/holidays per year, 401k matching, Stock purchase plan, annual performance reviews/bonuses, education reimbursement, partially paid Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, Life, Short/Long Term Disability and much more.