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Linux Systems Engineer

Location: Pleasanton, CA

10x Genomics is a Bay Area start-up developing new technologies for breakthrough next generation sequencing applications.  Our multi-disciplinary team in microfluidics, biochemistry, mechanical engineering, computational biology, and software has a proven track record of delivering successful commercial products built on deep technological innovation.  Information technology is a vital and integral part of our success.  At 10x Genomics, IT not only provides a secure, stable, and scalable infrastructure for R&D and business operations, it serves as a catalyst for innovation and productivity.

We are looking for an exceptional engineer with a solid understanding of Linux, High Performance Computing, network storage, and infrastructure to join our IT team.  If you are a self-starter who is passionate about building scalable and performant systems, takes pride in finding the best technology solutions for science and business problems, and is excited to work in a highly collaborative environment alongside a diverse team of experts every day, join us at 10x Genomics.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, build, configure, and maintain Linux and related high performance systems and storage on premise and in the cloud for scientific computing.
  • Work closely with software, computational biology, and R&D teams to identify computing requirements and develop solutions.
  • Monitor infrastructure and applications for uptime and resource utilization, identify performance bottlenecks, and implement changes to improve performance.
  • Perform root cause analysis and troubleshooting system issues.
  • Improve operational efficiency through automation.
  • Maintain detailed documentation of system build and operational procedures.
  • Off-hour support may be required on occasions.

Desired Skills and Background

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years of Linux administration experience in a medium to large scale environment.
  • 3+ years of building and maintaining High Performance Computing (HPC) or distributed computing systems
  • Extensive experience in provisioning and configuration management tools.
  • Knowledge of Linux kernel tuning and performance optimization in a 10GbE environment.
  • Knowledge of cluster workload managers such as SGE or Slurm.
  • Experience in managing production VMware environment.
  • Proficiency in at least one scripting language.
  • Working knowledge of LDAP and Active Directory.
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, and other networking concepts. Experience with Cisco, Juniper, or Arista switches a plus.
  • Cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCE) experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong desire to learn and implement new technologies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
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