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Senior Prototype Lab Engineer / Senior Systems Administrator

Location: Palo alto, CA
Job # 11171852
The Senior Prototype Lab Engineer is a Senior Systems Administrator with a strong emphasis on the hands-on maintenance and support of servers.  This person will perform system bring-ups, deployment, and the hands-on maintenance of prototype and production systems. This includes firmware upgrades (BIOS, BMC, CPLD, etc.), hardware upgrades (CPU’s, motherboards, memory, HBA’s, etc.), configuration of systems and switches, OS installs, resolution of boot issues and accurate record keeping of the engineering level of prototype machines and parts.  This Prototype Lab Engineer position is embedded within the VMware DCO Team but receives direction from key engineers within the VMware Engineering organization.
The ideal candidate is highly motivated with a strong history of lab support, bringing up prototype and early access systems.  Helping debug issues around software, firmware and hardware, and is familiar with lab infrastructure, configuration and maintenance.  The candidate must be self directed in complimenting the work of other Prototype Support Group members in addition to working effectively with the DCO, R&D and QA teams.
    Job Requirements: 
  • System level bring up and debug of x86 server and desktop systems.**
  • Basic knowledge of x86 platform architecture including x86 architecture and bus architectures.
  • Proven practical experience installing and configuring 32 and 64-bit operating systems including multiple Linux distributions, ESX and Microsoft Windows variants.
  • Strong desire to execute responsibilities on the critical path supporting teams responsible for operating system kernel and feature development on aggressive first customer ship schedules.
    Specific Duties: 
  • System hardware and software debug of engineering samples and pre-production systems with detailed, step-by-step documentation of actions.
  • System rebuild using upgraded Processors, components, motherboards and firmware (socketed and screw in parts only).**
  • Coordinate and execute system deployments, testbed (re)design and expansions.
  • Update inventory-tracking system with details of equipment received,deployed and upgraded.
  • Provide frequent and detailed information regarding host bring-up process, issues encountered and resolution.
  • Attend meetings with engineering groups to coordinate priority of activities.
  • Rapidly adjust in the critical path to emerging and shifting priorities.
Best Regards, 
Nagaraj Gollapalli 
Talent Acquisition- North America
Phone: 510-399-7822 | Mobile: 510-585-1527 | email:  ngollapalli@virtusa.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/graju/     https://www.virtusa.com/
Address:6627 Dumbarton Circle Fremont CA 94555 
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