XSE Infrastructure Engineer

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

Position Summary 

The XSE Infrastructure Engineer will help to design and build tools, technologies and platforms to operate, monitor and scale our production applications and systems infrastructure.


The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced full-stack infrastructure engineer who enjoys the process of designing and building systems coupled with a passion for solving tricky problems. The day to day role will be relatively varied across design, testing, implementation and providing support for the operations team during escalations.


Creativity is a must. The candidate must be able to build solutions using multiple components including network, compute, hypervisor, storage, security, scripting and management tools. A real passion for documentation and teaching others is critically important.




Job Responsibilities


Responsibilities of this hands-on role include:  

·       Ability to read and understand complex requirements specifications

·       Ability to translate requirements into an implementable design

·       Excellent documentation skills

·       Excellent hands-on technical skills

·       A conservative approach to working on live systems

·       Ability to clearly articulate complex designs

·       Ability to defend and review designs in a calm and considered manner during design reviews

·       Ability to interact with other teams in the organization

·       A real love of learning

·       An ability to influence and be influenced in equal measure



Candidate Requirements

·       10+ years of proven experience in building high-performance data center infrastructure

·       Recent direct hands-on experience in most of the following categories:

o   Cisco Routing and Switching platforms

o   NetApp Storage

o   VMware vSphere

o   Cisco Security Products

o   Python

o   Compute (ideally Cisco UCS)

o   Remote Access VPN

o   Linux

o   Windows Server

·       A firm grasp of Computer Science fundamentals including object oriented design, data structures, problem solving and complexity analysis.

·       Excellent automation coding and scripting skills/experience with one or more programming / scripting language like Python, Perl or GO for system provisioning and configuration.

·       Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills in Linux (including shell scripting), Python.

·       Bachelors in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related experience




·       Ability to self-manage with excellent time management skills and the ability to organize competing priorities and tasks, as well as, support projects within various global time zones

·       Must possess a sense of urgency, able to respond to the shifting demands of a team driven by critical time-to-market business demands, and able to drive the development of cross-functional projects to successful deployment

·       Flexibility: Performing a wide range of tasks, quickly responding to changes in demands, direction and priorities, and accepting new challenges, responsibilities and assignments. Able to switch rapidly between different projects with multiple competing priorities in a very fast-paced environment

·       Analytical Skills: Knowledge and effective use of source material to resolve questions. Understanding of when to shift from analysis to action. Ability to think critically and apply judgment when executing processes, recognizing patterns in data, information, or events, drawing logical conclusions, and making recommendations for action. Ability to identify potential project risks, formulate plans to effectively eliminate or mitigate potential risks.

·       Attention to Detail: Monitoring adherence to standards and actively checking for accuracy of data received or generated before passing it on. Capacity for high productivity with repetitive work.

·       Communication: Listening effectively, transmitting information accurately and understandably, and actively seeking feedback non-defensively. Exceptional written and oral communication skills with a focus on rapport, building sustaining relationships, listening, and promoting and focusing on common goals and win-win results.

·       Professionalism: Dealing directly and forthrightly with people and problems; persisting to get the job done, and managing personal responses and stress. Ability to lead, motivate, negotiate and influence with a strong commitment to teamwork and collaboration with a diverse group of business and technical professionals.

·       Dependability/Reliability: Following through on commitments; producing timely work to required – or higher – standards, and pitching in to get the job done.

·       Independent Learner: Ability to create meaning, gain understanding, make judgments, make good decisions, self-analyze and reflect with limited direction. Strong creative thinking and puzzle solving skills. Must have the drive to attempt to ‘figure it out’ rather than waiting for someone to handover information.

·       Planning and Organization: Anticipating and drawing inferences about the future and structuring resources and actions in a logical manner. The ability to anticipate problems and identify alternative solutions. Ability to manage complexity and ambiguity. Strong organizational skills and the demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously and respond to quick turn-around requests.